Friday, March 29, 2013

BBC Beach (also known as Morne Rouge Beach) Grenada, West Indies.

Grenada, West Indies.
© Katherine Fung, All rights reserved.
By far... my favorite beach in Grenada. <3

As soon as I stepped foot on this beach, I asked myself... "Why haven't I herd about this beach before from others?"  It's one of those places you want everyone to experience, just as you would your favorite ice cream flavor, movie... favorite restaurant.  I have so many other spots (restaurants, sights) I visited before I discovered BBC beach, but BBC stuck out to me so much that it is now taking precedence over any other place I plan on including on this blog.  

What I love about this beach:
*beautiful turquoise waters ahhhh, unlike the waters from other beached I've seen in Grenada
*It's bay like, enclosed by land (quarantine point) shaped like a U...making for calmer waters---> less choppiness= less sediment stirring around in the ocean= clearer waters= better snorkelling
*peaceful and quiet
*the 3 times I visited this beach, I've seen exotic birds and insects
*there's a cute bar/restaurant right at the entrance of the beach (Sur La Mer Restaurant).  They have an awesome breakfast sandwich and serve great virgin Pina Coladas. 
*water is on the shallow side so you can get pretty far without having to swim
*the bartender at the restaurant told me that there's a reef nearby, ideal for snorkelling
*the sand is white, nice and soft
*it's not right next to the main road, like Grand Anse, so it's more quiet and more like paradise
*on weekdays, it's really quiet and most people you run into are workers or tourist from nearby resorts
*you can eat at the resort restaurants for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
*It packs a big punch for its size (size comparable to LAE Beach)
*ideal for picnics

DETAILS
*Getting Here:
From SGU take Grand View Inn Bus.  Get off at last stop on top of hill.  Walk down pavement you see before making a left turn to parking lot.  Make a left at next street after passing a few hotel rooms.  Or ask bus driver to point you in the right direction.   
OR
Since Grand View Inn only runs every hour, instead you can take the Grand Anse bus, Get off at stop before police station (tell driver) and walk all the way up the hill (past the Owl and Mt. Cinnamon).  Walk down pavement you see before making a left turn to parking lot.  Make a left at next street after passing a few hotel rooms.  Or ask bus driver to point you in the right direction. 
OR
for non SGU students, From Le Marquis Complex (roundhouses with carib sushi)  Follow straight road all the way down towards IGA... and up hill (past the Owl and Mt. Cinnamon).  Walk down pavement you see before making a left turn to parking lot.  Make a left at next street after passing a few hotel rooms.  Or ask bus driver to point you in the right direction. 

*The Sur La Mer Restaurant is located within the Gem Beach Resort.  Click HERE to visit The Gem's website for more details.  
-The Gem Resort Phone: 1+ (473) 444-4224 (or 2288/3267) 
-Sur La Mer Restaurant Phone: 1+ (473) 444-3737
-Riviews for Sur La Mer on Tripadvisor 
-Hours for Sur Le Mer
Breakfast 7am-10:30am
Lunch 12pm-3pm
Dinner 6pm-10pm
*Next Door to The Gem, you will find another resort "Kalinago."  Click HERE to visit their website for rates and more details.
*Other places nearby short driving (5min or so) or ~10-20min walks:
-La Luna Restaurant, Spa, and Resort
-Mt. Cinnamon Resort (and Mt. Cinnamon park + end of Grand Anse Beach) across street
-Flamboyant Hotel (with The Owl bar and restaurant) + Scuba Diving Certification Center
-IGA Main Grocery Store

Sur La Mer Restaurant Menu. Click to Enlarge.
Kalinago Beach Resort

Categorized under "Things to do, Sights to See" and "My Photo Jounal"

3 comments:

  1. I just fell in love with your blog :-)
    I love living in Grenada!
    Hope you've tried our food at Patrick's ;)

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    1. Thanks Cocoalove! I have a soft spot for Grenada too. I really wish I had the chance to eat at Patricks. I've herd great things about it. If you ever have any suggestions, I'll be sure to include it on my blog.

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  2. These pics are amazing my sis and i visited Grenada this year

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