Hog Island

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Hog Island, off the south coast of Grenada is a favorite anchorage spot amongst sailors who are looking for a nearly uninhabited place to play. Unfortunately it is impossible to call this place secluded because many cruisers have the same idea. What you find on the island instead is a bunch of strangers hoping from boat to boat to mingle, group barbecues on the beach, and new friends bonding over a drink at the thatch roof hut bar.

Located in the vicinity of St. George's, near Grand Anse, Hog Island is on the South West coast of Grenada. You might want regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Perhaps Hog Island is a favorite among travelers because it's a beach that is not terribly crowded, but it's not empty and secluded either.

How to Access The Beach
Hog Island is accessible by boat. Once you arrive on the island, you'll find that the foot path around the island is lined with calabash trees and can be thorny so closed toe shoes are advisable.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beaches of hog island feature white sand and dark blue waters with a calm surf.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

Since Hog Island is of course found in an active, busy area, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Grenada; the area is home to other attractions such as Lisa Herrera Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Grenada National Museum (one of the closest to Hog Island) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new way to view Grenada's traditions and culture.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Hog Island
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lisa Herrera Gallery Art Gallery 1.1 mi. WSW Grenada
Studio 34 Art, Art & Soul Art Gallery 2.0 mi. NW Grenada
Grenada Golf Course & Country Club Golf Course 2.1 mi. N Grenada
Campus War Memorial Monument 2.2 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 3.5 mi. N Grenada
Grenada National Museum Museum 3.6 mi. N Grenada
National Cricket Stadium Sporting Event Venue 4.1 mi. N Grenada
Westerhall Rum Distillery Historical Site 5.1 mi. ENE Grenada
Underwater Sculpture Park Monument 5.9 mi. N Grenada
Dougaldston Spice Estate Museum 10.9 mi. N Grenada

Cities and Towns

The town of L' Anse aux Epines is close-by and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Hog Island will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors hoping to find a place to stay not far from the beach are in luck, as there are lots of hotels to pick from nearby. Find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing those listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Hog Island
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Mount Harmon Bay Estate 0.8 mi. W Hotel
Coral Cove Cottages 1.0 mi. SW Cottages
Mandela Court 1.0 mi. W Hotel
Le Phare Bleu Marina & Boutique Hotel 1.2 mi. ENE Hotel
Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa 1.3 mi. W Hotel
Twelve Degrees North Apartment Resort -- -- Hotel
Point Salines Hotel -- -- Hotel
True Blue Bay Resort 1.8 mi. W Resort
Allamanda Beach Resort & Spa 2.1 mi. NW Resort
Siesta Hotel 2.1 mi. NW Hotel

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. Sand Bar BBQ is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They're also renowned for their barbecue. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Hog Island
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sand Bar BBQ (473) 444-4565 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. W
Junction Bar & Grill (473) 537-1087 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. WSW
Choo Light Chinese Restaurant & Bar (473) 444-2196 Chinese -- -- --
Rhodes Restaurant (473) 444-4334 Contemporary, Eclectic, International Fine Dining 1.3 mi. W
The Beach Club (473) 444-4334 Eclectic Informal 1.3 mi. W
Charcoals Caribbean Grill (473) 440-4745 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
The Boatyard (473) 439-2523 International -- -- --
The Red Crab (473) 444-4424 International Informal -- --
De Big Fish (473) 439-4401 International Very Casual 1.7 mi. W
The Grill House (473) 444-4662 -- -- 1.8 mi. W
New Point (473) 443-8783 -- -- 1.8 mi. W
Dodgy Dock (473) 443-8783 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 1.8 mi. W

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach on Grenada will have lots of options besides Hog Island.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Grand Anse Beach, found only a short distance away. Grand Anse Beach is one of the best and most well-known beaches on Grenada. Located on the Caribbean, it boasts crystalling blue water and bright white sand. Visitors will find plenty of water sports to play and a variety of vendor stands to explore. Palms provide respite from the mid-day sun and waterfront restaurants provide visitors with tasty food and cold beverages. On the other hand, Quarantine Point Beach offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's found three miles to the northwest.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Calivigny Island, located a mile away.

There's plenty to see and do on Grenada, so visiting Hog Island is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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