Places to Visit in Hillsborough, Grenada, America
Hillsborough is the largest town as well as the administrative centre of Carriacou Island, a part of Grenada. It is home to five government schools and numerous tertiary institutions as well as the banks of Carriacou.
Geography of Hillsborough:
Hillsborough coordinates with 12°29′ N latitude and 61°28′ W longitude at an altitude of 6 meters. It experiences a tropical wet and dry climate with wet season from June through December and dry season from January through May.
History of Hillsborough:
Hillsborough was visited by a Scottish soldier and politician, Sir Ralph Abercromby in 1796 to launch an attack on the Spanish forces. It is also the site of Carriacou National Museum and its building was earlier used as cotton gin mill.
Connectivity to Hillsborough:
Hillsborough is served by Lauriston Airport with frequent flights to Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport, catered by SVG Air. Lauriston Airport is located 2 kms away from the heart of Hillsborough.
Hillsborough also houses the main port of Carriacou with regular ferry services to Grenada and neighboring Petite Martinique. Water taxis are served by Kim Bethel and Snagg’s Water Taxi. Lincoln Linky Bedeau is the main road taxi operator in Hillsborough.
Jeep rentals in Hillsborough include:
- Martin & Wayne’s
- Ade’s Dream
Food and Shopping in Hillsborough:
Carriacou Regatta is one of the major festivals celebrated in Hillsborough which takes place in the first weekend of August with competitions of walking the greasy-pole, bicycle-race and donkey-racing and many other competitions and entertainment activities.
Hillsborough is home to many standard shops, a post office, banks and Grenada Telephone system. The prominent food corners near Hillsborough are as follows:
- Lambie Queen Restaurant & Bar
- The Fountain Wine Bar and Restaurant
- Traps Restaurant
- Hard Wood Bar and Snacket
Things to do in Hillsborough:
- PADI Scuba
Places of interest in Hillsborough:
There are several botanical gardens in Hillsborough, major gardens are sited at pleasant back street with a wide range of colorful tropical plants.
Carriacou Museum is located within the cotton gin mill building, on Paterson Street including African section. Tourists can see a variety of artifacts, maps, postcards from ancient Carriacou to the colonial period of French and British in the museum.
Anse La Roche Beach:
Anse La Roche Beach is one of the secluded beaches of Grenada and also tourist can spot stunning rock formation that is 30 yards away from the beach. This beach is famous for its great snorkeling activity.
Other places of interest near Hillsborough are:
- Petite Carenage Beach & Mangroves
- White Island Marine Park
- Paradise Beach
- Ningo Well
- High North Peak
- Dumfries Historical Site
- Belair National Park
- Amerindian Well
- Tyrrel Bay Beach
- L’Esterre Bay Beach
Best time to visit Hillsborough:
Throughout the year is best, especially from January to May will be the ideal time to travel Hillsborough.
Accommodation options in Hillsborough:
Hillsborough hosts numerous prominent hotels and resorts of Carriacou and most of them are recently renovated to provide top quality hospitably services for tourists. Ade’s Dream Guest House & Apartments is the major one located on the main street of Hillsborough. Also tourists can find nearby towns hotels for more comfort. List of major hotels and resorts in and around Hillsborough is as follows:
- Ade’s Dream Guest House & Apartments
- Tamarind Cottage
- Carriacou Grand View Hotel
- Belair Garden Cottage
- Bayaleau Point Cottages
- Millie’s Guest House
- Peace Haven Guest House
- Kim’s Plaza Guesthouse
- Hope’s Inn
- Seaclusion Suites
- Bogles Round House Cottages
- Green Roof Inn
- Sunset Beach Hotel
- Caribbee Inn