Flights to Grenada: Flights from the UK to the Caribbean
Flights to Grenada from which airports in the UK?
As one of the most popular Caribbean destinations among European holidaymakers, the island of Grenada benefits from numerous direct flights from the UK.
At present, however, all direct services from the UK to the sun-soaked island nation depart from London Gatwick, meaning holidaymakers have to deal with the stresses associated with flying from a major airport before they can kick back and relax on the beach.
Airlines flying from the UK to Grenada
Despite flights only being available from London Gatwick, three airlines currently fly to Point Salines International Airport.
Alongside British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Monarch Airlines now offer the route, with this healthy competition helping to keep airline ticket prices down, particularly for those passengers able to log on and take advantage of regular e-ticket offers to the Caribbean.
Where is Grenada in the Caribbean?
One of the smaller nations in the region, Grenada is located in the south of the Caribbean Sea, to the north-west of Trinidad and Tobago and to the north-east of Venezuela.
Though home to just 110,000 people, its capital city of St George is nevertheless bustling and makes an interesting day trip from the numerous hotels and luxury resorts dotting the island.
Though flights between the UK and Grenada are lengthy, taking more than ten hours in most cases, no stop-overs are currently offered on the route.
However, Grenada represents the perfect base from which to 'island hop' around the Caribbean, with a number of smaller airlines offering cheap services to neighbouring countries such as Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.
Things to see and do in Grenada
For most visitors, Grenada is simply an idyllic place to enjoy some of the world's finest beaches and frolic in the picturesque turquoise waters.
Indeed, the majority of the hotels on the island are committed to ensuring that their guests have nothing to worry about aside from getting the perfect tan, with most all-inclusive and allowing travellers the opportunity to rub shoulders with the rich and famous over an all-you-can-eat seafood banquet or unlimited chilled champagne.
However, for those looking for something a bit more strenuous, the country boasts a number of top attractions and activities.
Numerous sailing boats offer hands-on trips to the small Grenadine islands surrounding the main island of Grenada, on which the historic city of St George offers boutique shopping, worthwhile museums and some of the finest dining in the whole of the Caribbean.