Grenada Honeymoon Guide
Grenada is renowned as one of the most luxuriant islands in the Caribbean and is the perfect location for a honeymoon or romantic getaway.
Blessed with a balmy tropical climate, friendly locals, gorgeous white-sand beaches, numerous scenic hiking trails and excellent diving, fishing and sailing, Grenada offers all the ingredients you need for a relaxing or active island honeymoon.
Once a British Crown Colony, now independent, Grenada has long been known as the ‘Spice Basket of the Caribbean' – an apt title since it is one of the world’s largest producers of spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and cocoa.
Unwind on the picture-perfect white sands of Grand Anse Beach – one of the Caribbean’s finest – or find your own secluded cove or sandy atoll on which to play Robinson Crusoe.
Breathe in the sweet scent of spices on a tour of the island’s spice plantations and hike trails through the lush tropical rainforest of Grand Etang Forest Reserve and Levera National Park to scenic waterfalls and mountain lookouts, spotting wildlife along the way.
Snorkel above coral gardens at White Island Marine Park, scuba dive off Molinière Reef and night dive the wreck of the luxury liner Bianca-C, one of the Caribbean's largest ship wrecks, teeming with colourful fish and sea turtles.
Charter a bareboat yacht to explore the surrounding coastline and the Grenadines or join the Port Louis Grenada Sailing Festival in late January.
In the picturesque capital city of St George’s – often voted as the Caribbean’s prettiest harbour town – stroll hillside streets edged with frangipani trees and lined with colonial-style white- and pastel-shaded houses that feature red tiled roofs and wrought-iron balconies overflowing with colourful bougainvillea.
Wander the historic waterfront district of Carenage, flanked with bars, restaurants and shops selling duty free goods and locally made handicrafts.
Visit the 18th century Anglican Church, ponder the underground cells and subterranean passages of historic Fort George, built by the French and guarding the entrance to the bay, then drive up to Richmond Hill to Fort Frederick for panoramic views over the harbour.
Don’t miss the Annadale Falls, 15m-high cascades just 15 minutes drive from St George’s; take a refreshing dip and also browse for locally made handicrafts and indigenous spices.
Discover historical artefacts in the Granada National Museum and get an insight into the local spice industry as workers sort raw nutmeg at the Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Cooperative.
See and taste rum produced by the oldest rum distillery in the world at the River Antoine Rum Distillery, a mid-19th century distillery complete with much of its original cane crushing machinery.
Spy orange- and yellow-hued pools of boiling sulphur around the River Sallee, located north of Lake Antoine on the northeast of the island.
In August, join the locals in the favourite annual party – the Carnival – celebrated with lively street parties, steel bands and calypso competitions that typically last until morning.
Grenada also incorporates two smaller islands that make for perfect day trips or extended stays.
Carriacou is home to the stunning Anse La Roche Beach, several idyllic offshore islands and the fascinating Carriacou Museum in Hillsborough, which features several fascinating Amerindian and European artefacts such as Empress Joséphine's childhood bathtub.
The tiny and unspoiled Petit Martinique is probably best visited on a yacht charter.
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Grenada offers a choice of accommodation options to suit all honeymoon budgets; there are no megaresorts.
Most resorts are located near St George's on the southwest coast, with the best family accommodation ranging along Grand Anse Beach, including the Spice Island Beach Resort.
Or try the Calabash, an elegant 5-star resort fronting an idyllic golden-sand beach at L'Anse aux Epines, overlooking Prickly Bay on the south coast.
Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about hotels and resorts in Grenada at TripAdvisor.
The best time to visit Grenada is during the dry season from January to May. Year-round temperatures average 26°C (78°F), with a high of 32°C (89°F) from April to September. June to November is the rainy season, the time you can also expect the occasional hurricane.
For more climate info: Grenada Weather Guide…
Grenada is located at the southern end of the Windward Islands in the eastern Caribbean.
By air, Grenada receives daily non-stop flights from New York, Miami and several Caribbean islands, including San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Latest update Grenada honeymoon destination: 24 May, 2017