Carriacou Attractions

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Boasting a rich cultural heritage and a group of residents who view their home with pride, Carriacou is a great destination for traditionalists who prefer a calmer, more natural island getaway over a bustling resort town.  Surrounding the island are a series of unusually subdued beaches thanks to the abundance of coral reef just off-shore that are excellent snorkeling and diving locales.  For days that aren't spend in the sand, there is an important history museum, a collection of cultural landmarks that shouldn't be missed, and hilly terrain leading to the highest point of elevation in the Grenada island chain waiting to be hiked. 


Sandy Island

You will find an abundance of beaches to choose from on the island. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, if some members of your party are so inclined. Just click on the beach names to get additional information about that individual beach.

One beach with snorkeling is Anse le Roche. A half mile or so hike from the road is required to access this secluded beach.

Another top pick for those who enjoy snorkeling is Sandy Island. In 2004, Sandy Island was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan, and in response Grenada designated the island a nature reserve. Now, the spot is famed for its marine life, bird watching, and of course, it's beach where snorkeling is popular.

Hillsborough Beach: Hillsborough Beach is set along the east coast of Carriacou. Because it is located near a well-liked hotel and restaurant, it remains one of the most popular beaches on the island.

These examples are just a few of your choices. For more in formation concerning beaches available, visit this page.

Landmark Attractions

One popular destination is The Carriacou Museum. It is located in Hillsborough, in central Carriacou. As you tour the museum, you will find a collection of Amerindian and African artifacts, as well as a collection of pieces from the colonial era.

Another option is Ningo Well. It's a historical site This old well is one of the few remaining fully functional stone wells in existence, especially ones built by colonial forces. While it may not seem much now, this well would have been crucial in the settling of the area, and likely insured the success of the nearby plantation for some time.

Carriacou Ruins: While efforts have been made to protect and renovate the ruins, many of them are unmanaged and in poor condition. With that said, the historical benefit gained from the ruins require background information, context, and a bit of imagination.

That's not all -- you'll be able to find quite a few other landmark attractions. Navigate here to visit our page about other sites worth visiting on the island.

Natural Attractions

Sandy Island Marine Park

Assuming you like the open air will probably enjoy visiting Sandy Island Marine Park. Sandy Island Marine Park is an island that remains untouched by human hands, and the crystal clear waters that surround it are a favorite amongst snorkelers.

White Island Marine Park is another local attraction that needs mentioning. White Island Marine Park draws snorkelers to the area with its crystal clear waters and bountiful marine life. A mountain to one side makes it an even more attractive locale.

Needless to say, there are additional options too. To learn more about natural attractions on and around the island, go to this page.


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