Cheap flights to Grenada are available from Gatwick Airport near London. Citizens of the UK do not require a visa to enter Grenada. Flights to Grenada will arrive at the Maurice Bishop International Airport in St. George, the capital city. Some hotels may provide shuttle services for their guests from the airport to the hotel. Taxis are available from outside the airport for journeys to St. George and other destinations. Fares are fixed and dependent on the distance travelled.
There is a large, reliable network of local buses for journeys around Grenada. Buses can simply be flagged down in the street. To disembark, simply alert the bus driver or conductor when near your destination. Most buses depart from the main bus terminal in St. George. Routes are also clearly marked out on maps displayed on boards in the terminal. Taxis and minibuses are available throughout the island, and can be flagged down in the street. They can be recognised by their license plates, which all begin with ‘H’. Water taxis are a fun method of travelling between St. George and Grand Anse. The price depends on the number of passengers in the water taxi.
The Isle of Spice is less well-known than her Caribbean neighbours, but her charms are just as plentiful. Most of the island’s resorts are located around Grand Anse Beach. The magnificent stretch of beach is a favourite spot with both locals and visitors. The secluded Morne Rouge Bay offers a bit of peace and quiet. Enjoy a trek through the rainforest and cool off in the Seven Sisters Waterfalls. Visit the Gouyave Nutmeg Factory to see nutmeg and mace being sorted and processed for sale. Discover why Grenada is nicknamed the ‘Island of Spice’ at Laura’s Herb and Spice Garden, where a variety of plants are on display. Learn about the country’s history and culture at the Grenada National Museum, housed in a building that was formerly a warehouse, women’s prison, and hotel.
Nutmeg is the island’s biggest export, and the Gouyave Nutmeg Factory is the best place to purchase it. Ground and whole nutmeg, as well as the more unusual nutmeg jam and nutmeg jelly are all available from the factoy’s shop, along with other prepackaged spices. Visit the Grand Anse Craft and Spice Market to enjoy local music and pick up handcrafted jewellery and musical instruments, homemade sweets, and fresh fruits. La Sagasse Restaurant overlooks the dramatic black sand beach of the same name. The menu features plenty of fresh seafood and local cuisine such as callaloo soup and conch creole. Visit the Dodgy Dock Bar to enjoy live music and colourful cocktails.