Grenada, the land of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cocoa, and cinnamon plantations, is rightly called the ‘Spice Isle’. Situated in the Caribbean, a mix of historical structures, beautiful beaches, tropical gardens, and spice plantations give Grenada an exuberant charm. Interact with the natives and have a fun time at Gouyave, a fishing village which also offers the opportunity to party at nightclubs. If you are a thrill seeker, make use of the hiking, mountain biking, and snorkeling opportunities at St. George’s, the capital city. Chocoholics can help themselves to exotic, locally produced organic chocolates and even take loads of these sweet treats back home.
Best time to visit Grenada
Grenada has a tropical climate, with dry season from January to May, and rainy season from June to December. The ideal time to visit is from January to April when there is less rainfall. Temperatures can vary from 24 °C to 30 °C, with trade winds flowing steadily.
Flights to Grenada
Fly to Maurice Bishop International Airport in Grenada with domestic and international airlines such as British Airways
, Air India
, and Qatar Airways. Presently, there are no direct flights to Grenada, so stopovers will be there in Doha, London, New York, or Miami. Taxis, minibuses, cars, and buses are the popular means of transport within the country.
Hotels in Grenada
The accommodation facilities available at Grenada include resorts, hotels, guest houses, holiday rentals, etc. Mid-range hotels with amenities like free Wi-Fi, beach view rooms, breakfast and swimming pool are available at just INR 7,500 and INR 4,500 in St. George and Carriacou, respectively.
Must-visit places in Grenada
Scenic views, spice estates, and historic places are the top attractions of Grenada.
Visit Belmonte Estate, a historic plantation site which now grows organic cocoa, Grand Etang Nature Reserve, Mt. Qua Qua, Mt. St. Catherine, Concord Waterfalls, Annandale Waterfall, and Seven Sister Waterfalls.
Explore the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park in St. George’s, which is a one-of-a-kind sculpture park, located underwater with many interesting sculptures.
Try out the rum at Clark’s Court Distillery and Westernhall Rum Distillery. Visit the Gouyave Nutmeg Factory, Morne Rouge Bay, Bathway Beach (a black-sand beach), Grand Anse Beach, Fort George, and Bay Gardens (a tropical garden). The panoramic view of St. George’s from Fort Frederick is simply awe-inspiring.
Gouyave, a cozy town, is a good place to chill out; try fishing, and party at the various nightclubs. Indulge in snorkeling and sailing in the azure waters of Carriacou’s beaches.
Must-buys in Grenada
Fill your shopping bag with nutmeg, dried vanilla beans, a bottle of rum, chocolates, and honey, as you shop around in Grenada. Apart from this, buy ethnic fabrics and artwork from the local markets.
Cuisine of Grenada
Cooked in a curry pot, Oil Down, a dish made of coconut milk, dumplings, breadfruit, taro leaves, and salted meat, is a favorite of the locals. Take a bite of the street foods like Aloo Pie, Dal Puri, and Fish Cake. Raisin ice cream and Barfis are desserts worth trying. Indian food is easily available here as there is a significant Indo-Grenadian diaspora residing here.