In the past, this tropical island of 100,000, only about 100 miles northeast of Venezuela, was possibly best known for the 1983 U.S. military action ordered by President Reagan during a period of intense political unrest. But today, with a growing tourism industry and much more political stability, the focus is on the 46 white sand beaches that circumvent this idyllic paradise.
Whether you want secluded beaches or more active ones surrounded by resorts and restaurants, Grenada has it all.
Cruise ships are frequent visitors St. George’s, with passengers spilling over into the markets and shops. Many make a beeline to Grand Anse Beach with its two-mile stretch of sand. There they will find the luxurious Spice Island Beach Resort.
There are 46 beaches in Grenada, but according to grenada-beaches.com, the top six are:
- Grand Anse Beach: “You will be hard pressed to find a more spectacular beach anywhere in the world.
- Morne Rouge Beach (BBC Beach): “Holidays aside, this is one beach you can have all to yourself. “
- Magazine Beach: “The beach is about one mile of white sand, and clear blue waters.”
- Pink Gin Beach: “Pinkish sand, pristine waters and a picturesque view of St. George welcomes you at Pink Gin Beach.“
- Bathway Beach: “If you are looking for action … people, food, drinks, and just good times.”
- La Sagesse Beach: “Most people come here when they do not want to be seen, or disturbed.“
Top 6 Beaches of Grenada:
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Featured resort: Coyaba Beach Resort
Situated in 5.5 acres of flowering tropical gardens amidst dramatic vistas of mountains and clear seas, The Coyaba Beach Resort is located on the 2.5 mile world famous Grand Anse Beach. Inspired by native Arawak history and culture, the Grenada resort’s spacious 80 guestrooms are complimented by two restaurants, two bars and an inviting outdoor pool. Just 3 miles from the Grenada International Airport and 4.5 miles to the city of St. George’s, guests of the Caribbean resort enjoy complimentary tennis (lighted), water sports, gym, golf at nearby course and a host of other activities such as yoga, Pilates and cricket. The Grand Anse area in the south-west features shopping, dining within walking distance and the convenience of banks and other commercial entities.
Read what other travelers have to say about the Coyaba Beach Resort at TripAdvisor