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 like being out in the fresh air? You might be happy to find out that the island has several interesting nature preserves on it.

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

Vacationers hoping to find a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring choices like White Island Marine Park. White Island Marine Park is only accessible by boat.

View the following table for a listing of 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

Guests can spend some time in one of the botanical gardens on Carriacou.

To surround yourself with beautiful tropical vegetation, consider visiting Anglican Rectory Garden, which is found within 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 considering are shown in the following chart.

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

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these on Carriacou are listed below.

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

Needless to say, you'll be able to find additional types of attractions. To reach our complete page about other attractions, visit this page.

 

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