Grand Anse Beach - A view from our expert author

Grand Anse Beach, Grenada by Celia SorhaindoGrand Anse is Grenada’s signature beach. Over 3km in length and located some 5km to the south of St George’s, it is where you will find a number of the island’s premier resorts and luxury hotels. As it consists of fine, white powdery sand with the gentle rollers of an azure Caribbean, it is easy to understand why many of Grenada’s visitors are drawn to this spot and then very rarely move away from it again.

Despite its enormous popularity, it never appears to be too crowded. Towards the northern end, off the Grenada Grand Beach Resort, it is probably at its busiest as the hotel is huge and has a very long beach frontage. Sunloungers and parasols can appear to crowd this small section at times, but there is more than enough room on the beach for everyone.

(Photo: Grenada’s signature beach is over 3km long and has many of the island’s premier resorts © Celia Sorhaindo)

Students from St George’s University tend to hang out at Garfield’s and Umbrellas is always a popular spot. Looking out from Grand Anse across St George’s Harbour, you can clearly see the capital, Fort George, the Carenage, and sailing boats and motor cruisers at anchor.

Grenada’s longest and most popular beach consists of fine, white powdery sand with the gentle rollers of an azure Caribbean.

From Jenny’s Place at the northern tip to the Flamboyant Hotel at the very southern end, you will find a number of beachside bars and restaurants serving a variety of cold drinks, breakfasts, lunches and even fine dining. Also, if you are looking for watersports, most dive shops have a presence here. They offer a range of services including scuba-diving lessons, boat diving, boat trips, snorkel hire, ocean kayak and Hobie Cat hire. Vendors trudge up and down the beach in the high season, especially near the hotel frontages, in the hope of selling trinkets and souvenirs, snacks, clothing and even a massage.

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