Aromatic and alluring, Grenada is best known as the 'Spice Island', characterised by its luscious green hills and tropical beaches.
Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Grenada is the southernmost island of the Lesser Antilles, famed for being the largest producer of nutmeg. Consisting of mainland Grenada and two sister islands, Carriacou and Petit Martinique, in addition to several smaller islands, each corner of Grenada offers a picture-perfect Caribbean paradise of lush jungles and beautiful beaches. Soak up Grenada's rich heritage in St George's, the capital, with sweeping views of Carenage Harbour from the 18th-century Fort George, insightful exhibitions at the Grenada National Museum, and charming streets lined with enchanting colonial architecture.
Its scenic coastline is strewn with a selection of exclusive boutique resorts, each accommodating an array of travellers, from honeymooners after a romantic stay in a contemporary hotel with glamorous swimming pools to families keen to experience all the island has to offer in all-inclusive luxury hotels located in the heart of the action.
Having steered away from mass tourism, a holiday to Grenada boasts smaller crowds and an authentic taste of the Caribbean; there is even a rule stating that no buildings be taller than palm trees, meaning much of the tropical scenery has been protected. With landscapes ranging from cascading waterfalls and breathtaking beaches to wildlife-rich rainforests and historic port towns, Grenada's stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage are what really set it apart. An exciting snorkelling destination, Grenada boasts dozens of secluded coves and beaches, numerous protected reefs teeming with a diversity of marine life, and the world's first underwater sculpture park, making it a fantastic destination for a unique aquatic adventure.
Grenada enjoys a hot, tropical climate all year round, however, the best time to visit is between January to May, the country's driest months.
Peak period in Grenada falls between January and April, when the weather is at it’s hottest, driest and least humid, while hurricane season falls across September and October causing frequent downpours and potential storms.
Located on Grenada's south coast, Grand Anse Beach is widely considered to be one of Grenada's top beaches. Spanning 2 miles of power-soft white sand beachfront, the beach hosts a variety of activities such as parasailing, snorkelling, kayaking and more.
Nestled amidst rolling green hills, Grenada's spectacular capital city of St. George rivals the likes of Gustavia with its exquisite historic Georgian buildings, beautiful port, bustling dining scene and cultural landmarks. A walking tour along The Carenage is undoubtedly the best way to discover all the hidden treasures the city cradles.
Spanning 450-acres, the Levera National Park is a coastal conservation area homing a myriad of natural terrains and a variety of wildlife. Comprised of an expansive mangrove swamp, dazzling beach, marine life-rich lagoon and swathes of luscious tropical greenery, the Levera National Park showcases some of the most spectacular natural sites across Grenada. An unmissable attraction of the park is the leatherback sea turtles who come ashore each summer to lay their eggs.
Constructed in 2006, the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park is a collection of concrete sculpture works located on the ocean floor off the western coast of mainland Grenada. The world's first underwater sculpture park, the park was created by Jason deCaires Taylor and exhibits some iconic works such as Vicissitudes (2007) and The Lost Correspondent (2006).
Located in the parish of Saint John, Black Bay Beach is the only black sand beach in Grenada. Just a 20-minute hike from the Concord main road, the secluded beach is characterised by black volcanic sand, beautifully contrasted against vibrant tropical greenery.
Venture off the mainland and visit the charming island of Carriacou. Located just a 90-minute ferry ride from Grenada's main island, Carriacou is renowned for its crystal clear waters and pristine coral reefs, offering some of the best snorkelling opportunities across the Grenadines.
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Best Time To Travel:
January - May