The city of Saint George’s in Grenada is a popular holiday destination, and every year, thousands of tourists arrive by cruise ship and air. One of the best ways to experience this unique city, is to rent an apartment. Self catering accommodation in Saint George’s is of the highest standards, with all the modern facilities needed to make your vacation there a comfortable one. Many apartments may even come with shared use of a swimming pool - to finish your experience off perfectly.
If you are one of those people who enjoys outdoors activities, then you will love what Saint George’s and Grenada has to offer. With its great climate and proximity to the sea, water-based activities abound. From jet skiing to windsurfing, sailing to kayaking there is something different to do everyday. Scuba diving is also extremely popular here, and if you don’t already have your PADI, then what better place to earn it? Aside from the sea, there are places to walk, cycle and even to swing a golf club should the mood take you.
For a relatively small island, there is a lot to do on Grenada, and none of it is too far away from Saint George’s itself. The Bay Gardens, just over ten minutes away from the city, have twenty acres of maintained and natural habitats. With many wild flowers, ferns and other flora and fauna, it makes for a nice half day. The Grand Etang Forest Reserve is another place to visit for any amateur botanist, with many hiking tracks. A rainforest area set a little higher in the mountains, it also contains a lake which is found in the crater of one of the extinct volcanoes. If all this has drained your energy, then why not replace it with chocolate?! The Grenada Chocolate Factory is an interesting place to visit in order to see just what goes into making this confectionary, with opportunities to both taste and buy. There are, of course, many other things to see and do, either independently or on an organised tour. A trip to the tourist information centre whilst on holidays in Saint George’s will provide more details.
The hottest months to take your holidays in Saint George’s are between June and August, whereas the cooler ones are between November and February. That said, the trade winds do provide a nice cool breeze during the summer, lessening the effects of the temperature. The island can be affected by storms, but is rarely affected by hurricanes. The average daily temperatures lay between 26 and 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year. In regards to rainfall, the heaviest rains fall between June and December with an average of 130 mm.
Many people arrive by ship as part of a cruise to Grenada, but if you are thinking of renting self catering accommodation in Saint George’s this is not likely to be your best choice. The Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) will be your landing point, and this is found just five miles outside of Saint George’s. A number of international airlines land at the airport, among them being Virgin Atlantic and British Airways, who fly out of London Gatwick (LGW).