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Nestled amidst the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, the enchanting island of Grenada beckons travellers with a mixture of experiences that cater to all passions.
From its stunning coastlines with over 40 sun-kissed beaches and jungle-covered mountain ranges to its vibrant culture and rich history, this tropical gem offers an abundance of wonders waiting to be explored.
Grenada operates on Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is four hours behind GMT during the winter months and five hours behind during BST in the summer months. The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (XCD), but US dollars are widely accepted. Plus, English serves as the primary language spoken on the island, making getting to know the locals and understanding this amazing island a breeze. For lucky travellers arriving on a P&O Cruises holiday, Grenada's delightful port in the town of St George’s will be one of the cherished stops on the itinerary, welcoming you with its warm hospitality and easy access to an array of breathtaking attractions.
Beyond its radiant beaches and swaying palm trees, Grenada boasts charm, a fascinating culture and a storied past. Earning the nickname ‘Spice Isle’, Grenada's fertile lands have been a bountiful source of nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and other aromatic spices, making it a culinary and sensory paradise.
The island's history is as captivating as its natural beauty, from tropical rainforests to white sandy beaches. A fusion of Indigenous Carib, French and British influences has shaped Grenada's unique identity. Walk the streets of St George's and you'll be enchanted by the vibrant colonial-era architecture, bearing testimony to the island's rich history of colonisation.
There are many incredible things to do in Grenada. Discover the capital St George’s, strewn with 18th-century houses and open-air markets. Or perhaps travel around the rest of the island where you’ll find a mix of thick rainforests, spice plantations and waterfalls.
Grand Anse Beach: Sink your toes into the soft, powdery white sands of Grand Anse, one of the most mesmerising beaches in the Caribbean. This two-mile stretch of sheltered beach is a must-see for anyone visiting Grenada and offers crystal-clear turquoise waters and fantastic views of St George’s Bay. Plus, if you’re around in the evening, experience awe-inspiring sunsets from this dreamy paradise.
St George's: Unravel the layers of history in Grenada's capital city, St George's. Admire the kaleidoscope of pastel-coloured colonial buildings nestled around the natural horseshoe-shaped harbour as you wander through one of the prettiest towns in the Caribbean. Don't miss the chance to explore historic forts like Fort George, which offers sweeping vistas of Carenage, the azure sea and lush landscapes.
Annandale Falls: Delight in the harmony of nature at the picturesque Annandale Falls, where cascading waters plunge 30ft into inviting pools surrounded by soft ferns and tropical flowers. Why not take a refreshing dip in the emerald waters or simply bask in the tranquil ambience of the rainforest? Even better, it’s only a two-minute walk from the visitor centre so you won’t have to worry about a long hike to enjoy this idyllic spot.
Underwater Sculpture Park: Dive or snorkel at the world-renowned Molinere Bay Underwater Sculpture Park, a surreal gallery featuring captivating art installations submerged beneath the waves. Located in the Molinere-Beauséjour Marine Reserve, and the first underwater sculpture park of its kind, this unique fusion of art and marine life promises an otherworldly experience.
Spice Plantations: Grenada is also known as the ‘Spice Isle’, so why not learn more about why this is and about the island’s rich heritage? Immerse yourself in the fragrant world of spices at renowned estates like Belmont Estate or the Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Station. Learn more about Grenada’s history, culture and flavours. Plus, witness the cultivation, processing and trading of spices while relishing mouth-watering local dishes infused with these aromatic treasures.
Seven Sisters Falls: Embark on an invigorating trek through the lush rainforest of the Grand Etang National Park to discover the cascading beauty of Seven Sisters Falls: seven individual waterfalls that create an amazing spectacle. Reward yourself with a rejuvenating dip in the natural pools filled with crystal-clear waters that are surrounded by nature's splendour.
Grenada understands that travellers may look for more budget-friendly options so you can enjoy several captivating experiences that won't cost a penny.
Morne Rouge Bay: Escape the crowds and seek solace at Morne Rouge Bay. Sheltered by Quarantine Point, this tranquil beach with white sand and turquoise waters is a perfect place to unwind and soak in the surroundings.
House of Chocolate: Grenada has the perfect climate for producing chocolate and if you’re interested in learning more about how this delicious treat is made, visit the House of Chocolate on Young Street in St George’s.
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception: All but destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, and lovingly restored since, St George’s Roman Catholic cathedral sits at the top of the capital’s hill and provides a great vantage point over the town.
Fish Friday: Immerse yourself in local culture by heading to Gouyave on Friday nights to enjoy ‘Fish Friday’. This fishing village comes alive, showcasing local live music with steel drums, dance and incredible fish dishes prepared by locals.
The picturesque port of St George's is flanked by two forts full of colourful French colonial-style buildings along the shoreline. Grenada has a well-equipped terminal, which is designed to allow guests to seamlessly get on and off the ship. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi access, and pick up some valuable tourist information from the Grenada Tourism Authority to make the most of your time on this captivating island. Taxis, water taxis and tour operators await outside the terminal, ready to whisk you away on tailor-made adventures or guided tours.
Once outside the terminal building, you will be on the main street of the historical St George’s downtown area. The sightseeing train ride stop will be just on your left and is a perfect way to discover the landmarks of this fascinating city. The Fresh Market is within walking distance as are access to Fort George and the 125-year-old Sendall Tunnel, offering you quick access to the Carenage waterfront promenade.
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