Fly To Grenada, Caribbean
The island country of Grenada is made up of three islands – Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Located on the southern part of the Windard Islands in the Caribbean, this tiny little state was initially colonised by France and then Britain, and these charming islands still bear traces of French and British influences in their architecture and culture. The capital of Grenada is St George’s which is located on the southwest coast of Grenada island.
Grenada is known for its magnificent scenery made up of crater lakes, rainforests, coastal mangrove plantations and exquisite white sand beaches. It’s called the Spice Island, because a number of aromatic spices, including cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla grow here. The islands are also known for their music called Calypso, which evokes Grenada’s African heritage.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders travelling to Grenada do not need a visa to enter the country. Ensure your South African passport has at least 6 months remaining on it from your return date and that you have at least 2 blank pages available for stamps.
- The closest South African Embassy to Grenada is in Kingston, Jamaica: 15 Hillcrest Avenue, Kingston. Phone: +1-876-620-4840. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See and do
Of course, an island holiday is all about the beach, and Grenada’s beaches are legendary, especially the ones at Grand Anse, Levera Bay, Morne Rouge and on its southern coast. Levera Bay is also popular for surfing, and diving trips take off from Grand Anse Beach to visit nearby coral reefs, especially Moliniere Reef, about 5km from St George’s. Carriacou also offers excellent diving opportunities and the best snorkeling is found in White Island Marine Park and Martin’s Bay, near Grand Anse.
Discover Carriacou’s history at the island’s famous museum in Hillsborough, which boasts an excellent collection of Amerindian items and mementos that date back to the 18th Century. To see some of Grenada’s ecology, visit the protected bird sanctuary in the La Sagesse Nature Reserve with its scenic salt lakes, rivers and mangroves. And for something completely different, find out how Caribbean rum is made at one of the island’s main rum distilleries, the Grenada Sugar Factory in St George’s.
Maurice Bishop International Airport – GND
Grenada’s airport is located about 8km from the capital, St George’s, on a peninsula called Point Salines, the island’s most southwestern point. The airport celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009.
Flights at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (code GND) connect with other Caribbean islands, the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Food and beverage: A restaurant, cafeteria and snack bar is available in the terminal building.
Currency Exchange: A Grenada Co-operative Bank Ltd. ATM is available. The Bureau of Exchange is currently closed.
Airport Hotels: None at the airport, but the town is nearby. Try: Comfort Suites Anchorage International Airport, Courtyard by Marriott Anchorage Airport, Embassy Suites Anchorage, Hotel Captain Cook, Millennium Alaskan Hotel if you’re looking for accommodation close to the airport.
Car Hire: Archie’s, David Car Rental, Dollar, Y&R Car Rental, Maitlands Rental, Y&R.