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Situated at the southeastern edge of the Caribbean Sea, this beautiful country consists of the eponymous island of Grenada, two smaller islands called Carriacou and Petite Martinique, as well as several smaller isles. Perfect for a relaxing holiday, it’s got a coastline packed with glorious beaches, where you can enjoy the heat of the sun before cooling off with a dip in the glistening waters that lap the shore. Further inland, the land rises into mountain peaks, covered in lush tropical rainforest. But as well as spectacular scenery, there’s also history and culture to discover on a Grenada holiday – particularly in the attractive capital city of St George’s. Plus, there are plenty of sleepy towns and villages where you can spend lazy days getting a true taste of life in this gorgeous part of the world.

Due to Grenada being one of the biggest exporters of nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, cloves and ginger in the world, it’s commonly known as the Spice Isle. And these ingredients really do sit at the heart of national life here – it even has a picture of a nutmeg, of which it’s the world’s second largest producer, on its flag. And, as you travel around, you’ll notice that the intoxicating scents of these local floras permeate the air almost everywhere on your Grenada holiday. You might even wish to tour a nutmeg processing station – or, alternatively, you could head to a centuries-old rum distillery or a cocoa estate.

Although much of your Grenada holiday is likely to be spent on one of the islands’ many beaches – of which Grand Anse is the most famous and popular – it’s worth finding time to explore the main island’s mountainous interior, too. Here, you can hike through rainforest and marvel at thundering waterfalls. And you might also want to check out Grand Etang National Park. A protected area in the central highland, it’s centred around a lovely crater lake and is an excellent place to spot mona monkeys.

Whatever it is you’re keen to do on a holiday to Grenada, just give our travel specialists a call. They’ll be able to plan a trip that ticks all your boxes.

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Gorgeous beaches

Tourists have been drawn to these islands for years, thanks to the promise of pristine white-sand beaches. And that’s a promise on which Grenada certainly delivers. All along the coastline, stretches of sand lead out into turquoise waters, which are perfect for either a refreshing dip or an exhilarating scuba dive. In fact, diving and snorkelling are both understandably popular activities on a Grenada holiday. These islands have some exquisite coral reefs, teeming with fascinating marine life like barracuda and eagle rays, and chances are, in these waters, you’ll manage to see sea turtles in their natural habitat.

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Plus, there are also a whole heap of wrecks to explore, like the famed Bianca C wreck – consistently ranked amongst the top 10 wreck dives in the world. And, furthermore, the waters of Molinere Bay even have an underwater gallery where statutes and corals come together to form fantastically novel works of art.

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History and heritage

It can be tempting to spend your entire Grenada holiday at the beach – but things here aren’t all about sun, sea and sand. There’s also the capital of St George’s to visit. Set on a horseshoe-shaped harbour and surrounded by serene Caribbean hillside, it’s a great place to learn more about the islands’ history and culture. Its old buildings are painted in pretty pastoral colours and the streets are lined with loads of interesting shops and cafes.

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Towering 175 feet above Carenage Harbour, Fort George stands ever watchful over the city. First established in 1705 by the French, it’s a reminder of Grenada’s colonial past. Today it’s the HQ of the Royal Grenada Police Force, but certain sections are open to the public.

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Things to do in Grenada

If you’re looking to fully escape on your Grenada holiday, hop on over to the island of Carriacou. As it’s off the beaten tourist track, it’ll provide you with a true taste of laidback, easygoing Caribbean life. Its largest town, Hillsborough, has a centre consisting of just a few streets, where more modern buildings stand alongside classically Caribbean wooden structures. And to the north of the town is beautiful countryside dotted with sleepy villages that are a delight to explore.

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There’s also Petite Martinique – the smallest of the three main Grenadian islands. With a population of just 900, and covering an area of only 586 acres, it’s the perfect place to temporarily cut yourself off from the outside world and live in simple tranquillity. Its beaches are secluded, its waters are sublime and it’s a place that every explorer should find time to visit.

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Best time to visit Grenada

Grenada lies 160 kilometres north of Venezuela at the southeast edge of the Caribbean Sea. Like many places in this region, it enjoys a tropical climate and two distinct seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season runs from June to December. Although it’s still hot during these months, heavy downpours are common and things can get extremely humid.

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However, there are benefits to booking your Grenada holiday during the wet season. Beaches are generally less crowded and hotels often lower their rates. And while rain falls most days, it’s not constant – there are plenty of sunshine hours, too. Plus, being on the southern edge of the hurricane belt, Grenada is rarely affected by the powerful storms that impact much of the Caribbean at this time of year.

The dry season, meanwhile, runs from December to May. While drier and less humid than the rainy season, the temperate isn’t much different. Things average around 28°C throughout the year, with water temperatures usually about 26°C.

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Essential Information

Visa: British citizens do not need a visa to visit Grenada
Language: English
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$)
Time difference: GMT – 5 hours
Flight duration from London: 11 hours with one stop
Capital city: St George’s

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Beaches

Gorgeous beaches

Tourists have been drawn to these islands for years, thanks to the promise of pristine white-sand beaches. And that’s a promise on which Grenada certainly delivers. All along the coastline, stretches of sand lead out into turquoise waters, which are perfect for either a refreshing dip or an exhilarating scuba dive. In fact, diving and snorkelling are both understandably popular activities on a Grenada holiday. These islands have some exquisite coral reefs, teeming with fascinating marine life like barracuda and eagle rays, and chances are, in these waters, you’ll manage to see sea turtles in their natural habitat.

Show More
Show Less

Plus, there are also a whole heap of wrecks to explore, like the famed Bianca C wreck – consistently ranked amongst the top 10 wreck dives in the world. And, furthermore, the waters of Molinere Bay even have an underwater gallery where statutes and corals come together to form fantastically novel works of art.

Show More
Show Less

History

History and heritage

It can be tempting to spend your entire Grenada holiday at the beach – but things here aren’t all about sun, sea and sand. There’s also the capital of St George’s to visit. Set on a horseshoe-shaped harbour and surrounded by serene Caribbean hillside, it’s a great place to learn more about the islands’ history and culture. Its old buildings are painted in pretty pastoral colours and the streets are lined with loads of interesting shops and cafes.

Show More
Show Less

Towering 175 feet above Carenage Harbour, Fort George stands ever watchful over the city. First established in 1705 by the French, it’s a reminder of Grenada’s colonial past. Today it’s the HQ of the Royal Grenada Police Force, but certain sections are open to the public.

Show More
Show Less

Things to do

Things to do in Grenada

If you’re looking to fully escape on your Grenada holiday, hop on over to the island of Carriacou. As it’s off the beaten tourist track, it’ll provide you with a true taste of laidback, easygoing Caribbean life. Its largest town, Hillsborough, has a centre consisting of just a few streets, where more modern buildings stand alongside classically Caribbean wooden structures. And to the north of the town is beautiful countryside dotted with sleepy villages that are a delight to explore.

Show More
Show Less

There’s also Petite Martinique – the smallest of the three main Grenadian islands. With a population of just 900, and covering an area of only 586 acres, it’s the perfect place to temporarily cut yourself off from the outside world and live in simple tranquillity. Its beaches are secluded, its waters are sublime and it’s a place that every explorer should find time to visit.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Grenada

Grenada lies 160 kilometres north of Venezuela at the southeast edge of the Caribbean Sea. Like many places in this region, it enjoys a tropical climate and two distinct seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season runs from June to December. Although it’s still hot during these months, heavy downpours are common and things can get extremely humid.

Show More
Show Less

However, there are benefits to booking your Grenada holiday during the wet season. Beaches are generally less crowded and hotels often lower their rates. And while rain falls most days, it’s not constant – there are plenty of sunshine hours, too. Plus, being on the southern edge of the hurricane belt, Grenada is rarely affected by the powerful storms that impact much of the Caribbean at this time of year.

The dry season, meanwhile, runs from December to May. While drier and less humid than the rainy season, the temperate isn’t much different. Things average around 28°C throughout the year, with water temperatures usually about 26°C.

Show More
Show Less

Essential Info

Essential Information

Visa: British citizens do not need a visa to visit Grenada
Language: English
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$)
Time difference: GMT – 5 hours
Flight duration from London: 11 hours with one stop
Capital city: St George’s

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