See the spicier side of life in St Georges, Grenada
Did you know that St Georges, Grenada is one of the spiciest places in the Caribbean? Lastminute.com aren’t just talking about the kick from the local rum, or the delicious jerk chicken the area is famous for. If you book a cheap holiday to St George’s, Grenada you’ll be walking the centuries old spice road, which allowed a flood of flavour and exotic smells into our lives. The city is famed for producing nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa, ginger and mace, although we don’t recommend eating too much of the last one. Follow in the footsteps of ancient traders and thousands of modern day tourists as you take to the streets of Grenada’s vibrant capital city.
Like Christopher Columbus, you’ll love a holiday in St Georges, Grenada
The city has a beautiful horseshoe shaped harbour which often acts as the hub for activities in the area. It has perfect examples of beautiful Colonial style buildings, with stone churches and lots of lovely fresh seafood restaurants lining the harbour wall.
As with most places in the Caribbean, the beach is central to the culture and you’ll never be more than a short drive away from the crystal waters and white sands that the area is famed for. Beautiful Tamarind Bay is just down the road as are a wealth of other resorts and activities. Snorkelling and scuba diving are freely available, and a lot of companies offer deep sea fishing trips and private boat charter. When the hustle and bustle of the city gets too much these will be a welcome break.
History buffs will love taking an open top tour of the city. Take a seat as and sip some rum punch as your wind your way through the picturesque city streets and all the way up to the French built Fort Frederick and Fort Matthew. They were originally built to keep the English out but today a guided tour of the inside is available at a small fee.
The second week of August gives you the chance to get involved with a local festival. It’s held every year to celebrate the emancipation of the slaves. The festival starts on Sunday night with a huge street party and you’ll not be surprised to hear it continues on into the early hours of Monday morning. The celebrations continue after the participants and visitors have a bit of a recovery session and then get back into the full swing of with pageant queen judging and a calypso queen competition.
Holiday St Georges, Grenada for city sites with local charm
It is easy to forget that St Georges is the capital city of the Grenada. Friendly locals, amenities within walking distances and tropical rainforests within an hour of the city centre mean you’ll never be bored on a holiday to St Georges. Book all your holidays to the Caribbean with lastminute.com