Dragon Bay

Dragon Bay, one of Grenada's Marine Protected Areas, is one of the most popular spots on the island for snorkeling and diving. A series of sand channels provide guidance for divers towards a colorful reef, which features sponges, seahorses, and reef fish.

Located near the center of Molinere, Dragon Bay is on the West coast of Grenada. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Dragon Bay has fast become the favorite of many vacationers; it has a somewhat urban and convenient setting, but is usually not over-crowded. If you prefer to avoid Grenada's quiet, secluded beaches, but also want a little space to spread out, this beach offers a comfortable middle ground.

Amenities and Ambiance

Dragon Bay slopes into an arch along the west coast. The beach features deep aquamarine waters that wash ashore dark tan sands which are backed by thick green trees.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Dragon Bay is the ultimate convenience.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Dragon Bay because there are public restrooms. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the West coast of Grenada; the area is home to other attractions such as Underwater Sculpture Park, which is a half mile to the south west.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Grenada National Museum, one of the closest museums, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Dragon Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Underwater Sculpture Park Monument 0.4 mi. SW Grenada
National Cricket Stadium Sporting Event Venue 1.9 mi. S Grenada
Grenada National Museum Museum 2.5 mi. S Grenada
Fort George Historical Site 2.6 mi. S Grenada
Grenada Seafaris Adventure Snorkeling Tour Operator 2.8 mi. SSE Grenada
Fort Frederick Historical Site 3.0 mi. SE Grenada
Fort Matthew Historical Site 3.1 mi. SE Grenada
Grenada Golf Course & Country Club Golf Course 4.0 mi. S Grenada
Studio 34 Art, Art & Soul Art Gallery 4.5 mi. S Grenada
Dougaldston Spice Estate Museum 5.4 mi. NNE Grenada
Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Cooperative Spice and Herb Farm 5.9 mi. NNE Grenada
Campus War Memorial Monument 6.1 mi. S Grenada

Cities and Towns

Dragon Bay is near St. George's, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Guests visiting Dragon Bay who are looking for other interesting places to see will want to consider heading over to St. George's, since it's close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Grenada. From Dragon Bay, St. George's is just up the road, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full nearby hotel rooms are. Dragon Bay is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is situated in a relatively popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be a great challenge to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For those hoping to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table lists the closest accommodation options to Dragon Bay.

Accommodations near Dragon Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Lexus Inn -- -- Guest house
Candle Glow Apartments 3.1 mi. SSE Hotel
Radisson Grenada Beach Resort 4.2 mi. S Resort
Allamanda Beach Resort & Spa 4.3 mi. S Resort
Coyaba Beach Resort 4.4 mi. S Resort
Spice Island Beach Resort 4.4 mi. S Resort
Mount Cinnamon Resort 4.5 mi. S Resort
Flamboyant Hotel & Villas 4.5 mi. S Hotel
Siesta Hotel 4.5 mi. S Hotel
Blue Horizons Garden Resort 4.5 mi. S Resort

Food

When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Deyna's Tasty Foods. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Dragon Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Deyna's Tasty Foods (473) 440-6795 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Revo’s Grill & Bar (473) 444-7386 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
La Heliconia Restaurant (473) 439-8585 Caribbean Informal -- --
Citrus & Spice Restaurant & Bar (473) 435-9741 -- -- -- --
Country Kitchen Restaurant & Bar (473) 440-7888 -- -- -- --
Creole Shack Restaurant & Sports Bar (473) 435-9376 -- -- -- --
De Graps Restaurant & Bar (473) 435-9581 -- -- -- --
Flag Restaurant (473) 439-7620 -- -- -- --
New Nutmeg Restaurant & Bar (473) 435-9525 -- -- -- --
Ocean Grill Restaurant (473) 440-9747 -- -- -- --
Rocks Inn Resturant & Bar (473) 440-0088 -- -- -- --
Sea Port Restaurant & Bar (473) 435-7120 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Dragon Bay isn't the only beach worth visitng on Grenada.

Travelers may also want to consider Beausejour Bay, which is located a mile away.

Perhaps Dragon Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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