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Grenada holidays

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

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

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

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

Grenada flights

  • It takes about 11 hours to fly to Grenada from London Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic
  • Flights depart twice a week with a 1-hour stopover in Barbados (you don't need to leave the plane)
  • Grenada is 4 hours behind the UK

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

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

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
 

Blog posts on Grenada and the Caribbean

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Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected by email. 

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

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Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

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If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. You can call our team on 0344 472 9499 who can look at options for you.

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