Dreaming of a beach honeymoon with soft sand, tranquil settings and the calming sounds of the Caribbean Sea? Grenada is the perfect destination for your all-inclusive honeymoon. Explore the natural brilliance of a striking, pristine sanctuary. The island’s volcanic origin has shaped a landscape of boundless beauty and diversity, the perfect backdrop for a romantic retreat.
Located in the southeastern Caribbean just north of Trinidad and Venezuela, the tri-island state of Grenada is made up of three islands, with Grenada being the largest. Home to both black and white sand beaches, water so clear that coral formations can be spotted from the air and lush rainforests, Grenada's volcanic foundation has created a setting of great beauty. In Grenada you can sail, scuba dive or sunbathe one day, hike to the top of a foliage-covered mountain the next, and then spend some time soaking up French and English colonial culture by strolling the streets of capitol city St. George's.
If you can pull yourselves away from the beaches, head to Grand Etang National Park. With great hiking trails through tropical rainforest, head high up in the mountains for magnificent views of the island. Take a dip in the Great Etang Lake where you will find refreshing waterfalls and natural pools. Explore the natural splendor of the rich landscape and discover the history of the Island of Spice with visits to historic forts or the underwater sculpture park.
Located in the southwest corner of Grenada, St. George is the island’s capital offering delicious restaurants and entertaining nightlife to provide your honeymoon some Caribbean flair. If flying in, you will most likely arrive at Maurice Bishop International Airport where transfers to most properties take 5015 minutes. Stop by the vibrant market; full of farmers selling fruit, vegetables and of course the island’s famous spices.
Known throughout the world as the Spice Island, Grenada boasts world famous spice plantations and rum distilleries, both an integral part of its history and culture. A honeymoon to Grenada would not be complete without a tour of one of the historic working plantations.
Here in Grenada, you will find no high-rise resorts like the other islands. Whether an adventure seeker or romantic at heart, there is a wide range of accommodation options to suit your needs. From private villas, all-inclusive hotels to boutique resorts and self-catered apartments, lovebirds have their choice of where to stay.
This enchanting island offers stretches of silky beaches, sunken treasure and pure landscapes. Couples looking for romance should look no further than Grenada. Just 21 miles long and 12 miles wide, the island is filled with mystery and allure. Whether a destination wedding, a honeymoon or anniversary, couples will love their retreat in Grenada.
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- LOCATION: Grenada and its dependencies are located in the eastern Caribbean, south of the Windward Islands and 100 miles north of Venezuela.
- CLIMATE: Average temperatures range from 75 degrees F to 85 degrees F, with a cool breeze
- GETTING THERE: You can get to Grenada by air and sea. Many cruise lines dock in our capital city of St. George and International and regional flights arrive and depart from the Maurice Bishop International Airport.
- CURRENCY: Hotels and car rental companies accept major credit cards. Travellers checks are accepted throughout the island. The local currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC) but the US Dollar is accepted.
- ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: If you are visiting Grenada, you must have a valid passport and return or onward ticket. However, if you are a British, Canadian or US citizen, proof of citizenship bearing a photograph is acceptable. A visa is not required for citizens of the US, Canada, UK, British Commonwealth, South Korea, Japan and most Caribbean and European countries.
- WHAT TO WEAR: Due to the warm climate, it is advised that you wear light, casual clothing and sun protection during the day. The evenings can be much cooler and may sometimes require a light cover-up, depending on the season. If you are planning on visiting the countryside, waterfalls and hiking, we recommend that you wear pants, long sleeve shirts and suitable trekking/hiking shoes. Swimwear is not permitted on main roads and in bars, restaurants and shops. Also, to differentiate between military personnel and civilians, law in Grenada prohibits civilians from wearing camouflage prints.
- DRIVING: If you wish to drive while in Grenada, you must obtain a local driving permit from the traffic department at the Central Police Station on the Carenage. You must present a valid driver’s license along with a fee of EC$60. Most car rental firms also issue local permits. Additionally, there is a network of approximately 650 miles of paved roads and most of the main roads are in good condition. Always remember that driving is on the LEFT.
- TIPPING: There is an 8% Government tax applied at hotels and restaurants and most also add a 10% service charge. Additional gratuities are at your discretion.
- THE SPICE LIFE: There are more spices in Grenada per square mile than any other place in the world. Cloves, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, cocoa, nutmeg – it all grows in abundance here. Sample the delicious spies of Granada with locally inspired fare.
- HIT THE HARBOR: St. George’s, the capital city, epitomizes the spirit of this breathtaking island, with colorful and unique buildings providing visitors a true sense of Grenada’s historical past and extraordinarily beautiful present.
- DIVE IN: With fascinating marine live and 15 shipwreck sites, Grenada is home to Sculpture Park – the world’s first underwater sculpture gallery. This park illustrates the islands colorful culture and folklore. The varying dive sites allow couples thrilling underwater interaction for novice to experienced divers alike.
- SWEET TOOTH: In search of a sweet treat? Head to the Diamond Chocolate Factory. This chocolate-making facility produces the Jouvay brand of chocolate that you will find on sale around the country. Owned as a co-operative by local cocoa growers, taste various products while you tour the buildings and learn more about the chocolate-making machinery.
- SET SAIL: After spending some time on Grenada's stunning beaches, try seeing the water from the vantage point of a yacht. The island is known for its great sailing conditions. Take lessons or choose the pampered route (it is your honeymoon) and charter a boat with crew.
- TAKE A HIKE: Whether you're up for just a mellow stroll or a heart-pumping hike, you'll find a trail suited perfectly for you at Grand Etang National Park.
- ISLAND HOPPING: Take a 90-minute ferry ride to the nearby island of Carriacou, where you can do more basking on the beach, relax at a laid-back seaside bar or visit the local botanical garden for som exotic flora and fauna.