Places Of Interest On Carriacou
Windward Boat Yard
The boat building tradition inherited from the early 19th century Scots settling in Windward is the pride and joy of the community. You can often times find a vessel in some process of being built and chat with masters of their craft. Carriacou & Petite Martinique Places of Interest – Above and Below the Surface
This sight of the first church in Carriacou reveals insights of early stonework, tested by time and piquing the archeologist’s interest.
Dumfries Historical Site
Ancient plantation ruins house some old equipment and machinery used in processing cotton and limes, including a landmark towering chimney of stone.
This ancient well is located quite close to the sea, neara guest house, aptly name Constant Springs. Its mineral waters are thought to have healthful properties.
Housed in a restored cotton gin mill, the museum has exhibits tracing the early British and French occupation of the islands. There is also an African and art section.
Abutting a quiet back street, this little oasis in Hillsborough house some beautiful specimens of tropical plants. It’s a nice place for a leisurely stroll and chat with the gardeners.
Belair National Park
In Belair park you’ll find a variety of attractions. Historic ruins of both French and English origins feature plantation buildings and well-preserved windmills. Nature lovers will not be disappointed with the network of hiking trails, scenery, and wildlife. There is also a teak and mahogany forest and agriculture nursery. This beautiful park is a lovely setting for the Maroon Cultural Festival and Parang Festival with its tree canopy and gentle breezes.
This is one of the earliest wells built on Carriacou and has interesting stonework. Plantation ruins are nearby and a cemetery is right on the beach at Jews Bay.
Canute Calliste Art Gallary
The Island’s most famous artist, a prolific painter he has been known to complete sixteen paintings in one day. His paintings are available at the Carriacou Museum.
White Island Marine Park
A must for those who want to play “Robinson Crusoe”, this snorkelers’ paradise has easy access to coral gardens. Take a water taxi out, bring a picnic and your snorkel gear and spend the day.
La Pointe – South Western Tip of Carriacou
A great area for exploring that’s easily reached by foot or in a jeep along a dirt road. Scenic views are the backdrop for old ruins of a French Estate House. There are a few little beaches on either side of the point.
High North Peak
This is the highest elevation on Carriacou at 956 feet. There are several marked trails leading up to the peak and guided tours are available in this protected National Park. You might see iguanas land, tortoises, or soldier crabs along the way as well as many feathered species.
The main town and the main street run parallel with the coast. It has shops restaurants, banks, post office and Grenada Board of Tourism’s office. Hillsborough is the only port of entry that offers Clearance by Customs Officers. The most scenic beach on the island with coral reefs just offshore, the beach is secluded and un-spoilt and lies at the foot of the High North Range.
Popular activities to do on the Island
Hotel Laurena will be happy to arrange an escorted tour around the island by taxi or minibus.
Small Island Excursion, Sailing and Snorkeling
Hotel Laurena will be happy to arrange an escorted sailing tour including rental of snorkelling equipment
Scuba Diving and Experience Diving Packages
Hotel Laurena will be happy to arrange an escorted diving tour around Carriacou including rental of scuba equipment
Hotel Laurena will be happy to arrange an escorted diving tour including rental of scuba equipment