I would travel back to Grenada in a heartbeat for fish Friday, the beaches and the food. Oh……and the people, the market in St. Georges, the crystal clear water, incredible world-renowned snorkeling, and the friendly locals.
Forty-five white sandy beaches and nine black sand beaches ring the island, drawing those who worship the sun and everything that comes with it-beaches, water sports, hiking and Caribbean culture.
It is fabulous news to know that getting to Grenada just got a whole lot easier with the launch of Air Transat’s new seasonal flight out of Toronto. The first time I went, I had to switch planes 3 times, and we all know how annoying that can be. With the news of the expedited travel, by the time you get to heavenly Grenada, you can toss your suitcase in your room, and run directly to the sun and sand.
“We’re thrilled that Air Transat is now flying to Grenada,” said Edwin Frank, Public Relations Officer for The Grenada Board of Tourism. “With various direct flights available during the winter months, getting to Grenada has never been easier for Canadians. We hope these flight options encourage Canadians to visit us in ‘The Spice of the Caribbean’ this winter!”
If you’re looking to escape the winter chill this year, Grenada is the perfect destination. Whether you’re after a week of rest and relaxation on the beach, or an active holiday full of scuba diving, hiking and other activities, Grenada is the place to visit in 2013.
When you go, and I cannot recommend it highly enough, make sure you stock up on fresh spices, after all it is called the ‘Spice Island’ for a reason. I am about to run out of cinammon and cloves , so I should book my flight soon. mmmmn – the smell of fresh star anise!
How to Get to Grenada from Canada
Grenada can be reached via Caribbean Airlines (www.caribbean-airlines.com) with their year-round twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) direct flight from Toronto to Grenada. Air Canada Vacations operates a seasonal non-stop flight from Toronto to Grenada (Saturday departure with easy connections from 65 Canadian gateways available at www.aircanadavacations.com) from December to April. Air Transat (www.airtransat.com) has a weekly flight to Grenada from December until April. AC operates year-round daily flights from Toronto to Barbados (Saturday & Sunday departures from Montreal) with connections on LIAT to Grenada. WestJet operates a flight from Toronto to Barbados with connections on LIAT to Grenada. Titan Tours and G.G. Tours offer seasonal flights to Grenada. Alitours (www.alitours.com) and Total Vacations (www.totalvacations.ca) offers year-round land arrangements.
Photos: Melody Wren