04 June 2019
Known as the ‘Island of Spice’ on account of it being the home of nutmeg, cinnamon and many other exotic spices, the gorgeous Caribbean island of Grenada has so much to offer for all types of traveller.
Home to sublime stretches of cashmere-soft sand beaches, breath-taking waterfalls and unforgettable dive sites, glorious Grenada is a place where untouched beauty meets warm and friendly people, to make a holiday destination that offers a vibrant and enchanting experience.
There’s no shortage of things to do in Grenada at any time of the year, and the island’s social calendar is always brimming with a wealth of exciting events. Here are a few dates for your diary that you won’t want to miss during your stay.
Flavours of Grenada Food and Beverage Festival (20th to 27th May): Foodies will be in their element at this week-long annual festival. Featuring events that encourage you to relax, revitalise and restore inner balance, immerse yourself in an eclectic blend of culinary and wellness experiences. The event culminates with a sail along the island’s stunning coastline, before stopping off on one of the breath-taking beaches for a tropical picnic and some rum-flavoured drinks.
Grenada Chocolate Fest (31st May to 7th June): A celebration of the island’s delicious organic chocolate, indulge in a range of unique experiences during this week-long annual celebration.
Visit organic cocoa plantations nestled in the lush Caribbean rainforest, make your own exquisite organic chocolate, hear the story of Grenada’s deep cocoa farming roots, ‘dance the cocoa’ and indulge in delicious chocolate-inspired cuisine. This cocoa-infused island festival promises to be an unforgettable experience for chocolate lovers.
Grenada Carnival (12th to 13th August): Also known as ‘Spicemas’, the Grenada Carnival is the island’s premier cultural event. A Grenadian expression in all its glory, this fabulous annual festival is bursting with pageantry and expression linked to the island’s African, French, British and Caribbean heritage. Colourful, humorous and full of surprises, prepare to be wowed by the calypso bands, steel pan orchestras, parades and costumes.
Grenada’s entry at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, ‘A Carnival of Exotic Tropical Blooms’ won a highly coveted Gold Medal, the island’s fifteenth to date. An energetic representation of the colourful outfits worn by revellers at the annual ‘Spicemas’ carnival celebrations, lucky visitors to the annual flower show had the chance to experience a Grenada festival right here in the UK.
Pure Grenada Dive Fest (29th September to 4th October): Grenada is home to over 30 intriguing dive sites, including the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, the ‘Bianca C’, and the world’s first underwater sculpture park. A celebration with something for all abilities, whether you’re a newbie or seasoned diver, delve down to some of the island’s most famous wrecks and be inspired by the diverse reef and marine life.
"Grenada has acres of white sand, rum punch and palm trees, and seems to have more charm than many of its sister islands"
Jakki, Travel Counsellor
Experience the ‘Island of Spice’ for yourself this summer with a blissful escape at the idyllic Silversands Grenada. Set on the sublime shores of Grand Anse Beach, relax, unwind and escape the stresses of daily life at this beautiful hideaway. Staying in a spacious and opulently appointed Garden View Room, you’ll wake each day to stunning views of Grenada’s wild and luscious landscape. Whether you want to bask in the warm sunshine by the longest infinity pool in the Caribbean, indulge in a traditional treatment or locally inspired rituals at the luxurious spa or work out in the fitness centre, there are plenty of luxurious ways to relax here.
When it’s time to dine, there are two globally inspired restaurants to tantalise your taste buds. Sample Asian cuisine infused with Grenadian spices at Asiatique and delve into freshly caught fish and seafood at The Grenadian Grill. There’s also an intimate cigar and rum lounge, as well as a refined beach lounge with nightly entertainment accompanied by stunning views over the brilliant blue sea. There’s never been a better time to book your romantic escape in gorgeous Grenada.
Experience gorgeous Grenada for yourself by contacting your Travel Counsellor today and taking advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.