Planning a Tropical Grenada Honeymoon for an Island Escape

Head to The Spice Island for pristine beaches, homegrown chocolate and warm hospitality.
Grenada, Caribbean
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Dina Cheney - The Knot Contributor.
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Updated Mar 28, 2024
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A Grenada honeymoon will appeal to newlyweds looking for white-sand beaches, water sports, waterfalls, colorful orchids and tropical fruit trees. Located in the eastern Caribbean Sea about 100 miles north of the Venezuelan coast, this top honeymoon spot is lush, tropical and inviting.

Nicknamed "The Spice Island," this hilly island destination is equally well-known for its production of spices and chocolate. With its mix of natural beauty, cultural richness and romantic honeymoon accommodations, Grenada is the perfect vacation for couples looking for a tropical escape.

Ready to plan your romantic getaway? Here's the inside scoop.

Grenada Honeymoon Tips in this Article:

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Best Time to Honeymoon in Grenada

"Grenada is a Caribbean destination that many honeymooners don't consider, but should," say Kara Bebell and Harlan deBell, co-owners of The Travel Siblings.

Allison Tolbert, a trip designer with Reco, agrees, describing the country as an under-the-radar destination that's a departure from the traditional Caribbean honeymoon.

The best time to visit is between December and early May, suggest Bebell and deBell, and avoid hurricane season, which takes place from June through November. That being said, couples who want to experience two of the country's biggest annual festivals (plus lower prices) might consider traveling in the summer—the Chocolate Festival takes place in July and The Grenada Carnival (known as Spicemas) occurs in August. Just buy travel insurance if you take that risk, Bebell and deBell say.

Best weather: December to May.
Festival highlights: The Chocolate Festival in July; The Grenada Carnival in August.

Grenada Honeymoon - Grand Anse Beach
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Grenada Honeymoon Planning Tips

Amidst flowering shrubs, waterfalls and forests, couples can visit rum distilleries, as well as spice and chocolate plantations. As could be expected for an island in the West Indies, a Grenada honeymoon offers gorgeous beaches, water sports and luxurious resorts. But what sets it apart from other spots is that it also provides a more tropical, jungle-like experience—which is ideal for adventure-loving couples.

Going on a honeymoon in Grenada can provide newlyweds with a mix of active water sports and hiking plus serene spa treatments and beach-going. Foodie couples will appreciate the farm-to-table experience of seeing where spices, rum and chocolate come from. Although this destination feels exotic, it's only about a four-hour flight from the East Coast of the US. Airline carriers offer nonstop flights from New York, Miami, Atlanta and Charlotte into Maurice Bishop International Airport.

The nightlife in Grenada is quite sleepy, say Bebell and deBell. "Most honeymooners who travel here are content to enjoy a late dinner or evening nightcap at their hotel."

Entry requirements: A valid US passport. Grenada also requires travelers to provide evidence of return/onward travel arrangements.
Grenada, known as the "Spice Island," is located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, north of Trinidad and Tobago and south of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD) is the official currency.
Flight time to Destination:
Direct flights from Miami to Grenada typically take about 3.5 hours. Flights from New York City can take around 4.5 hours.
Getting around:
Rental cars, taxis and buses are available for getting around Grenada. Keep in mind, driving is on the left side of the road. Many couples prefer taxis or hiring a driver for convenience and the opportunity to learn about the island from a local perspective.

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Best Grenada Honeymoon Resorts and Hotels

For a memorable honeymoon in Grenada, consider booking a honeymoon package at one of the island's boutique resorts or luxury hotels, many of which offer special amenities for couples. Here are our favorites.

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Calabash Grenada

The Calabash Grenada, a family-run luxury boutique hotel, is a member of Relais & Chateaux. Some of the 30 rooms and five villas include private balconies.

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Silversands Grenada

With the longest pool in the Caribbean, say Bebell and deBell, this stylish and tranquil resort on Grand Anse Beach includes both rooms and villas. At Silversands Grenada, the rooms are large and villas offer private swimming pools.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Spice Island Beach Resort

Located on Grand Anse Beach, Spice Island is an eco-friendly resort that features non-chlorinated pools, solar heating and lighting, and organic gardens. The suites are beachfront and offer breathtaking ocean views.

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Sandals Grenada

Formerly LaSource, Sandals Grenada is an all-inclusive, adults-only resort is in the heart of Pink Gin Beach. Book a South Seas Honeymoon Villa, which offers a private pool and outdoor sundeck, soaking tub for two, and butler service. The resort's honeymoon package includes a bottle of sparkling wine, turndown service with flower petals, and breakfast in bed.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Laluna Grenada

Laluna Grenada is a beachfront property that includes 16 cottages, an Italian restaurant, and a relaxing spa with an open-air yoga pavilion.

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Mount Cinnamon Resort

This eco-luxe hideaway is perched atop the hillside on Grand Anse Beach. Mount Cinnamon Resort consists of 37 luxury villas and suites, each with its own veranda. The spa offers a variety of treatments, including hot stone massages.

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Pro tip: If you're looking for unique Grenada honeymoon accommodations, consider staying at a romantic Airbnb or VRBO.

Things to Do in Grenada for Couples

Whether you want to explore or relax, you can do it all on a Grenada honeymoon. Here are some ideas on things to do to help you kickstart your itinerary.

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Head to the Beach

Grenada is renowned for its white-sand beaches. "The most well-known on the island, Grand Anse, has a long stretch of pristine beach," Tolbert says. It's perfect for runners, with uninterrupted flat sand and views for days, she adds. In addition to the 2.5-mile-long Grand Anse Beach, Bebell and deBell recommend Tyrell Bay Beach. There, couples can admire boats passing through the bay.

Hike for Waterfalls and Monkey Sightings

Adventurous travelers can hike into the forests of Grand Etang National Park (where you can often run into Mona Monkeys) or take the moderate trail on Mount Saint Catherine. While trekking, couples can visit the country's famed waterfalls, such as the 70-foot Royal Mount Carmel Falls, 30-foot Annandale Falls or 65-foot Concord Falls.

Tour Cacao Farms

Grenada is known for its production of spices and cacao. To learn how cacao pods are transformed into chocolate and to taste the end result, couples can visit the House of Chocolate Grenada Museum, Grenada Chocolate Company, Jouvay Chocolate or Belmont Estate. At Belmont Estate, newlyweds can take a Bean to Bar Chocolate Tour, then enjoy a lunch featuring fruit and chocolate produced on-site.

To watch spices being grown and processed, it's also worth stopping by Dougaldston Estate or The Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Station.

Boat, Snorkel and Scuba Dive

Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Grenada offers every type of water sport. Rent a sailboat or motorboat, snorkel or scuba dive. Divers will appreciate the reefs and nearly a dozen shipwrecks, including the Bianca C. Often called the "Titanic of the Caribbean," this luxury cruise liner sank in 1961.

Explore the Capital City of St. George

The capital city features Georgian buildings, colorful homes, shops and restaurants. While there, couples shouldn't miss Fort George, which dates back to the 18th century and offers dramatic ocean views. Divers and snorkelers will want to check out St. George Underwater Sculpture Park, an art gallery submerged under the sea.

Visit Palm Tree Gardens

Learn about Grenada's diverse vegetation with a botanical garden tour, suggest Bebell and deBell. Couples can tour two acres with more than 300 plant species and a pond featuring red-footed tortoises.

Tour River Antoine Rum Distillery

This privately owned rum distillery is one of the oldest functioning water-propelled distilleries in the Caribbean. Take a tour and taste some delicious rum!

Pro tip: Include Grenada honeymoon experiences in your gift registry. This way, your loved ones can give you a memorable couples' activity to enjoy while you're on your trip. Make sure to post honeymoon photos to your wedding website so your guests can see what you're up to.

What to Pack for a Grenada Honeymoon

Mona Monkey in the Grand Etang Forest Reserve on the Caribbean island of Grenada
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You want to bring lightweight clothing that'll keep you cool and comfortable in your honeymoon luggage. "Swap your heels for flip-flops, and opt for chic summer looks in linen or cotton that can take you from the beach to a resort dinner in a flash," say Bebell and deBell. Sunscreen and swimsuits are also a must, so make sure they're included on your packing checklist.

Brittany Barber contributed to this article.

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