One of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, Grenada is surrounded by idyllic beaches and covered in tropical rainforest. Characterful towns and cities dot the island’s coast while the interior boasts a great choice of waterfalls, colonial plantations and hiking trails to explore. With a Grenada hotel you can have a go at diving, snorkelling and kayaking, learn more about the island’s culture or really get into the swing of Caribbean life with a visit to Grenada’s famous carnival.
Where to Stay in Grenada
St. George’s – Book a hotel in Grenada’s capital, home to many of the island’s historic sights. Spend an afternoon exploring the city’s colourful streets, shop for fresh local produce in its marketplace or immerse yourself in Grenadian history in the Grenada National Museum.
Grenville – The second largest town on Grenada, Grenville is a great hotel destination if you want to experience an authentic slice of Caribbean life. Visit the town on Saturdays when its lively daily market is at its busiest.
Grand Etang Nature Reserve – Best known for its crater lake, the Grand Etang Nature Reserve boasts a great choice of hiking trails, pristine rainforest and some of Grenada’s most beautiful waterfalls.
Gouyave – Known as ‘the town that never sleeps’ Gouyave is one of the liveliest destinations on Grenada. Enjoy a freshly cooked seafood feast at one of the local restaurants, socialise with Grenadians in one of the town’s bars or take part in Gouyave’s ‘Fish Friday’, a celebration of all things fish, that takes place every week, before returning to your lush Grenada hotel.
How to Make the Most of Your Hotel in Grenada
One of the most prominent sights on Grenada is Mount St Catherine. Standing at 2755 feet, the mountain is the highest point on Grenada and a great destination for a challenging hike. Another beautiful natural sight is the Mount Carmel Waterfall, the highest falls in Grenada. Visitors interested in the country’s history should explore the fascinating Belmonte Estate, the imposing Fort Frederick which offers stunning views over the southern half of the island, and Fort George, located above Grenada’s capital. As its coastline is one of the island’s biggest attractions, no visit to Grenada would be complete without out a bit of beach hopping. Visit the spectacular Grand Anse Beach, the secluded Morne Rouge Bay or the black sands of Bathway Beach to see some of the most beautiful stretches of coast the island has to offer.
If you’re looking for an active break, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in Grenada. For great views and energetic hikes, head to Mount St Catherine or the Grand Etang Nature Reserve. For diving, snorkelling and watersports visit one of the activity centres in St George’s or on one of Grenada’s famous beaches, or if you want to explore the island’s famous waterfalls book a tour that takes you deep into the jungle. For great nightlife and lively restaurants, visit the characterful town of Gouyave or for shopping and local life explore the markets of St George’s and Grenville. If that all sounds a bit too energetic, stake out a spot on one of Grenada’s beaches and enjoy your very own piece of paradise.