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

There are an abundance of beaches to enjoy on the island. Whether you prefer people watching, or you prefer a quieter spot, you can find a beach that appeals to you. Click on the beach names to get additional information about that particular location.

If you want to go snorkeling, a location worth considering is Grand Anse Beach. There's plenty to do at Grand Anse Beach from water skiing to scuba diving. Vendors along the beach rent water sports equipment and sell coral jewelry, t-shirts, and hand-made crafts.

Another good option for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Morne Rouge Beach. When driving to Morne Rouge Beach, follow the main road towards Grand Anse Beach, but veer off on the side road to Spice Island Mall rather than continuing on. Pass the mall and Cinnamon Hill Hotel, where you will find the beach.

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.

Grenada has several other beaches to choose from. To navigate to our detailed page about beaches, check out this page.

Landmark Attractions

Belmont Estate

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is The Carriacou Museum. It is Hillsborough, in northeastern Grenada. 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.

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.

Belmont Estate: Belmont is more than just a plantation. As you tour the grounds you will notice that the property is home to an organic farm, several gardens, and cocoa processing facilities along with a restaurant, museum, goat dairy farm, petting farm, and even a credit union.

These examples are just a sample of the options that are available. Navigate here to check out our page about other sites worth visiting on the island.

Natural Attractions

Grand Etang National Park and Forest

Grand Etang National Park and Forest is one of the better known outdoor attractions. <p>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.</p>

Another attraction you should consider visiting is De La Grenade Nutmeg Garden. <p>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.</p>

Grenada has additional nature attractions. Those wanting to find out more about natural attractions on Grenada, can do so here.

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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