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An island with plenty of kick

Those who travel with their tastebuds head straight to the ‘Spice Isle’, where aromas of nutmeg, cloves and ginger fill the air. Its underwater wonderlands offer top-notch snorkelling and the spectacular waterfalls and Grand Etang Forest Reserve never cease to amaze.

Hotels in Grenada

Essential information for Grenada

Local time

Language

Flag of Grenada
English & Grenadian Creole

Currency

Eastern Caribbean $
Official currency of Grenada

Flight information

11h 20m
Grenada (GND)
Indirect flight

Flight Schedule

  • Fly with Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick to Grenada via St Lucia
are our main partner airline

Do I need a visa?

British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Grenada.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

When to go

Grenada has a tropical rainforest climate with no dry season. The warm season lasts from August to October, where rainfall is more likely.

  

Grenada holidays – sugar, spice, and all things nice

Sun, sea, sand… and spices. Grenada holidays have it all. This is a destination that tickles all the senses, especially if you love your food. These are the original ‘Spice Islands’, and everywhere you go you’ll smell the glorious aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. The food is so delicious, you’ll probably need to work off some calories and go exploring in the Grand Etang Forest Reserve (check out the island’s spectacular waterfalls while you’re there, they’re amazing!). And just how tempting is that crystal-clear, azure water? Well, dive right on in, because there’s a whole underwater world to discover, making it a paradise for divers and snorkellers.

Holidays to Grenada offer you all this, and so much more. Want us to take care of everything while you just kick back and enjoy yourself? Need something to keep the kids happy? We’ve got it covered, with exclusive kids clubs that’ll take care of the little darlings while you spend some quality time together, walking hand in hand along that perfect beach. Stay on the main island of Grenada, and go island-hopping to Carriacou and Petite Martinique, or sit quietly on a beach and watch the dolphins playing offshore. Our Grenada package holidays are your chance to have that perfect Caribbean holiday-of-a-lifetime, but without the usual crowds.

Where to stay in Grenada

Our Grenada packages bundle everything into one great deal, giving you more time to enjoy yourself. As well as flights and transfers, you’ve got the pick of some of the Caribbean’s best resorts and hotels, all with those amazing beachfront locations. Here’s a quick list of our favourites.

Coyaba Beach Resort – surrounded by a stunning garden and sitting right on the edge of the famous Grand Anse Beach, this unique hotel offers all the trimmings for a perfect holiday. Seriously, that beach is amazing. So if you’re romantically inclined, why not take advantage of their wedding service and get hitched as the sun sets? Perfection!

True Blue Bay Boutique – expecting nothing but big resorts and ultra-modern hotels in Grenada? Think again, because the True Blue offers you a boutique experience. This super-friendly family hotel delights in offering bespoke Grenada holidays. Do you really need persuading to include a rum-tasting treat or a cooking class where you can try using some of the island’s spices for yourself? One of our absolute favourites for its homely, relaxed style and friendly owners.

Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa – Now we’re talking! This is serious Caribbean luxury accommodation at its very best. Secluded, charming, and intimate, this boutique hotel includes everything from private plunge pools to holistic therapies and spa treatments that’ll melt all your tensions away. Little personal touches make this a special destination that’s ideal for couples on a romantic getaway.

Blue Horizons Garden Resort - Look no further than this resort if you want a Grenada package holiday with a difference. This self-catering resort is eco-friendly and home not just to plenty of happy guests, but also to hundreds of indigenous birds. It’s tranquil, you can plan your time to your own schedule, and will you look at that – it’s right on the beach, too! It certainly ticks all the boxes for us.

Grenada all-inclusive holidays

Holidays to Grenada are supposed to be all about chilling out, so who needs to worry about meals, drinks and transfers? Wrap it up in one bundle with an all-inclusive deal. With our Grenada all-inclusive holidays, we look after all those little details while you get on with the tough job of enjoying yourself. Try these all-inclusive hotels out for size:

Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa – We all love kids, but sometimes you want a bit of ‘grown-up’ time without the pitter-patter of tiny feet. Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa is the natural choice for couples (over 18s only) – a resort that really does offer everything you could possibly need for the perfect Grenada holiday. Fancy getting your PADI diving certificate? Or even getting married while you’re here? Since you’re on holiday, why not upgrade to one of their Millionaire suites, or indulge yourself in the Red Lane® Spa? You can do it all at Sandals.

Spice Island Beach Resort – this glorious spot consistently wins the thumbs up from our customers, who love its friendly, welcoming atmosphere and exceptional facilities. It’s a family-friendly resort that’s packed to the ceiling with things to do, fabulous dining, and of course that amazing beach.

Things to do and see in Grenada

If you can tear yourself away from the beach for a while (yes, we know, it’s tough…), there’s lots of things to see and do in Grenada.

  • Belmont Estate – this 17th century plantation is an hour away from the capital of St George. Why visit? Well, if you love chocolate, you’ll adore this place because this is where the cocoa beans are grown. The smell is divine!
  • Grand Etang Nature Reserve – this is the island’s biggest natural attraction, with the huge Crater Lake at its centre. If you fancy going climbing (or at the very least a pretty energetic slog uphill) then lace up your boots and head to Mt. Qua Qua in the heart of the park.
  • Seven Sisters Waterfalls – Grenada is famous for its waterfalls, and the Seven Sisters are truly amazing. If you’re a hopeless romantic then head to the secluded Honeymoon Waterfall – the perfect place to pop the question!
  • Mt Carmel Waterfall – the highest waterfall in Grenada, it’s well worth a trip for the amazing photo opportunities. Selfie time!
  • River Antoine Rum Distillery – leave a bit of extra time to explore this because you’re going to need it. It’s the oldest rum distillery in the western hemisphere, and still uses a traditional water wheel to run the factory. The rum is, well, let’s just say take it easy if you’re not used to proper Caribbean rum. This is serious stuff!
  • Pink Gin Beach – a snorkelling hotspot with fabulous views of St George, this charming beach is the perfect combination of silky-soft sand and gin-clear water (note: not pink gin-clear). Grab a mask and snorkel, a pair of flippers, and laze around in the warm sea all day.

Food and drink – discovering the spice of life on Grenada holidays

Food and drink in Grenada is simple, always fresh, and always utterly amazing. Even the burgers are special, and the spices give everything a unique flavour that you simply can’t get anywhere else. Here’s our favourite eateries and places to grab a drink in Grenada.

  • Umbrellas Beach bar – on Grand Anse beach, this is the island’s most famous ‘liming spot’. Check out the homemade burgers (you’ll never eat another fast food burger again after this), just-caught fresh fish, and signature cocktails. It’s on the beach, so expect a laid-back feel.
  • The Beach House – tucked away on Portici Bay, this is a dreamy location that’s ideal for a romantic meal for two. Try the land crabs wrapped in wonton skins, or go simple with pasta or hand-made burgers.
  • The Aquarium – located at the end of Magazine Beach, you have to try the fish sandwiches and seafood salads here – they’re simply amazing. They do a wicked Grenadian chocolate mousse too, if you’ve got a sweet tooth.

Events – get your party head on

  • Carriacou CarnivalFebruary - Island-hop over to Grenada’s little cousin Carriacou for a cultural extravaganza filled with street parties, parades, and quotes from Shakespeare!
  • Grenada International TriathlonApril – cheer the competitors as they swim, cycle, and run their way around the island. There’s even a kid’s triathlon course for budding athletes.
  • Grenada Chocolate FestMay – sheer chocolatey indulgence that focuses on the island’s important cocoa trade. Learn how to cook with chocolate, and of course, get plenty of tasting sessions in too.
  • SpicemasAugust – Grenada’s big carnival of the year is a huge party from start to finish. It goes on for days, so pace yourself so that you don’t miss any of the bands, street food, parades, and entertainment on offer.
  • Music Festivals -Throughout the year – music festivals happen all the way through the year, so no matter when you take your Grenada holidays you’re bound to find a festival or event on offer.

Getting around

  • Buses – the best way to tour the island and get to know the locals at the same time. Buses are in fact minivans that hold up to 19 people, so you’re bound to get chatting to your fellow passengers. The drivers are friendly, and a bus trip can be an adventure rather than just a journey!
  • Water Taxis – these run between the main beaches such as Grand Anse Beach, and the cruise terminal.

When to visit Grenada

Expect a tropical climate on your holiday to Grenada, so pack light. The coolest part of the year is from January to April, and it’s warmest from June to December, but to be honest, you’ll rarely see temperatures dip much below 22°C all year round.

  • January – April – cooler and fresher, but with plenty of sunshine. The water at this time of year is perfect for swimming, coming in at a balmy 27°C, so you won’t need a wetsuit!
  • May – July – things start to warm up, and you’ll see daytime temperatures climb into the low 30s °C, while sea temperatures also go up to around 28°C.
  • August – December – the hottest part of the year with temperatures staying well above 29°C for most of the time, which should set you up nicely for some more time on the beach.

If our holidays to Grenada have tickled your fancy for a Caribbean adventure, why not check out our Grenada hotels and start planning your trip today?