Grenada

Attraction

Wildlife in Grenada

Spot Wildlife In This Varied Eco System

From peaceful beaches to lush rainforest and rugged mountains, the island's varied eco systems support a wide range of flora and fauna. Grenada's rich plant life includes soaring mahogany trees and rare orchids; while local animals range from diminutive hummingbirds, frogs and lizards, to monkeys, possums, armadillos and mongooses. From beach or boat, you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins, whales and endangered turtles, including loggerheads, hawksbills and giant leatherbacks.

Giant Leatherback Turtles

The largest species of sea turtle, these incredible creatures can grow up to six feet long and three feet high. From March to October, they come to Grenada to mate and lay their eggs on the sandy shores. Visit Levera Beach for the best chance of seeing the turtles lumbering up the beach or even laying or hatching eggs.

Whales and Dolphins

From December to April, the waters of Grenada come alive with the sights and sounds of dolphins and whales. Take a boat trip for an almost guaranteed sighting of these beautiful creatures, including bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales and orcas.

Mona Monkeys

The mona monkey can be found on Grenada after being transported to the island aboard slave ships during the 18th century. They tend to live in groups of up to 35 in arboreal regions and mainly feed on fruit, insects and leaves. You'll have a great chance to see them when visiting one of the national parks.