Attractions in Saint George's

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As the capital city and a major port town, St. George's has a lot going for it.  In addition to all of the cultural and political landmarks, the beaches here are a favorite among cruise ship passengers, and a park and botanical garden offer visitors a chance to spend some time outdoors in a setting that isn't overflowing with sand. 

Beaches

Grand Anse Beach

You'll find a large selection of beaches to visit, though each of them are found nearby. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for people who are so inclined. Click on the name of the beach for a detailed review of that specific beach.

If you are looking for a snorkeling spot, a place with that option is Grand Anse Beach. There's plenty to do at Grand Anse Beach from water skiing to scuba diving. Vendors along the beach rent water sports equipment and sell coral jewelry, t-shirts, and hand-made crafts.

Another good choice for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Quarantine Point Beach. Quarantine Point Beach is located just past Flamboyant Hotel.

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.

Nearby areas have a full range of beaches to choose from. Readers can obtain more information by visiting this page.

Landmark Attractions

Fort George

Grenada National Museum: The Grenada National Museum is housed in an old army barracks and prison that was originally built in 1704. The museum is located off Young Street, and is a quaint locale, but filled with a great deal of interesting information about island history and culture.

Another popular destination is Fort George. It is found within downtown St. George. Completed by the British in 1710, Fort George served to protect St. George's City from attack. Today, only some portions of the fort is open to the public, with the other part serving as offices for the Royal Grenada Police Force.

Fort Frederick: Fort Frederick was built in the late 1700's by the French after they took the island from the British. While its history may not be particularly unique, the ruins offer a bit of intrigue, and the views from the top are fantastic.

But that's not all -- you'll be able to find a selection of other landmark attractions. Readers can obtain more information about other sites worth seeing in and near the area here.

Natural Attractions

De La Grenade Nutmeg Garden

One of the worthwhile natural attractions is St. Rose Nursery and Garden. <p>Guests to Grenada looking to explore some of the more natural side of the island without leaving the convenience of civilization may want to look at the St. Rose Nursery and Gardens. This compromise of nature and development will take you through a collection of vegetation and flowers that are perfect for a quick relaxing activity.</p>

Hyde Park Garden is a second place that you might enjoy. <p>Hyde Park has been a grand estate and home to the Roberts family for over six generations. Recently, much of the property has been transformed into a fantastic garden that offers a tranquil stop on your tour of Grenada.</p>

Luckily, you'll find a nice selection of choices. If you want to find out more concerning natural attractions in and near the area, can do so here.

 

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