The air in Grenada is warm and caressing, redolent of spices. The radiant colors of the roofs in St. George (russet, scarlet, buttercup yellow, brilliant green) contrast with the deep turquoise of the water in the harbor. Friendly shouts carry over the city marketplaces, where any number of exotic and delicious delicacies beckon. One thing is for sure: Grenada is a full-body experience.
Flights to Grenada
Located on the main island, about 5 miles from the capital city, St. George, Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) is tiny and basic, but still serves visitors faithfully. Major airlines including American Airlines, Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Air Canada and British Airways operate regular flights to Grenada, along with smaller airlines such as Caribbean Airlines, Condor, Conviasa, Liat, Sunwing, and SVG. Some routes are seasonal, so finding cheap tickets to Grenada may depend on the time of year you travel.
Travelers say that, due to the small facilities, lines can be long. If you can, it might be worth your while to get off the plane quickly! Once you’ve made it through customs, your vacation is only minutes away.
What to Do in Grenada
Spice estates, lakes, waterfalls, and lovingly-tended lavish gardens are all part of Grenada’s distinctive and beautiful landscape. Sandy beaches cry out for you to lounge and enjoy yourself, while the mountains are full of trails which beckon to your sense of adventure.
Visit one of the island’s many rum distilleries, but go easy on the samples! Wander through the markets, where precious spices can be bought for pocket change. If the intoxicating scents of nutmeg and vanilla aren’t enough for you, immerse yourself in a world of chocolate at the Belmont Estate, which is a beautiful one-hour drive from the capital. This incredibly preserved 17th century plantation is still a working estate, which produces organic cocoa and fine dark chocolate. There’s an incredible restaurant on the grounds. It’s open weekdays and reservations are recommended.
Advice to Tourists Visiting Grenada
Most visitors from Western countries will not need a visa to visit Grenada. The official language here is English. Many of the locals speak various versions of Creole, but you shouldn’t have any trouble making yourself understood.
Grenada’s currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (EC), though USD is also commonly accepted. Late wintertime sees a huge rush of tourists desperate for a bit of sun, so you can expect higher prices for accommodation. If you go a bit early or a little late, on the shoulder seasons, you’ll still enjoy weather in the 80s and you should save a lot: try Skyscanner’s free hotel price comparison tool for the best deals.
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