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Caribbean

Grenada holidays

from £953pp
Based on 2 adults departing from London Gatwick on 02 October 2020, staying for 7 nights with Self Catering board basis

Grenada travel guide

Holidays in Grenada combine peace and tranquility with an authentic Caribbean experience. It's a small and unspoilt paradise, where you can see nesting sea turtles and flocks of exotic birds and then party the night away in one of the many street carnivals and festivals across the island.

Things to do in Grenada

The Grenada know-how

  • Geography

    • Grenada is a small Caribbean country, made up of 7 islands
    • Grenada is also the name of the main island, where the majority of people live and where all the hotels are
    • The landscape is mountainous, with rainforests, waterfalls and secluded coastal bays
  • Health

    • Like all tropical places, Grenada is home to mosquitoes. We reccommend taking insect repellent.
    • It's perfectly safe to drink the tap water
    • Medical treatment in Grenada can be expensive so make sure you have travel health insurance
  • Grenada flights

    • It takes about 11 hours to fly to Grenada from London Gatwick with Virgin Atlantic
    • Flights depart twice a week on Mondays and Fridays, with a 1-hour stopover in St Lucia (you don't need to leave the plane)
    • Grenada is 4 hours behind the UK
  • Money, ID and entry visas

    • You don't need a visa to visit Grenada if you're a British national
    • You can spend either the US dollar or the Eastern Caribbean dollar
  • Eating out and tipping

    • Food in Grenada reflects the county's diverse heritage, with a mixture of African, Creole, French and British flavours
    • A 10% tip is standard, but not expected in all-inclusive resorts
  • Weather

    • January is the coolest month and May is the hottest
    • The weather is generally hot and humid. The dry season starts in January and ends in May
    • Grenada lies south of the Caribbean hurricane belt and is rarely affected by hurricanes
  • WiFi and electricity

    • Most hotels offer WiFi, but expect a slower speed than at home
    • Electricity is 220 volts, with British-style three-pin sockets
  • Out and about

    • Enjoy the many sailing events across the beginning of the year, including 'Spice it up' Grenada Sailing Week and the Grenada Sailing Festival Work Boat Regatta
    • Catch a glimpse of nesting sea turtles, from March until April
    • The Grenada Spicemas Carnival takes place in August and hosts extraordinary cultural events, with a mix of African and Spanish heritage
  • Getting around

    • Cars drive on the left-hand side of the road, just like home
    • Hiring a car and driving around the island is a great way to see Grenada

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