Luxury Villas in Grenada

Craving the ultimate Caribbean holiday? Grenada has everything you’ve dreamed of and more, boasting spectacular scenery that’s perfect for hikes, waterfalls for those wishing to take a nature dip, and a delectable food scene to sink your teeth into. That’s not forgetting the island’s ample beaches, providing plenty of opportunity to kick back and…relax.

With our stunning selection of villas in Grenada, you'll be perfectly placed to explore it all, with various options available within walking distance to a beach and local restaurants.

Why visit?

  • Head to any of Grenada’s beaches and you’ll be greeted with serene turquoise waters, super-soft sand, and a smattering of coconut trees. Could it get more picture perfect?
  • Compared to other Caribbean islands like Barbados and St Lucia, Grenada has so far escaped the mass tourism scene. Get ahead of the crowds and go!
  • Grenada is also known as the Spice Island, growing cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove among others. Expertly seasoned food coming right up.

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Why stay with us?

Style and character are everything at Oliver’s Travels, and our collection of handpicked villas in Grenada have this in spades.

We have destination experts who know the ins and outs of all our regions, picking luxury homes and holiday villas in Grenada that aren’t only unique, but also in the best locations. What's more, our villas are 100% family-friendly, and have the ‘wow’ factor.

Our helpful concierge team are on-hand to make your stay extra special. Whether you want a fully-stocked fridge, a local in-house chef to cook your meals, housekeeping or any other extra service – consider them your holiday genie, who will happily grant your wishes.

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Luxury Villas in Grenada: Our Top Picks

Why visit Grenada

Blissfully warm and endlessly sunny from December to April, Grenada is a great option for those looking to beat the winter blues. Trade dreary grey skies for the island’s piercingly blue ones, and you’ll instantly start to perk up! The nation of Grenada is actually formed of three islands – Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique – so the more restless among your party won’t be short of places to explore either.


Food and Drink

As the Spice Island, you can expect your Grenadian food to be beautifully seasoned, from the smallest café to the most prestigious restaurant. However, at its core, the cuisine here is prepared without fuss, explaining why oil down, a one-pot stew, holds the title of its national dish. This warming meal is made using salted meats, dumplings, vegetables, coconut milk, and plenty of spice.

You’ll find various delicacies that draw influence from African, Indian, and even Spanish menus here, with roti being a popular street food snack. The wholewheat flatbread is typically filled with curry meat, fish, or vegetables, and will surely keep you fuelled all afternoon. Grab one to go and head out on your next adventure!

Time for a sweet treat? Once you taste nutmeg ice cream, you’ll want it to be part of your daily routine. By lacing the frozen treat with aromatic spice, this distinctly Caribbean take on a Western classic becomes equal parts refreshing and indulgent.

If you’re lucky enough to be visiting over Christmas, don’t miss the chance to try a slice of Grenadian black cake – a rum-soaked fruit cake that’s prepared weeks in advance. And speaking of the popular spirit, you’ll obviously find rum served widely across the island. We’d suggest a traditional rum punch topped with grated nutmeg.

Winter Salad with Quinoa


Best Beaches in Grenada

Grenada boasts over 40 white and black sand beaches, so you’ll never be short of finding your own spot. Grand Anse Beach is by far the most popular, flanked by enviable facilities due to its proximity to the island’s capital. You’ll find many water-sports options to keep kids happy too.

Other honourable mentions include Morne Rogue Beach and Bathway Beach, both of which are beloved by locals, while Paradise Beach truly lives up to its name.


Things to do in Grenada

While Grenada definitely hits its stride during the winter months, you can find plenty to do throughout the year. The Spice Island Billfish Tournament and Grenada Sailing Festival take place every January. Continue into February and you’ll enjoy the Carriacou Carnival as well as Independence Day on February 7th, marked with a festival-like atmosphere across the island.

Even if you’ve chosen to spend the festive period in Grenada, swapping chances of snow with the assurance of sunshine, you may still be craving a little Christmas spirit. Grenada far from disappoints, with the islands of Carriacou and Petit Martinique hosting their own merriments too.

And if you choose to visit during the summer holidays, you’ll still find the island alive with celebrations. The annual Spicemas Festival takes place between July and August, featuring well-attended soca and dance competitions. There’s also a music festival that brings artists from all over the world to Grenada – an impressive feat given the island’s size.

Throughout the year, foodies can also enjoy activities like a chocolate tour at the Belmont Estate, or try their hand at making their own chocolate bar and truffle at the Tri Island Chocolate Factory. If you prefer more savoury flavours, opt for the Flavors of Grenada Culinary Safari Tour – and come hungry!

Annandale Waterfall


Why it's perfect for families

  • Good for babies: Many of the island’s beaches boast calm, shallow waters – ideal for your tiny tot’s first dip in the ocean!
  • Good for kids: Water-sports are widely available, letting them try something new and even find a new favourite hobby out on the waves.
  • Good for teens: The ample hiking opportunities won’t only fuel their thirst for adventure – but their desire for a great Instagram snap once you reach the viewpoint!

Top tips

  • The official language of Grenada is English, but you may find a few French words thrown in – the locals speak one of two creole languages.
  • Tipping is optional but appreciated, and around 10% suffices. Hotel restaurants may add on as much as 18%.
  • Pack cool, cotton clothing to avoid overheating in the sun. Note that more formal dining spots require a shirt and tie for men. Camouflage clothing across the island is also forbidden – even for children.

What Oliver loves

The constant music that plays throughout the island, whether it's live reggae on the streets or choral hymns spilling out of churches - you can't beat that energy!

Towns and Villages

While Grenada is largely a destination spot for sun-chasers, you should also schedule in a little time to wander the island’s towns and villages. Each one promises something unique, whether that’s a special market or certain type of architecture. Swap those flip-flops for something sturdier, pack a roti and get exploring!

Oliver’s Hidden Gem

The town of Gouyve has become well-known for its Fish Fridays, seeing locals and visitors alike socialising over fresh lobster, lambi, and other fresh seafood – with live steel pan music in the background.

As the island’s capital, you’ll never be short of things to do here. Whether you fancy a relaxing walk along the Carenage – a bustling waterfront promenade – or a more ambitious climb up to Fort Matthew, St George’s can keep holidaymakers of all fitness levels happy. Head here on Friday night for the bonfire and barbeque as a reward for all the steps you’ve taken.

Besides the beach, there’s actually plenty to see in Grand Anse away from the sand. It’s home to a bustling market if you’re looking to pick up some Caribbean souvenirs, plus a couple of malls. Feed your mind at the Grenada National Museum and then feed your belly with sumptuous cuisine served along the shoreline.

Looking to take a day trip to Carriacou? Don’t miss out on wandering Hillsborough, the largest town on the island. You’ll find a small museum with Arawak and Carib artefacts if you want to learn a little more about the area – and take a break from the midday sun! There’s also the beautiful botanical gardens, which are best enjoyed in the early morning and late afternoon.

Getting there and around

Flights

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic operate connecting flights to Grenada twice a week – often via St. Lucia. Why not try your hand at island hopping with a stay at the Helen of the West Indies first? The average flight time for the whole journey is around 11 hours. 


By taxi

Hotel and airport taxis operate at a fixed rate. They all have a registration number beginning with H. Street taxis are also available, but prices vary – make sure you know the fare before setting off in one.


By car

If you’re looking to explore everything the island has to offer, we’d recommend hiring a car. There are several rental companies available, and many offer day fares – ideal if you want to cram your sightseeing in and spend the rest of your trip relaxing. Note that you must be over 25 to hire a car.


By bus

It’s cheapest to get around the island by bus, with fares ranging from XCD $3.50-7.00. Zone stickers are placed at the front of each bus to help you navigate which one you need, and buses typically run between 6am-9pm from Monday-Saturday. .


By ferry

Don’t miss the chance to explore the sister islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The Osprey ferry, which departs from the Carenage, takes you there in around 90 minutes. It costs around XCD $160 for a return trip.

Grand Anse

Top tips

  • Buses stop wherever they’re needed on route – except in the capital city. Don’t be afraid to flag one down when you see it!
  • To hire a car, you need a Grenadian driving permit – so don’t forget to bring your driver’s license on holiday.
  • Looking to sail in style? You can actually charter yachts and boats on Grenada, allowing you to hop from beach to beach or even explore a nearby island.

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