Unique Towns of Grenada & Their Attractions
Grenada, commonly referred to as the Spice Island, is divided into six parishes. Each parish has its own distinctive attractions and activities to participate in. Visitors are not limited to Grenada’s capital, but can also visit the island’s other captivating towns within the other parishes. Each part of the island is appealing and fascinating in its own right, with charm derived from its own unique history and traditions.
St. George’s, St. George (Capital)
Grenada’s capital, St. George’s Town, is rich with unique appeal, from Georgian-era architectural buildings to the gorgeous vibrant colors observed throughout. Take a walk along the scenic Carenage beside the water’s edge, visit the market square, the mall, or sights like House of Chocolate or the museum that are rich with Grenada’s history.
Gouyave is situated on the West side of the island and is commonly called the fishing capital of Grenada and the town that never sleeps. The most famous festival held is the annual Fisherman’s Birthday Celebration and Sailing Regatta on June 29th. Visitors can visit the Gouyave nutmeg processing station and acquire tokens and spices.
Victoria, also known as Sunset City due to its magnificent sunset views, is well-known for its nearby hikes and waterfalls, including Mt. St. Catherine, Grenada’s highest peak, and Tufton Falls. The town is lush and green, and it is home to the Mt. Edgecombe Plantation, a lovely boutique hotel.
Sauteurs, St. Patrick
Sauteurs located in the north of the island, is filled with rich history. It is famous for leapers hill, a memorial to the Caribs who bravely jumped to their deaths in resistance to French colonization. Look for petroglyphs on the rocky walls, visit the nearby white sand beach, or eat at the bakery and dining options.
Grenville, St. Andrew
Grenville, a coastal town, is the second largest on the island and is rich in culture and heritage. Visit the spice market, where you can buy chocolate, spices, and arts and crafts, or visit the beautiful Grenville Bay, which has lovely scenery and picturesque views.
Unlike the other parishes, St. Davids does not have a main town, which is where the name “The Virgin Parish” comes from. Regardless, the Parish is surrounded by inlets and bays, resulting in small, discrete beaches. The parish is well-known for the Westerhall Rum Distillery, La Sagesse Beach and Hotel, and a multitude of restaurants.
Your visit to the island won’t seem complete until you travel beyond the larger, well-known cities, as each town has its own unique atmosphere and attractions. So, before you leave the island, or perhaps return home after completing your studies at SGU, pay a visit to one or two of the parish’s towns, collect some souvenirs or trinkets, and take in the surreal drive to and from each parish.