10 Must-See Views of Grenada

I take a lot of photos when I travel. A lot. Hundreds each day. Thousands each trip.

But only a handful of them ever see the light of day. And those that do are usually buried deep inside a Facebook album that hardly does justice to the true beauty of the scenes captured, or the rarity of the moments that have been immortalized.

This is especially true of my jaunts to Grenada, where vivid Caribbean-blue and bottle-green landscapes make amateur photographers (like me) feel like award winning professionals. I’ve been going through my archives for inspiration as I plan my return to the Spice Isle in June, so I decided to share snapshots of my top 10 favourite views in Grenada. In no particular order, of course…#memories

1. The Capital, St. George’s

A view of St. George's, Grenada

The climb up the stairs to this particular vantage point at the fort requires some effort, but the panoramic view of the island’s capital is well worth it. Blue waters, red tiled roofs and pastel coloured facades all come together to make St. George’s one of the most beautiful towns in the region. #cityview

2. Paradise Beach, Carriacou

#Paradise Beach in Carriacou, they couldn't have picked a more suitable name.

If Grenada is paradise, Carriacou is undoubtedly heaven, and there’s no spot more divine than Paradise Beach. Enjoy a satisfactory meal at the Hard Wood Bar and Snacket and settle in for a day of interrupted bliss at this mostly-secluded spot. #offthegrid

3. Grand Etang Crater Lake, St. Andrew

#PureGrenada: Grand Etang Crater Lake

The Grand Etang National Park is a one-stop-shop for outdoor activities – hikers, trekkers, bird- and flower-watchers will never be disappointed with a visit to this popular attraction, but sometimes the best way to experience it is from up above. #greatoutdoors

4. Viccisitude, Underwater Sculpture Garden

#PureGrenada: Viccisitudes, Grenada

This treasure is a must-see if you’re into water-based activities. Snorkeling in the Marine Park will provide you with an adequate view but nothing beats a scuba diving excursion that allows you to get up close and personal with Jason deCaires Taylor’s remarkable sculptures. #scubadiving

5. Location, Uncertain…Height, Very High

#PureGrenada: Sunset view from the Hash

I’m not the best at outdoor activities but every once in a while I challenge myself to get down and dirty. Stepping outside of my comfort zone paid off during my first (and last) hash with the Hash Harriers, and I was able to snap this shot of the setting sun from the highest point on the mountain (minutes before I slipped and fell in a crater of mud). #warstories

6. Egmont Bay, St. George’s

Egmont Bay, Grenada

If you’re looking for real estate in Grenada (and have a good bit of cash in the bank) Egmont is the newest (and trendiest) development on the island. Large lots and spectacular views on all sides makes this a neighborhood most people can only dream about. #islandliving

7. The Carenage, St. George’s

The Carenage, Grenada

The Carenage remains one of the Caribbean’s most postcard-perfect ports. It’s signature horseshoe harbour is often filled with colourful tug boats that add to its charm and the view only gets better the higher you go. #citylife

8. Hillsborough Fort, Carriacou

Hillsboro

It feels like anywhere you are in Carriacou, all you need to do is point and shoot and nature does the rest. This is especially true of the gorgeous view of the island’s coastline from the lookout point at the Hillsborough Fort. #perfectview

9. Sugar Loaf Island, Levera National Park

Sugar Loaf Island, Levera National Park

The road trip from St. George’s to the Levera National Park is well worth the 2.5 hour drive with its boardwalk, observation tower and roped walkway all granting visitors the best access to the park’s 450 acres. The site offers one of the island’s most scenic stretches of coastline, including Sugar Loaf island, with its almost perfectly symmetrical peak. #nature

10. Grand Anse Beach, St. George’s

The white sand and blue waters of Grand Anse Beach, St. George's

It’s not a Grenada photo series without a shot of Grand Anse Beach. One of the most popular beaches in the Caribbean, Grand Anse’s signature white sand and startling blue water is where most visits to Grenada begin and end. Simply put, if you haven’t been to Grand Anse, you haven’t really been to Grenada. #beachbum

#PureGrenada: 10 Must-See views to take in while in Grenada

 

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