Tourists will find Grenada perched a bit north of Trinidad and Tobago. Created from volcanic origins, this island offers hilly terrain with abundant trees and exotic flowers. The highest point on the island is Mount Saint Catherine, which soars more than 2,700 feet up from sea level.
Plan to also spend some time in St. George, where travelers will be smitten with the capital city's charming red tile roofs and enchanting dockside area. To see more of the map, widen your browser.
St. George is the central destination for tourist activity on Grenada. This beautiful town offers a variety of attractions, including the colorful spice vendors found at Market Square, the iconic pink Anglican church located on Church Street and the insightful Grenada National Museum. Another nearby attraction is Fort George, a historic French fort that features preserved colonial architecture and a collection of old cannons.
The area surrounding Grenada's capital city also offers abundant attractions for visitors. If you're looking to get in touch with nature, head to the Bay Gardens in the St. George suburb of St. Paul's. This sprawling botanical garden offers leisurely paths that guide you past thousands of species of tropical flora. Sitting just north of St. George, Annadale Falls is also a popular destination. This pristine waterfall empties into a refreshing pool, perfect for taking an afternoon swim. Those keen on sunbathing will find several beautiful beaches nearby, including the calm shores of Grand Anse Beach, and the snorkeling haven at Morne Rouge Beach. Both are located a little below St. George on the map.
Nature lovers can find a wide range of outdoor attractions scattered throughout Grenada. One of the top destinations is the Grand Etang National Park, sitting northeast of Constantine. Along with sightings of intriguing creatures like the purple throated Carib and armadillos, tourists can enjoy scenic hikes ranging from leisurely strolls to challenging expeditions. Drive up to the northeastern edge of the island, near Sauteurs, and you'll find Levera Beach and Levera National Park. These attractions offer great swimming and snorkeling, as well as a mangrove swamp and bird sanctuary.
If you want to get a taste of Grenada culture, consider spending an afternoon at an enlightening attractions like the Laura Herb and Spice Garden, located east of Grand Anse. This large garden hosts short tours that inform patrons about the vital spice industry that keeps Grenada's economy alive. Situated north of St. George, consider a stop at the River Antoine Rum Distillery. This historic facility produces a limited amount of quality rum using the same methods employed when the distillery first opened in 1785. The Douglaston Spice Estate sits south of Gouyave and houses a historic plantation that showcases the old processes used to grow and prepare a variety of spices from cocoa to mace.
The most abundant accommodations and dining options are located in the vicinity of the capital. The lodging facilities in this area range from luxury resorts to budget motel-style accommodations, rental villas and more. The area provides close proximity to a range of excellent beaches as well as the many attractions in the capital city. Located just south of St. George, Grand Anse is perhaps the single most popular location on the island. With close proximity to the Point Salines International Airport, frequent mini-bus service, and plentiful taxis, this is also an ideal location for travelers who don't want to rent a car during their stay. Other great beaches in this area include Aquarium Beach and Morne Rouge Beach.
If you're looking to stray away from the more popular Grenada cities of St. George and Grand Anse, there are also a few options available in more remote locations around the island. The area around L'Anse aux Epines near the southern tip of the map, offers a good selection of villas, rental apartments and cottages, and is just a bit farther away from the action in St. George. In the northern parts of the island travelers can find a few accommodations near Gouyave on the mid-western coast, and near Sauteurs on the northernmost tip of Grenada.
Flights into Grenada arrive at the Point Salines International Airport (GND). Situated on the south side of the island, the airport is about 7 miles south of St. George. The facility serves flights from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and some other Caribbean destinations.
For those arriving to Grenada via cruise ship, downtown St. George's is home to the island's major port at the Melville Street Cruise Terminal. The port offers extensive facilities for cruises, and is only a short walk from the bustling activity of downtown St. George. The terminal offers a variety of transportation options for ship passengers, including bus and taxi transfers as well as water shuttles to Grand Anse Beach.
Two ferry services operate out of Grenada, offering water-based transportation to a few nearby destinations. The Osprey Lines Ferry Service features ferries equipped with a sun deck and air-conditions interior that run between the islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Similarly, the BEDY Oceanline service is planning to offer ferry transportation from Grenada that serves the islands of Trinidad, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Vincent inthe near future.
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