Where to Stay in Grenada

The Spice Island 101: Planning a Trip to Grenada

Since my love affair with Grenada started back in January, many of you have emailed or commented wanting more specifics: Where do you stay? Do you need a car to get around? How on Earth do you get there in the first place?

How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean

Guys, I’ve got you covered.

How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean

Getting There

Grenada is serviced by American Airlines, which operates a direct flight daily out of Miami. Delta also offers a Saturday flight each week from Atlanta and one from Miami; JetBlue flies out of JFK on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; AirCanada operates flights weekly out of Toronto; and LIAT and Caribbean Airlines both fly into St. George’s from other Caribbean islands. If you’re in the UK, there are two flights weekly from Gatwick on both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. From Germany, there are seasonal flights on Condor Airlines.

How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean

We paid around $700 a person from Nashville, but I’ve seen cheaper fare in the past, for as little as $550 from Atlanta or $404 from Miami on Caribbean Airways.

Getting Around

I’ll be upfront with you: Driving in Grenada is hard. There are no street signs, no speed limit posted, no real rules. The best way to describe it is organized chaos.

How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean

Plus, if you’re American, you’ll be driving on the other side of the road and dodging humans as you go as many of the locals walk to and from work (or elsewhere).

Luckily, my husband learned to drive in both California and Sicily so he’s a wizard behind the wheel, but if you’re staying outside of Grand Anse, you’ll want a car so be sure you take an experienced driver with you. We found the best rates were via Hertz and Avis, and Jade and I each rented an SUV (automatic) for $450 for the week. On top of that, they’ll also issue you a Grenada driver’s license, which is another $30 or so.

How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean

Oh, and be prepared for goats. They’re everywhere (and oh-so-cute!).

How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean

Where to Stay

Without a doubt, the most secluded luxury vacation rental on all of Grenada is Villa Solitaire, a four-bedroom house with an additional office bedroom that can comfortably sleep 12 people or more.

Where to Stay on Grenada

How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean
How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean

Oh, and did I mention it comes with its own private pool? And cook? And cleaning service? Bliss.

How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean

But let’s not forget the tennis court! A former college tennis player, I hit the courts the final night in Grenada and wished I’d taken advantage of this perk every day we were there.

How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean

Villa Solitaire is not only the perfect family vacation spot, but also the most excellent site for a destination wedding in the Caribbean.

How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean

How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean
How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean
How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean
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How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean

How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean

The price for a group our size works out to about $900 a night (or $225 per couple) in off-season. With food and all the amenities included, you really can’t beat that price and this level of luxury!

How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean

What to Do on Grenada

There’s so much to do on this tiny island, your problem will be cramming it all in. Do you learn how to scuba dive? Go snorkeling with sculptures? Try your hand at river rafting? Or visit a chocolate plantation or two? For an island, Grenada is surprisingly diverse in its offerings.

How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean

Anything I forgot that you’re dying to know? This is hardly the last you’ll be hearing of Grenada—you guys, I’m obsessed–but for now, I have other travels to share!

How to Get to Grenada: Logistics of Traveling to the Caribbean


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COMMENTS
  • April 9, 2017

    Love, love, love Grenada! We just got back from a 10 day trip there ourselves..primarily to take a sailing class, but driving around the island itself was a blast, even if the driving was a little terrifying at times! Nice to see a great write-up of the island.
    Henry Malmgren recently posted..An Amazing Road Trip across KansasMy Profile

    • April 16, 2017

      Ahhh, that’s awesome, Henry! Where did you guys stay?

  • April 10, 2017

    That last photo of you and SVV is so cute! Great post — you’ve got Grenada on my bucket list now!
    Alex recently posted..Florida Fanatic: My Summer Plans for the Sunshine StateMy Profile

    • April 16, 2017

      I know you still have a lot of the Caribbean left to tackle, but definitely make this one a priority! It’s definitely in my top three (if not my number one).

  • April 11, 2017

    Wow!! Pictures are too amazing and appealing. I would definitely share this destination with my friends. I know they will love it.

    • April 16, 2017

      Thanks so much, Ashwin! Appreciate it.

  • April 11, 2017

    What a beautiful pictures of Grenada including things to do and place to stay, Thank for sharing amazing guide & comprehensive blog with us.

    • April 16, 2017

      You’re welcome, Gita. Hope you get the chance to visit someday!

  • April 11, 2017

    I’m reading a book about Jamaica at the moment (Brief History of Seven Killings), and now you’re confronting me with a post about Grenada again – I can’t help but conclude that the Caribbean is calling out to me 🙂

    • April 16, 2017

      I’m thinking about hosting a writing retreat there next year. Wanna come? 😉

      • April 17, 2017

        Could it also be a chill & relax retreat? 🙂 I’m not much of a writer, but relaxing and reading is something I should certainly do more of 😉
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  • April 15, 2017

    Your photos from Grenada are captivating. I’m a little thrown off by the driving situation. Could you please touch some on public transportation, if there is any?
    Kendal recently posted..World War II: Russia’s StoryMy Profile

    • April 16, 2017

      There’s definitely a bus that the locals take, Kendal—not sure if the tourists do, as well. Many stay down on Grand Anse so they don’t need transportation but we loved being in a non-tourist part of the island, about five miles away in Westerhall Point. Here’s some info on the bus system:

      http://caribya.com/grenada/buses/

      And you can definitely call cabs, as well.

  • April 16, 2017

    Grenada sounds very nice indeed!
    I certainly wouldn’t mind my hand at a little sailing or river rafting. And that goat sounds so cute. I like goats!
    More please!
    Victoria @The British Berliner recently posted..‘Just because I don’t drink coffee. ‘Doesn’t mean I can’t have coffee culture with hot chocolate, in Vienna!My Profile

    • April 16, 2017

      You can fly direct from Germany to Grenada. DO IT! =)

  • April 18, 2017

    so late on this one… agree with Alex, that last photo of you two is bees knees.
    jade recently posted..Family Trip to Knott’s Berry Farm & the Boysenberry FestivalMy Profile

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