It seems you can’t mention Grenada without talking about spice. But the ‘Isle of Spice’ has much more than great nutmeg, cinnamon and cocoa.
The Grand Etang National Park has an exhilarating hiking tour with a chance to see monkeys and armadillos among waterfalls and rainforests. As a Caribbean island, of course Grenada’s beaches are like snapshots of heaven. Our favourite is Grand Anse, but Pingouin Beach comes a close second with great snorkelling for those itching to explore the depths.
If you can drag yourself away from the beach, you’re sure to find spice, but you’ll also find chocolate. Visit Belmont Estate, a 300-year-old plantation, for a chance to experience cocoa production and even sample the raw product.
Low Season: May - November
High Season: January - March
Capital: St. George's
Currency: East Caribbean dollar
Time Zone: GMT -4 hours
Average Flight Time: 9 hours
Nestled in a far-flung, south-eastern corner of the Caribbean Sea, Grenada is one of the most beautiful and best-kept secrets of this part of the world. Nicknamed the Isle of Spice for its ample production of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and various others, it is actually not just one but a trio of islands. Grenada Island is the largest, boasting thick swathes of tropical rainforest, sublime beaches and the bustling, historical town of St George, while Carriacou and Petit Martinique both offer the chance to step into a veritable time-warp, and experience island village life the way it used to be, against a backdrop of some truly astonishing scenery.
Our team of Caribbean experts have visited the remote shores of Grenada on many occasions, continuing to ensure that we are selling you the best destinations that this rising star of an island has to offer. Staying up to date on the latest developments in the resorts that we sell, they are passionate about Grenada as a holiday destination, and committed to ensuring that you leave the island sharing that passion!
High season in Grenada tends to run from January through to April (these being the winter months when the weather is at its driest and least humid.) The best months to avoid travelling to Grenada are September and October, which mark peak hurricane season.