Pure Grenada is a tri-island state: Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, where the pace of life has a slower vibe. A time when food was created with love, care and attention and where the people you met took a moment to bestow a friendly wave or a smile.
In Grenada, where beautiful beaches abound, you can see the River Antoine Rum Distillery where the 18th century water wheel still crushes the sugar cane. If you are staying in the south of the island a drive through the rainforest will bring you to the 17th century Belmont Estate to experience a tree to bar tour and see how they create their fine, organic chocolate. In the fishing village of Gouyave you can watch how each nutmeg is still graded by hand. It is this attention to detail that makes the islands so authentic. Grenada is the Spice of the Caribbean, but it could also be the Sailing or Festival Island, hosting the Grenada Sailing Festival each year as well as Independence Day celebrations, the Carriacou Maroon Music Festival, the fascinating Shakespeare Mas, This one of a kind cultural event has the Carriacou islanders dressing up in colourful costumes to compete in reciting lines from Shakespeare’s play and the Grenada Chocolate Festival!
With its fragrant forests of cinnamon, cocoa and nutmeg, its collection of boutique, often family run accommodation, world-class beaches including Grand Anse and one recognised for having one of the prettiest harbours in the Caribbean in Grenada’s capital St. George- Pure Grenada will take you on a journey like never before!
Airports / Gateways / Flying times
Airport: Maurice Bishop International Airport. 15 mins from the capital, St. George’s, on the southwestern tip of the island. 7 mins from the many of the hotels located around Grand Anse.
Gateways/Flying Times: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both fly from Gatwick twice each week. Flying times including stopovers: approx 10 hours 30 minutes.
Average daytime temperatures range from 24 degrees C/75 degrees F to 33 degrees C/91 degrees F tempered by the cooling trade winds. The nights are cooler. The lowest temperatures occur between November and February. It is cooler in the hills. Driest season is January to May. Rainy season is June to December. Grenada is not located within the Hurricane Belt so there is no ‘hurricane season’.
As you might expect of these islands with their offer you a myriad of choices from Gourmet dining, for road-side street food. Creole, West Indian, Asian and Indian dining experiences are all available and made with love. In the spirit of the Grenadian way, the Belmont Estate bean to bar tour comes complete with a lunch that features chocolate in every course!
English is the language of Grenada
Grenada is home to three forts, Ford Frederick with its panoramic views of capital St. George, Fort George with its impressive cannons and Fort Matthew with its maze of underground tunnels. St. George itself is a charming town with ancient historic buildings and the Caranage is one of the prettiest walks you’ll find in all of the Caribbean. Stroll the narrow streets, wander around the shops and visit the busy harbour area that is the lifeblood of the area. The best-known beach of the three islands is undoubtedly Grand Anse with its picture-perfect view of St. George. Other lovely beaches are L’Anse Aux Epines and La Sagesse on the east of the island and Bathway Beach in the north. For something different, dive to the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park in the Marine Protected Molinere Bay or float along the Balthazar River by river tube and see the wonders of Grenada from a whole new perspective!