Natural Attractions on Carriacou

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From a hill center that slopes towards the shore and becomes seven miles of white sands on each side, Carriacou is the largest island in Grenadines.  Tourists generally come to relax and spend their days outside exploring.  Sites include natural harbors, botanical gardens, and colorful coral reefs. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Sandy Island Marine Park

Do you want to spend part of your vacation out in the fresh air? You may be happy to find out that the island has several nature preserves on it.

Sandy Island Marine Park is a popular nature preserve found in western Carriacou. Sandy Island Marine Park is only accessible by boat.

Travelers wanting to find a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring choices like 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.

Be sure to look through the following table to see nature preserves.

Nature Preserves and Hiking On Carriacou
Name Type Location
Belair National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.9 mi. Northeast of Central Hillsborough
High North Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.6 mi. South West of Central Windward
Sandy Island Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central L'esterre
White Island Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.5 mi. South of Central L'esterre

Botanical Gardens

Vacationers can experience one of the botanical gardens on Carriacou.

To surround yourself with beautiful tropical vegetation, consider visiting Anglican Rectory Garden, which is found in Hillsborough, in central Carriacou. Guests visiting the Anglican Rectory Garden will be able to take a look at the cacti that are maintained here. While there is not much else other than a long history, tourist have made the site quite popular.

The gardens worth looking into are summarized here:

Gardens On Carriacou
Name Type Location
Anglican Rectory Garden Botanical Garden Hillsborough, Central Carriacou
Botanical Garden Botanical Garden Hillsborough, Central Carriacou

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these on Carriacou are summarized here:

Land Formations On Carriacou
Name Type Location
High North Peak Mountain 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Windward
Top Hill Hill 3.4 mi. East of Central L'esterre
Tyrell Bay Bay 0.9 mi. South of Central L'esterre
Windward Cove Cove 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Hillsborough

If you are seeking a wider range of attractions beyond this category, you might want to think about other possibilities. Click on this link to see our discussion of other interesting attractions for Carriacou.

 

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