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, in the same area as Grand Anse, Hog Island is on the South West edge of Grenada. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach on Grenada may really like the middle ground found at Hog Island. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not totally secluded either.
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.
The beaches of hog island feature white sand and dark blue waters with a calm surf.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.
Since Hog Island is found inside a major tourist area, many try to show up early.
Set 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.
Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but many travelers find that museums like Grenada National Museum (one of the closest to Hog Island) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of Grenada.
Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.
|Lisa Herrera Gallery||Art Gallery||1.1 mi.||WSW||Grenada|
|Art Gallery||2.0 mi.||NW||Grenada|
|Grenada Golf Course & Country Club||Golf Course||2.1 mi.||N||Grenada|
|Fort Frederick||Historical Site||3.4 mi.||N||Grenada|
|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|
|Sporting Event Venue||4.1 mi.||N||Grenada|
|West Indies Cricket Heritage Centre||Museum||4.2 mi.||N||Grenada|
|Westerhall Rum Distillery||Historical Site||5.1 mi.||ENE||Grenada|
The closest town is St. George's, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.
Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.
Since this beach is located in a fairly popular tourist area, it is not usually very difficult to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For those wanting to get a place that's near the water, the following table shows the accommodations closest to Hog Island.
|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 Hotel & Villas||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||2.0 mi.||NW||Resort|
|Siesta Hotel||2.1 mi.||NW||Hotel|
It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Hog Island; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Sand Bar BBQ. The restaurant serves Caribbean food. They are also famous for their barbecue. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.
The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.
|Sand Bar BBQ||(473) 444-4565||Caribbean||Very Casual||1.1 mi.||W|
|(473) 537-1087||Caribbean||Very Casual||1.1 mi.||WSW|
|Bash Restaurant||(473) 444-4334||Eclectic||Informal||1.3 mi.||W|
|Rhodes Restaurant||(473) 444-4334||Contemporary, Eclectic, International||Fine Dining||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||--||--|
|(473) 439-4401||International||Very Casual||1.7 mi.||W|
|(473) 444-4662||--||--||1.8 mi.||W|
|(473) 443-8783||--||--||1.8 mi.||W|
|Dodgy Dock||(473) 443-8783||Caribbean, Contemporary||Informal||1.8 mi.||W|
Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on Grenada besides Hog Island.
Another location you might enjoy is Grand Anse Beach, located within a mile or so. 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. Others might prefer Quarantine Point Beach, which offers more action, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's located three miles to the northwest.
You may also want to consider Calivigny Island, located a mile to the east.
While Grenada has many alluring attractions, Hog Island is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.
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