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About Grenada

Sailors through the centuries have rated it one of the worlds prettiest harbours and it is hard to disagree. Horseshoe-shaped and set in a volcanic crater, Grenadas capital and cruise port St Georges is flanked by two forts, with colourful French colonial style buildings ranged along the front.

It is the perfect entrance to one of the Caribbean's most scenic islands. Only 12 miles by 21, it is awash with waterfalls, mountain valleys, rainforests, lakes and volcanic craters. The beaches are to die for, especially Grand Anse - a two-mile stretch of pure white sand just around the bay from St Georges.

Grenada is also the island you can smell before you can see it. The 'Spice Island' grows more spices per square mile than anywhere else on the planet with nutmeg its signature seasoning.

In fact, gentle haggling with spice vendors is part of the fun of cruising to this laid-back Caribbean island.

 

Shore excursions in Grenada

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Beach Transfer

Activity lowFamily

Duration: 3 hours

Take this simple transfer and enjoy some time on Grenada’s Grand Anse Beach.

Relax and enjoy some time at Grand Anse Beach and savour the laid back Caribbean atmosphere.

Leaving Melville Street port, you’ll travel by minibus through the small roads of George Town out to Lagoon Road and onto Grand Anse. Upon arrival at Camerghone Park, the time is yours to do as you please. Soak up the sun, swim in the sea and simply relax in true Caribbean style.

After your stay, you’ll meet back with your driver at the agreed time for the return transfer to the ship.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus. Beach chairs and umbrellas are not included but may be available for hire, subject to availability. US Dollars are required for purchases. Toilet facilities are available at a cost of 1 dollar. Passengers are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports. These are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises. Please be sure to take note of your pick up time as the bus cannot be held for latecomers.

Champagne, Lobster, Sail and Snorkel

Activity lowMeal includedRefreshments included

Duration: 6 hours

Relax and take in the scenery as you set sail along the coast of Grenada…….

You’ll board your catamaran at the pier and embark on a delightful cruise along the scenic west coast to Flamingo Bay. As you drop anchor, don some snorkel equipment and experience this vibrant coral reef, which is home to an abundance of colourful tropical fish and marine life.

Afterwards, you’ll continue south west towards Pointe Salines, the southernmost point of Grenada, before arriving at Hog Island. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of local champagne before enjoying a delicious barbeque style lobster lunch, served on the beach.

To round off your tour, sit back and enjoy more relaxation as you set sail back to St George’s.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by catamaran. Soft-soled, non-slip shoes are advised. You may be required to remove shoes whilst on board. Snorkel equipment is included. Participants must be competent swimmers. Children under 8 may not participate. The lobster may be substituted with tiger prawns. An open bar serving soft drinks, water and rum punch will be available. Champagne or wine will be served with luncheon. Depending on sea swells, an alternative anchorage may be used. Please remember your swimwear, sunscreen and a towel. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities.

Clear Kayak

Activity highRefreshments included

Duration: 3 hours

Enjoy the thrill of the underwater world - without having to snorkel or dive.

Take a short drive to Grand Mal Bay, where your kayaking adventure begins. You’ll be given a quick safety briefing before boarding your ‘double clear kayaks’ for some fun on the water. These unique kayaks seat 2 people and have a window to the wonderful watery world within the bottom of the kayak.

Paddle in unison over the Grand Mal Coral Reef to see the many colourful tropical fish that have made this reef their home. From here, you’ll continue your kayaking as far as Cherry Hill before turning around to Molinere Bay where you can see the popular divers’ reefs.

After your kayaking adventure, you’ll have time to relax on the beach and enjoy a refreshing complimentary drink from the Sunset View Restaurant.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus and Kayak. Participants should be competent swimmers and physically fit. There is a weight restriction of 17 stone. Children under 8 may not participate. The kayaking will take approximately 1¼ hours. Please wear swimwear under clothes and take a hat, sunglasses, a towel and non-oil sunscreen. Water shoes are recommended, however you will be requested to remove shoes whilst in the kayak. You’ll be required to wear a life jacket.

Eco Trek to Bamboo Fall

Activity high

Duration: 4 hours

A nature lover’s paradise. Trek through lush rainforest to take a dip in the spectacular Bamboo Fall.

A must for any nature enthusiast, explore tropical rainforest at over 1900 feet above sea level on this exhilarating trek.

Grenada's Grand Etang Forest, located in the island’s Central Mountain Range, features volcanic peaks and beautiful flora including nutmeg, cocoa, banana, mango, coconut, various fruit trees and tropical flowers – on a good day you may also meet some of the adorable resident Mona monkeys.

Your trek takes you through a private plantation and lush vegetation to Bamboo Fall. Your guide will show you first hand why Grenada is known as the Island of Spice!

You’ll emerge at the famous and spectacular Bamboo Fall, where you will be free to take a refreshing dip. This magical location is an island paradise and you will be served a fresh local juice squeezed from the organic fruits of Grenada before returning to your ship.

Essential information

This tour will operate by minibus and on foot. Children under 8 may not participate. This tour is only for those in good physical condition. Footwear suitable for hiking over rough, uneven and wet ground is essential. The route can often become slippery and care should be taken. It is recommended you take insect repellent, a bottle of water, a hat and sunscreen and a light waterproof jacket. Passengers wishing to take a dip at the Fall must be competent swimmers. Please remember to wear swimwear under clothes and take a towel. Before you book this excursion, you must refer to the ‘Activity Excursion’ and ‘Beach / Water Related’ paragraphs under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure.

Fort George and Beach Club

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 4 hours

Discover the historic Fort George combined with some time to relax on the beach.

As you leave the port, you’ll take a short drive through the capital St George’s, wending your way along a labyrinth of roads up to Fort George.

Situated on an elevated peninsula, the fort stands proudly on the cliff edge overlooking the small capital. The position has provided the fort with enormous strategic importance since French constructed it in the 18th century. Stroll amongst the stone fortifications and take in the beautiful panoramic views, as you explore the fort at your own leisure.

Afterwards, you’ll head to the south coast of Grenada to enjoy around two hours at the Aquarium Beach Club. Sit back and relax on a sun chair or perhaps take a refreshing dip in the clear Caribbean sea.

During your stay at the Aquarium Beach Club, a cooling refreshment will be offered.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. This tour involves around 1 hour of walking which includes steps. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. Please remember your swimwear, sunscreen and a towel. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities. US Dollars are accepted for purchases.

 

A selection of cruises to Grenada

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