Cruise passengers can explore St. George’s on foot from Grenada’s Melville Street Cruise Terminal, as this port exits into downtown. Smaller ships berth at the Carenage, which is also close to waterfront shops and restaurants. Carenage is not as bustling as Melville Street port, but it’s one of the most picturesque parts of St. George’s.
Grenada’s beaches, waterfalls, and spice plantations continue to attract travelers to its peaceful island shores. If you’re here for the day, head out early to Grand Anse Beach, just a 10-minute taxi ride from the port. Active travelers can kayak, parasail, windsurf, or snorkel. More adventurous visitors can hire a guide at one of the local dive shops and head to Moliniere Point, about 25 minutes north of St. George’s, to explore the man-made underwater sculpture gardens.
Visitors who want to explore a bit further can hire a driver or book an excursion and travel through Grenada’s scenic interior. Popular stops include Grand Etang Lake and Annandale Falls, as well as local spice plantations to sample homegrown nutmeg and tropical fruits. Afterward, return to St. George’s for a visit to Market Square, the bustling bazaar where farmers and vendors sell their wares.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Most shore excursions include pickup and drop-off at the Melville Street Cruise Terminal.
- If you rent a car to get around the island, keep in mind that people drive on the left-hand side of the road in Grenada, and you’ll need a local license, which costs an additional fee.
- Colorful motor boats transport visitors between Grand Anse Beach and St. George's harbor.
How to Get to St. George’s From the Melville Street Cruise Terminal
Most cruise ships dock at the Melville Street Cruise Terminal, which is within walking distance of popular attractions in St. George’s. Taxis are readily available, as are public minibuses, although they can get crowded. The central bus station in St. George’s is about 15 minutes’ walk from the terminal.
The local currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar, but US dollars are widely accepted around the island. ATMs and foreign exchange bureaus are easy to find near the port. English is the official language.