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Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call Cruising

Port of Call Grenada

St George Harbor

Once an out-of-the-way island, Grenada is gaining in popularity as a cruise port of call. The capital of St. George is considered by many as one of the Caribbean’s most picturesque towns wrapping around a half-moon shaped harbor. Called the spice island it is a great place to shop for nutmeg and other spices.

Where the Ship Docks

St. George has a well equipped cruise pier and terminal located below Fort St. George and attached to the Esplanade shopping mall with public facilities.

Fort St. George sits above the town.
         Grand Anse Beach

Transportation

Getting around the island usually requires a taxi, water taxi or renting a car. There are usually plenty of taxis in front of Esplanade Shopping Mall. Rental cars are available in St. George but you will need to pay about EC$30 for a temporary drivers license.

Taxis – Taxi fares are reasonably inexpensive with a trip around town costing less than EC$11 about US$4 or out to Grand Anse Beach for EC$27 or US$10.

Money

Grenada is part of a group of islands that form a common market and use the Eastern Caribbean Dollar with EC$2.67 equal to one US Dollar. US Dollars and credit cards are normally accepted.

Christ of the Deep statue

Attractions 

Beaches – Grenada has an abundance of great beaches but the most popular is Grand Anse Beach not far from the pier in St. George.

The Rain Forest – This island is blessed with some of the richest rain forests in the Caribbean offering a number of nature trails and spectacular waterfalls to visit.

Grenada Rainforest

Spices – Known as the spice island you can find many opportunities to buy spices at really remarkable prices. If you have the time take a tour of a plantation. One of the most popular spices grown on this island is nutmeg.

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