Attractions on Grenada

From spice plantations to sugar-sand beaches, find out what makes Grenada a vacation spot to write home about

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Grenada is a truly exceptional Caribbean destination, blending a rich heritage with amazing natural beauty. Travelers will quickly find that the Spice Island is jam-packed with a variety of attractions that appeal to every interest.

Beaches

Grand Anse Beach

You'll find a large number of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Regardless of whether you'd rather be part of a busy beach scene, or you'd rather find a more secluded spot, you should find some appealing options. Just click on each beach name for more detail concerning that particular location.

If you enjoy snorkeling, a location offering that option is Grand Anse Beach. Situated on the southwestern side of Grenada, travelers will find beautiful Grand Anse Beach. Two miles of soft white sand line the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, where the surf is gentle and visibility is excellent.

Another good option for snorkelers is Morne Rouge Beach. The calm clear waters of Morne Rouge Beach are shallow and warm, making this small and secluded beach one of the warmest shores on Grenada. There are plenty of areas shaded by trees, and because the beach is backed by a couple of hotels, beach chairs and umbrellas can easily be procured.

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.

Needless to say, you'll be able to find a wide range of beaches to choose from on the island. You can get more details by following this link.

Landmark Attractions

Belmont Estate

An interesting landmark worth visiting is The Carriacou Museum. It is Hillsborough, in northeastern Grenada. 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 interesting landmark worth visiting is Belmont Estate. It is located in Belmont, Grenada. Belmont Estate is a historic plantation circa the 17th century that serves as a popular tourist attraction in St. Patrick. Here, guests can tour the grounds and see how a fully functional plantation operates.

Grenada National Museum: The Grenada National Museum is housed in an old army barracks and prison that was originally built in 1704. The museum is located off Young Street, and is a quaint locale, but filled with a great deal of interesting information about island history and culture.

These examples are just some of what's available. To learn about more other interesting landmarks on the island, use this link.

Natural Attractions

Grand Etang National Park and Forest

Grand Etang National Park and Forest is one of the natural attractions that's enjoyed by many visitors. Come explore the natural side of Grenada at this 30 acre national park. Whether you enjoy hiking, bird watching, or simply being immersed in nature, Grand Etang National Park and Forest is one of Grenada's finest natural attractions.

De La Grenade Nutmeg Garden is a second local attraction you might want to consider. Observe and explore the production of nutmeg and other spices in the garden of one of the largest producers on the island when you visit De La Grenade Nutmeg Garden.

These examples are only a few of the available options. To read more about natural attractions on Grenada, go to this page.

While there are a number of great attractions found all over the island of Grenada, the most enticing aspect of a vacation here is that you don't need to feel compelled to do any of them. The laid back atmosphere and gorgeous surroundings are reason enough to visit. But chances are, once travelers reach the shores of this Caribbean paradise they'll be eager to see every inch of Grenada.

 

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