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About Grenada | Luxury Villa Rental

Grenada is the home of untouched natural beauty, wide stretches of silk-soft sand, the friendliest residents and one of the most varied wildlife. Perfect for keen explorers, as well as guests more inclined to just lay back and relax. Handpicked Villas have personally selected the most luxurious of Grenadine retreats on your behalf, to make your luxury villa rental in Grenada as enjoyable as possible. 

    This small island is just 22 miles by 12 miles and is mostly undeveloped and rural in nature. However, Grenada is huge on romance and provides a haven of tranquillity for visitors. Far less touristy than many of its Caribbean neighbours, Grenada Villa Holidays are the perfect spot for a quiet getaway. The locals love welcoming visitors to their island, and Grenadians are some of the warmest, most polite people you’ll ever meet.

    Grenada has lots of natural beauty, just waiting to be explored. The island’s interior is covered with dense rainforest and lush tropical jungle. The most incredible natural wonder to visit is the Grand Etang National Park. Spend a day trekking through the park, which is home to wild monkeys and exotic tropical birds. Concord Falls is a gorgeous natural landmark you also won’t want to miss whilst on holiday in Grenada. You’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches, but Grand Anse is a very popular holiday destination for its immaculate white sand and turquoise waters. Black Bay is actually black, with silky black volcanic sand. If diving’s your thing, head to the beaches of Boss or Molinaire Reefs on the West Coast.

    Mingle with the friendly locals in the pretty town of St. George’s, which has arguably one of the best seafronts in the Caribbean. There are bustling spice markets here, as well as a historic fort, colourful homes, ancient stone buildings and the Carenage natural harbour. Another of the island’s larger towns is Victoria - here you can hike the cliffs for amazing views of the sea...just beware of falling rocks!

    Hire a boat and plan an excursion to the neighbouring island of Carriacou, where you’ll find West Indian life in its purest form. There are green hills just begging to be hiked and pristine hidden beaches waiting to be discovered. Petit Martinique, Grenada’s second little sister, makes a fantastic day trip as well. Here you’ll find an even slower pace and breathtaking, untouched scenery.  Here there’s a small community of locals - less than a thousand permanent residents - but they exude the same hospitality and charm you’ll find on the more developed islands.

    So where is Grenada? As one of the most Southerly islands in the Caribbean, Grenada forms the tail-end of St Vincent & The Grenadines. It is also Easterly so it benefits from cooling tradewinds. Our Grenada Map shows several points of interest on this beautiful island.

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    FACTS ABOUT GRENADA...

    Grenada offers some of the most luxurious villas in the world, perfect tropical hideaways with your every need catered for. Read more Grenada facts below:

    • VISAS & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR GRENADA

    Visas are not usually required when entering Grenada. Grenada tourist visas are not required for citizens of the United States for a stay up to 90 days. British passport holders do not need visas to enter Grenada for visits up to three months.

    • DEPARTURE TAX FROM GRENADA

    Persons over the age of 12 - ECD$50, Children aged 5-12 years - ECD$25. This charge is payable at the airport on departure from the island.

    • LANGUAGE IN GRENADA

    English 

    • LOCAL TIME IN GRENADA

    Grenada is part of the East Caribbean Time Zone (UTC) and is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

    • GETTING AROUND GRENADA

    If your Spice Experience includes you behind the wheel, Grenada has several car rental companies. For those who prefer a more leisurely approach, taxi and private bus drivers will accommodate. Water taxis are also at your service, as are companies specializing in tours around Grenada’s coastlines.

    • ELECTRICAL STANDARDS IN GRENADA

    Grenada uses the 220-240 volt system.

    • CURRENCY IN GRENADA

    The unit of currency in Grenada is the East Caribbean Dollar, which is linked to the US$. The official exchange rate is ECD$2.7 = USD$1.00. 

    • CREDIT CARDS IN GRENADA

    Most restaurants do encourage and accept credit cards. Travellers cheques in US, UK and Canadian funds are also cashable at many retail outlets. There are many regional and international banks, which have ATMs that will accept major credit cards and dispense local currency based on the current exchange rate.

    • WATER STANDARDS IN GRENADA

    Grenada's water is perfectly safe to drink.

    • POPULATION OF GRENADA

    The Grenada population is about 104,890 (2011). 

    • SUNRISE + SUNSET IN GRENADA

    The sun in Grenada rises at about 5:55am and sets at approximately 6:30pm all year around.

    • COMMUNICATIONS IN GRENADA

    The area code for Grenada is 473. You dial this ths code just like you would do for any other international area code.

    • CAPITAL OF GRENADA

    The Grenada capital is St George's on the West Coast.