Grenada is probably best known as the home of Grand Anse Beach – a beautiful 2 mile stretch of classically Caribbean palm fringed shore and one of the world’s most famous beaches. With a superb range of hotels and resorts, ranging from five star all inclusive luxury to boutique family run hotels, it is easy to see why the island is so popular with those looking for sun, sea and sand. But there is so much more to Grenada than its stunning beaches, and we’d like to share our recommendations with you on how to get the most out of your next holiday to this tropic paradise!
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WHEN TO GO
Grenada is an ideal holiday destination all year round thanks to its tropical climate. The temperature is fairly constant in winter and summer averaging around 28°C, with high season falling between January and April when it is cooler. There are reasonably frequent showers in the summer months, although these usually last less than 10 minutes. Hurricanes are a possibility at this time of year but Grenada is rarely hit by tropical storms as it is at the southern end of the hurricane belt. There is plenty to do in Grenada at all times of year even if there is some rain.
WHAT TO DO
This is perhaps one of Grenada’s most iconic sites and a must visit for both divers and snorkellers. Found in the Molinere Beauséjour Marine Protected Area, this underwater gallery of sculptures is not only a fascinating sight for visitors, but it also acts as an artificial reef, attracting a stunning array of marine life. The sculptures include the famous ‘vicissitudes’ – a circle of figures holding hands which were cast from local children, ‘the lost correspondent’ – a man working a desk covered in historical newspaper cuttings and the ‘tamcc faces’ – a series of life sized faces set side by side and
seemingly moulded into the large boulder behind them.
A short 15 minute drive from the capital, Annandale Falls is a peaceful picturesque area offering short walking trails, beautiful tropical plants and a 30-foot waterfall. Visitors are invited to spend time wandering around the surrounding gardens, to take an invigorating swim and visit the visitors centre.
River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery
This privately owned distillery is the oldest functioning water-propelled distillery throughout the whole of the Caribbean. The rum making processes here have change very little in the last 250 years and the tour guides are extremely knowledgeable about this process – they even finish the tour with a nice 67% proof organic rum for you to taste!
Set in 400 acres of lush rolling hills in the north of Grenada, this 300 year old working plantation offers a fantastic restaurant, plantation and cocoa tours, a museum, goat dairy, animals, gift shop, cafe, craft co-op, beautiful gardens, delicious organic chocolate, produce stall, conference facilities and much more. We highly recommend the bean to bar chocolate tour.
Saturday Market at St George’s Square
Grenada’s market is one of the most colourful in the Caribbean. It is at its very most colourful on Saturday mornings when you will find all tables overflowing with fruit, vegetables and spices – all set out on rickety tables, shaded by colourful umbrellas.
Grenada Sailing Week (late January-early February): A number of sailing races take place over the course of a week, making the most of the excellent conditions with accompanying on-shore events. This preceded by a work boat regatta where local communities compete in races of traditional sailing boats.
Pure Grenada Music Festival (April/May): A three day festival which was held for the first time in 2016, featuring local bands alongside international artists which have included Joss Stone.
Grenada Chocolate Festival (May): An annual event in Grenada where visitors can learn about cocoa and chocolate production. The festival includes fun experiences such as visits to cocoa plantations, hands-on chocolate making workshops and plenty of opportunities to sample chocolate and cocoa-inspired cuisine.
Fisherman’s Birthday Celebration (29 June): Held in the fishing town of Gouyave in honour of St Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, the festival features a sailing race, a mini carnival, fireworks and a blessing of the local fishing fleet.
Grenada Carnival (July – August): Known as ‘Spicemas’ Festival, the carnival take place over the course of two weeks and features performances by steel pan bands, beauty pageants and parades.
WHERE TO STAY
Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel and Spa
Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa is a five star hotel in Grenada which is family-owned and managed, offering the highest standard of service set within eight acres of lush tropical gardens beside the famous L’Anse Aux Epines beach. A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group, the hotel has recently been updated to offer a larger outdoor dining area at the beach club with an outdoor BBQ, a new spa and a new social area by the swimming pool.
Stay 7 nights from £2,099pp on Bed and Breakfast, including flights and transfers.
True Blue Bay Boutique Resort
Representing the true spirit of what Tropic Breeze is all about, True Blue Bay is a small, independent and laid back property which offers an authentic experience of Grenada. The resort is set in tropical gardens leading down to a bay on the south coast, offering a lovely setting for couples or families. As a family owned resort, guests receive a truly personal and warm service where nothing is too much trouble.
Stay 7 nights from £1,149pp on Bed and Breakfast, including flights and transfers.
Coyaba Beach Resort
Coyaba Beach Resort is set within five acres of tropical gardens beside the famous Grand Anse beach, offering the perfect holiday setting for friends, families and couples. As a family-owned hotel, guests can expect friendly and attentive service throughout their stay as well as great value for money.
Stay 7 nights from £1,449pp on Bed and Breakfast, including flights and transfers.
Mount Cinnamon in Grenada is stylish and relaxed, romantic and fun. Owned and developed by Peter de Savary, the very ethos of this boutique beach resort is laid back luxury that is quintessentially English. Villas and suites at Mount Cinnamon are set on a hillside within acres of tropical gardens around the main clubhouse, all with uninterrupted views over the turquoise Caribbean Sea and the white sands of Grand Anse Beach.
Stay 7 nights from £1,499pp on Bed and Breakfast, including flights and transfers.
Tropic Breeze specialises in creating holidays to resorts we know and love. We maintain a close relationship with each hotel, allowing us to offer you the very best deals. If you would like further information on any of our properties or a quote please call us on 01752 880 880 or email [email protected]
Tropic Breeze offer fully bonded and protected holidays, whether booked with flights via our ATOL 5615 or for accommodation only holidays with our ABTA Y5401. This means you can rest assured that your Tropic Breeze holiday is safe and secure.