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When is the best time to visit Grenada?

The best time to visit Grenada is between January and May, which are the driest months. The island enjoys a hot, tropical climate year-round, tempered by cooling trade winds, with an average high of 84°F to 86°F.

The average hours of sunshine doesn’t vary a great deal through the year. Grenada is located on the southern edge of the hurricane and tropical storm belt, which means the island is rarely affected by the storms that pass through the region from July to November.

Rain usually falls in brief, very heavy showers from June to December.

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Month-by-month guide for traveling in Grenada

St George's, Grenada

Visiting Grenada in January

January has an average high of 82°F. Although there are rainy days, it is still one of the driest months, with brief, tropical showers giving way to sunshine for the rest of the day. It is a very popular month to travel and we recommend booking well in advance.

Events & Festivals

  • Grenada Sailing Festival (January): This annual festival brings international yacht racing to the south coast, making for exciting viewing.

Visiting Grenada in February - April

These are the driest months, making them the most popular time to travel, so we recommend booking in advance. From the end of March to the beginning of April, turtles begin to nest on the north coast.

Events & Festivals

  • Carriacou Festival (February or March): This festival is a lively mix of music, calypso competitions, street dancing and band parades.
  • Independence Day (February 7): Grenada celebrates its independence each year with parades and other festivities.
Carriacou Island, Grenada

Visiting Grenada in May

May can be a great time to travel as prices are lower and the warm, relatively dry weather is similar to January.

Au Coin Falls, Grenada

Visiting Grenada in June - November

Attractive offers make prices a fraction of those offered during the high season. The last of the turtles hatch between the end of June and the beginning of July. Rainfall is at its highest, but usually consists of relatively short showers. Although there are heavy tropical showers, there are still plenty of sunshine hours and the island landscape becomes more lush with rich green vegetation and beautiful tropical flowers. The official hurricane season falls between July and November, and although the risk of hurricanes is very small, you might encounter tropical storms.

Events & Festivals

  • Spicemas Festival (end of July to beginning of August): Grenada's Spicemas Festival is celebrated with soca competitions, steel pan orchestras and band parades.
Grand Anse Beach, Grenada

Visiting Grenada in December

December is a little drier. The island has regained its lush and colorful vegetation after the rain. Christmas is a very popular time to visit, with many people booking a year or more in advance.

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