Grand Anse Transportation Options

With so many transportation options in Grand Anse available, the choice is yours

Known for its calm waters and laid back atmosphere, Grand Anse is the most popular resort community on the island of Grenada. Most tourists agree that the process of getting to and around the area should be as easy as the lifestyle, and that's where knowing your transportation options comes in handy.

Getting There

Located in St. George's parish, transportation to Grand Anse is plentiful and easy to procure, whether you want to sail yourself, arrive aboard a luxury cruise liner, or fly.

Getting Around

When it comes down to how you'll get around Grand Anse, your final decision will most likely reflect the option you feel most comfortable with. If you crave independence, you'll do best renting a car. If you want to let a local who knows the area best do the driving, that's where taxi services come in, or the bus system which offers a more than cultural experience. Finally, water taxis and ferries are a fun and scenic way to get to and from very specified locations.

Air Travel

Located about 10 minutes away from Grand Anse in Point Salines is the Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND). The airport is moderate in size, with a collection of restaurants and shops plus two departure lounges and five arrival gates that connect to two asphalt runways on one strip that measure 9,003 feet long. There is a public parking garage, a tourism booth, and a few rental car agencies available on site, but those who choose to take a taxi will pay about $15(USD) to get to Grand Anse from the airport.

Direct flights are available to Grenada from New York City, Philadelphia, and London on at least a weekly basis, and others connect through the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport on Puerto Rico.

Sailing

Those sailing to Grand Anse will find the closest port of entry as well as many of the best marinas in St. George's.  When you arrive, there are several hoops you'll have to jump through in order to gain clearance, but nothing more complicated than most other locations in the region.  Find a list of what is required by clicking here.  

Cruises

Each year, cruising becomes a more popular way to get to the Caribbean, and often a stop on Grenada. The Melville Street Cruise Terminal is located at Saint George's downtown waterfront, which is about 15 minutes away from Grand Anse. Up to seven cruise ships can dock here at once, with three berthed close to shore and the other four can anchor in the outer harbor and bring guests ashore by tender. The Cruise Welcome Centre is located at the north end of the quay, near where taxis and buses wait to pick up passengers and show them around the island.

Rental Cars

The road conditions in Grand Anse are some of the best you'll find on Grenada, but once you leave town, be prepared for pot holes, narrow, winding roads that quickly become steep and are not protected by guard rails, and minimal road signs. Still, most people choose to overlook this in favor of being able to be independent and explore the island without having to rely on someone to drive them. To learn about renting a car in Grand Anse, plus more about driving conditions, click here.

Taxis

With the concentrated accommodations, and numerous nearby attractions and restaurants, many visitors will never have to leave the Grand Anse. Because of this, taxis are a great option. Whether you enter from the cruise dock or the airport, there will be a line of taxis ready to take people to Grand Anse. To see some of the companies, and some example fares on the island, click here.

Buses

Taking the bus in a foreign country can be a nerve-wracking experience, but you can rest assured that if you ride the bus in Grand Anse, you'll not only save money, but have a great time.  Everything from the paint jobs to the whimsical names to the loud music blaring over the speakers makes it clear that when you get on the bus here, you'll leave with a smile on your face.

Learn more about riding the bus in Grand Anse by clicking here.  

Ferries

If you're looking for transportation between St. George's Harbour and Grand Anse, you can avoid buses and taxis by hiring the service of a local water taxi. For just $3.70(USD) for two people, you can hop on a small water craft and in just a few minutes be dropped off near the Vendors Market on Grand Anse Beach.

A larger ferry service offers transportation between Carenage in St. George's and Grenada's sister isles of Carriacou and Petit Martinique. The trip takes 90 minutes and costs $30 each way for children and $37(USD) each way for adults.

If you want to learn more about the ferry services in Saint George's, click here.

With all of this information in mind, you'll now be able to big booking your trip to Grand Anse and feel confident that you've chosen the best transportation option for you during your stay.

 

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