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Grenada, West Indies
The Eastern Caribbean dollar, which is linked to the US dollar, is the national currency in Grenada. You can take US dollars and exchange them there if you’d prefer – it’s best to do this at a bank. Major credit cards are widely accepted throughout the island.
Grenada is known as the Spice Isle and it’s a gorgeous paradise island in the Caribbean with wonderful white sand beaches, tropical forests, beautiful waterfalls and imposing mountains.
You can spend time sunning yourself by the coast, swimming or snorkelling over colourful coral reefs. For those with a sense of adventure, scuba diving is on offer, while sailing around the coast in a yacht is the ultimate way to spend a day in the lap of luxury. Venturing away from the seaside is a must to see some of the stunning waterfalls – like the Concord Waterfall.
There are also a few historical sites to discover, such as the Belmont Estate – a working 17th century plantation that still uses techniques from centuries ago. Alternatively, you can stop by the River Antoine Rum Distillery to sample and see how the rum is produced.
You will find a wide variety of restaurants on all the islands. Specialities using local produce and spices are of course served almost everywhere and well worth trying, however you will find a good selection of the usual international dishes and we’ve also discovered good Thai, Mexican, Italian and Chinese restaurants. We have compiled a list of places to eat, that we hope you will find useful, and will send you this with your final documentation.
Children and families are very much welcomed to Grenada and most of our hotels and accommodations are happy to accept children, although please note there are some restrictions at certain times of the year. Many of the hotels have free kayaks and boats for children to use and some have organised activities.
Weather patterns around the world are becoming more and more difficult to predict and the Caribbean is no exception. Historically the Caribbean has two seasons, wet & dry, with the wet season running from July to December and the dry season from January to June.
However, in recent years we have seen above-average rainfall in the dry season but less than expected in the wet season! Tropical showers can happen at any time of the year, of course, but rarely last for more than a few minutes. Temperatures are fairly constant throughout the year but reaching their peak during the summer months.
The Hurricane season is, in theory, from June to November, with Grenada having been outside of the hurricane belt until the events of 2004 and 2005. The best thing to do is to discuss the situation in detail with our expert staff if travelling in this period.