Relax and unwind on the beautiful island of Grenada, home to powder soft sands and topaz waters. With possibly the prettiest capital city in the Caribbean, Grenada is picture-perfect.
Treat yourself to some of the island’s locally sourced and handmade chocolate; see how it’s made at the Belmont Estate and take some home to your loved ones…if you don’t eat it all first. For yet more culinary delights, head to Patricks, a great tapas-style restaurant where you can taste the true Caribbean in up to 20 dishes. For the more active traveller, why not enjoy a spot of river tubing? Hop inside a large ring and sail down the colourful river bank.
Grenada also boasts a range of hiking trails through the lush rainforest and jungle; head to the refreshing waterfalls and spot Caribbean wildlife on the way including hummingbirds, lizards and the Grenada Mona monkey. You’ll never want to leave.
There are four main carriers we use offering flights to Grenada from the UK.
Direct Carriers: There is one direct carrier to Grenada from the UK which is Monarch from London Gatwick.
Indirect Carriers: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer a service to Grenada from London Gatwick with a touchdown in Barbados for British Airways and Tobago for Virgin Atlantic, however you will not have to change planes. American Airlines offer an indirect service from London Heathrow and Manchester going via the States, whereby you will have to change planes.
Tipping is common in Grenada and many hospitality professionals rely on tips to make a living. Most hotels and restaurants add eight percent government tax and a service charge of 10 percent. If no service charge is added, it’s customary to leave a 10 percent tip. For taxi drivers, 10 to 15 percent of the total fare is typical.
No special vaccines required but Hepatitis A, Dengue Fever, Polio and Typhoid recommended
None for British citizens
The official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar. You can buy them before you leave the UK. If you need cash when you are in Grenada, banks usually offer the best exchange rates.
UK debit cards can be used to withdraw cash at most cash machines (located at the airport and in St George’s) but may not work as a payment method themselves. Most major credit cards are widely accepted however, as are traveller's cheques. It is a good idea to keep small notes and loose change handy for tipping.