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Grenada is an island located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, bordered by Trinidad, Tobago, and Venezuela. It is the largest of six islands at the end of the Grenadines island chain.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Grenada
If you are an Australian, British, American, Canadian, or EU citizen, there is no visa required for visiting Grenada, but you will need to show your return ticket upon arrival. Your passport must be valid for at least six months. A visa is required for travelers from other countries. The validity of the visa varies according to traveler circumstances and return ticket date. In addition, it will cost around USD 100 for a single-entry. It will cost around USD 250 for multiple entry visas.
Things/Items Allowed into Grenada
Passengers ages 18 years or older are allowed to bring in, 200 individual cigarettes, 25 cigars, or 250 grams of tobacco, 1 liter of wine or spirits, 1/4 liter of perfume, and goods up to a max. value of XCD300. Valuable items like jewelry, laptops, cameras, etc. should be declared on your air ticket and passport upon arrival.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Grenada
• Marine Specimens
• Art Objects
Things/Items Forbidden into Grenada
• Agricultural Items
Voice of Travelers to Grenada
Perfect for Summer
My air ticket to Grenada was from John F. Kennedy International Airport with JetBlue Airways, and it was a nice trip. I landed in Maurice Bishop International Airport, which was full of the most beautiful paintings. It was mid-June, and the temperature was about 25 C and light rain showers. I got to visit Grenada Concord Waterfalls, located north of the capital. Perfect for summer, there is a cool pool of water and a beautiful view of the peaceful rain forest surroundings. Because of my great trip, I highly recommend booking your ticket for the summer time!
Nutmeg & Liquor in Grenada
My trip and ticket to Grenada were organized by a travel agency. So they did all the work for me. On the first day, we went to the fishing village of Gouyave. There we visited a Nutmeg processing station, which Grenada is most famous for. Entry tickets for the Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Cooperative were only USD 1! We got to explore the nutmeg cooperative's packaged flavors, clothing, and many other things. My next stop was to the River Antoine Rum Distillery. There we got to taste old-fashion production style liquor only available in Grenada. Since air tickets, food and travel were so cheap, I had a great time!
Diving in Grenada
I booked my ticket to Grenada three months in advance to the Maurice Bishop International Airport. Since I booked so early, the ticket was so cheap. The most memorable thing I saw on my trip was the Underwater Sculpture Park! It was done by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, and is probably one of the most iconic images of Grenada. The site is about 10 minutes by boat and a short dive to the sculptures. The sculptures can get a bit hard to see so I recommend going on a sunny day to get the best view of them!
Grenada Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is prohibited in Grenada?
A. Corned beef from Brazil is banned. In addition, Grenada is also planning to ban Styrofoam and plastic as apart of its waste management strategy. It is best to check with your embassy or the Government of Grenada's website for the latest news before booking your air ticket.
Q. When should I book my ticket to Grenada?
A. Many tourists like to book their ticket for December. This is because it is the period right after the rainy season and right before the winter clouds. The temperature at this time is quite mild and many people like it. But because of this, booking a ticket may be difficult and expensive. For cheap tickets, summer time (May-August) is Grenada's off-season time so tickets may be cheaper. August is also when the island is most lively due to the festivals that take place at this time!
Q. What are the major places to book a ticket for in Grenada?
A. The Grand Anse Beach is the most famous beach in Grenada. There are also many resorts along the beach shore surrounded by restaurants and boutiques in St. George's, the capital of Grenada. There are also historic places like the Fort Frederic, built by the French and completed by British completed it in 1791. You can book a ticket for this fort that is located at Richmond Hill, St. George’s in Grenada for an affordable entry price!
Grenada - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Maurice Bishop International Airport • Toronto Pearson International Airport
• Gatwick Airport
• John F. Kennedy International Airport
• Miami International Airport
• Piarco International Airport
Flight Routes to Grenada
The main airport in Grenada is the Maurice Bishop International Airport, formerly known as Point Salines International Airport. If you are looking for an air ticket from Canada, you can book a direct flight with Air Canada Rouge. If you are looking for a ticket departing from the UK, you can book a direct flight with British Airways. If you are traveling from the U.S., you can book a direct flight with JetBlue Airways.