Although Grenada is widely known as the Isle of Spice, this Caribbean island nation also has its fair share of gorgeous beaches. The country has more than 45 incredible seacoasts perfect for various water sports and activities and for relaxing.
It is because of these reasons that Grenada is one of the most sought-after destinations of holidaymakers, retirees, and people interested in owning a second home in the Caribbean.
For people who want to retire or buy a second home in the Isle of Spice, the Grenada Citizenship by Investment program offers an excellent opportunity for foreigners to own a property here.
Through this program, foreigners can obtain a Grenada passport that will allow visa-free entry or entry-upon-visa to more than 130 countries around the world. It is a great opportunity to acquire second citizenship legally one that won’t require you to give up your current nationality.
As long as you buy a government-approved residential property, you can have a home of your own in Grenada, and at the same time, be a legal citizen of this country.
Grenada’s Best Beaches
Below are Grenada’s top seven beaches the coastal jewels that will make you want to stay in this country for a long time:
1. Grand Anse Beach
If you want to spend time at a beach that seems to stretch for miles, head to Grenada’s most famous beach: Grand Anse.
Grand Anse embodies the typical yet amazing beaches of the Caribbean. It has soft white sand and clear blue water.
But unlike most beaches in the Caribbean, Grand Anse only has a few resorts. There aren’t that many restaurants and bars here, either. Because of this, you will appreciate the natural beauty of this well-loved coastal destination.
This beach is also the perfect place to view the sunset. The sky turns a fantastic golden-orange hue at this time of the day. It is a wonderful scene that you shouldn’t miss.
2. Morne Rouge Beach or BBC Beach
Known to locals as BBC Beach (since it is the site of the island’s first beach club, Blanco Beach Club), Morne Rouge boasts of clear, calm water and powdery white sand. It is near Grand Anse, which means you can drop by the area whenever you are in Grenada’s most popular spot.
Due to its calm waters, Morne Rouge is an excellent place for swimming and kayaking. It is a popular destination for families with small kids and seniors as well.
Morne Rouge tends to be quiet and devoid of crowds most days of the week. As such, you can lay back, unwind, sunbathe, and enjoy the sights this stunning cove has to offer.
3. La Sagesse
Located outside the main tourist area of Grand Anse in St. David’s Parish, La Sagesse is a cove lined with palm trees. Its soft golden sand and clear water make this one of the most picturesque beaches in Grenada.
The waters are often calm, but there can be plenty of waves at times. Because of this, you can enjoy different activities here, which include kayaking, boogie boarding, and swimming. The stunning background makes it an ideal spot for relaxing, too.
You will also find a freshwater river here connecting to the sea — something that is worth a visit as well.
What’s more, there is a restaurant in La Sagesse which you can head to when you’re hungry or thirsty.
4. Magazine Beach
Another beach that offers clear, blue water and white, powdery sand is Magazine Beach, which you can find in St. George’s Parish.
The beach is usually not too crowded. As such, it is the perfect place to relax and to work on your tan. However, there are other fun must-try activities here as well, such as swimming and snorkeling.
Magazine Beach is a popular spot for Grenadians who love beachside picnics and barbecues. If you visit the place during weekends, prepare to mingle with the friendly locals.
5. Levera Beach
If you want to enjoy a day at the beach and get the chance to see some fascinating sea creatures, head to Levera Beach.
Levera Beach is a secluded area on the northeastern coast of Grenada. Its wild sweep of sand and clear water coupled with a backdrop of windswept cliffs makes it a scenic spot.
The most popular attraction of Levera Beach would be the leatherback turtles. The sand in this area is a favorite nesting ground of these gigantic creatures.
Levera Beach is part of the Levera National Park. The nearby pond and mangrove swamp are ideal spots for bird watching and exploring as well.
Unfortunately, swimming is not allowed here, but you will definitely enjoy watching the wildlife and other stunning views you can see from the beach, including the SugarLoaf, Green, and Sandy Islands.
6. Hog Island
Another off-the-beaten-path beach, Hog Island is located in the Lower Woburn area. It is a well-known mooring area, which means you will come across people from yachts and small boats that are spending a few hours in this picturesque seashore.
The water of Hog Island is shallow and clear, and is thus perfect for swimming and splashing for people of all ages. The sand is white and powdery soft as well.
You can access the island by boat. But if you want to travel by land, be prepared for a bumpy ride. Additionally, you will need to walk a bit to get to the beach.
7. Portici Beach
Located in La Luna, Portici Beach is one of the most picturesque coastal areas in Grenada and even the Caribbean. It is a secluded spot backed by a steep hill. It can be accessed by boat or by staying at the seaside’s only resort.
Portici Beach also has soft, white sand and clear, blue water. Like most of Grenada’s beaches, it is not yet too developed. Because of this, you can immerse yourself in the seashore’s natural exquisite beauty.
The calm water of Portici Beach is ideal for swimming. Since the area is not too crowded most of the time, it is a fantastic spot for unwinding and taking in the gorgeous scenery around you.
With several stunning beaches in Grenada, there is a high chance you won’t want to leave this island paradise. Because of this, aside from getting travel insurance, make sure you pack or shop for plenty of swimwear.
And if you’re ready to retire or invest in an additional property, consider making the Isle of Spice your future permanent place of residence or vacation home.
Kal Kennard is a Partner at Citizens International, a white-glove specialist firm offering private client services necessary for citizenship investment into the Caribbean, North America and Europe. Based in the Caribbean for the past 15 years, she is an experienced consultant who works directly with many professional partners and advises clients worldwide.