Calivigny Island

Calivigny Island is right off the southern shores of Grenada. There are a two islands off this bay, Hog Island and Calivigny, but Calivigny has better snorkeling and white sandy shores. The island is dominated by an ultra-exclusive villa-resort, and access is generally restricted to guests only. If you happen to be one of those guests, you are sure to enjoy your time on the island's beaches.

Located in the vicinity of St. George's, Calivigny Island is on the South coast of Grenada. You might want whether or not you're staying nearby. Though travel usually involves making dozens of little decisions, picking the right beach can mean the difference between a stressful and a relaxing afternoon. You will find that beaches like Calivigny Island are some of the best options on Grenada.

How to Access The Beach
There is a boat dock on Calivigny's northern edge, closest to Grenada so the boat trip here is quite short, but you can't get here unless you charter passage or have a boat. Note, however, this is a private beach, part of an exclusive vacation package. You can contact the manager of the island at (473) 405-0642 but realize that the paying guests here rent out the entire island, so do not expect admittance. If you want to learn more about the island, check out the resort's website: http://www.calivigny-island.com/ .

Amenities and Ambiance

Calivigny is lined with white sandy shores and clear warm waters. Most beaches are backed by lush greenery and fragrant flowers.

Those who wish to eat lunch here will enjoy having access to picnic tables.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Calivigny Island because there are public restrooms. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can clean up before leaving. In addition, you'll find chairs and umbrellas, so visitors looking for a shaded area to relax will not go leave unhappy. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Bear in mind that the region in which Calivigny Island is located is rather congested, meaning you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Grenada. It is near some interesting sites like Lisa Herrera Gallery, which is one of a few attractions in the area.

If you want more information on the history of Grenada, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Frederick, which is easily reached by taking a cab.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Calivigny Island
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lisa Herrera Gallery Art Gallery 2.1 mi. W Grenada
Grenada Golf Course & Country Club Golf Course 2.5 mi. NW Grenada
Studio 34 Art, Art & Soul Art Gallery 2.8 mi. NW Grenada
Campus War Memorial Monument 3.2 mi. W Grenada
Fort Frederick Historical Site 3.4 mi. N Grenada
Fort Matthew Historical Site 3.5 mi. N Grenada
Fort George Historical Site 3.9 mi. NNW Grenada
Grenada National Museum Museum 3.9 mi. NNW Grenada
Westerhall Rum Distillery Historical Site 4.2 mi. NE Grenada
National Cricket Stadium Sporting Event Venue 4.4 mi. NNW Grenada
Underwater Sculpture Park Monument 6.3 mi. NNW Grenada
Dougaldston Spice Estate Museum 10.9 mi. N Grenada

Cities and Towns

Calivigny Island is close to L' Anse aux Epines, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town is L' Anse aux Epines, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because this beach is in a pretty popular tourist destination, it typically isn't all that difficult to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For visitors hoping to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table shows the accommodation options closest to Calivigny Island.

Accommodations near Calivigny Island
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Le Phare Bleu Marina & Boutique Hotel 0.4 mi. NNE Hotel
Mount Harmon Bay Estate 1.7 mi. W Hotel
Coral Cove Cottages 1.9 mi. W Cottages
Mandela Court 2.0 mi. W Hotel
Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa 2.2 mi. W Hotel
Twelve Degrees North Apartment Resort -- -- Hotel
Point Salines Hotel -- -- Hotel
Petitie Bacaye Villa Hotel -- -- Cottages
Radisson Grenada Beach Resort 2.8 mi. NW Resort
Allamanda Beach Resort & Spa 2.8 mi. NW Resort

Food

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest restaurants is Junction Bar & Grill. The restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Calivigny Island
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Junction Bar & Grill (473) 537-1087 Caribbean Very Casual 2.1 mi. W
Choo Light Chinese Restaurant & Bar (473) 444-2196 Chinese -- -- --
Sand Bar BBQ (473) 444-4565 Caribbean Very Casual 2.1 mi. W
Charcoals Caribbean Grill (473) 440-4745 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Rhodes Restaurant (473) 444-4334 Contemporary, Eclectic, International Fine Dining 2.2 mi. W
The Beach Club (473) 444-4334 Eclectic Informal 2.2 mi. W
The Boatyard (473) 439-2523 International -- -- --
The Red Crab (473) 444-4424 International Informal -- --
Ricks Cafe (473) 444-4597 International Very Casual 2.6 mi. NW
Petit Bacaye Treetop Restaurant (473) 443-2902 Caribbean Informal 2.6 mi. ENE
De Big Fish (473) 439-4401 International Very Casual 2.6 mi. W
New York's Finest Bagels (473) 442-2435 International Very Casual 2.7 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Grenada has several beautiful beaches, so if Calivigny Island doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another option worth considering is Westerhall Point, located within a couple of miles.

Calivigny Island could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Grenada you might like.

 

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