Getting to Grenada Just Got Easier with Launch of New Air Transat Flight

5. CY article, view of Laurant Point from Sauteurs

2. CY article St. Georges harbour

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.

blog 8 Aquarium Beach

“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!”

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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.

blog 1 locals with caught fish

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!

For more information on Grenada, contact the Grenada Board of Tourism at 416-595-1339, email at tourism@grenadaconsulate.com or visit www.grenadagrenadines.com.

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.

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Photos: Melody Wren

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About The blog of travel & lifestyle journalist Melody Wren

Melody is a freelance writer because she believes that work and fun should not be mutually exclusive. She writes about travel, food, lifestyle and green living. Melody loves staying in a place long enough to get acquainted. Local customs, markets and traditional cultures are magnets for this writer. When not writing she’s either on the road, in the air, or savoring something tasty. Most of her travels feature outdoor adventures of some sort, although she typically avoids sleeping on the ground. She is an ordinary person that enjoys challenging and pushing herself, facing fears with an eye on experiential travel. She needs to do it, feel it and see it so she can write about it. Her hope is that her stories encourage readers to get out there and do the same.
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One Response to Getting to Grenada Just Got Easier with Launch of New Air Transat Flight

  1. Hi Melody – I was in your great workshop in Southampton last summer and have some specific questions to ask since I cannot find my notes! How can I contact you? Carol

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