L'Esterre West

L'Esterre West is located on the west coast of the island of Cariaccou, close enough to several resort properties that it is more crowded than many other beaches on the island. Still, crowded here is a relative term, and fighting for a spot in the sand is never an issue.

Set in L'esterre, L'Esterre West is on the West coast of Carriacou. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. L'Esterre West is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's perfect for escaping the hustle of Grenada's urban areas. Most other beaches you'll come across on Grenada may be just as refreshing as L'Esterre West, but are usually busier since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

Amenities and Ambiance

The topaz waters of L'Esterre West have carved a curve into the coast line, almost making a crescent shape. The shore is lined with trees that continue on for quite a distance, and the sands are soft and white.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on L'Esterre West. Each country in the Caribbean has its own style of cuisine, and Grenada is no different. One of the most convenient, and relaxing spots to enjoy delicious local specialties is right next to the coast. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch.

L'Esterre West does have public restrooms for your convenience. In addition, visitors can access lounge chairs at this spot. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on the West coast of Carriacou; the area hosts attractions such as Canute Calliste Art Gallery, which is pretty close, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you want more information on the history of Grenada, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough, which is three miles to the east-northeast.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near L'Esterre West
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Canute Calliste Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.3 SE Carriacou
The Carriacou Museum Museum 2.2 ENE Carriacou
Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough Historical Site 3.1 ENE Carriacou
Ningo Well Historical Site 4.3 NE Carriacou
Carriacou Ruins Historical Site 4.4 NE Carriacou

Cities and Towns

Cities near L'Esterre West include Hillsborough, which is not heavily urbanized, though it can be an interesting destination for those wanting to scope out the local scene.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. L'Esterre West is not located near many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good number of places to stay within a car's reach. Some of the closest choices have been displayed in the following table.

Accommodations near L'Esterre West
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand View Hotel -- -- Hotel
Hotel Laurena -- -- Hotel
Silver Beach Cottages -- -- Cottages
Green Roof Inn 2.5 mi. E Hotel
Bogles Round House 3.4 mi. NE Cottages
Bayaleau Point Cottages 4.9 mi. ENE Cottages

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at L'Esterre West; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Off the Hook. This restaurant serves Caribbean food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near L'Esterre West
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Off the Hook (473) 443-7841 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. E
Oyster Beds -- -- -- 0.4 mi. SSW
Lambie Queen Restaurant and Bar (473) 443-8162 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. S
Lazy Turtle (473) 443-8322 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. S
Laurena’s Restaurant and Bar (473) 443-8333 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Patty's Deli (473) 443-6258 American -- 2.1 mi. ENE
Slipway Restaurant (473) 443-6500 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
Green Roof Inn Restaurant (473) 443-6399 International Informal 2.5 mi. E
La Playa Beach Bar and Bistro (473) 410-4216 American Very Casual 2.5 mi. E
Bogles Round House (473) 443-7841 Caribbean, Contemporary Fine Dining 3.4 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach on Carriacou will have lots of options besides L'Esterre West.

Another option worth considering is Paradise Beach, which is located three quarters of a mile away.

You may find that L'Esterre West is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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