From what I've collected, Grand Anse Beach is most favored and best all around with tourist, students, and locals alike. Lined with resorts, water sports businesses, restaurants, and most importantly, beauty, Grand Anse Beach is truly your one stop center for everything there is to enjoy in life. With it's convenient location next to the main road, you can get to and fro from place to place with ease. Also, the main grocery and hardware store of the island, IGA Super Value and Creative Do it Your Best, is within walking distance for all your needs.
Note: Grand Anse beach, compared to all other Grenada Beaches will most of the time be the busiest beach around. It's pretty quiet during off peak times away from holidays and weeks that cruise ships are in town.
From cruise landing, make your way to main bus terminal in town. Take the #1 bus (2.50EC/3EC Holidays) and stop next to vendors (right next to roundabout and Gitten's Pharmacy, ~5-10min). Walk toward lifeguard tower. There are many access points to beach. You can pretty much walk through any of the resorts to get through to the beach.
From SGU, take Grand Anse bus to last stop (pavilion right next to beach).
What to Do on Grand Anse Beach
-relax on rental chairs placed on beach front by resorts for a little fee
-scuba dive with aquanauts (they offer snorkelling/water boat rentals and PADI internationally recognized certification courses)
-all resorts welcome people to come in and purchase cocktails (no need to be an actual guest)
-eat at their beach front restaurants (Umbrellas is the main spot to go offering burgers, fries, nachos, smoothies, fish, sandwiches, hot dogs, beef ribs, desserts, and alcoholic beverages). Other restaurants include Ali Babas, and IGA Grocery food court options.
-purchase souvenirs from spice/craft market (information, adjacent to beach) or resort shops
-resort dining open to outside, call for reservations
-get a massage
-jog or early walk along shoreline (beach is 2 1/2 miles long)
-hang out under shaded trees
-hire a boat guy to take you to some great snorkelling sites
-SGU Significant Others almost always hold their midterm social here
-don't forget to bring lots of sunscreen
-always stay hydrated
-depending on day, beach vendors may be active... if not interested in what they're selling, a simple "no thank you," will often do the trick
-don't forget to bring your camera or waterproof camera
Grand Anse Beach Resort Information
(For reviews on all resorts listed down below, visit TripAdvisor. Most resorts also have their own website. Google them for more information).
Hotel Resorts Located on Grand Anse Beach
Blue Horizons Garden
Grand Anse Beach Palace
A Little Ways from Grand Anse
Located at the Beginning of Lance Aux Epines
Next to Saint George's University
True Blue Bay
Next to Maurice Bishop International Airport
Grenadian by Rex Resorts
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