Wordtravels

Wordtravels

St George's Port of Call

#
Sugar Loaf Island and Levera Beach © www.grenadaexplorer.com

St George's, the capital and port city of Grenada, is a notably friendly and modern city with a historic district set amidst colonial buildings, red tiled roofs and a natural harbour. Popular attractions begin in the harbour's entrance at the historic Fort George and spread out along the coastline, particularly Grand Anse, a favourite beach, or beautiful hiking inland. Large cruise ships can dock at Melville Street Cruise Terminal, which can berth two 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 2279
Email: gbt@spiceisle.com

www.grenadagrenadines.com
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 taxies are a cheaper way to get to Grand Anse Beach. Buses are the cheapest transport and cost from US$0.75.The historic centre is an easy walk from the cruise terminal.

Attractions

Guarding the harbour's entrance from pirates, St George Fort is an exciting history lesson. Beachgoers head straight for the famous and beautiful Grand Anse Beach although several other near beaches are less crowded which also offer a host of water sport activities. Moliniere Point has the best snorkelling. Inland attractions include hiking trails, especially at Grand Etang National Park, and tours of a spice plantation.

Restaurants

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

Nutmeg Restaurant - This waterfront restaurant is explained in its name

Sapphire Restaurant - Caribbean and French Creole blend on the Grand Anse

Best Dish

Tortilla Sacromonte

Shopping

Carenage is an historic waterfront shopping district popular for local cuisine and souvenir crafts. St Georges 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

Become our Grenada Travel Expert

We are looking for contributors for our Grenada travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Grenada or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.

  URI STRING  
/Travelguide/Countries/Grenada/Port-of-call/st-george-s
  CLASS/METHOD  
countries/index
  MEMORY USAGE  
1,532,920 bytes
  BENCHMARKS  
Loading Time Base Classes  0.0399
Controller Execution Time ( Countries / Index )  0.1022
Total Execution Time  0.1427
  GET DATA  
No GET data exists
  POST DATA  
No POST data exists
  DATABASE:  globe_media   QUERIES: 38   
0.0006   INSERT INTO `ci_sessions(`session_id`, `ip_address`, `user_agent`, `last_activity`) VALUES ('f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8''54.198.94.76''CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)'1413852043) 
0.0005   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0005   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0005   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0003   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0003   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0007   SELECT `nameFROM port_of_call WHERE url_name 'st-george-s' 
0.0005   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = 'a:1:{s:4:\"port\";s:11:\"St George\'s\";}' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0006   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = 'a:2:{s:4:\"port\";s:11:\"St George\'s\";s:16:\"destination_type\";s:9:\"Countries\";}' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0005   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = 'a:3:{s:4:\"port\";s:11:\"St George\'s\";s:16:\"destination_type\";s:9:\"Countries\";s:7:\"country\";s:7:\"Grenada\";}' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1413852043, `user_data` = 'a:4:{s:4:\"port\";s:11:\"St George\'s\";s:16:\"destination_type\";s:9:\"Countries\";s:7:\"country\";s:7:\"Grenada\";s:13:\"selected_node\";s:12:\"port_of_call\";}' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0010   SELECT *
FROM (`config_categories`)
WHERE `type` = 'left'
AND `parent_category_idIN (SELECT id FROM config_categories WHERE link "/countries")
AND `
display_order` != '0'
ORDER BY `display_order
0.0008   SELECT `province_code`, `province_name`, `c`.`country_name`
FROM (`provincesp)
LEFT JOIN `countriesON `c`.`country_code` = `p`.`country_code`
WHERE `c`.`country_name` = 'Grenada'
ORDER BY `p`.`province_name
0.0027   SELECT rc.id as regions_cities_idrc.region_namerc.major_cityrc.key_regionc.country_namep.province_name  FROM regions_cities rc INNER JOIN countries c ON c.country_code rc.country_code LEFT JOIN provinces p ON rc.province_code p.province_code WHERE c.country_name "Grenada"  AND rc.major_city AND rc.nfuwt != 1 UNION SELECT rc.id as regions_cities_idrc.region_namerc.major_cityrc.key_regionc.country_namep.province_name FROM regions_cities rc INNER JOIN provinces p ON p.province_code rc.province_code INNER JOIN countries c ON p.country_code c.country_code WHERE c.country_name "Grenada"  AND rc.major_city AND rc.nfuwt != ORDER BY region_name  
0.0025   SELECT rc.id as regions_cities_idrc.region_namerc.major_cityrc.key_regionc.country_namep.province_name  FROM regions_cities rc INNER JOIN countries c ON c.country_code rc.country_code LEFT JOIN provinces p ON rc.province_code p.province_code WHERE c.country_name "Grenada"  AND rc.major_city AND rc.nfuwt != 1 UNION SELECT rc.id as regions_cities_idrc.region_namerc.major_cityrc.key_regionc.country_namep.province_name FROM regions_cities rc INNER JOIN provinces p ON p.province_code rc.province_code INNER JOIN countries c ON p.country_code c.country_code WHERE c.country_name "Grenada"  AND rc.major_city AND rc.nfuwt != ORDER BY region_name  
0.0014   SELECT `r`.`id` as resort_id, `r`.`name`, `r`.`major_resort`, `r`.`attr_ski_chk`, `r`.`attr_beach_chk`, `c`.`country_name`, (SELECT region_name FROM regions_cities WHERE country_code c.country_code AND id r.region_city_code) as region_name
FROM 
(`resortsr)
LEFT JOIN `countriesON `c`.`country_code` = `r`.`country_code`
WHERE `c`.`country_name` = 'Grenada'
AND `attr_ski_chk` != "Yes"
ORDER BY `r`.`major_resortDESC, `r`.`name
0.0013   SELECT `r`.`id` as resort_id, `r`.`name`, `r`.`major_resort`, `r`.`attr_ski_chk`, `r`.`attr_beach_chk`, `c`.`country_name`, (SELECT region_name FROM regions_cities WHERE country_code c.country_code AND id r.region_city_code) as region_name
FROM 
(`resortsr)
LEFT JOIN `countriesON `c`.`country_code` = `r`.`country_code`
WHERE `c`.`country_name` = 'Grenada'
AND `attr_ski_chk` = 'Yes'
ORDER BY `r`.`major_resortDESC, `r`.`name
0.0011   SELECT `iata_code`, `name`, `url_name`, `c`.`country_name`
FROM (`port_of_callpc)
LEFT JOIN `countriesON `c`.`country_code` = `pc`.`country_code`
WHERE `c`.`country_name` = 'Grenada'
ORDER BY `pc`.`name
0.0008   SELECT *
FROM (`config_nodescn)
JOIN `config_nodes_categoriescnc ON `cnc`.`node_id` = `cn`.`id`
WHERE `cnc`.`category_idIN (select id from config_categories where link "/port_of_call")
ORDER BY `cn`.`position`, `cnc`.`display_order
0.0031   SELECT `id`, `headline`, `via_title`, `via_link`, `body`, `event_date`, `end_date`, `anchor_link`
FROM (`news`)
WHERE `for_pro` = 1
AND `end_date` >  '2014-10-21'
AND `country_code` = (SELECT country_code FROM countries WHERE country_name "Grenada") 
0.0009   SELECT *
FROM (`tour_operators`)
WHERE `country_code` = (SELECT country_code FROM countries WHERE country_name "Grenada")
AND `
show_in_column` = 1
ORDER BY 
`show_in_columnDESC, `name
0.0005   SELECT country_code FROM countries WHERE country_name "Grenada" 
0.0008   SELECT from tourop_list WHERE destinations LIKE '%GD%' ORDER BY id DESC 
0.0004   SELECT `country_code`
FROM (`countries`)
WHERE `country_name` = 'Grenada' 
0.0146   SELECT d.id AS destination_idd.overview AS destination_overviewd.extended_overview AS destination_extended_overviewd.photo as destination_photod.*, c.*, 'Grenada' AS country_namepoc.*, LENGTH(CONCAT_WS(d.timed.electricityd.languaged.healthd.tippingd.safetyd.businessd.communicationsd.duty_free)) AS basicsLENGTH(CONCAT_WS(d.embassy_consulate_usd.embassy_consulate_ukd.embassy_consulate_cad.embassy_consulate_aud.embassy_consulate_ird.embassy_consulate_nz)) AS contacts(SELECT money FROM destinations WHERE country_code "GD" ) AS money(SELECT LENGTH(CONCAT_WS(passport_visaentry_req_usentry_req_ukentry_req_caentry_req_auentry_req_irentry_req_nz))
 
FROM destinations WHERE country_code "GD" ) AS visa(SELECT group_concat(id) FROM public_holiday p WHERE p.country_code "GD" order by p.weight desc) AS public_holiday(SELECT count(*) FROM tour_operators t where t.country_code d.country_code) AS num_tour_ops(SELECT count(id) AS total_rows FROM tourop_list tl WHERE tl.destinations LIKE ("%GD%")) AS num_tour_operators(SELECT group_concat(name) FROM port_of_call pc WHERE pc.country_code d.country_code) AS ports_of_call(SELECT group_concat(region_name) FROM regions_cities WHERE major_city AND nfuwt != AND country_code d.country_code ORDER BY major_city DESCregion_name ASC) AS cities(SELECT group_concat(region_name) FROM regions_cities WHERE major_city AND nfuwt != AND country_code d.country_code ORDER BY major_city DESCregion_name ASC) AS regions(SELECT group_concat(name) FROM resorts WHERE major_resort AND country_code d.country_code ORDER BY major_resort DESCname ASC) AS resorts(SELECT count(*) FROM dmcs WHERE country_code d.country_code) AS num_dmcs(SELECT concat(caption" © "copyright) FROM images WHERE filename d.photo) AS photo_copyright(SELECT count(*) FROM airports ai where ai.nfuwt != AND ai.country_code d.country_code) AS num_airports(SELECT count(*) FROM events e where e.country_code d.country_code AND show_on_country 1) AS num_events(SELECT count(*) FROM activities where region_city_code "0" AND country_code d.country_code) AS num_activities(SELECT count(*) FROM attractions a where a.country_code d.country_code AND show_on_country AND excursion "No") AS num_attractions(SELECT count(*) FROM attractions a where a.country_code d.country_code AND show_on_country AND show_on_kids AND excursion "No") AS num_kids_attractions(SELECT count(*) FROM attractions a where a.country_code d.country_code AND excursion "Yes") AS num_excursions(SELECT phrases FROM phrase_book pb where pb.country_code c.country_code AND phrases != "") AS num_phrases(SELECT count(*) FROM image_bridge ib LEFT OUTER JOIN images i ON ib.image_id=i.id WHERE ib.destination_code c.country_code) AS num_photos(SELECT count(*) FROM hospitals h where h.country_code c.country_code) AS num_hospitals
FROM 
(destinations d)
LEFT JOIN countries c ON c.country_code d.country_code
LEFT JOIN provinces pr ON pr
.province_code d.province_code
LEFT JOIN port_of_call poc ON poc
.country_code d.country_code
WHERE 
`poc`.`url_name` = 'st-george-s' 
0.0005   UPDATE ci_sessions SET last_activity 1413852043user_data 'a:4:{s:4:\"port\";s:11:\"St George\'s\";s:16:\"destination_type\";s:9:\"Countries\";s:7:\"country\";s:7:\"Grenada\";s:13:\"selected_node\";s:12:\"port_of_call\";}' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0005   UPDATE ci_sessions SET last_activity 1413852043user_data 'a:5:{s:4:\"port\";s:11:\"St George\'s\";s:16:\"destination_type\";s:9:\"Countries\";s:7:\"country\";s:7:\"Grenada\";s:13:\"selected_node\";s:12:\"port_of_call\";s:6:\"region\";s:11:\"St-george-s\";}' WHERE `session_id` = 'f060134d3e05aa9b2223c7ccc70badf8' 
0.0009   SELECT i.*, e.fullnamee.bioe.pic FROM interviews i INNER JOIN experts e ON i.expert_id e.id
INNER JOIN countries c ON i
.spatial_id c.country_code WHERE i.interview_type 'country' AND c.country_name 'Grenada' 
0.0006   SELECT TagID FROM FORUM_DiscussionTags WHERE  Tag 'Grenada'  
0.0006   SELECT DiscussionID FROM FORUM_DiscussionHasTags WHERE TagID IN (627)
                
GROUP BY DiscussionID HAVING COUNT(DiscussionID) = 
0.0006   SELECT od.`Name`, od.`DiscussionIDFROM FORUM_Discussion od
                    WHERE od
.`DiscussionIDIN ( 486,1813,2133,6726 ) ORDER BY od.`DateLastActiveDESC LIMIT 0 15