Getting Around Grenada

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    Mini-vans Are Local Buses

    by grandmaR Written Mar 8, 2015

    We went past the bus station - buses are all privately owned. Apparently you can decide that a bus is needed where you live, buy a van and apply for a route. The cheapest transportation is the public mini bus. All the bus routes start at the terminal on Melville street in St.George. The destinations are well marked at the terminal, and all of the busses carry stickers showing their destinations. The buses are not all the same color, but they do have names and they can sort of be identified by the number plate. If it starts with an ‘H’, then it’s a bus or a taxi.

    The drive from Grand Anse to St. George takes about 5 minutes, and costs only $2.50 EC per person. The drive that takes the most time, is the one to the town of Sauteurs, which is on the northern coast of the island. It is also the most expensive of all the trips and costs $8.00 EC.

    The buses travel regularly on weekdays, from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm. After regular hours, the buses charge higher rates.

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    Sendall Tunnel

    by grandmaR Written Mar 8, 2015

    Grenada is a volcanic island as such has very steep hills. There is a tunnel cut through between the port and the town so people don't have to climb the hill although there are stairs too. It is called the Sendall Tunnel (named for the island's governor at the time.) This 340-foot tunnel, still the most convenient connection from the Carenage (harbor) to the Esplanade, was considered a technological triumph when completed the early 18th century

    Carenage end of the tunnel Another view of the steps cars in the tunnel tunnel and walker Stairs to go up
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  • King Elvis Island Tours

    by gfree Written Sep 29, 2013

    King Elvis makes getting around Grenada easy with his fleet of tour buses, taxis and passenger vans The drivers are courteous and helpful - anything you want, they'll take yiou to get it - food, drink, medicine - you name it. These are some of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Note - they don't sweat you for tips - it's up to you, mon. Call King Elvis any old time and they will be there - on time.

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    Arriving by Cruiseship

    by Donna_in_India Written Apr 20, 2012

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    St. George's, Grenada's capital is the most picturesque harbor in the Caribbean. As you get closer to Grenada, you'll see the mountains in the distance, Fort George, and the colorful waterfront, the Carenage, that dates from the 18th century.

    Ships dock at the Melville Street Cruise Terminal. The port offers extensive facilities including a tourism/information booth, a post office, and dozens of souvenir shops.

    The cruise terminal is a short walk to downtown St. George. The terminal offers a variety of transportation options including bus and taxi. There are water shuttles to Grand Anse Beach as well.

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    The Reggae Busses

    by DreamingSpain Written Apr 9, 2010

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    I adored the Reggae buses that travel the length and breadth of Grenada.

    They have reggae music often pounding out, as they wind their way around their lovely island, knowing to within a millimetre the width and length of their bus. The drivers and fair collectors are lovely people, worth striking up a conversation if the bus is quiet. You can learn a lot about island life, how they have brought their beautiful island back from near destruction after Hurricane Ivan etc.

    If you live a little off the track, the drivers are more than willing to take you right to your door - where in the WORLD would you get that service? I gave a tip to show my gratitude on the two occasions I asked for their help.

    There are numerous buses - you have to know which one you want as they ALL want you to go in their bus!

    No.1 Takes you from the airport area past Grand Anse right up to the bus station in St George's. I travelled this bus all the time as I stayed with Blue Horizons. The journey costs an extremely reasonable 2.50EC$.

    No.9 (I think?! Addled with age clearly) took me from St George's all the way to Sauteurs via Gouyave and Victoria. A STUNNING drive of almost an hour and only 6EC$. BARGAIN!

    I also took the cross country bus to Grenville via Grand Etang. The drop in temperature was so welcome as I was having a "hot" day!

    The system is that when you want to stop, if you know your stop, you knock on the frame of the bus. If you don't know where you want to be let out, tell the fair finder or the driver.

    You can sit next to the driver - that was my favourite place as the views are brilliant.

    Each bus has a driver and a fare finder. The fare finder will check to see if anyone walking down the hill wants the bus, and will therefore wait for them, load their shopping, smile a flashy smile and close the door.

    It's a fantastic experience to travel on the Reggae Buses. I am going to say however that out of probably 30 or more bus rides, I had one ride that genuinely scared me. I found out later some very helpful advice. If you don't like the speed at which your driver is travelling, which on this particular journey I really didn't feel safe, you can knock and ask to get out at the next stop. Tell them you don't like the speed and will wait for another bus.

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    by DAO Updated May 9, 2008

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    Driving on the island of Grenada is on the left. Roads are paved and in good condition. If you have never driven on the left, this is not too bad a place to try. Keep you speed down, especially around the many steep curves. There are not a lot of lines on the roads, so watch for oncoming cars.

    You must obtain a local driving permit from either the traffic department at the Central Police Station on the Carenage. A driver's license must be presented and a fee of EC $30 paid. Most car rental firms also issue local permits.

    There is approximately 650 miles of paved roads and most of the main roads are in good condition.

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    by DAO Updated Apr 27, 2008

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    If you don’t mind paying Taxi prices and want a quick scenic way to get around – then water taxis are for you! These colourful and fast motorboats run between Grand Anse Beach and St. George's harbour. You can find them only in one place on Grand Anse beach, near the vendors market. If you are coming off a cruise ship, just follow the signs. All of them are licensed to carry passengers and have proper safety equipment on board.

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    Port of St. George's in Grenada

    by AnaMargarida Written Feb 10, 2008

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    "Passengers disembarking at the Melville Street Cruise Terminal exit directly through the newly opened Esplanade Shopping Mall and out to downtown St. George's, while passengers disembarking at the Inner Harbour, exit onto the picturesque Carenage waterfront, with its traditional architecture, shops and restaurants"

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    Take a taxi

    by Henrik_rrb Written Feb 5, 2007

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    I'm probably wrong about this, but I can't recall any busses at all at Grenada. Easiest for us, when we wanted to go somewhere on land, was to take a taxi. There are both normal cabs, and then those big mini vans. Most of them sure doesn't look very modern, but they will take you wherever you want to go.
    Roads aren't so good that you can go fast anyway, so just sit back an enjoy the ride with the taxi. As the island is a lot up and down you'll get some great views of the coast as soon as you go uphill for a while.

    Prices aren't very cheap, but not expensive either. For the ride from the airport to our hotel outside Saint George's we paid 25 US dollar (for nine persons) which also would have been cheaper if we just had had some EC dollar instead.

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    Good Driver!

    by dbeatty Written Nov 6, 2005

    Matthew Thomas taxi from the Calabash Hotel in St. Georges, was a great driver. He was there whenever we needed him. He provided us with his card which showed his cell phone number. Friendly and informative and always on call. One of the few drivers we could understand too!

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    Water Taxi

    by mwkwan Written Dec 17, 2004

    A water taxi will take you from downtown to the beach at Gran Anse for US$2. Bus is cheaper, but the water route is more scenic. Here is the boatman gesturing as he tells of the Hurricane Ivan which hit the island in 2004, and took with him most of the roofs.

    Water Taxi, St. Georges Harbour

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  • Water taxi in St George, Grenada, West Indies

    by Cookie8201 Written Feb 14, 2004

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    Take a water taxi as much as possible. At land taxi will cost $10 and a water taxi will cost $1.50 and get you there just as fast to some of your destinations. Another alternative is the local bus. It costs $1.

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    A great place to rent a jeep and go!

    by stopatnothin Written Jun 14, 2003

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    Renting a car in Grenada is fairly inexpensive. The landscape is very lush and tropical. They have beautiful white sand beaches as well as the intriguing black sands that calls out to you. Traveling at your own pace is definitely the best method here.

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    Getting to GrenadaAccess to...

    by urbanrequest Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Getting to Grenada

    Access to Grenada by air is through the Point Salines International Airport on the southwestern tip of the island. British Airways, BWIA, and American Airlines provide direct service to Grenada; connections can be made on other carriers via Trinidad and Barbados.
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    Rental Cars

    AVIS (Spice Island Rentals): 440-3936
    Budget Car Rentals: 440-2778
    C & J Auto Rentals: 444-5108
    David's Car Rental: 444-3399
    Dollar Rent-a-Car: 444-4786
    Island Rent-A-Car: 443-5624
    Jeep & Mini Moke Rentals: 444-4753
    Jerry's Auto: 440-1730
    McIntyre Bros. Ltd. Auto Rentals: 444-3944
    Maitland's Rentals: 444-4022
    MCR Car Rentals: 440-2832
    Quality Rentals: 440-9787
    Sanvics 4x4 Jeep Rentals: 444-4753
    Sunshine Tours: 444-2831
    Thomas & Sons: 444-4384
    Thrift: 444-4984
    Tropicana: 444-8849
    Y&R Car Rentals: 444-4448 On The Water

    Yacht Charters
    Club Mariner Watersports: 444-4439
    Evans Chartering Services: 444-4422
    Seabreeze Yacht Charters: 444-4942
    The Moorings: 444-4548
    Spice Island Marine Services: 444-4257
    Starwind Enterprises: 440-3678

    Ferry Service
    The Carenage, Grenada, to Carriacou: Tues 9:30am; Wed 10:00am; Fri 11:00am; Sat 8:00am; Sun 7:00am.
    Hillsborough, Carriacou, to Grenada: Mon 10:00am; Wed 9:30am; Thur 10:00am; Sat 9:00am; Sun 5:00pm.
    Fare is $EC20 one way, $EC30 return. Trip takes 3-4 hours. Boat times are subject to change without notice.

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    The international airport...

    by SunnyIsle Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The international airport accommodates most international flights.
    Buses are available to travel to most of the villages. There are car rental companies for provided rentals should you require one. To go to the other islands a ferry or trips by motor vessels can be arranged.

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Grenada Hotels

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  • Spice Island Beach Resort

    Grand Anse Beach, P.O. Box 6, St. George's, Grenada, 00000, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • The Calabash Hotel & Villas

    PO Box 382, Lance Aux Epines, St. George's, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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