St George’s is Grenada’s capital, a colourful town and a popular port stop on Caribbean cruises. It’s known as one of the Caribbean’s most picturesque towns, built at the foot of an extinct volcano covered in lush green forest and nestled in a horseshoe bay with a lovely harbour. Looking up from the port you are welcomed with colourful houses scattered across the hills, and beautiful clear blue skies!
The Carenage is one of the town’s main hubs, a harbourside promenade that’s always buzzing with colourful fishing boats and popular seafood restaurants – it’s a great place to wander or people watch while enjoying a meal! St George’s Market Square has a morning market every Saturday that sells spices, fresh produce and local crafts, and you can get great views of the town from the old stronghold of Fort George.
St George’s doesn’t have a beach of its own, but the good news is that Grenada’s most famous beach, Grand Anse, is just 15 minutes away by bus or taxi. The beach is spacious, the water calm, and there are bars and restaurants serving refreshing drinks and snacks. Just a few minutes further down the coast is Morne Rouge Beach, sheltered in a small horseshoe bay and perfect for a cooling swim.
Because of the large number of people making just a short stop in Grenada as part of a cruise holiday, there are many tour companies and taxi services available to lead day trips and island tours. Trips around the island’s beaches are particularly popular, or to see the inland rain forest landscape. You can book a tour, or for a more personalised experience hire a taxi for the day to be your personal chauffeur!