Welcome to the Isle of Spice
Grenada is celebrated worldwide for its elegance and style. Here you will find relaxing beaches of yellow, white, or pink sand. There are spice groves of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, turmeric, and mace, on one of the Caribbean’s greenest islands.
Grenada is a tri-island state that is known as ‘The Isle of Spice’ or the “Spice Isle.’ She has two sister islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
Grenada is more peaceful and less developed than its Caribbean neighbours. There are many things to do in Grenada.
Here is a land of mountains and waterfalls, woodlands and rainforests. Grenada is a haven for divers and snorkellers with its coral reefs, shipwrecks and underwater sculpture park.
There are fishing villages, chocolate factories, and old rum distilleries. This island has a colonial history. Time spent in the capital, St George’s will be a rewarding experience. Whether you want a relaxing beach holiday or a more active pursuit, Grenada is for you.
Carriacou is home to over 7000 people. Hillsborough, the capital, is the only town on the island. Small villages are scattered around the island, but there are more than 100 rum shops!
Carriacou Beaches - The main beaches in Carriacou are Paradise Beach and Anse La Roche. But there is a small beach island, Sandy Island, just a 5-minute water taxi ride from Paradise Beach. The marine sanctuary there makes it ideal for snorkelling. You can get a fresh lobster or a fish dinner from the Sandy Island Grill on the beach.
Many travelers choose to visit the Carriacou Museum in Hillsborough. It is housed in the second oldest cotton ginnery in the world.
The Dover Ruins are the remains of the first church on the island. This is where the early settlers had their dwellings.
Petite Martinique is a popular day trip for visitors who are spending their holiday on Grenada or Carriacou.
The island is just one mile in diameter. So you can explore Petite Martinique on foot. The Piton volcano rises to 756 feet and dominates the centre of the island. Those who follow the well marked trail to the top are rewarded with views over the island and the nearby Grenadine Islands.
Palm Beach offers the only spot to relax on the sand to the gentle sounds of the Caribbean lapping the shore.
Grand Anse Beach – South Coast
Grand Anse Beach is among the best beaches in the Caribbean! Imagine forested hills sweeping down to meet a long, ribbon of white, powdery, sand, stretching for over two miles, bordered by a turquoise blue sea. Almond trees are dotted along the beach offering shade when needed.
Here the water is warm, and the surf is calm. The water is so clear you can see the bottom as far out as you can swim. There are golden-orange sunsets on Grand Anse Beach. The facilities, restrooms, and restaurants mean you can be comfortable on the beach all day.
Morne Rouge – South Coast
Morne Rouge (Red Hill), or BBC Beach as the locals call it (after the Blancos Beach Club located here after WW11), is a stunning cove with white sand and glass-calm waters. Beautiful half-mile crescent with calm water that makes for excellent swimming and sunbathing. If you're looking to just hang out at the beach, this is the best beach on Grenada. Sur La Mer and Le Plywood Beach Bar are on the beach.
Just outside the main tourist area of Grand Anse, La Sagesse has golden sand lined with palm trees. The surf here makes it ideal for the boogie board (bodyboard) and you can explore the cove in a rented kayak. There is one hotel with an open-air restaurant.
Magazine Beach – St George’s
This beautiful, uncrowded beach is the location for the new Royalton Grenada Resort. But it will still be a great place for swimming and snorkelling along the cliff edges. Crystal clear water, a long stretch of white sand and palm trees. And the Aquarium Restaurant. It is a magnificent experience. What more do you need?
Levera Beach – Levera National Park
An important waterfowl habitat and sea turtle nesting site near Bathways beach. Levera Beach is home to the leatherback turtles. Leatherback turtle season is March to August. But it was still worth the trip as the beach offers beautiful views of nearby islands.
Located at the very northern reaches of the island is Lavera Beach. This is a special spot because leatherback turtles use the sand here as a nesting ground. This beach is virtually deserted, but it's a great spot to go for a picnic and it has excellent views out to Sugar Loaf Island, Sandy Island and Green Island. This beach is part of Lavera National Park as well, which is an excellent spot for birdwatching and walking.
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