Grenada (the country) includes the large island of Grenada, and a few islands on the southern edge of the Grenadines, with Carriacou and Petit Martinique the most significant. The capital of Grenada, St George’s, is on the southwest coast and is considered to be the perfect cruise port. There is immediate access to the city from the cruise terminal, the best beach is only minutes away, the shopping is excellent and the oceanfront is packed with shops and restaurants.
Grenada is often referred to as ‘Spice Island’ with more spices per square mile than anywhere else in the world. The open market entices visitors with the sweet scents of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla.
A visit to Grand Anse Beach is essential as it is one of the world’s best, stretching for over a mile. Other worthwhile experiences include the Botanical Gardens, a wonderful West Indian open-air market, the Royal Drive through lush green hills to spice country.
Things to See & Do
* Market Square
* Dougaldstone Estate
* Fort George
* Grand Anse beach
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Eastern Carribean Dollar (ECD)
Language – English
Land Area – 345 sq km
Population – 4,500
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1 473
Port Location – Most ships dock at the cruise terminal (about a 5 minute walk into town) while some still anchor and tender into the tender wharf right downtown.
Transport Links – Grenada International Airport (Point Salines) (GND) is 11km (8 miles) south of St George’s. Flights are available directly to and from London once a week and there are airlines which offer daily flights from London, Toronto, New York and Miami to Trinidad with connections to Grenada.
The cheapest way to get around Granada is the public mini bus. There are also taxis and rental cars available. Water taxis travel between St George and Grand Anse beach, and the Osprey ferry departs from St George, and visits Grenadas sister Islands of Carriacou and Petit Martinique.