Beach Life in Grenada with Elegant Resorts
If you like to fly and flop, Grenada is a fantastic choice, ringed with fabulous beaches from long and sweeping crescents, to teeny, jagged coves.
Our pick of places to stay for beach-lovers is Spice Island Beach Resort, slap-bang on the island’s flagship strand, a two-mile swathe of pristine, mother-of-pearl sands called Grand Anse Beach, trimmed with lemon, almond and sea-grape trees. The teal-blue waters are calm and inviting for paddling, swimming and all kinds of complimentary watersports that are offered by the resort. PADI-accredited scuba-diving is also available and payable locally. And when you’ve had your fill of snorkelling and paddleboarding, you can dry out naturally on the sands then nab a table on the terrace and devour plates piled high with seafood fresh from the sea. Then it’s back to your sunbed for a snooze, another dip, sculpting sand and so on. What’s also lovely about this beach is the view of the island’s picturesque capital, St George’s.
Being on the west coast means you’re in the perfect spot for stunning sunsets, and sipping sundowners at a beach bar is a great way to end a day. Another good place to watch the sun’s last rays melt into the sea is at Morne Rouge Bay, a sheltered beach further south. Other beaches worth a visit include L’Anse aux Epines at the Calabash and the flurry of quiet beaches like La Sagesse along Grenada’s rugged south-eastern shores. Lastly, Bathway Beach, at the island’s north eastern tip, where locals party on national holidays, leaving it somewhat deserted the rest of the time – it’s great for picnics with a view.