This Caribbean island got some mainstream attention back in 2014 when Sandals Resorts International first expanded there. And, just as many in Grenada were predicting, the additional airlift soon followed in the form of direct JetBlue Airways’ flights from New York City.
Once relatively unknown, the island is now working with perhaps two of most well known companies in Caribbean tourism — Sandals and JetBlue. Travelers between New York and Grenada will have the option to choose from five nonstop flights per week. JetBlue recently added a Monday flight to its weekly service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Monday service resumes on February 13.
Through April, clients can also now book JetBlue’s Mint class to Grenada, the fifth Caribbean destination where the airline is offering this premium service. It is available on Saturday flights between New York / JFK and Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND).
The airline’s Caribbean markets are among the most popular destinations for U.S. travelers in the region, and all appeal to the kinds of high-end travelers who would be willing to pay a premium for the Mint cabin. Grenada, for example, is home to the luxury boutique Spice Island Beach Resort as well as the 223-room Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort and Spa, one of the best upscale, adults-only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.
Uncrowded and comparatively undeveloped, Grenada appeals to nature lovers who will thrill to the island’s rainforests and waterfalls, and those looking for a chocolate- or nutmeg-flavored cultural immersion on the Caribbean’s “spice island.” (For the latest on the island, check out our Q&A with the new CEO of the Grenada Tourism Authority.)