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Grenada - Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. When is the best time to go?
  2. Do you need a visa?
  3. How can I get there?
  4. What is the local currency and what currency should I take?
  5. What is there to see and do?
  6. How big is the island?
  7. Are the best beaches in Grenada public?
  8. Is it safe to drink the tap water?

When is the best time to go?

Grenada experiences warm, sunny weather for the majority of the year, so you can travel at almost any time. The rainy season is between June and December, although the rain rarely lasts for longer than around one hour at a time. June to November is also the hurricane season in this part of the Caribbean. The driest months are between January and May and this is typically the high season in Grenada. Average annual temperatures come in between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius.

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Do you need a visa?

British citizens don't require a visa to enter Grenada - you just need to have a valid passport and an onward ticket.

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How can I get there?

At present there are two weekly direct flights to Grenada from the UK, both departing from London Gatwick. One is operated by Virgin Atlantic on Tuesdays and the other by British Airways on Sundays. Direct flights to Grenada take an average of ten hours.

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What is the local currency and what currency should I take?

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.

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What is there to see and do?

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 Mt Carmel Waterfall, which is the highest on the island. 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. The Grenada Chocolate Company now works with the estate so you can try some of its delicious produce too. Alternatively, you can stop by the Westerhall Rum Distillery to sample their tipples and see how the spirit is produced.

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How big is the island?

Grenada is 12 miles wide by 21 miles long, with vast stretches of gorgeous coastline.

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Are the best beaches in Grenada public?

There are no private beaches in Grenada, so you can access all the best stretches of sand without having to worry.

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Is it safe to drink the tap water?

The tap water in Grenada is safe to drink, although bottled water is readily available.

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