Climate: Grenada offers great year round air temperatures range from 27°C / 80°F in winter to 30°C / 87°F in summer with a nice breeze throughout.
Water Temperature: 27 – 30°C / 80 – 85°F
Time: UTC -4:00
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$). Some business may accept US Dollars but it’s advised to exchange currency at banks.
Electricity: 230 Volts. European still plugs, adapters are recommended
Marriage Requirements: Please contact the local tourism board for instructions and requirements.
Airport(s): Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND)
Hyperbaric Chambers: St. Augustine’s Medical Services (SAMS)
Home of the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean and an underwater volcano, Grenada is located in the eastern Caribbean, and is the southernmost of the Windward Islands situated 100 miles north of Venezuela and 12 degrees north of the equator. Divers of all skill levels will enjoy lazy drift dives over coral gardens or the challenging wreck dives. The three-island nation, which includes Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique, contains 133 square miles. Grenada itself is 12 miles wide and 21 miles long, with the capital city of St. George and most tourist facilities located on the southwestern tip of the island. It is mountainous and thickly wooded, with streams and rivers.
We really enjoyed True Blue Bay and Aquanauts and look forward to returning in the near future. True Blue Bay Boutique Resort is nice, clean and staff is friendly. The Aquanauts crew are fantastic and the diving in Grenada is at the top of all my trips.
Accommodations: large clean rooms, large bathrooms, a bonus with stove top, microwave and refrigerator. Pool was within 10 steps from the porch. Air conditioning and fan work great. The entire resort was clean, well kept, no litter. Food is plentiful and tasty. The only downside is the service in restaurant is very slow. Bar service is good. Amenities: good quality soaps and lotions. Plush towels. Soft sheets. Ground transfers were easy!
We were on storm watch. A tropical depression/hurricane was headed towards Grenada. Aquanauts altered the dive schedule to accommodate dives. Due to storm, the visibility was only 20 to 30 feet. However, we saw some great creatures. We had FOUR frogfish on one dive, 2 seahorses on one dive, one seahorse on another. Mating octopus. Baby octopus, Baby nurse shark, baby sting ray. Great wrecks!
I just got back from my trip to Grenada. Once again you found a terrific place for me! The resort was really nice; the décor was so colorful and whimsical, and the service was quite good. The dive shop (Aquanauts) was also very helpful and the dive masters and boats/equipment were good. My only disappointment with Grenada was that the good hiking and biking trails were a 45 minute to hour-long taxi ride away, and the famous hikes (e.g. to 7 Sisters Falls) weren't as long and rigorous as I like.
• Room was nice and comfortable with air-condition and great shower. Service at the hotel excellent.
• Dive operator beyond excellent. They were so nice and helpful in everything. We had a package for 5 days with 10 dives. Decided to do dives on last day also and the dives were adapted to a safe level of depth since we were flying the next day. Also went on a night dive with one of the dive masters from the shore one evening.
• Lots of interesting critters underwater, but was also impressed with the wrecks and underwater sculptures.
The only disappointment was that the True Blue Resort is away from town and way too far to walk. We solved that problem by renting a car and toured the entire island in our week there. Took off every afternoon after diving and saw just about everything on the island. My favorite land parts were a hike through the rainforest (with a guide we met by accident) to the Seven Sister Falls where we swam and our visit to one of the Forts on the hill. The view and sunset from there were fabulous.
The people in Grenada were all unbelievably kind and friendly. We felt safe everywhere we went. We gave a ride to two hitch hiking women from the north of the island all the way to the south where our hotel was since they lived close to our destination. We were in the car with them for about 3 hours and learned so much about the cultural of the people.
We had a great time. The diving was good but the visibility was not that great. Could only see about 40 to 50 feet. Enjoyed the wreck dives. We did see a little bit of everything. Sea horses, octopus, sharks, eels, sting rays. The Resort was great, along with the people and the food. Would recommend to any one.
True Blue Bay Resort was very good for Divers. Aquanaut Divers was an exceptional dive operation. The Resorts restaurants, especially Dodgy Dock was a huge disappointment. Poor Service, over priced, extremely long wait times for food. Staff and Management that just didn't care. Activities at Restaurant and Resort were very confusing and often not as Advertised. Very Sad. Dive Operator = 5 Stars! Resort = 1.5 Stars!
The trip went very smooth and was a great success. Hotel was superb and diving was great. Very friendly people and lovely island.
A very nice resort with friendly and very accommodating staff. They serve a great breakfast, the restaurant is on the water which serves a diversified menu using local food. The dive center has friendly and professional staff which is conveniently located on the resort. Very relaxing vacation, bonus, they have a SPA and give amazing massages!
Grenada: Shipwrecks, Spice, and Beaches Delight
Shipwrecks, Spice, and Beaches Delight
Take a small group of islands, sprinkle them with white sand beaches, coral reefs, and shipwrecks, add the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean for good measure, stir in a healthy dollop of fresh home grown spices, and then set under the warm tropical sun until you have an irresistible dive destination, and you have the recipe for makin...