Grenada is an atypical Caribbean. There are no noisy parties, dangerous cities or annoying merchants. It seems that everyone in the country has their own craft and enjoys life. And together with the locals, tourists also want to enjoy their stay on the island. What most tourists go to Grenada for is beautiful beaches and clean water. Here on every sandbar you can find palm trees, beautiful coral reefs, restaurants with delicious traditional cuisine, peace and quiet.
Tourist Attractions in Grenada
The most interesting tourist attractions places in Grenada. Photos and a brief description.
Top Tourist Attractions in Grenada
It is the capital of Grenada, located on the west coast of the country, in a picturesque bay. The city was built by the French in 1650. It is located on the slope of an extinct volcano, surrounded by a tropical forest and a snow-white beach. During its existence, the city burned down 8 times, so the authorities adopted a law, because of which there are no buildings in the city higher than the tops of palm trees. This makes St. Georges even more charming.
Grand Anse Beach
This is a quiet beach for privacy with the ocean. Five kilometers of its snow-white sand are separated from the hustle and bustle by formidable rocks. To get to the beach, you need to drive 4 km by bike or walk. Then you can enjoy the waves, sit in a quiet restaurant and calmly soak up the sun. There is no infrastructure on the beach, but it is clean and safe. Palm trees save tourists from the heat.
Seven Sisters Waterfall
The waterfall is located in the Grand Etan National Park. It got its name because of the number of cascades: it has seven of them. It is located in the center of the island, to get to it, you need to walk a hiking trail through a beautiful tropical forest. Along the way, you can see how bananas, cocoa, nutmeg grow. And after a 45-minute walk, tourists enjoy a refreshing dip in the waterfall.
Fort George is located in the capital of Grenada. This is a fortress built in 1710. Now part of the fort is open to visitors, and the other part of it is used for administrative purposes: the Royal Grenada Police is located in the fortress. The fort is guarded by military men dressed in ancient uniforms, who show tourists how guns work. They are also used to launch fireworks.
Lever National Park
The 450-acre park protects the most picturesque part of the coast of Grenada. Nearby there is a large mangrove swamp and the sea. Therefore, more than 80 species of birds have settled in this area, including snipe, herons and black-necked stilts. And in the sea near the park there are amazing coral reefs and whole fields of algae.
The fort towers over the capital of Grenada and has an advantageous strategic location. It was built in the XIX century. He repeatedly took part in wars, as evidenced by his dilapidated condition. It offers a wonderful view of the city and the harbor. Due to its colonial period architecture, the fort is one of the most popular attractions in the country.
Morne Rouge Bay
Morne Rouge is one of the main beach recreation areas in Grenada. This place has a well-developed infrastructure, many restaurants, hotels and cafes. The snow-white beach, surrounded by forests and washed by turquoise water, attracts wealthy tourists who want to go diving or relax comfortably on the beach. It is separated from Grand Anse Beach by Quarantine Point.
Underwater Sculpture Park
In the Caribbean Sea, not far from the coast of Grenada, there is the world's first underwater sculpture park. It was created in 2006 by the English sculptor Jason Taylor. There are 65 sculptures on an area of 800 m2 at a depth of up to 3 m. Among them are a cyclist, a fat man watching TV, a witch-like girl. In addition to attracting tourists, sculptures are useful because they are artificial reefs.
This is the main harbor of the capital. Along it is the city of St. Georges, which is the center of the country's marine life. At the eastern entrance to the Carenage is one of the main attractions of the city – Fort Frederick. This is a miraculously surviving fort, which was saved from destruction by the mistake of an American pilot. It was built in the XIX century.
Grand Etan National Park
On the territory of the park there is a small forest area located in the center of the island. The park is known for its crater lakes, the amazing Seven Sisters and Annandale waterfalls, and many hiking trails for tourists to climb to the top of the mountain range. Under the waterfalls there are many deep underwater caves with crystal clear water.
The waterfall is located in the center of Grenada, in the Grand Etan National Park. Its height is 9 meters. The water flows into a small pond surrounded by amazing nature and a grotto. This is a heavenly place to relax, unlike the rest of the waterfalls. If you look around, you can see frolicking monkeys on the plants.
This place is called the "spice country". It is located in the city of Guyave and is a plantation of nutmeg and cocoa. Here you can admire nature, look at the process of collecting plants, feel the unique aroma of real cocoa and nutmeg, and then buy them in processed form. This is a very exotic shopping experience.
La Sagesse Nature Center
From this place the settlement of Grenada began. In this picturesque, incredibly green corner, the first inhabitants of the island settled. The nature center is located on the southwest coast of Grenada. It includes hot springs, three beautiful beaches surrounded by coconut palms, a beautiful coral reef and an unnamed rock covered with ancient petroglyphs.
Carriacou and Petit Martinique Islands
These are islands belonging to Grenada and located to the north of it. Island Carriacou occupies 34 km2, and the island of Petit Martinique is 2.37 km2 — it is a rounded volcanic cone. The islands are notable for four carnivals that are held on their territory. It's a carnival, a regatta Carriacou, Parang and Village Maroon. Recently, the Carriacou Maroon & String Band music Festival has become popular.
In the north of the country, surrounded by dense banana plantations, there is a small lake Antoine. It is the source of the river of the same name and attracts, first of all, bird lovers. The lake is home to a large Finch sparrow family, red whistling ducks, kite snails. During excursions to the lake, the most popular entertainment is tasting excellent white rum, which is made in Grenada.
River Antoin Rum Distillery Winery
This is the oldest rum factory in the Caribbean, it was founded in 1785. It is located in the north of Grenada, near Lake Antoine. Sugar cane is used in production, which grows around the factory. The country is known for this alcoholic beverage, so tourists have the opportunity to see the process of its manufacture and independently evaluate the taste.
The beach is located in the northeastern part of the island. This beach is ideal for families with children or for those who are just learning to swim. The water in this place is crystal clear, and the depth is very small, without sudden changes in altitude. On weekends there are a lot of locals on the beach, and on weekdays it is almost deserted. Tourists are fed homemade food in cozy restaurants or tents, and a good road leads to the beach.
Jessamine Eden Botanical Garden
The garden is located in the western part of the island, a 15-minute drive from the center of the capital. 60 acres of the park are planted with tropical gardens, small forest and agricultural farms. Several rivers flow through the garden, in which there are mullets. The park got its name because of the jasmine growing in it. Hummingbirds can be seen between the lovely flowers. This is a heavenly place to enjoy nature.
In the thickets of the tropical forest in the west of Grenada there are beautiful waterfalls. There is a good road leading to the Concord Falls, as well as a hiking trail. It passes through nutmeg plantations. After a leisurely walk through the woods, you can swim in the cool waters of Concord. The waterfall consists of three cascades that form a clear pond.
National Museum of Grenada
This is an old building located at the intersection of Moncton Street and Young Street. The museum is located in the middle of French barracks built in 1704. It contains pottery from the Indian settlements of Grenada, a large collection of old rum, the Empress's bathroom Josephine. Also in the museum's collection there are documents about the events of 1979 that led to the attack of the Americans.
This is a very small island, part of Grenada. It became famous because of its incredibly clear water. The coastal waters of the island are considered one of the cleanest in the world. Transparent, warm, they attract divers from all over the world. Visibility in the water reaches 30 meters. It is an ideal place to observe the marine world. The island is known for an underwater volcano. There are many rare animals near it.
The bay is located on the east coast of Grenada. The bay is liked not only by tourists, but also by locals. It is notable for its beautiful white sand beach and the picturesque Antoine River, which is surrounded by a beautiful tropical forest. Diving and surfing are done on the beach, and you can escape from the heat under the palm trees that comfortably surround the beach.
Ense Laroche Beach
The beach is located in the northwest of Gun Point Island. It has the shape of a sickle and is known as the best place for snorkeling. There are beautiful coral reefs on the beach, which divers like to look at. Turtles also live on the beach, which lay eggs there. In addition to observing nature and playing sports, you can sunbathe on the beach in silence and relax in the shade of palm trees.
The city of Grenville
The city is located on the east coast of Grenada, in a picturesque bay. Grenville was founded in 1763 by the French, and now it is the second largest city in the country, its industrial and agricultural center. The largest nutmeg processing factory is located in the city, there is a colorful market for local handicrafts, and the Rainbow City Festival is also held.