The St. George’s Carenage

The St. George’s Carenage History

The French took hold of Grenada for a time, in a game of tug of war with the British. The Carenage, or harbor, was where ships were brought to be cleaned and repaired.

What to see on The St. George’s Carenage,

The St. Georges’s Carenage is a great place for a stroll along the water’s edge, taking in the colorful local fishing boats and the bustle of supplies being loaded for nearby islands. The Carenage has one of the most beautiful harbors in the Caribbean, a perfect horseshoe shape gives visitors a view of paradise. Lined with colonial-era buildings, the inlet offers shops, seafood restaurants, and cafés, At the north end of the Carenage, you will find some of the sturdy Georgian buildings overlooking the water that has been restored after hurricane Ivan September 16, 2004. Hurricane Ivan had devastated St. George’s and the Carenage.

Transportation

A water taxi is a wonderful opportunity to see and take pictures of the stunning and gorgeous views of St George’s, For around EC$30.00 ($12.00 us) take a short ride from the Carenage across to Grand Anse Beach.

Taxis & Shuttles to Carriacou Island

Carriacou is one of the three inhabited islands that make up Grenada in the West Indies and it’s easy to visit. While it is possible (More expensive and Faster) to fly from Grenada to Carriacou most visitors take the Osprey Lines ferry (Adults: EC$20 / US$ 8 | Children (5-12): EC$10 / US$4 | Children (under 5): EC$5 / US$2) with service between the islands of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique in the Caribbean.

Walk The Carenage

The St. George’s Carenage is only a 15 minutes walk to St George’s town via the slightly scary Sendall Tunnel (7 ft wide and shared between cars and pedestrians!). On your walk, you’ll pass the Osprey Jetty, where the fast Osprey ferry departs for nearby isles of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. In the center of the Carenage, A statue, Christ of the Deep, commemorated a ship fire that took place in the 1960s, not far from the Carenage. Grenadians rallied to help rescue passengers from the Italian liner, with a squadron of fishing boats and other boats of various sizes. The St. George’s Carenage offers local bars and restaurants with verandas overlooking the bay. Cheap Carib beer, friendly and excellent view of some very interesting buildings liked the Central Police Station and Fire Station on the harbor, that is unusual by US/UK standards.

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