Places of Interest on carriacou - the original unspoilt caribbean

There are many places of interest around Carriacou. As a traveller or visitor to the island you will no doubt discover your own very special place but to help you in that journey, we have listed a few places worth visiting below.

High North Nature Reserve is the highest peak on Carriacou. Not quite a mountain at 956ft but high enough to afford wonderful views of Grenada to the South and the rest of the grenadine islands to the North. A designated National Park, there are trails and guided tours available. Hikers often see iguanas, land tortoises, and soldier crabs along the way as well as a wide variety of birds, such as Banana Quit, Grenada Dove, and a few Macaws

Gun Point located on the northern tip of Carriacou, just past the village of Windward, it is named after the cannon erected by the British in 1780. Taking geographical maps strictly, this point actually belongs to St. Vincent and the Grenadines but is left to Carriacou's jurisdiction.

Petit Carenage Bay is located just below Gun Point, and 'L'islet Beach' also known as Turtle Beach is a white sandy beach where turtles often go to nest. In the nesting season Kido Ecological Research Station organises night watches to protect the turtles and their precious eggs. Visitors are welcome to join them on these watches. Just contact Dario or Marina at Kido on (473) 443-7936

Anse La Roche Beach is a wonderful unspoilt white sand beach. You can take a water taxi to get there or hike down through the woods from the Prospect Road. It is well worth the effort. Make sure you take sunscreen, mosquito repellant and plenty to drink.

Tyrell Bay is located on the southern side of the island and is a beautiful calm ancorage for visiting yachts. There is a wide variety of restaurants to choose from as well as many bars along the bayside where you can sit and watch the world go by, join in the local gossip, or even lend a hand with the saturday morning sailing club.

Paradise Beach is aptly named. Pristine, white sand, clear, blue, shallow waters gently lapping the shore.... what more could you ask for. Look out for the starfish in the shallow waters. There is a selection of beachside cafes and bars where you can relax and cool down after your busy day lazing around on Paradise.

Princess Royal Hospital - Belair is worth a visit for the fantastic view over Hillsborough and beyond. It will take your breath away.

Sandy Island - one of Carriacou's outlying cays. Grab a cooler of drinks and a picnic from Patty's Deli, find a water taxi to take you across and play Robinson Crusoe for the day. Simply Carriacou can arrange the water taxi and the picnic for you.

White Island - another Robinson Crusoe island with no man friday though. Wild, unspoilt, rugged, beautiful, just make sure you take sunscreen, a hat, a cooler of drinks and a picnic and you will have the most fantastic day imaginable. This is one of the favourite Sunday limes for the locals.