Family vacations in Grenada are perfect if time away from the usual Caribbean hustle and bustle is what you’re looking for. If you would like the opportunity to spend time on an island paradise, then a family beach vacation in Grenada may be just what you’re looking for.
Grenada has the distinction of being the smallest independent country in the western hemisphere and it consists of a number of islands – Grenada Island itself being the largest of these. Depending how far away from the tourist hotspots you want to be, Grenada will find the best there is as each island attracts different amounts of visitors.
The average winter temperature in St George (the island’s capital) is 29 degrees and this falls to around 24 degrees at night. During the summer you can expect temperatures between 30 and 25 degrees.
Rainy season lasts from June to November (the same as their hurricane season), and usually about 22 days of rain falls during that period, compared with 12 days between January and April. Trade winds cast their coolness over the island giving some relief from the heat.
Most of the tourists head for Grenada Island and its capital St George on their family vacations in Grenada. Even if you decide to stay on one of the less populated islands, you should take a ferry trip across here (choose a day when cruise liners aren’t anchored off-shore) and see what this beautiful town has to offer. Fort George is the oldest fort in Grenada and the walk up from the town may be heavy going, especially at the hottest part of the day, but the views of the harbor and Lagoon are incredible and well worth the effort.
One thing you must do is take a ride on the reggae bus – it might be crowded but the experience of riding one of these minibuses with their reggae music playing is an island experience that you won’t forget.
If the great outdoors is a big factor in your destination choice, then a family vacations in Grenada should include a stay at Lance au Epines which is at the southernly part of Grenada. With the Lagesse Nature Centre, Annandale Falls and of course the Grand Etang National Park, there’s trails, waterfalls, and rainforest to explore.
A Caribbean family vacation to Grenada is sure to leave a favorable impression on the whole family!
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