Tourist Places to Visit in Grenville, Grenada, America
Grenville is the 2nd largest city of Grenada and the administrative centre of Saint Andrew Parish. It is located about 22 km from St. George’s, the capital and the largest city of Grenada. Victoria Street is one of the main streets of Grenville including Anglican Church and school. Grenville is also home to nutmeg-processing plant, Grenville Magistrate Court and Pearls Airport which is currently closed.
Grenville is also noted for its nearness with Dunfermline where the 1st Prime Minister of Grenada Eric Gairy was born.
Geography of Grenville:
Grenville is situated on the east coast of Grenada between 12°07′09″ N latitude and 61°37′35″ W longitude.
History of Grenville:
La Baye was the former name of Grenville, named by French and the present name Grenville was derived from British Prime Minister George Grenville (1763-65).
How to reach Grenville?
Grenville is served by only international airport of Grenada, Maurice Bishop International Airport with connections to many of the American, European and Caribbean locations such as St. Lucia, London, Port of Spain, Toronto, Barbados, Miami, New York and Porlamar. MBIA is situated about 35 km away from Grenville and the major airports that serve MBIA include Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines and Caribbean Airlines.
Buses are regularly available for local travel and tourists can also use taxis or rental cars.
Food and Culture in Grenville:
Grenville houses all the sorts of shops including traditional handicraft, cotton clothes and fashion and also houses many modern beauty cares.
The prominent restaurants in and around Grenville are as follows:
- Good Food
- Umbrellas Beach Bar
- Boots Cuisine
- Patrick’s Local Homestyle Cooking Restaurant
- Rhodes Restaurant
Things to do in Grenville:
- Visit plantation houses
Places of interest in and around Grenville:
Pearls Airport was the first airport of Grenada, located on the outskirts of Grenville at 12°08′37″ N 061°37′00″ W. This nicely constructed airport currently does not receive any scheduled flights but tourists can reach by charter flights. Visitors can reach airport by taxi or rental cars from the city.
Black Bay Beach:
Black Bay Beach is a good relaxing point located in the parish of St. John, around 10 km away from Grenville. This black sand beach is well served by restaurants and traditional shops.
La Sagesse Beach:
La Sagesse Beach is one of the best beaches of Grenada offering unforgettable snorkeling swimming and surfing experience. It is an ideal destination for vacationers with white sand and pleasant environment. It is placed within Parish of St. David, around 20 km away from Grenville.
Other places of interest in and around Grenville include:
- La Sagesse Nature Centre
- Sandy Island Marine Park
- White Island Marine Park
- Oyster Beds
- Levera National Park
- High North Peak
- Grand Etang National Park & Forest Reserve
- Belair National Park
- Seven Sisters
- Concord Falls
- Annandale Falls
- Anse La Roche Beach
- Bathway Beach
- L’Esterre Bay Beach
Best time to visit Grenville:
Probably the beginning months of the year will be the best time to travel Grenville.
Accommodation options in Grenville:
Grenville houses several standard accommodation options ranging from guest houses to top end hotels and resorts. Some major facilities offered by splurge hotels are spa, food on request, airport shuttle and doctor on call. List of major hotels in Grenville are:
- Cabier Ocean Lodge
- Rainbow Inn
- Sam’s Inn
- Valley Breeze Guest House
- Sandals LaSource Grenada
- Sunset View Apartment Hotel
- Mariposa Beach Resort
- Monmot Hotel
- Village Hotel
- Point Salines Hotel
- BEST WESTERN South City Plaza
- Caribbean Breeze
- Siesta Hotel
- Wave Crest Holiday Apartments
- Allamanda Beach Resort
- Coral Cove Cottages & Apartments