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 a large number of beaches to consider on the island. Regardless of whether you'd rather be part of a busy beach scene, or you prefer a more secluded spot, you can find a beach that appeals to you. Just click on the name of each beach to get additional information about that particular stretch of sand.

A nice beach where snorkeling is an 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 those 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.

The island has plenty of other beach choices. For more about beaches, click here.

Landmark Attractions

Belmont Estate

A common landmark for vacationers 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 merely a few of your options. To navigate to our detailed guide to other sites worth visiting on Grenada, read this page.

Natural Attractions

Grand Etang National Park and Forest

Assuming you like the open air will typically enjoy spending some time at Grand Etang National Park and Forest. 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 option you might enjoy. 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.

Grenada offers a nice selection of natural attractions. Navigate to this extended discussion which is all about natural attractions on Grenada if you'd like to find more information.

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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