The Best Things To See And Do On The Lush Caribbean Island Of Grenada​

K.C. Dermody

Written by Justin Mewse

March 2024

Discover the best of Grenada’s attractions with thrilling marine adventures exploring vibrant coral reefs and tranquil beaches, complemented by exhilarating hikes through lush rainforests offering breathtaking vistas. From underwater exploration to scenic trails, Grenada promises unforgettable sightseeing experiences for every adventurer

Regatta boat - Pure Grenada

Spend Some Blissful Time On The Beach

Grenada’s beaches boast some of the Caribbean’s most breathtaking scenery, with pristine stretches of powdery white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Grand Anse Beach, the island’s most famous and picturesque beach, stretches for two miles along the southwestern coast, offering ideal conditions for swimming, sunbathing, and watersports. Magazine Beach, nestled near Grand Anse, entices visitors with its tranquil ambiance and stunning views of nearby Hog Island. For a secluded escape, visit Levera Beach on the northern tip of the island, where pristine sands meet lush mangroves and nesting grounds for leatherback turtles. Pink Gin Beach, known for its soft pink-hued sands and serene atmosphere, is another hidden gem awaiting discovery. With its diverse array of beaches catering to every preference, Grenada promises unforgettable seaside adventures amid its tropical paradise.

Grenada beach sunset - Pure Grenada/Arthur Daniel

Go Snorkelling And Diving

Exploring Grenada’s underwater realm through snorkelling and diving reveals a kaleidoscope of marine wonders. From the vibrant coral gardens of Flamingo Bay to the dramatic depths of Dragon Bay’s drop-offs, the island offers diverse sites for every adventurer. Dive into the captivating world of Molinere Bay, where the world’s first underwater sculpture park blends art with marine conservation. Embark on an underwater adventure at Grand Anse Beach, spotting colourful fish darting among the off-shore coral formations, or delve into the mysteries of the Bianca C wreck. With its pristine Caribbean waters and a wealth of marine life, Grenada promises unforgettable aquatic experiences for enthusiasts of all levels.

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Have A Peaceful Eco Adventure

In addition to spending time exploring the waterfalls, you could head out on a chilled eco-adventure in Grenada’s pristine Levera National Park, a sanctuary of natural beauty and biodiversity. Begin your journey with a visit to Levera Beach, a secluded stretch of coastline renowned for its powdery white sands and tranquil turquoise waters. Explore the park’s lush mangrove forests and coastal wetlands, home to an array of bird species, including herons and ospreys. As you wander along the scenic trails, keep an eye out for nesting sites of endangered leatherback turtles, which visit the beach from March to August to lay their eggs, offering a rare opportunity for turtle watching under the stars.

Continue your eco-adventure with a trip to Grand Etang Lake and Forest Reserve, a captivating haven nestled within Grenada’s volcanic, yet lush, interior. Take a leisurely stroll around the picturesque crater lake, surrounded by verdant rainforest and towering mahogany trees. Hike along the park’s trails, where you may encounter native wildlife such as Mona monkeys and tropical birds. Grand Etang offers a serene escape into nature, inviting visitors to unwind amidst its tranquil beauty and immerse themselves in Grenada’s rich ecological wonders.

Visit the island’s Sulphur Springs for a unique natural spa experience, where you can relax and rejuvenate in mineral-rich thermal pools amidst lush tropical surroundings. The therapeutic properties of the springs are renowned for their healing benefits, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking wellness and relaxation amidst Grenada’s natural wonders.

 

Welcome Rock view - Pure Grenada

Explore The Island’s Waterfalls

Exploring the waterfalls of Grenada unveils captivating natural beauty and serene escapes within the island’s lush landscapes. Trek through verdant rainforests to discover hidden gems like Annandale and Concord Falls, where cascading waters plunge into refreshing pools, offering rejuvenating swims amid tranquil surroundings. For a more adventurous experience, embark on hikes to reach the majestic Seven Sisters Falls or the remote Mount Carmel waterfall, rewarding efforts with breathtaking vistas and serene solitude.

Annandale Falls - Pure Grenada/Dietmar Denger

Take In A Spice, Chocolate And Rum Tour

In Grenada, spice and rum are not just commodities; they’re a way of life, deeply ingrained in the island’s rich cultural heritage. At Belmont Estate, visitors can immerse themselves in the centuries-old tradition of spice production, witnessing first-hand the cultivation and processing of nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. You can also see how chocolate is produced from the cocoa grown at the estate’s chocolate factory. Guided tours offer insights into the island’s agricultural practices, highlighting Belmont’s role as a leading spice and chocolate producer. Just a few minutes from Belmont Estate is the River Antoine Estate rum distillery. This distillery is renowned for its traditional and historic approach to rum production. Operating since the late 18th century, it maintains its original waterwheel-powered machinery, creating authentic and flavourful rum appreciated by connoisseurs worldwide.

Cacao and nutmeg

Experience The Culinary And Bar Scene

Exploring Grenada’s culinary and nightlife scene is a breeze with the option of grabbing a taxi. Taxis offer convenient transportation, ensuring you reach your dining or bar destination comfortably and efficiently. From savouring authentic Grenadian cuisine at local eateries to indulging in cocktails at waterfront bars, the options are endless. Whether you’re craving seafood delights in St. George’s or seeking live music in Grand Anse, getting a taxi opens up a world of culinary and nightlife adventures in Grenada, promising unforgettable experiences for every palate and preference.

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Escape To Neighbouring Carriacou For The Day

Spending a day in Carriacou offers a delightful escape to a serene and unspoiled paradise. Begin your journey with a scenic 90 minutes ferry ride from Grenada to Carriacou, soaking in panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. Upon arrival, explore the charming town of Hillsborough, where vibrant local markets offer a glimpse into Carriacou’s rich culture and traditions. Next, venture to stunning beaches like Paradise Beach or Anse La Roche, where powdery white sands meet turquoise waters, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or simply unwinding in paradise. Discover the island’s natural beauty with a hike to the scenic overlook at High North Peak, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding islands. Before returning to Grenada, indulge in fresh seafood delights at a seaside restaurant, savouring the flavours of the Caribbean.

Aerial view of Anse La Roche Beach in Carriacou - Pure Grenada

Holiday In Grenada With These Recommended Flight-Inclusive Trips

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3*+ True Blue Bay Resort

This delightful family-owned and operated boutique resort offers a friendly and relaxed Caribbean atmosphere. It is climate-smart and an award-winning sustainable and environmentally-friendly leader in the Caribbean.

** 10% hotel discount **

7 Nights Bed & Breakfast
From £1,189pp
Including flights

Price applicable for travel 1st-30th September 2024
Book by 31st March 2024

Operated by British Airways Holidays

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  • Located on the South Coast of Grenada, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea, this welcoming hotel looks out at the dazzling waters of True Blue Bay
  • True Blue Bay Boutique Resort in Grenada offers a range of guest accommodations, from luxurious two-bedroom Villas to climate-smart Cocoa Pod Suites and elegant True Blue and Indigo Rooms
  • Specialising in Caribbean cuisine, Dodgy Dock Restaurant and Lounge Bar is located by the water’s edge with outdoor seating and stunning panoramic views of the bay
  • Four pools
  • Non-motorised watersports
  • FREE daily beach shuttle
  • Aquanauts Dive Centre (local charges apply)
  • Yoga studio and Grenada Blue Haven Spa

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  • 7 nights at 3*+ True Blue Bay Resort Grenada
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Return international flights from London Gatwick Airport
  • 1 checked bag at 23kg per person
  • ATOL protected

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4*+ Royalton Grenada, An Autograph Collection Resort

All-Inclusive, family-friendly and boasting amazing ocean views, Royalton Grenada is the ideal resort for an easy-going family holiday.

7 Nights All-Inclusive
From £1,479pp
Including flights

Price applicable for travel 1st-30th September 2024
Book by 25th March 2024

Operated by British Airways Holidays

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  • The resort is located on a white sandy beach in Tamarind Bay
  • Choose from 269 rooms and suites
  • Enjoy local and international delights in buffet-style or à la carte dining venues
  • Swimming pool
  • Non-motorised water sports, including snorkelling, sailboating and kayaking
  • Kid’s club
  • Open-air theatre
  • The Royal Spa and Royalton Fit

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  • 7 nights at 4*+ Royalton Grenada, An Autograph Collection Resort
  • All-Inclusive
  • Return international flights from London Gatwick Airport
  • 1 checked bag at 23kg per person
  • ATOL protected

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4* Coyaba Beach Resort

Coyaba Beach Resort is a stylish, all-inclusive hotel offering all the facilities of a larger resort in a friendly, small hotel setting – with Grenada’s most spectacular beach right alongside.

** Includes one FREE night **

7 Nights All-Inclusive
From £1,449pp
Including flights

Price applicable for travel 1st-30th September 2024
Book by 31st March 2024

Operated by British Airways Holidays

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  • Set on the world-famous Grand Anse Beach, the sprawling Coyaba Beach Resort spans an astounding 5 ½ acres of tropical paradise
  • 80 guest rooms, spread over two floors and housed in pavilion-style buildings
  • Two restaurants serving Caribbean and international dishes plus several bars
  • Freshwater pool, complete with a swim-up bar
  • A range of fantastic sporting pursuits available
  • Live entertainment three nights a week
  • Mini-spa

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  • 7 nights at 4* Coyaba Beach Resort
  • All-Inclusive
  • Return international flights from London Gatwick Airport
  • 1 checked bag at 23kg per person
  • ATOL protected

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5* Silversands

Silversands Grenada is an intimate, luxury resort set on Grand Anse Beach. The beautiful, minimalist design of the hotel shows in its sleek accommodation and its impressive swimming pool – one of the longest in the Caribbean.

7 Nights Bed & Breakfast
From £2,109pp
Including flights

Price applicable for travel 1st-30th September 2024
Book by 31st March 2024

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  • The resort also offers direct access to a beautiful stretch of public beach on Grand Anse, over a mile and a half long
  • 43 contemporary, open-plan guest accommodations comprising rooms, suites and villas
  • A great choice of refined dining and bar options serving Asiatique, seafood and cocktails
  • The hotel offers a range of watersports
  • Beach club with resident DJ
  • Enticing spa complex

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  • 7 nights at 5* Silversands Grenada
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Return international flights from London Gatwick Airport
  • 1 checked bag at 23kg per person
  • ATOL protected

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5* Calabash Hotel

Calabash Hotel is a family-owned resort, located in a sheltered bay on Grenada’s south coast. It’s a popular choice, known for its fantastic food options, infinity pool with panoramic garden views and chic well-appointed suites.

** FREE board upgrade **

7 Nights Bed & Breakfast
From £2,699pp
Including flights

Price applicable for travel 1st-30th June 2024
Book by 31st March 2024

Operated by British Airways Holidays

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  • The resort is set amidst eight acres of gardens in secluded Prickly Bay, alongside the white sands of Lance aux Epines Beach
  • 30 suites to choose with six categories to choose from
  • Enjoy high standards of service including breakfast served daily on your balcony or patio and complimentary fruit available on the beach
  • The Beach Club is a gorgeous restaurant designed with chic, beach inspired interiors while the delightful Rhodes Restaurant boosts an incredible a la carte menu
  • Freshwater swimming pool with bar
  • Complimentary watersports (non-motorised)
  • Scuba diving centre onsite (local charges apply)
  • Full service Spa at Calabash

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  • 7 nights at 5* Calabash Hotel Grenada
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Return international flights from London Gatwick Airport
  • 1 checked bag at 23kg per person
  • ATOL protected

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5* Spice Island Beach Resort

As Grenada’s only recipient of the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award, Spice Island Beach Resort is just one of nine hotels to merit this distinction in the Caribbean, and one of just 131 worldwide.

7 Nights All-Inclusive
From £3,349pp
Including flights

Price applicable for travel 1st-30th June 2024
Book by 31st March 2024

Operated by British Airways Holidays

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  • Set on Grand Anse Beach, one of the best Caribbean beaches
  • All-suite resort with 64 accommodations across six categories
  • Oliver’s Restaurant offers authentic Creole and international flavours with an innovative menu of local specialities with a twist while Sea & Surf Terrace and Bar provides a varied lunch menu coupled with refreshing drinks and pre-dinner cocktails
  • Non-motorised watersports including kayaking, snorkelling and Hobie cat sailing
  • Tours and excursions including rainforest visits and trips to the Saturday market
  • World-class spa and beachside yoga

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  • 7 nights at 5* Spice Island Beach Resort
  • All-Inclusive
  • Return international flights from London Gatwick Airport
  • 1 checked bag at 23kg per person
  • ATOL protected

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