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 several beaches to consider visiting on the island. Snorkeling is available at several locations, for those who are so inclined. Click on the name of each beach to read a detailed article concerning that beach.

If you want to snorkel, a place where that's an option is Anse le Roche. A half mile or so hike from the road is required to access this secluded beach.

Another good option for visitors 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.

Needless to say, you will find a wide range of beaches to choose from on the island. To reach our detailed page about beaches, see this page.

Landmark Attractions

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit The Carriacou Museum. It is located in Hillsborough, in central Carriacou. Located in the second oldest cotton ginnery in the world, The Carriacou Museum is located on Paterson Street on the small island of Carriacou. This museum is privately financed, surviving mainly on public donations, and the Carriacou Historical Society ensures that each exhibit is historically accurate.

Another option is Ningo Well. It's a historical site There are no amenities at the site, and is definitely a site for history appreciation only.

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.

This island has additional sites to visit. To navigate to our page about other enjoyable places to visit on the island, check out this page.

Natural Attractions

Sandy Island Marine Park

Sandy Island Marine Park is one of the most enjoyable natural attractions. 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.

Another site to consider is White Island Marine Park. 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.

These examples are just a sample of your options. Click on this link to view our page concerning natural attractions on and around the island.


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