Grenada is the most southerly of the Windward Islands; its capital, 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 has over 45 pristine white and black sandy beaches. The world renowned Grand Anse Beach is 3 miles of fine white sand in a calm sheltered bay and is located in the south-western side of the island, where most of the hotels are located.
Grenada is described as a spice island, for it produces large quantities of cloves and mace and about a third of the world’s nutmeg. It also grows cacao, sugar, bananas and a wide variety of other fruit and vegetables.
The majority of the tourist facilities are on the island’s southwest tip, but the rest of the island is beautiful, rising from a generally rugged coast to a spectacular mountainous interior.
Things to See & Do
* Grand Anse Beach
* Restaurants and bars
* Vendor markets
* St George
* Scuba diving and water sports
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Language – English
Land Area – 345 sq km
Population – 94,000 (Grenada)
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 – The port is located at St George’s harbour. Most ships dock at the cruise terminal (about a 5 minute walk into town) while some still anchor and tender into the tender wharf 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.
There are public buses which drive regularly from Grand Anse to/ from St. George. Taxis and rental cars are also available. Colorful water-taxis run between Grand Anse Beach and St. George's harbour.