Immerse yourself in warm hospitality with a luxury holiday to “The Spice Island”.
There are so many reasons to visit this idyllic island. Luxury holidays to Grenada can be made up of many things: mornings spent relaxing on white-sand beaches or snorkelling in crystal clear waters and afternoons exploring the rich spice history are just the beginning. Cacao and nutmeg production and rum distilleries mean the food and drink offering here is strong, and the island is teeming with festivals and music.
Grenadians love sailing too, meaning visitors can easily spend their days out on the gently lapping water (possibly with a cocktail in hand).
This is an island paradise where a warm and friendly atmosphere and stunning backdrop meets easy, laidback luxury. Welcome to the Caribbean!
Top resorts in Grenada
With more than 40 years of experience hosting guests in the Caribbean, Inspiring Travel company knows exactly what it takes to create a luxury holiday that you’ll remember forever. Here are just a few of the magical resorts and hotels that Grenada has to offer…
First up is Calabash, a resort that revels in its unassuming Grenadian luxury. Found within the secluded L’Anse Aux Epines Bay, Calabash is understated, stylish, and packed with little touches to help you completely unwind. Want canapes delivered to your room before dinner? Check. Afternoon tea in a shady lounge overlooking the beach? No problem. Personal maids, breakfasts served on the terrace, and maybe even a plunge pool within your suite? You’ve got it at Calabash.
Activity-wise, you can take advantage of Grenada’s super-clear waters by utilising the onsite dive centre. If diving isn’t your thing, head to the spa - here you’ll find various treatments available, all with natural ingredients.
Suites and mini villas make up the sleek and elegant surrounds of Spice Island Beach Resort. By the waters at Grand Anse Beach, Spice Island is a family-owned haven of modern luxury and simplicity. The newly-designed spa reflects Grenada’s history with spices (and chocolate) carefully chosen for use in its treatments, and the gastronomic offering gets an AAA Five Diamond rating. Pure luxury comes home here.
Described as a “tranquil bohemian heaven”, Laluna Villas welcome you with Balinese-inspired decor, lush green surrounds, and an elevated position on the hilltop above Morne Rouge Bay on the west coast of the island. Laluna is built for seclusion and stunning views, and eating here is second to none: expect an intimate restaurant that opens directly onto the beach, with room for only 36 diners. Ingredients are picked from the hotel’s organic garden, and Italian, as well as Caribbean flavours, are on the menu. Before dinner, why not stretch out with an hour of yoga in the onsite Pavillion?
One thing is certain: luxury holidays to Grenada mean quality service, far-reaching, tropical views, and amazing food - and that’s just the start. We can’t wait to welcome you to Grenada and let you experience for yourself what Inspiring Travel company can offer in this stunning part of the world.
Time difference: Grenada is 4 hours behind the UK (GMT -4 hours)
Flight duration: The flight time to Grenada from the UK is approximately 10 hours.
Currency: The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is the currency in Grenada, although US dollars are also accepted (expect change in the local currency).
Capital: Saint George’s
Language: The official language of Grenada is English. You may also find Grenadian English Creole and Grenadian French Creole being spoken.
Visa Information: British passport holders do not need a visa to enter Grenada. Visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office pages for Grenada for the most up to date travel advice.
When is the best time to travel to Grenada?
The best time to travel to Grenada is between December and April, which is the dry season. Temperatures in this period are usually around 30°, rarely dipping below the mid-20s, meaning it’s a great option if you’re looking to escape the British winter and take advantage of some Caribbean sunshine.
The warm weather means this is the most popular time of year for travellers to visit Grenada, so beaches are likely to be busy. If you want to get in ahead of the winter sun crowds, we’d suggest packing up your suitcase and heading to Grenada in December. Most people will be looking to take advantage of the island’s tropical beaches once the Christmas period is over, so travelling in early December (or even escaping a chilly Christmas in the UK and choosing a luxury one in the Caribbean instead!) will make for a quieter and potentially more relaxing holiday.
It’s advised that you don’t travel to Grenada in September or October, as this is the peak of the hurricane season. The entire season runs from July to November, so try to visit outside this period if possible.
Location and Flights
Grenada is a nation comprising of one main island and various smaller islands that surround it, located in the Caribbean Sea in the West Indies.
Flights land at Maurice Bishop International Airport, the only airport on the island. You may be able to book a direct flight from the UK, but if not, you are likely to transfer in either Barbados or St. Lucia for the final, short leg of your journey. At the airport, you will be met by our representatives for your transfer to your hotel.
The best way to get around Grenada is via car; there are rental outlets available on the island. Taxis are also available for a good price; you may be able to negotiate a fee and hire a driver for the day. Saint George’s is easily walkable.
Events & Festivals
It’s well known that the Caribbeans don’t shy away from a party, and the Grenadians are no different. From sailing regattas to celebrations of local food, Grenada is festival-ready throughout the year. Here are just some of the events that you could come across during your luxury Grenada holiday…
Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week (January)
This six-day regatta kicks off the sailing season from Grenada’s southern shores. Each spectacular day of racing is followed by an evening party, showcasing the best of Grenada’s entertainment scene. It’s time to take to the water!
Spicemas Festival (August)
Celebrating the various influences on its culture (including Africam French, British and of course the wider Caribbean), Grenada’s Spicemas Festival is roundly regarded as its premier cultural event. Taking place over ten days in August, this is the island’s proud heritage displayed in all its glory. Expect lots and lots of colour.
Grenada Chocolate Festival (May)
Grenada Chocolate Festival lets visitors in on its most beloved export, teaching, amongst other things, how to make truffles and how to produce chocolate ethically. There’s a lot of time for some luxurious chocolate indulgence too, so let the aromas waft around you whilst you cool down with some locally produced chocolate ice cream. Farm to table has never tasted so good.
Grenada Drum Festival (May)
In the north-east of Grenada, travellers can find Tivoli, a small rural community that has a strong drumming tradition. Now an established event, the Grenada Drum Festival sees the Tivoli Drummers demonstrate their unique style, found nowhere else in the world, that derives from the music brought over by their ancestors from Africa during the slave period. Head north as part of your Grenada holiday for a truly authentic cultural experience.
There’s a whole world of attractions to explore in Grenada, taking in everything from colonial history to scenic waterfalls to historic forts to rum production palaces.
Luxury holidays to Grenada can mean relaxing on the white-sand Caribbean beaches too, of course. From snorkelling off Grand Anse or turtle-watching at Levera Beach to simply relaxing on the golden sand of La Sagesse, you won’t be short of chances to kick back and soak up the rays on this incredibly welcoming island. Ours is a rum punch, when you’re ready.
So, what are our main tips for a luxury escape in this, the spiciest of all the Caribbean islands? Read on to find out…
Explore pretty Saint George’s
Found on Grenada’s south-western coast, the harbour capital of Saint George’s has frequently been called the prettiest spot in the whole of the Caribbean. Wander its pastel-coloured streets, admire its French villas, climb up to historic Fort George to catch the town’s vista from above, and then descend to the Carenage inlet for a waterside stroll alongside the fishing boats.
Do as the locals do at the main market
For an authentic experience, head to Saint George’s main food market found near the cruise terminal in the north of the town. Expect to haggle and to brush shoulders with regulars as they handpick the freshest of local produce: think plantain, mangoes, nutmeg and guava jam as the staples of what you’ll find here.
Visit the monkeys at Grand Etang National Park
Head inland and you’ll find Grand Etang National Park, where you can trek, seek out waterfalls, or take an organised tour via the visitor centre. A big draw is the resident monkey population; you’ll find these curious locals without too much trouble. You’ll want to visit the sparkling Grand Etang Lake, too. Formed from the crater of a volcano, this is really a sight to behold.
Live the rural life at the Belmont Estate
Once a working plantation, the Belmont Estate is now an agro-tourism experience that includes an organic farm, cocoa processing facilities, a heritage museum, and a restaurant that serves up the finest in local produce. You’ll find it an hour’s drive from Saint George’s; the scenic drive alone is very much worth your time.
Food and Drink
There are more than a couple of indulgences when it comes to food and drink in Grenada.
As the world’s main exporter of nutmeg, you’ll find offerings laced with the spicy stuff at every turn. The island has a strong history when it comes to cacao and rum too, and you can seek out factories and distilleries in which you can sample both right from the source.
Cooking-wise, Grenada’s national dish is a hearty concoction of chicken, dumplings, vegetables, breadfruit, and callaloo, known as “oil down”. You’ll find oil down on every local menu, alongside Caribbean staples including goat curry, roti and baked saltfish.
Here are a few suggestions for eating and drinking experiences to incorporate into your luxuriously tasty Grenada holiday…
The House of Chocolate
To really get a sense of Grenada’s history, this museum and cafe is definitely worth a visit. It charts the long history of chocolate-making on Grenada, stretching from colonial times to the present day, and also offers the chance to sample goodies from the island’s five working chocolate factories. An afternoon of true indulgence awaits!
Andy’s Soup House
Well-loved by the locals, this top restaurant is a firm favourite among Grenadians and travellers for its sumptuous local eats. As you might expect, locals rave about its eponymous soups, of which there are usually at least five on offer. We’d recommend scooping the bowl with one of Andy’s delicious Rotis.
River Antoine Rum Distillery
The most scenic rum distillery on Grenada has a past that stretches for more than two centuries, so we’d definitely recommend stopping by during your visit. Built in 1785, River Antoine offers guided tours that allow you to delve deep into the history of the spirit on Grenada. You’ll have plenty of chances to sample the local produce and pick some up to take home too, of course.
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