Your Grenada Honeymoon
Welcome to Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean, a hidden gem with unspoiled beauty offering the perfect destination for your romantic honeymoon. Located in the eastern Caribbean just south of Barbados, the tri-island destination of Grenada features an island of the same name – Grenada, as well as two smaller islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Famed for its aromatic spices and organic chocolate, Grenada beckons visitors to its 40 white sandy beaches including the world-famous Grand Anse Beach, 15 breathtaking waterfalls, 5 chocolate factories, 3 rum distilleries, and more than 30 unforgettable dive sites, including the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean and the World’s First Underwater Sculpture Park.
Grenada’s sustainable approach to tourism means that these islands are a true lovers’ paradise with breathtaking romantic spots readily available: from powdery white sandy beaches to gorgeous hiking views and everything in between. If you decide to honeymoon here, you won’t regret it.
Geography of Grenada
Grenada’s spectacular natural topography is complemented by breathtaking beaches, beautiful waterfalls, and sprawling forests. Grenada is more rugged and densely foliated compared to other Caribbean islands. The highest peak on Grenada is Mount St. Catherine, standing at 840 meters.
Weather and peak times to visit
Grenada’s peak season usually runs from mid-December to mid-April. If you’re looking for a more private beach experience, try to travel during low season, which is between June – November. The climate is humid and tropical with May averaging the hottest month around 81 degrees Fahrenheit (averages around 78-80 year-round). Rainy season lasts from June to December with an average of 253mm of rain.
Time Zone, Currency and Language
Grenada is on Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 4 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time (PST).
The official language of Grenada is English, so you’ll have no issue with communication during your Grenada Honeymoon.
The currency in Grenada is called East Caribbean Dollar, with $1 USD equaling about $2.70 East Caribbean Dollars (XCD). If something cost $100 XCD it’s about $37 USD.
Getting to the destination
Grenada is located South of North America in the Caribbean. You’ll be relaxing on your Grenada Honeymoon after a few hours to a day of traveling, depending on your point of departure.
Airports for your Grenada Honeymoon
You’ll likely travel to your honeymoon destination from the nearest airport and fly into MBI, Maurice Bishop International on the main island of Grenada.
Here are three sample flight paths from major metropolitan areas in the United States and associated costs for flights in January:
- NYC: $404 (5 hours of travel, non-stop)
- MIA: $521 (4 hours of travel, non-stop)
- CLT: $607 (7 hours of travel, 1 stop)
Unfortunately, we cannot recommend Grenada for our LGBTQ+ couples. Homosexuality is illegal and punishable with up to 10 years in prison. Same-sex partnerships and marriages are also not recognized in Grenada.
Food to Try
The national dish “Oil Down” is a type of stew made with a variety of spices, vegetables, and meats. Variations can include chicken wings or thighs, salted fish, salted pigtails, pumpkin, okra, spinach, bananas, and breadfruit. Ingredients are simmered to perfection in a coconut milk-based sauce with turmeric and ginger. “Oil Down” can be found at local dives and restaurants and is a favorite for weekend menus. Price ranges from $15-25 XCD, or $5-11 USD. A few restaurant recommendations are:
- BB’s Crabback
- Andy’s Soup Kitchen
- Home Hospitality
- 360 Degrees Grill and Lounge
Things to do there and where to stay
Kayak in clear blue water
When travelers dream of escaping to white sand beaches and crystal-clear blue water, then need look no further that the unspoiled landscape of Grenada. With its 75 miles of gorgeous coastline, the destination has some of the Caribbean’s most epic stretches of sand. For the ultimate clear kayaking experience, Grenada is where you want to be: Cayaks is a unique eco-tourism product that allows customers to see the destination’s unspoiled underwater landscape, using fully transparent kayaks. Have one look at their website and see why this is the ultimate experience.
Chocolate themed activities
Grenada is known for its production of spices, including cacao beans for chocolate bars and cocoa powder. Check out these chocolate-themed spa treatments at True Blue Bay Resort:
- Chocolate Facial –Let their therapists pamper you with a classic facial that includes a spa-made chocolate face mask using Grenada’s Dark Chocolate. Excellent for nourishing, rejuvenating and hydrating the skin.
- Chocolate Body Wrap –Relax in local Grenadian Chocolate Body Wrap suitable for all skin types leaving you feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. Perfect for moisturizing sunburnt skin and protecting it from any environmental condition.
- Mocha Body Scrub –Coffee and Grenada Chocolate body scrub rubs away dead skin leaving you glowing and smelling great! You’ll then be moisturized and massaged with Grenada Cocoa Butter.
- Cocoa Calm Bath Soak –Chocolate and cocoa butter-infused bath that smells amazing and leaves your skin with a silky-smooth complexion.
- Chocolate Manicure –A classic manicure with a subtle chocolate twist. Mocha body scrubs to replenish your hands and cocoa butter to moisturize. Add a nude color on your nails to top off the treatment (optional).
- Chocolate Pedicure –A classic pedicure with a mocha foot scrub and cocoa butter foot massage.
Grenada as a prime scuba diving destination
Grenada’s pristine blue waters and colorful corals make the destination a draw for snorkeling and scuba diving. With more than 30 dive sites available, there’s something for everyone. Most recently, Grenada’s iconic Underwater Sculpture Park (Nat Geo ranked top 25 wonders of the world) innovatively designed to act as a coral reef, was renovated, providing an even more amazing experience to view the diverse marine life. Or visit the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, the ‘Bianca C’.
Places to stay include the following:
- Calabash Grenada
- Sandals Grenada
- True Blue Bay Boutique Resort
- Coyoba Resort
- Royalton Grenada
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