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Southernmost of the West Indies' Windward Islands, Grenada is one of the most fertile and beautiful of the Caribbean islands - a Grenada holiday feels like a special privilege. Grenada's interior rises skywards in such a tropical profusion that you would be forgiven for believing the island was larger than it is. The lush green valleys and mountain slopes are volcanic in origin and dense with nutmeg, cacao, cinnamon and ginger plantations, which is why Grenada is often called the "Spice Island". Add to this a profusion of exotic flowers that has led Grenada to be awarded nine gold medals at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
A holiday to Grenada with Abercrombie & Kent offers the perfect combination of exploration and relaxation.
The Spanish, French and British fought for many years to control the island and the Anglo-French pedigree is captured in the attractive hillside capital of St. George's, with its picturesque houses, quaint streets and colourful harbour - an essential destination for any Grenada holiday. With the tallest palm tree determining the height of any building, on the coast, development on the island has been controlled. Away from St. George's and the beaches, holidays to Grenada offer endless trekking opportunities in the National Parks where tropical eco systems are found.
Grenada is also home to the world's first underwater sculpture gallery. Created by Jason de Caires Taylor, 65 sculptures are displayed on the sea bed and can be seen by divers, snorkellers or from glass-bottom boats. Fishing also plays an important part to the islanders and on the 29th June each year, Fisherman's Birthday is celebrated in Grenada. The heart of the celebrations are held in Gouyave where the fishing boats and nets are blessed in a church service. A series of boat races follow and the day ends in true Caribbean style with a street party. Visit Gouyave on any Friday of the year for a taste of Fish Friday, a celebration every week. Venture into the many spice plantations and Grenada's exquisite chocolate is a must.
Grenada Holidays 2015, 2016 with Abercrombie & Kent. Let our experts design your perfect Grenada Holiday.
(British Airways from Gatwick on Saturday and Wednesday via St Lucia, Virgin Atlantic on Thursday and Monday via St Lucia)
10 hours (via St Lucia)
GMT -4 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
No mandatory vaccinations
Best time to travel
December - April
Travellers can come all year round to Grenada, during our winter months of December - April there is traditionally less rain. June through to November, when conditions are more humid and Grenada experiences some rainfall.
What can I say? Eleanor you have been to the Galapagos so you know all about it. What I will say is that is was an unforgettable experience and something that will stay with us forever.
Thanks for organising the holiday Eleanor Mawer and thanks to A&K
- RY, Berkshire