Grenada’s resort central is Grand Anse, where the island’s beach hotels, restaurants, rental shops, and bars cluster. Visit the lengthy stretch of white-sand beach that's lapped by turquoise water, with green hills in the background. Grand Anse also serves as prime starting point for guided tours.
At Grand Anse Beach, take advantage of the beach chairs and umbrellas to rent, vendors selling fruit cocktails, calm water for swimming, and dive outlets for renting snorkel equipment. The nearby market stalls sell the island’s signature spices, and there are laid-back beach bars serving snacks and drinks. You can also join a guided fishing or snorkeling tour from Grand Anse. Experienced scuba divers can explore the shipwreck off the coast too.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Don't confuse this area with Grand Anse on the nearby island of St. Lucia.
- Grand Anse translates to “large cove” from French.
- Although Grenada generally caters to couples and honeymooners, the Grand Anse area is a good option for families.
How to Get There
Grand Anse Beach is on Grand Anse Bay, south of St. George’s towards Grenada’s southwestern tip. You can reach the area by car, minibus, or water taxi from St. George’s. It’s also a quick drive (less than 10 minutes) from the airport and about a 25-minute drive from the cruise ship terminal to Grand Anse.
When to Get There
Grenada enjoys a tropical climate year-round, with January to May being the driest months. Because the island is located on the edge of the hurricane belt, it isn’t often hit by storms in hurricane season (July to November). In summer, you can watch nesting sea turtles at Grand Anse Beach.
Grand Etang National Park
Located in Grenada’s central highlands, Grand Etang National Park is a must-see natural attraction on the island, and it offers an alternative activity to the beaches. Full- and half-day guided tours are available, and there are various trails to explore with the opportunity to spot local wildlife and plant life such as mahogany trees and rare tropical orchids.