If it’s August, it must be Spicemas in Grenada—and the Grenada Tourism Authority has worked with JetBlue to make sure there is plenty of airlift to get your clients to the island’s biggest cultural festival. In addition to the already established daily non-stops from NYC and Miami, along with the seasonal weekly flight from Charlotte on Saturday, JetBlue has added a second daily nonstop flight—red-eye—from JFK departing at 9:50 p.m. and arriving at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) at 2:47 a.m. through Sept. 1, 2023. This is in addition to an already increase in capacity on its regular service—from an A320 to a 200-seat A321—that’s still in vigor through Sept. 5, 2023.
Spicemas in Grenada
Lasting two weeks in August, Grenada’s Spicemas celebration dates back to the 1800s, evolving into two weeks of music, dancing and culture. Expect parades, competitions, pageantry and lots of food and plenty of rum. The entire Caribbean island comes together to see and be seen, and it’s a wonderful time of year for visitors to immerse themselves in everything Grenada. Events include the Jab Jab Fest, the Soca band take-over “10 to 10,” the Children’s Carnival Frolic and Junior Calypso Monarch, Pree Day, the National Carnival Queen Show and much more.
Grenada is a tri-island state along with Carriacou and Petite Martinique known as the “Island of Spice.” It’s famous not only for its aromatic spices but also for its delicious organic chocolate (it has six chocolate factories!) and incredible landscapes: 40 white sand beaches—including the famous Grand Anse Beach—, 15 waterfalls, three rum distilleries and over 30 dive sites. The latter includes the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, the Bianca C. And did we mention the World’s First Underwater Sculpture Park? No matter what time of year, the vacation possibilities in Grenada are endless.