Grenada

Grenada

Things to do - general

Grenada is a very special island. Off the well-trodden Caribbean path, it is unspoilt and not over-developed, yet remarkably refined. The beaches are fabulous and not crowded, the rainforests are havens of nature and make for great trekking, the waterfalls are fun, the stores are good, the roads are smooth (by Caribbean standards!), the restaurants are varied and excellent. The people are warm, gracious and welcoming. Grenada is one of the safest and friendliest islands you can find. Renting a villa here is one of the ultimate way to get the most from this beautiful and memorable island.

With less than 110,000 inhabitants and only 133 square miles of land, the tri island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique appears almost invisible on the world map. Despite its size, the island is widely known for its abundance of spices, unspoilt beauty and friendly people.

It has often been questioned though, how an island so tiny, can possess a people with such great character and huge hearts. In 1961, when the Italian cruise liner, the Bianca C caught fire and sank, hundreds of Grenadians rushed to the aid of those onboard, feeding, sheltering and clothing them as needed. Today, a statue known as the ‘Christ of the Deep’ still stands on the Carenage in the town of St. George as an expression of gratitude for the great acts of kindness to the people of Grenada. This was not the first time Grenadians created a buzz because of humility and acts of kindness. In 2005, Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry VC; a Grenadian British Army Soldier was awarded the highest military decoration otherwise known as the Victoria Cross for saving the lives of members of his unit on two occasions. To date, he is the youngest recipient and first man to be awarded the Victoria Cross since 1982.

Country Grenada
Visa requirementsIf you are visiting our islands, you must have a valid passport and return or onward ticket. A visa is not required from citizens of the US, Canada, UK, British Commonwealth, South Korea, Japan and most Caribbean and European countries. It may be best to familiarize yourself with the complete list of persons requiring visas and persons exempt from visas.

Languages spokenEnglish
Currency usedEC$2.67 for US$1.00 cash
Area (km2)7,692,024

Sports & nature

Scuba diving & Snorkelling
With over 30 reef and wreck sites around the island there are plenty of diving opportunities for both experienced and novices divers. Serious snorkellers may want to explore the spectacular sights of the deeper reefs, and boats run regular trips from Grand Anse to places such as Moliniere Marine Park.

Hiking
Lush mountainous interior rainforests are havens of nature and make for great trekking. Waterfalls provide stunning wild swimming opportunities.

Yacht charters
Private yacht trips can be arranged. You can choose your own itinerary and enjoy a wonderful day on the ocean with stops for snorkelling and swimming.

Turtle Watching
While in Grenada you may be able to see the Leatherback turtle or the smaller Hawksbill turtle. The season begins on 1st April and runs through to the end of June. Tours run nightly, in season.

Whales and dolphins
Go on a sea safari for the chance to see whales and dolphins – the success rate of such trips is astonishingly high.

Sea Kayaking
Appreciate the natural beauty Grenada has to offer and access places that can only be visited by kayak. Every trip is its own adventure including deserted islands, gliding amongst the coral reefs and mangroves, and seeing beautiful flora and fauna.

Cycling in Grenada
Experience Grenada by bike!  Bicycles, including mountain bikes and cruisers can be hired and bicycle tours for all levels and cycling abilities are also available.

Sport fishing
Well-organised sport fishing trips are available on a tailor-made basis to suit the client. Go in search of marlin, tuna and sail-fish.

Cricket
The brand new National Stadium is fast becoming a major cricket venue and it will play host to many major matches each year, including one-day internationals.

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Nightlife info

There are plenty of option party and relax, or as the locals say 'lime'. From small family owned bars to the larger bars and clubs in St George's where there is live entertainment at most restaurants and hotels.

Restaurants in "the Caribbean kitchen" are known for their spicy dishes, exotic fruits and the most delicious array of sea food. A culinary diversity of French, Spanish, Indian and African cooking, makes for an unforgettable dining experience.

Grenada's music nightlife is not as well known compared to other islands. However, there are a few hot spots where visitors and locals alike, can party till the early hours. Music is varied with a choice selection of Calypso and Reggae which give them that distinctive Caribbean feel.

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Culture and history info

The names of our villages, architecture in our towns and dialect spoken throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique bear reference to Grenada’s intriguing history of South American and European settlements. If you’re a traveller who likes to engage in the history of your destination as much as basking in the sun, then come and discover our journey from colonialism to democracy, which reveals a captivating course of events.

Our charming culture is an interesting fusion of old traditions and new generations. In our Carnival, influenced by African slaves and French colonisers, is the prominent presence of the Jab Molassi. Commonly referred to as ‘Jab-Jab’, revellers covered in oil march through the streets to the rhythm of their own drums, alongside the newer addition of revellers covered in colourful paint. This is a unique aspect of our Carnival and showcases the creativity in our culture. Other displays of our culture can be found in performances showcasing our folk tales and folk dances, the work of local artist and craftsman and the sounds of calypso music.

Notable attractions include the stunning Underwater Sculptures where you can combine scuba diving or snorkelling with groundbreaking art. Explore underground tunnels and breathtaking sea views at Fort George. The Belmont Estate is an authentic 17th century plantation showing workings of a fully functional historic plantation.

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Azzura Castle

Sea View
L'anse Aux Epines.
Grenada
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Captain's View

Sea View Lane
L' Anse aux Epines
Grenada
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Caribella

Calivigny Gardens Road
Saint George
Grenada
Set on a hillside on the southeast coast of Grenada, Villa Caribella has an idyllic location for any More info
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Fushi

Sea View
L'anse Aux Epines.
Grenada
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Hibiscus

Fort Jeudy
Saint George
Grenada
This wonderful Caribbean Villa sits on one of the most southern most points of Grenada, on the resid More info
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Hummingbird

Amber Belair
L'Anse aux epines
Grenada
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Ixora

Black Rock Point
L'Anse aux epines
Grenada
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Mor-Gan

Ocean Breeze Drive
L' Anse aux epines
Grenada
Môr-Gân Villa is everything you would expect from a Villa with a name that is Welsh for Sea-song. Th More info
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Nutmeg Bay Villa

Black Rock Point
L' Anse aux epines
Grenada
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Orchard Bay

Westerhall Point
St David's
Grenada
Set on a peninsula in an orchard overlooking the Caribbean ocean, Orchard Bay Villa sounds too idyll More info
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Owl Cottage

L'anse Aux Epines.
Grenada
Owl Cottage is a wise choice for those looking for a secluded paradise hideaway holiday villa in gor More info
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Rolling Surf

Prickly Bay
L'Anse aux Epines
Saint George
Grenada
Bringing you closer to the water’s edge than you ever imagined in a luxury Caribbean villa. A sophis More info
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Silent Dove

Golf Course
St George
Grenada
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Spice of Life

Eastern Avenue
L'anse Aux Epines.
Saint George
Grenada
Experience the best of Grenada in true Caribbean style, in secluded privacy, within the prestigious More info
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Swallow Villa

L' Anse aux epines
Grenada
This sophisticated Villa is situated over a beautiful Caribbean bay, making the location alone the p More info
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Tamora

Ocean Breeze Drive
Lance aux Epines
Saint George
Beach-side setting and delightfully integrated pool make this the ideal Caribbean holiday home. High More info
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Tivigny House

Peti Calivigny
Woburn Bay
Grenada
Tivigny House is one the finest three bedroom vacation villas in Grenada and comes complete with fab More info
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Villa Amirillo

True Blue
St George's
Grenada
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Villa Solitaire

Westerhall Point
St David's
Grenada
With unobstructed views, a pool, private tennis court and waterfront access, you can stroll the grou More info
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