Even though there are many other beaches on the island of Grenada, none can compare with the beauty of Grand Anse Beach. This two-mile stretch of white sand is bathed by the calm turquoise waters of the leeward side of the island, making it the ideal destination for those who want to sunbathe and swim or snorkel in the warm water. This beach is also the location of the majority of hotels and resorts on the island where you have an ocean playground at your doorstep.
The beach is located quite close to both Point Salines International Airport and the capital city of St. George’s. With the balmy year round temperatures Grenada receives, any time of the year would be perfect for your vacation. The busiest time of the year is from January to April when tourists from North America seek out the warm climates, but this is also the hottest and driest season of the year.
Grand Anse Beach in Grenada
Activities for all ages and interests are available at Grand Anse Beach. Water sports of all kinds take place every day, especially water-skiing and parasailing. Scuba diving is also a popular activity with those so inclined with dive boats available for charter. One of the largest wrecks in the Caribbean is just offshore providing the opportunity to engage in wreck diving. You can also dive at night to get a glimpse of the sleeping turtles in their native habitat. If you wish, you can simply spend your time sunbathing on the beach and engage in some people watching.
St. George’s offers great shopping and sightseeing venues. Browse the markets to purchase unique handcrafts from the local vendors or shop for bargains in the malls. Visit the Grenada Grand National Museum to learn about the history of the island and some of the famous people that have visited its shores. The Saturday morning market is a must visit location if you truly want to experience the culture of the island.
The larger hotels on Grand Anse Beach cater to families with children and have extensive programs filled with activities geared to different age groups. In this way, parents can enjoy themselves and know that their children are being well cared for and are having the time of their lives.
If you want to experience the great outdoors on your visit to Grenada, this part of the island has many exceptional hiking trails. You can also take a tour of the rainforest to catch a glimpse of the elusive animals you may only have seen on TV.
Grand Anse is the center of nightlife for the island and has a huge collection of restaurants and cafes. The cuisine is very varied offering all your favorites along with traditional island delights. Your first visit to this area certainly won’t be your last.