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. 

Beaches

Sandy Island

You'll discover an abundance of beaches to consider on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, if some members of your party enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on the name of the beach for more information concerning that particular stretch of sand.

A location where snorkeling is popular is Anse le Roche. Anse le Roche is one of the most secluded and scenic spots on the island of Carriacaou. Coral reefs rest just offshore, so having a snorkeling mask and fins on hand is a good idea.

Another top pick for those who enjoy snorkeling is Sandy Island. The beach on Sandy Island exists as an inverted crescent, scooping out into the ocean rather than into the island as is common in the creation of bays. The beach features white sand and bright blue waves, with coconut trees lining the shore.

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.

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Landmark Attractions

An interesting landmark worth visiting is The Carriacou Museum. It is located within 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.

A second choice 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.

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Natural Attractions

Sandy Island Marine Park

Sandy Island Marine Park is one of the natural attractions that's worth a visit. 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.

A second option worth a visit 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.

Needless to say, you'll find additional options too. Click here to view our guide to natural attractions on and around Carriacou.

 

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