Grenada Guided Walking Holiday

Uncover the unspoilt landscapes and intoxicating beauty of the spice island

Code: GNWHW

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Activity types:

  • Coastal
  • Flora
  • Food & drink
  • Wildlife

Level

  • 2
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Choosing the level of your walks

Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £2,999.00 - 10 nights

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Holiday overview

Download Grenada 2019 Trip Notes

Historic architecture in the capital city of St George ensure this volcanic island’s urban areas are just as breathtaking as its more rural ones. Off the beaten track, the lush, protected rainforest hides gems like the Morne LaBaye Trail, Grand Etang Lake and the Seven Sisters Waterfall. Cascades are a feature of the island – as are the spectacular sun-soaked white sands of Cabier Beach.

Holiday highlights

  • Discover historical capital St George
  • Walk/swim on amazing white sand beaches
  • Trek through tropical rainforest to refreshing waterfalls and pools
  • Enjoy dramatic coastal scenery
  • Be immersed in the colonial and cultural past of the friendly locals

I loved Grenada. The excellent harmonica-playing guide, Edwin - a local radio and TV celebrity - was so passionate about his island that we felt it too! Although service was slow sometimes, we were in the Caribbean where nothing is hurried - the food was exquisite! We visited waterfalls, rum distilleries, a chocolate factory, a spice garden... And when we got back to the hotel there was the beautiful Grand Anse beach with its FREE use of sailing boats, canoes, and paddle boards! And the steel band 'Pan Wizards' and their limbo dancing was a superb evening's entertainment. I'd love to go back. (Guest, January 2018)

Price includes

  • 10 nights’ accommodation in the Blue Horizons Garden Resort, Grand Anse
  • Full board from dinner on arrival, to breakfast on the final morning, less one lunch and one dinner
  • A full programme of guided walks and sightseeing with an experienced local guide and an HF Holidays’ leader
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • All internal transport
  • Tips

In pictures...

Accommodation

Bedroom Blue Horizons ResortGrenada pool bar at night

Blue Horizons Garden Resort

Our hotel for 10 nights is the eco-friendly 3 star Blue Horizons Garden Resort tucked away on a sloping hillside, a short walk to the famous Grand Anse beach, and five miles from the capital city of St George.The resort is family owned and operated, with superior and deluxe studios.

Our guests will be accommodated in superior rooms. Hotel porters are available to help with luggage.

The rooms are spacious with a kitchenette area, en-suite facilities, kettle, fridge, balcony or patio, and free WiFi. Safes are available at reception. There is a restaurant, and a pool bar, the outdoor freshwater pool is heated naturally by the warm Caribbean sun.

The whole resort is set within lush tropical gardens and is home to tropical birds. The sister hotel Spice Island Resort has a private beach area on the Grande Anse beach which is available to our guests.

Itinerary

Guided Walking & Sightseeing in Grenada

Download Grenada 2019 Trip Notes

This holiday offers you the chance to relax and soak up scenes of tropical beaches, sites of fascinating history and vibrant culture as you enjoy part day walks and sightseeing around the island. Walks are up to 5 ½ miles/9km with ascents of up to 950ft/290m, returning most days around mid-afternoon to give you time to enjoy the facilities of the resort, and the beautiful Grand Anse beach.

Day 1

We arrive in Grenada and transfer to our hotel near Grand Anse beach (approx. 15 mins).

Days 2-3: Rainforest, lakes & waterfalls and spice plantations

Lush rainforests and Concord FallsWe'll walk in the lush rainforest, with hikes to the beautiful Morne LaBaye Trail, Grand Etang Lake and the Seven Sisters Waterfall. There'll be lots of opportunities to see the Mona monkey as well as many species of birds.

When we visit the spectacular Lower Concord fall there's an opportunity to swim in the pool at the bottom of the 15m high cascade. A drive takes us to Dougaldston Spice Plantation, one of the oldest functioning estates in the Caribbean, and now home to a small cocoa processing plant. Another visit will give us insight into the processing of nutmeg at the Gouyave Nutmeg pool, and a visit to a chocolate factory is sure to tantalise the tastebuds!

Day 4: Fort Judy

Houses on the Grenada CoastAn easy walk on the peninsula to the east of Egmont Harbour. It offers dramatic coastal views which initially goes through an opulent residential area with extremely luxurious homes, on to a track that heads out to the Point of Fort Jeudy, the end of the peninsula.

Day 5: Free day

Colourful underwater statuesA day off from ‘guided’ activities, although you may want to get up early to partake in the hotel’s bird watching walk. Other possibilities for today include snorkelling, a stroll to Quarantine Point and Morne Rouge Beach, or take a boat ride to the neighbouring island of Carriacou.

Day 6: Forts Frederick and Matthew & Grenada Distillery

View from the old fort roadToday's walk begins at the summit of Springs Hill and proceeds upwards to Forts Frederick and Matthew. This is followed by the easy roadside walk through the amazingly beautiful residential villages of Morne Jaloux and Woburn with spectacular views of popular off-shore islands. After about an hour we arrive at the Grenada Distillers Limited where you’ll have chance to sample the local rum. 

 

Day 7: Laura Herb & Spice Garden and Carbier Beach

A short drive takes up to the Laura Herb & Spice Garden, planted with many species of plant including cacao, nutmeg and cinnamon. After our visit we'll head to the Royal Mount Carmel waterfall, where we'll follow a short woodland trail to the falls.

Day 8: St George's - 'City on a Hill'  Leapers Hill, Levera Bay

A walking tour of the capital St George’s, the ‘City on a Hill’ shows off the historic Georgian and Victorian architecture that makes the city unique. Visits to Fort George and the Grenada National Museum will provide further insight into the fascinating history and culture of this delightful island. We'll also walk along the length of the Carenage, the scenic natural harbour.

Day 9: Levera Archipelago National Park

Stunning beach at LeveraA scenic drive takes us along the west coast to visit Leapers Hill, Sauteurs, a place of significance in Grenadian history. We continue to the national park: we walk to Levera Beach, a beautiful stretch of white sand, and continue on through mangroves and swamps to Levera Pond. A short drive takes us to the River Antoine Rum Distillery, the only distillery on the island to still use a waterwheel to crush the sugar cane and process the rum in the same way since 1785.

Day 10: Belvedere Estate

Today's walk encompasses the valleys and mountains of Grenada's interior. We head in the direction of the Belvedere Estate, once home to rebel Julien Fedon and believed to be the first place nutmeg trees were planted on the island.

Day 11: Departure day

Most of the day at leisure before an overnight flight back to the UK.

 

General Information

Passport

A full passport valid for at least six months is required to enter Grenada

Visa

British citizens with full right of residence in the UK do not require a visa. Other nationalities should consult their nearest Grenada consulate or embassy.

Health advice

Before booking, you should check with your doctor to see if any health precautions are needed. The following websites provide a wealth of information on travelling and health: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk www.traveldoctor.co.uk

Vaccines: Hepatitis A & Tetanus vaccinations are recommended.

Zika virus, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya are all present on Grenada, so it is important that you take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Medical treatment can be expensive in Grenada, so please ensure you have adequate travel insurance.

Tap water is safe to drink in Grenada, but if you are susceptible to traveller’s tummy, then please buy bottled water.

Sunhat, suncream and glasses are essential under the hot Caribbean sun. If you go snorkelling, ensure you wear a tshirt.

Climate

Grenada has a tropical climate with average daytime temperatures ranging from around 25 degrees C in January and February (coolest months), to 31 degrees in July and August. The rainy season is between July and December, with hurricane season between July and November. Visitors to Grenada should always anticipate showers and any excursions/walks in the interior will occasionally be wet, and almost always be humid. Higher altitudes and windward facing coastlines usually have a cooling breeze, making the tropical climate more comfortable.

Money

Grenada’s currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (EC$ or XCD), fixed to the US $. Coins are cents. US dollars are widely accepted, and many prices are quoted in both EC$ and US$.

ATMS are widely available, and most major credit cards are accepted.

Other

The roads in Grenada, whilst offering tremendous scenery, are quite windy and twisty, something to bear in mind if you are prone to motion sickness

Time

Grenada is 4 hours behind GMT (5 hours in British Summer Time)

Tips

Tips are included in your holiday price.

For flights information see dates and prices tab.

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Dates & Prices

Here at HF Holidays, we pride ourselves in offering a unique holiday full of experiences that you can’t find with anyone else. Find out what's included in this holiday.

Date Description Nights Brochure price Book
13 Nov 2019 GNWHW - Grenada, the Spice Island - Without Flights 10 £2,999.00 Book Now
13 Nov 2019 GNWHW - Grenada, the Spice Island
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 13 Nov 2019, 10:05 a.m.
  • Arrive: 13 Nov 2019, 4:50 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Grenada

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 23 Nov 2019, 6:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 24 Nov 2019, 8:20 a.m.
  • Depart from: Grenada
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
10 £3,699.00 Book Now

Prices are per person

Price includes

  • 10 nights’ accommodation in the Blue Horizons Garden Resort, Grand Anse
  • Full board from dinner on arrival, to breakfast on the final morning, less one lunch and one dinner
  • A full programme of guided walks and sightseeing with an experienced local guide and an HF Holidays’ leader
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • All internal transport
  • Tips

Other important information:

Single supplement: £799

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