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Grenada

Grenada

One of the most beautiful of the Caribbean Islands

Grenada, or “Spice Island” as it is lovingly called, is the land of exotic flowers and rich spices, warm breezes and Grenadian charm all surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. The soft white sand beaches, crystal clear seas and delicious aromas will entice your senses.

During the days seek out the lush tropical rainforests, dormant volcanos and cascading waterfalls, visit the boutiques in the modern malls, dive one of over 30 dive sites, or even charter a yacht – the choice is yours to do as you please. When the day is over and the evening is setting in you will find ample elegant and unique dining experiences.

The historic capital of St. George’s is a charming harbour town with a delightful horseshoe harbour and narrow streets. Explore Fort Frederick which is perched atop Richmond Hill and take in a 360° view of St George’s. Or visit Fort George, a most important historical structure which has played a part in the political and military changes that have taken place on the island. The town is transformed each Saturday when the local market fills with local traders selling their fare including fresh fruit, spices and vegetables.

As Grenada is a huge producer of cacao, a must-see is the stunning Belmont Estate – a cocoa producing plantation and organic farm. Set in 400 acres of lush rolling hills, this 300 year old working plantation offers informative tours and has a fantastic restaurant, a museum, craft co-op, animals, goat dairy and gift shop.

Travel inland to the verdant landscape of Grand Etang National Park where you’ll see a wide variety of flora and fauna including a wealth of colourful tropical birds, lizards, frogs, possums and wild monkeys. This is one of the most beautiful rainforests you’ll ever see and it’s home to an amazing lake which has formed in an extinct volcano.

Designer Travel are experts who can tailor-make your dream holiday to Grenada or anywhere else in the world you’d like to go to. Our team of friendly and experienced Travel Experts can pass on their vast knowledge about this lovely destination and whether it’s right for you. As Designer Travel are independent, we have access to a huge range of flights and holidays plus we are ABTA bonded and offer a full-after sales service, so you’re completely looked after from start to finish. We can help plan your annual family vacation, a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon, a twin-centre stay, an activity holiday or pretty much anything else you can think of.

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Key Highlights
  • Morne Rouge Bay is and calm a secluded beach where you can totally relax
  • Spend a day at Grand Etang National Park
  • Take a tour of the forts including Fort Matthew, Fort George and Fort Frederick
  • Belmont Estate, a working cocoa plantation, offers visitors an eco-friendly taste of Grenada
  • You can find cosy, secluded boutique accommodation as well as five-star hotels here
  • Tour the River Antoine Rum distillery – the oldest in Grenada
  • Enjoy a day’s safari hiking and exploring the spectacular Seven Sisters and Honeymoon Falls
  • The tiny island of Petit Martinique is a wonderful escape for a day
  • Spectacular seafood awaits! Try the BBQ shrimp, jerk marlin and mouthwateringly tender lobster
  • The clear waters allow amazing and memorable diving and snorkelling opportunities
  • Spice Island Beach Resort is a 5-star hotel with a magnificent beachfront location
  • For something completely different, try a Las Vegas, Miami and Grenada triple centre holiday

Travel Information

Time difference: GMT -4hrs

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar

Climate Information

Grenada has a hot climate with average daily temperatures of 29°C. The driest period is between Jan and May with increased rainfall being between June to December.

Grenada can be affected by hurricanes which are more likely to appear from June to November.

Leisure & Activities

Beaches
Some of the best beaches in the Caribbean are found in Grenada. The pristine white sandy beach at Grand Anse is one of the finest and, with sheltered waters, it's ideal for swimming and sun bathing. Another beautiful beach is La Sagesse which is situated on the south eastern tip of the island.

Hot Springs
Although Grenada is a volcanic island, it is now, thankfully dormant, but there is a submerged active volcano some way off the shores out at sea. This has created six warm water waterholes in the northeast of the island called the Sallee Boiling Springs. It is an area of spiritual importance to the locals and many visitors throw coins into the fountain and make a wish.

Rainforest
If you’re feeling particularly active, why not try a hiking trip in the Grand Etang National Park and Forest Reserve. There you will discover a fantastic dormant volcano which now forms the Grand Etang Lake. There’s an abundance of wildlife in the area including the rare Mona monkeys, armadillos and the local Grenada dove.

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