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.
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.
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.
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.
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.