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St George Port of Call

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St George's, Grenada © Drkreative

St George's, the capital and port city of Grenada, is a notably friendly and modern city with a historic district of colonial buildings, attractive red-tiled roofs and a pretty natural harbour. Popular attractions are available right at the harbour's entrance, at the historic Fort George, and spread out along the lovely coastline. Cruise passengers wanting a swim or some sun soaking can pay a visit to the beautiful Grand Anse beach, while the fit and adventurous will find great hiking trails a short distance from the port.

Cruise ships can dock at Melville Street Cruise Terminal, which can berth mega cruise liners, and at Carenage, a general service port. Both have cruise ship amenities. Carenage is in the historic downtown waterfront district while Melville is a short walk away. Often cruise liners anchor in the natural harbour and ferry passengers into the marina.


Contact

Tel: +473 440 2001

www.grenadagrenadines.com/explore/cruise

The tourism office is located at Burns Point in St George's town.

Transport

From Melville Street Cruise Terminal there is both a taxi and bus terminal as well as a water taxi service. Taxi rates are standard for every cab although water taxis are a cheaper way to get to Grand Anse Beach. Buses are the cheapest transport but not always the most convenient. The historic centre is an easy walk from the cruise terminal.

Attractions

Still standing guard over the harbour, a visit to Fort George provides an exciting history lesson. Beachgoers head straight for the famous and beautiful Grand Anse Beach, although several other nearby beaches are less crowded and also offer a host of water sports. Moliniere Point, with its underground sculptures, offers arguably the best snorkelling in the area. Inland attractions include a number of hiking trails, especially in Grand Etang National Park, and it is also possible to tour some of the spice plantations.

Restaurants

La Belle Creole - A fusion of international foods cooked with local spices

Nutmeg Restaurant - This waterfront restaurant serves up the best rotis in Grenada

BB's Crabback Restaurant - Crab, barracuda and other creole seafood with a sea view

Best Dish

Oildown

Shopping

Carenage is an historic waterfront shopping district popular for sampling local cuisine and buying souvenirs. St George's town is a duty free port so jewellery and perfumes may be found at a bargain. Esplanade is another popular shopping area near the waterfront.

Best Buy

Nutmeg and rum

Excursions

Visit Carriacou Island

See Petite Martinique Island

Experience Annandale Falls

Take a tour of River Antoine Rum Distillery

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