St. George’s, Grenada
Grenada, known as the Spice Island, is located in the southern Caribbean. St George’s is it’s capital.
Moliniere Point, 30 minutes north of St George’s offers good snorkelling opportunities. Sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor created an underwater sculpture park which attracts many fish.
Annandale Falls just outside of St George’s is a mountain stream which cascades down into a pool, where visitors can swim or hike along the path at the top of the falls.
Grand Etang National Park is Grenada’s largest forest reserve.
Tours are available for the Dougaldston Spice Estate and the Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Station.
Popular beaches on the island include the famous Grand Anse beach, just south of the city. It offers numerous watersports, snorkelling and diving. Morne Rouge beach, with it’s clear and calm waters is perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
The disabled cruiser visiting St. George’s
Where You’re Docked
Most ships dock at the Melville Street Cruise Terminal, which exits through the Esplanade Shopping Mall and then out into downtown St. George’s. Other (mostly smaller) ships dock nearby at the Carenage, a horseshoe-shaped waterfront area with shops and restaurants.
Those docked at the Melville Street Cruise Terminal are within walking distance of the major sights of St. George’s, including the Grenada National Museum, Market Square and several pretty churches. The Carenage and the city’s forts are just a quick cab ride (or, in the case of Fort George, a steep walk) away. Those docked at the Carenage can enjoy the area’s duty-free shops and waterfront restaurants or walk to nearby St. George’s.
Busy port days bring up to three ships, but the vibe here, while bustling, lacks the hustle of some islands. The world-famous Grand Anse Beach is only a 10-minute cab ride away from the port. Many of Grenada’s hotels are located at Grand Anse, as are numerous water-sports operators who can help you arrange activities such as diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing and kayaking.
Good to Know
The streets in St. George’s are steep, with deep gutters running under very narrow sidewalks. Make sure you watch where you are going so you don’t turn an ankle, or worse.
Grenada’s local currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar. You can use American dollars around the island, though you may receive change in the local currency. ATMs are plentiful in St. George’s and other major tourist areas.
English is the official language spoken in Grenada. You will also hear a French-African patios spoken by the locals.
Stop by the raucous market in St. George’s to buy a ubiquitous necklace made up of spices. Or pick up some nutmeg syrup; it tastes great on pancakes, over ice cream or in coffee.
Grenadian dishes include callaloo soup, ‘lambi’ (conch) steak and ‘roti’ (curried beef, chicken or seafood baked inside a pastry). Nutmeg features heavily in Grenada and most cocktails are sprinkled with it.
Points of Interest
- St. George’s – a seven-
St. George’s Accessible Excursions
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St. George’s Accessible Guided Tour
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