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 heart of Molinere, Dragon Bay is on the West coast of Grenada. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Grenada's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but Dragon Bay is less exposed than the others, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

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.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Dragon Bay. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the West coast of Grenada. It's located near Underwater Sculpture Park, which is located a half mile away, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

If you're intrigued by Grenada's history, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort George, which is two and a half miles to the south.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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
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
Lisa Herrera Gallery Art Gallery 6.5 mi. S Grenada

Cities and Towns

Dragon Bay is close to St. George's, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Tourists at Dragon Bay who are seeking some additional excitement should think about checking out St. George's, which is nearby and is an active, busy area. From Dragon Bay, St. George's is not far away, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Dragon Bay is not located near many major hotels, but you may meet guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation area, it is not usually very difficult to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you're looking to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows shows the closest accommodations 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

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Deyna's Tasty Foods. This restaurant features Caribbean cuisine.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

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

Dragon Bay is just one of many beaches you can visit on Grenada.

You may also want to consider Beausejour Bay, located a mile away.

Dragon Bay 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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