Grenada is one of the Caribbean’s stunning hidden gems and is an excellent choice for your next family vacation. Imagine spending your days relaxing on pristine white-sand beaches, exploring out-islands by boat, discovering waterfalls in the rainforest, and licking your fingers at a chocolate factory. West Indies Concierge (WIC) can arrange all excursions and logistics for an unforgettable Grenada family vacation.
To inspire you, here’s our pick of the top things to do in Grenada for kids (and kids-at-heart):
Soak up the sun at the beach
You’re looking for a Caribbean vacation, so of course, the beach is a top priority! Grenada’s west coast offers several to choose from, all in tranquil sheltered bays, facing the inviting Caribbean Sea. The calm seas on this side of the island are perfect for kids splashing in the gentle waves, collecting shells and building sand castles. Our top recommendation is the famous Grand Anse Beach with two miles of powder-white sand to play along, as well as restaurants, bars and water sports rentals dotted along the shore – lots to keep the whole family entertained.
Hit the waves on a private boat charter
The whole family will enjoy a day out on the water in Grenada. WIC offers exclusive private boat charters, so the day can be completely tailored to your family. Our top pick is a day trip to beautiful Sandy Island, an uninhabited island to the north of Grenada. Enjoy the scenic journey in a comfortable speedboat along Grenada’s west coast, followed by a picnic lunch, exploring the small island, swimming and snorkelling. If your little ones aren’t ready for a full day trip, we can offer shorter half day trips to quiet bays and beaches nearby, or even a beautiful sunset cruise.
Watersports for the whole family
Can’t get enough of the ocean? There are so many ways to enjoy the warm Caribbean Sea in Grenada. Older kids will enjoy scuba diving, with Aquanauts Grenada offering Discover Scuba courses aimed at kids aged 10 and over. There’s snorkelling, kayaking, Hobie cats, sailing, stand-up paddle-boarding and much more to enjoy. Also worth a visit is Morne Rouge Beach (aka BBC Beach), with a kids obstacle course in the sea for your miniature adrenaline-junkies.
Chocolate tasting at Belmont Estate
Who doesn’t love chocolate? A visit to the historic Belmont Estate is an educational and tasty treat that the whole family will enjoy. Take an interactive tour through the organic farm, learning about the bean-to-bar chocolate making process, before enjoying a traditional Grenadian lunch, and of course lots of chocolate samples. There’s also an on-site goat diary where the kids can pet the friendly residents and explore the beautiful estate grounds.
Hiking through the rainforest
As well as a white-sand-fringed Caribbean paradise, Grenada is also a lush volcanic island, with pristine rainforest in its interior. In the Grand Etang National Park, there are many hiking trails to enjoy connecting with nature. With varying routes to suit different abilities and ages, there are hikes taking you above a volcanic crater lake, to hidden waterfalls and offering stunning views back towards the shoreline and ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for monkeys and listen to the sounds of exotic birds as you walk through the canopy.
If these sound like the kind of activities your family will enjoy, West Indies Concierge is ready to help bring your Grenada family vacation to life.
WIC ingredients for the perfect Grenada family vacation
Family Villa Rental
Spending a week cramped into small hotel rooms with the kids is not everyone’s idea of a vacation. If you need more space, consider a family-friendly Grenada vacation rental. WIC’s portfolio of villa rentals all offer fully-equipped kitchens, expansive living spaces, gardens, swimming pools and more.
Car Rental and Transfers
Explore Grenada at your own pace with a WIC car rental. We offer top quality SUVs – 2018 Mazda CX-5s, automatic, airconditioned and with room for all the family. We can also arrange car seats and booster seats if needed. If you’d rather not drive, we can provide chauffeured transfers to and from the airport and for all WIC excursions.
Bespoke Island Tour
There’s so much to explore in Grenada – from hidden waterfalls in the rainforest, volcanic crater lakes, deserted beaches, chocolate factories, and historic rum distilleries. Instead of trying to find them all yourself, why not relax and enjoy a bespoke WIC island tour? We’ll discuss the different options with you and then plan a route and itinerary based on where you’d like to go, with full flexibility on the day.
Private Boat Charter
Our very own M/V Temptation is the perfect vessel for a family day out on the water. A 31 foot Formula III center console power boat, explore the bays and out-islands of Grenada in comfort and style. We’ll tailor the destination and duration of the charter to your family, for a memorable day out.
We know that a family vacation is action-packed with lots of logistical considerations and surprises along the way. Let WIC concierge services help with all the details. Whether you need a babysitter, restaurant bookings, a quick recommendation for a pediatrician or anything else, we’re here to help.
Considering a Grenada family vacation this winter? We’re ready to help you start planning, so that before you know it, you’ll be building sandcastles and making memories! Contact us today.