Flying to Grand Anse

Flying to the Spice Isle is easy to manage and popular to do

Grand Anse is a popular resort area on Grenada, well loved because of the gorgeous beach scenery and the endless ways to relax and enjoy a tropical getaway. With only one airport on the island, it is relatively easy to determine your flight path to Grenada, but it is still helpful to know about the airport you'll be flying to and which airlines regularly make the journey.

Point Salines is the location of the Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND). The town is about 10 minutes away from Grand Anse, so the time between walking out of the airport after claiming your luggage, and sinking your feet into the sand could be mere minutes. Maurice Bishop International Airport is a moderately sized facility with a few restaurants and shops in the building, plus two asphalted runways outside, welcoming flights from a few key destinations around the world.

It is possible to book a nonstop flight to this airport from New York, Miami, Toronto, and London, as well as multiple destinations within the Caribbean. If you don't live near any of these cities, a connecting flight with a possible layover will be necessary.

The following table will tell you which airlines offer flights non-stop from the U.S. as well as the airports they fly from. Not all of the flight combinations you will see displayed on the internet make a lot of sense so it can be handy to see a summary of which airlines actually provide direct service to this airport.

Maurice Bishop International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines

If you're going to be flying from across the Atlantic the following table will be helpful.

Maurice Bishop International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW Virgin Airlines

Flying to Grand Anse from the Caribbean

See the table below for a complete list of air service from airports in the region. If you can't take a flight directly from your favorite airport, a connecting flight from another Caribbean airport could be a good solution.

Maurice Bishop International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Barbados BGI LIAT
Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines BQU SVG Air
Canouan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines CIW SVG Air
Carriacou, Grenada CRU SVG Air
Dominica DOM LIAT
St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines SVD LIAT
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago POS Caribbean Airlines, LIAT
Union Island and nearby islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines UNI SVG Air
Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia UVF British Airways, Virgin Airlines

Customs

For most visitors, getting through customs will be relatively easy. The only requirement for the majority of people is a valid passport. Those planning an extended stay will need a visa, which can be obtained by contacting your local embassy. There is also a group of countries within eastern central Europe that will need visas as well, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Next Stop, Grand Anse

Because Grand Anse is so close to the airport, there are a few different ways to travel. One way is to take a local minibus, which has regular trips back and forth between Saint George's and Grand Anse throughout the day for just under $1(USD) per person, and the trip only takes about five minutes from the main terminal which is on Melville Street.

Taxis are also readily available, costing $15(USD) from the airport to Grand Anse, and you can even take a water taxi from the pier in Saint George's to Grand Anse for $3.70(USD) per person.

If you want to drive yourself, rental cars are available direct from the airport for around $50(USD) a day, plus several one-time and daily fees. To get to town from the airport you'll take Maurice Bishop Memorial Highway the whole way.

Flying to the airport on Grenada is easy and ideal for many people, allowing for quick and easy access to nearby Grand Anse. You may need to plan for a connecting flight, but overall, it seems to be the most popular form of international travel to the Spice Isle.

 

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