Grenada in Pictures: 17 Beautiful Places to Photograph

Known as "the Spice Island" for the fragrant plants that flourish here, Grenada is a lush volcanic island in the south of the Caribbean that is filled with picture-perfect photo ops.

From its capital city of St. George's, which is considered one of the prettiest in the Caribbean, to offshore islands like Carriacou, known for its coral reefs, to beaches like Grand Anse and a lush interior that is home to stunning Annandale Falls, Grenada is packed with things to do and places to snap dynamic pictures.

1. Grand Anse Beach

Grand Anse Beach

Beautiful Grand Anse Beach runs for three kilometers and features golden sand and gentle surf. The beach can get crowded when the cruise ships are in town, as this is where many people end up. The water here is calm and gets deep enough for swimming. Some of Grenada's top luxury resorts are found on this beach.

2. Annandale Falls

Annandale Falls

One of the most picture-perfect sights in Grenada, Annandale Falls is a 10-meter-high waterfall that plunges down into the clear turquoise pool surrounded by lush foliage, pictured above. The falls, in the mountains north of St. George's, are reached via a short hiking trail, and you can swim in the pool.

3. St. George's

St. George's, Grenada

Grenada's capital of St. George's is one of the prettiest Caribbean port towns. It features a horseshoe-shaped harbor backed by a volcanic hillside with red-tile roofed homes tumbling down it. If you're in town on a Saturday morning, head to St. George's Market Square to soak up some local ambience.

4. Underwater Sculpture Park

The Underwater Sculpture Park, Grenada

The Underwater Sculpture Park, pictured above, is the creation of artist Jason deCaires Taylor. The park, which is located just north of St. George's at Moliniere Bay on Grenada's west coast, features life-size figures and Amerindian petroglyphs. Photograph it on a dive or snorkel trip or from a glass-bottom boat.

5. Grand Etang National Forest

Mona monkey in Grand Etang National Forest

Snapping a picture of a mona monkey (like the fellow in this image) in Grand Etang National Forest is a trip highlight of a journey to Grenada. The park is home to a number of animal species, as well as stunning rainforest scenery and excellent hiking.

6. La Sagesse Beach

La Sagesse Beach

On Grenada's Atlantic coastline, La Sagesse is a gold-sand beach fronting a protected bay with great swimming. The former estate of Queen Elizabeth's cousin, Lord Brownlow, is also located here, and today it's a hotel with a lovely restaurant. The area is also known for its excellent birding with a number of avian species living in the nearby mangroves, salt ponds, and scrub forests.

7. Bathways Beach

Green sea turtle in Grenada

Bathways Beach in Levera National Park is frequently used by sea turtles, like the one pictured above, as a nesting ground. Just offshore from the beach is a beautiful reef with good snorkeling, where you may see turtles, as well as colorful fish and coral.

8. Anse La Roche Bay

Anse La Roche Bay on Carriacou Island

Carriacou Island is Grenada's sister island, located just to the northeast and easy to visit on a day trip or overnight. Head to beautiful Anse La Roche Bay (pictured above) for some great images. It is one of a number of sandy beaches on Grenada's sister island, which is famous for its snorkeling and diving around its coral reefs.

9. Morne Rouge Beach

Morne Rouge Beach

Idyllic Morne Rouge Beach is often nearly empty, as this image depicts. It is located south of Grand Anse, close to Grenada's southern tip. The 1.5-kilometer-long beach is backed by calm, emerald-hued water that is perfect for swimming. There are a few restaurants by the sand serving up lunch and snacks.

10. Levera National Park

Levera Beach

On the northern tip of Grenada where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, Levera National Park is home to some of the island's most dynamic scenery, including beautiful beaches like the one pictured here.

11. The Carenage

Aerial photo of the Carenage, Grenada

This picture depicts the inner harbor and docks known as the Carenage. It is a nice place to snap a few pictures while browsing the shops in the waterfront area. There are also a number of local restaurant choices in this area. Grab a seat and do some people watching while you wait for your food.

12. Fort George

Fort George

On a promontory west of the harbor, Fort George is Grenada's oldest fort. It was built by the French in 1705 to protect the harbor. To reach the fort, you'll need to hike up a flight of stairs (it's a good workout). From here, you'll be rewarded with photogenic, 360-degree views of St. George's and the harbor and ocean beyond.

13. Grand Anse Craft and Spice Market

Artist working at the Grand Anse Craft and Spice Market

Located about halfway down Grenada's main beach, Grand Anse, the Grand Anse Craft and Spice Market (pictured above) is a good place to purchase local handicrafts. It gets crowded on days that the cruise ships are docked in town.

14. Fort Frederick

Fort Frederick

The views from Fort Frederick, which is located atop Richmond Hill, make for some beautiful photographs looking down at St. George's and the ocean. The fort's construction was started by the French in 1779 but finished by the British 12 years later in 1791. Also note that the canons here don't face the sea, but instead inland, because the French feared the British would attack them from this direction.

15. Sandy Island

Aerial view of Sandy Cay off Carriacou

This gorgeous image was snapped from above of a sandbar on the uninhabited Sandy Island off the west coast of Carriacou. You can visit the island on a day trip.

The beaches here are gorgeous, with pink-hued powdery white sand juxtaposed against calm turquoise water. There is snorkeling offshore as well. It is a lovely spot to just get marooned for an afternoon, snap some beautiful pictures, and relax.

16. Lifeguard Booth on Grand Anse Beach

Yellow and red lifeguard booth on Grand Anse Beach

This yellow and red lifeguard booth on Grand Anse Beach makes for a colorful image. Either take a snap of the stand on its own or pose by it for an Instagram-perfect picture.

Try visiting in late afternoon, known as the "magic hour" by photographers, when the sun casts a golden glow on the beach and makes people their most photogenic. Sunset is also a good time to snap photos here.

17. Mount Saint Catherine

View across the jungle to Mount Saint Catherine

This lush photograph shows a view of Mount Saint Catherine from a jungle trail. Grenada's tallest peak, it is a stratovolcano that can be summited via a wet and muddy hiking trail. Once you reach the top, there are great views if rain clouds are not obscuring them.

To reach the trail, you'll go inland from the town of Victoria towards the Diamond Chocolate Factory. Keep an eye out for a water processing plant and follow the road to the left at a fork, then park right after passing an abandoned cement house. The trail is marked by yellow and red ties in the trees.

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