Island of Grenada

The island of Grenada, about page has many interesting facts and helpful tips: Also known as the Spice Isle, is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. To one side of our tropical paradise lays the Caribbean Sea, and to the other, the Atlantic Ocean. Grenada’s landscape is composed of pristine beaches, rain forest, lush mountains, and refreshing waterfalls.

Place of Interest

 

Our recommendations for exploring out and about our island of Grenada

Spice Market Saturday is a little livelier, but any day is great except Sunday. Go in the morning, before the sun gets too hot in town.

Belmont Estate Traditional rural life at its best. The Estate features a functioning cocoa and nutmeg plantation. Try “The Chocolate Experience”, where you are shown how organic chocolate goes from the cocoa field to being made into chocolate.

Waterfalls Try Annadale Falls for drive-in access, or hike to Concorde or Seven Sisters Waterfall.

Rivers Antoine Rum Distillery Try Grenada’s fiery rum in a historic setting.

Nutmeg Processing Station Nutmeg is one of Grenada’s main exports; learn about this spice the local way.

The Spice Basket Cultural theatre and tourist centre, with the most extensive West Indian Cricket Museum.

Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park Great snorkeling and diving experience with incredible underwater sculptures.

Restaurants

 

Local and InternationalFlavors

Beach House Continental/Caribbean Cuisine. Dress: Casually elegant

Calabash International Cuisine. Dress: Formal (dress code enforced)

Savvys Modern Caribbean Cuisine. Dress: Casually elegant

Aquarium Continental/Caribbean Cuisine. Dress: Casual

Whisper’s Cove French Butcher, Continental Cuisine. Dress: Casual

Coconut Beach Creole/Local Cuisine. Dress: Smart casual. Located on Grand Anse Beach.

BB’s Crab Back Caribbean Cuisine. Waterfront setting in St. George’s.

Patrick’s 20 local dishes prepared in the cook’s home. Located on the way to town.

Shopping

 

The best local souvenirs arts & crafts about the island of Grenada, to bring home.

Spiceland Mall Grenada’s North American Style Shopping Center in Grand Anse.

Art Fabrik Locally made Batik clothes, arts & crafts in St. George’s.

The Chocolate Museum.

Paradise Glass Handmade designer jewelry located in the CruiseShip Terminal and the airport.

The Vendors Market Local arts and craft, located directly on Grand Anse Beach.

Fidel Productions Port Louis Marina, Lagoon Road.

Penny’s of London Boutique – Port Louis Marina, Lagoon Road.

Geography

 

This small Caribbean nation consists of three islands: Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique. Grenada is by far the largest of the three, with a width of twelve miles (18 km) and a length of twenty-one miles (34 km). The island’s 133 sq. miles (440 sq. km.) are mountainous, volcanic terrain, reaching heights of over 2,750 feet atop Mount St. Catherine.

This topography provides the island of Grenada with one of the loveliest and most varied environments in the Caribbean, including crater lakes as well as a startling variety of plant and animal life. Forests shift to mangrove at the coast, giving way to stunning white sand beaches, brilliant blue water, and exquisite coral reefs.

The three islands of Grenada are located in the Eastern Caribbean at the southern extremity of the Windward islands, only 100 miles north of Venezuela. To the north lie St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the south Trinidad and Tobago.

Travel to the island of Grenada

 

Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport plays host to many international and regional airlines, including British Airways, American Airlines, Caribbean Airlines, Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Jet Blue, Air Canada, Condor Airlines, and more.

Travel by Air

From USA :
JetBlue: www.jetblue.com
Delta: www.delta.com
American Airlines: www.aa.com
Caribbean Airlines: www.caribbean-airlines.com

From Canada :
Air Canada: www.aircanada.com
Caribbean Airlines: www.caribbean-airlines.com

From UK :
British Airways: www.britishairways.com
Virgin: www.virgin-atlantic.com
Caribbean Airlines: www.caribbean-airlines.com

From Germany :
Condor: www.condor.com

From Venezuela :
Conviasa: www.conviasa.aero

From another Caribbean Island :
Caribbean Airlines: www.caribbean-airlines.com
LIAT Airlines: www.liat.com

Travel Documents to Enter Grenada

With international and regional flights arriving daily, Grenada is an easy island to travel to, and Laluna is only 10 minutes away from the airport.
Please ask your airline or consulate office for updates on travel documents required.

Travel by Boat

Seafarers may arrive by private yacht or sailboat, and anchor off Laluna’s intimate bay known as Portici, which is only two bays south of Grenada’s famous Grand Anse Beach.

Other Documentation

For those visiting Grenada for a destination wedding, view the Weddings portion of the Laluna website for more information on the island’s legal marriage requirements.
Visit the Laluna Blog for more information on the island and things to do while visiting Grenada

What to Bring

 

Electricity

While Grenada’s standard electricity is 220 Volts, 50 Cycles, the Laluna Front Office offers adaptors if required.

Currency

Eastern Caribbean Dollars is the local currency in Grenada. US dollars are accepted but we highly recommend that you exchange your currency into EC dollars for local purchases. This can be done at the Front Office. US $1.00 equals EC $2.60.

Attire

With Grenada’s close proximity to the equator, visitors to the island enjoy warm temperatures year-round. Our essential packing list includes a swimsuit, beach cover-up, sandals, lightweight clothing for day, and a few casual-chic outfits for romantic meals at the resort’s restaurant. Should you forget anything – from yoga pants to sunscreen – the Laluna boutique has the essentials available, and local shops are mere minutes away.

Visit the Laluna Blog for more information about Grenada and things to do while visiting Grenada