This small island is just 22 miles by 12 miles and is mostly undeveloped and rural in nature. However, Grenada is huge on romance and provides a haven of tranquillity for tourists. Far less touristy than many of its Caribbean neighbours, Grenada Holidays are the perfect spot for a quiet getaway. Indulge yourself at an all-inclusive hotel, where your every need will be catered for. Most of the tourist resorts are located on the island’s south-west coast; the airport and some of the nicest beaches are also there. If you prefer to choose accommodation on a room-only basis, you can enjoy a delicious, leisurely meal at one of Grenada’s fantastic restaurants or shop for local delicacies at a conveniently located supermarket. The locals love welcoming visitors to their island, and Grenadians are some of the warmest, most polite people you’ll ever meet.
Grenada has lots of natural beauty, just waiting to be explored. The island’s interior is covered with dense rainforest and lush tropical jungle. A most incredible place to visit is the Grand Etang National Park. Spend a day trekking through the park, which is home to wild monkeys and exotic tropical birds. Concord Falls is a gorgeous natural landmark you also won’t want to miss whilst on holiday in Grenada. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to lovely beaches, but Grand Anse is a very popular holiday destination for its immaculate white sand and turquoise waters. Black Bay is actually black, with silky black volcanic sand. If diving’s your thing, head to the beaches off Boss or Molinaire Reefs.
Mingle with the friendly locals in the pretty town of St. George’s, which has arguably one of the best seafronts in the Caribbean. There are bustling spice markets here, as well as a historic fort, colourful homes, ancient stone buildings and the Carenage natural harbour. With our Grenada holiday packages, you can enjoy a free tour of Fort George, a visit to a spice market and breathtaking views from the harbour. Another of the island’s larger towns is Victoria - here you can hike the cliffs for amazing views of the sea...just beware of falling rocks!
Hire a boat and plan an excursion to the neighbouring island of Carriacou, where you’ll find West Indian life in its purest form. There are green hills just begging to be hiked and pristine hidden beaches waiting to be discovered. Petit Martinique, Grenada’s second little sister, makes a fantastic day trip as well. Here you’ll find an even slower pace and breathtaking, untouched scenery. There’s a small community of locals - this tiny island has less than a thousand permanent residents - but they exude the same hospitality and charm you’ll find on the more developed islands.
January - Spice Island Bill Fishing Tournament.
February -39th Anniversary of Grenada’s Independence.
March - Grenada Round the Island Easter Regatta.
August - Grenada Carnival.
Please note: all events listed are for helpful information only and many are subject to entrance fees and/or prior reservation, and may be cancelled at any time. Please check with the relevant tourist office if you need further information on these or any of the other events in this region.
- Secluded coves and hidden beaches
- Spice Markets
- Concord Falls
- World-class diving and snorkelling around the colourful reefs
- Hiking trails with stunning views through Grand Etang National Park
- Day trips to Carriacou and Petit Martinique
Postcards from... Top ideas from our travel experts
Our Top 4 hotels
Amid a flowering garden of palm trees, hibiscus, frangipani and bougainvillea, is the Coyaba Beach Resort. Perched on the world famous Grand Anse Beach, the hotel's unique design is themed on Arawak-Indian life from a bygone era.
This friendly, locally owned hotel is built into the hillside, offering every room a view over picturesque Grand Anse Bay and its world-renowned beach. While away your days lounging by the freshwater pool or walk down the steps across the road to the beach where the hotel's beach bistro serves drinks and snacks.
Perfectly positioned on Grand Anse, Grenada's most beautiful beach. This luxurious hotel, owned and run by Sir Royston Hopkin and his family, offers superb, spacious accommodation, a welcoming atmosphere, top-class cuisine, spa facilities and excellent service.
This elegant, secluded hotel is on the soft sand beach of Prickly Bay. All suites have luxury contemporary interiors with large whirlpool baths for ultimate relaxation. If you are in need of rejuvenation then make tracks to Heaven and Earth, the hotel's spa which offers holistic therapy including a range of heavenly massage options.
Beaches and Water Sports
Backed by hills, Grand Anse boasts a lovely sweep of white sand fronted by turquoise waters. In contrast, Black Bay has silky fine black volcanic sand. Divers will love Boss and Molinaire Reefs.
Culture and Spices
Picturesque St George's is home to spice markets and the Carenage natural harbour. Hike into the Grand Etang National Park to visit spectacular Concord Falls. Marvel at the stunning views.
Taste of Adventure
Grenadines Sailing See the Caribbean on your own private yacht, sailing around the beautiful islands of the Grenadines.
Tailor-make your ideal Caribbean holiday by combining hotels we feature in different destinations. Try a twin- or triple-centre holiday across different islands or combine with a US city or theme park visit.
Different destinations have different magic touches so make sure to check them out to see what makes your holiday with us so special.
Flight Details - We fly direct from London Gatwick to Grenada on Mondays and Thursdays upto 30 Mar ’13.
From 31 Mar ’13–30 April ’13 we fly direct on Mondays only.
From 01 May ’13–26 Oct ’13 we fly on Mondays only via Antigua.
From 27 Oct ’13-30 Apr ’14 we fly on Mondays and Thursday via St Lucia.
Flight Time - Approx 9 hours 40 min.
Time Difference - GMT -4 hours.
Language - English.
Currency - Eastern Caribbean Dollar EC$.
Concierge Service - Contact our Rep at email@example.com
Small beer - £0.80.
Can of coke - £0.70
Loaf of bread - £1.00
Bottle of wine - £4.80
The above are approx local supermarket costs.
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