Adventure in Grenada

Best Beaches
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With more than 45 beautiful beaches to choose from — and all of them public property — Grenada sets a high standard for tropical relaxation. As a volcanic island, Grenada has an irregular coastline, marked by many small bays and inlets, so an intrepid beach-seeker is bound to find his or her own private stretch of sand.

To enjoy the crown jewel in Grenada's sandy crown, head for Grand Anse — two miles of white sand in a sheltered bay. Lying on the western (leeward) side of the island, Grand Anse is usually calm and clear, and the warm, blue-green Caribbean waters are a favorite of locals and visitors alike.

A number of luxury resorts line Grand Anse — which is a big plus if you're looking for a beachfront cottage. The popularity of this beach, however, makes for a steady population of sun-worshippers — not to mention vendors, hawking their goods and services.

If you're looking for a more solitary experience, head just south of Quarantine Point and make camp on the beach at Morne Rouge Bay — a smaller, calmer, and more private beach. No dive shops or hobie-cat rentals here — and only one hotel. The relatively shallow water makes for a warmer swim, too.


Best Hotels in Grenada

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True Blue Bay Resort and Villas
$130
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Flamboyant Hotel and Villas
$84-$88
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Gem Holiday Beach Resort
$475
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