When to go
Average temperatures range from 24șC to 30șC, accompanied by steady and cooling trade winds. The lowest temperatures occur between November and February. Due to Grenada’s remarkable topography, the island also experiences climate changes according to altitude. The driest season is between January and May whereas even during the rainy season, from June to December, it rarely rains for more than an hour at a time and generally not every day either.
British Airways offers two flights a week from London Gatwick to Grenada, with a touchdown in Antigua or St. Lucia.
Virgin Atlantic has one weekly flights out of London Gatwick with a touchdown in Tobago.
Alternatively, there are daily flights to Barbados with BA and onward to Grenada with LIAT.
The flight from London takes about 9 hours.
Travelling around Grenada is quite easy, with a variety of car rental companies, taxis and buses. In the capital town of St. George's there are even water taxis who will take you across the Carenage, to the Esplande or even as far as Grand Anse Beach. However, if you feel a little bit adventurous, you should go for the car hire option, which will give you the chance to explore this island at your own leisure. Taxis are quite expensive and busses operate mainly in the southern part of the island.
European community nationals only require a valid passport and a return ticket.
Local Airport Tax
EC$50 for all internatioal departures, payable upon departure
The official language is English but it is not uncommon to hear the locals speaking a French-African patois, depending on their ethnic descent.
The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$). Major credit cards are generally accepted by most of the hotels, car rental companies and shops, as are Traveller's cheques. It is advisable to exchange money at banks, which offer the most favourable exchange rate.
No special vaccinations are required prior to arrival. However, take some insect repellent for the sunset hours with you, especially during the rainy season.
© Photo by Claus Meyer