PORTS OF CALL
ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA
From the moment you set your eyes on St. George's, you'll see why it's considered one of the most picturesque ports in the Caribbean. Lush vegetation, mountainous terrain and colorful colonial architecture make up the landscape. And if the sights don't wow your senses, the aroma will. Grenada is also filled with spice trees and is a leading source of many different spices, including nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and cocoa.
The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
Visit one of Grenada's extinct volcanoes in the Grand Etang Forest Reserve and Lake. The lake is actually a natural water-filled crater and the surrounding vegetation is simply amazing, filled with tropical birds and rare flowers.
Other Fun Things to Do
- Visit Bay Gardens, located on the site of an old sugar mill and home to more than 3,000 species of plants.
- Take a guided tour of one of the local rum distilleries or spice estates
- Learn more about Grenada's culture and history at the Grenada National Museum.
Snorkeling and scuba diving in Grenada are some of the best in the Caribbean. The west coast of the island has an offshore reef with a 600-foot shipwreck from 1961.
Shopping for Bargains
Among the best bargains on the island are the exotic spices, local textiles and handicrafts. To find the center of activity, head to the Market Square. You can also find good buys along Young Street and the Carenage, the inner harbor.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor
Native Grenadian dishes are typically made with local produce - fresh seafood and, of course, spices. For a traditional Grenadian dish, try calloloo soup, which sounds more unusual than it really is - a mixture of fresh seafood.
The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (XCD). U.S. dollars, credit cards and traveler's checks are widely accepted.