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 will find a large number of beaches to visit, although they are all found in neighboring areas. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on the beach names to read a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

If you are wanting to snorkel, a place where that is an option is Grand Anse Beach. Grand Anse Beach is easily accessed off Falledge Road, via a well paved road the leads to Garfield's Beach Bar.

Another good option for those who enjoy snorkeling is Quarantine Point Beach. Surrounded by rocky coastline, Quarantine Point Beach itself has soft peach sand and emerald green waters, with a cluster of coral reef just off shore.

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.

Of course, you can find many other choices for beaches nearby. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, visit this guide.

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 interesting landmark worth visiting is Fort George. It is located in 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.

These examples are only a few of what you can find. Read this extended discussion which is all about other sites worth visiting in and near the area if you want to find additional details.

Natural Attractions

De La Grenade Nutmeg Garden

Hyde Park Garden is one of the better known local attractions. 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.

St. Rose Nursery and Garden is a second outdoor attraction worth a visit. Guests looking to explore some of Grenada's more natural side 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.

Saint George's has a nice selection of choices. Anyone needing to obtain more information concerning natural attractions close to Saint George's, can do so by going to this page.

 

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