Many of Grenada's visitors choose taxi cabs as a primary way to get around the island during their stay. Taxis cost a little more than bus fares but offer private, direct service to your destination.
Despite the higher price, cab rates are still very reasonable, and cars are abundant. Taxi drivers can also serve as island tour guides, pointing out sites you may never have realized you'd like to visit.
Taxis meet almost every incoming flight and ferry in the region and are easy to find standing by at. You can also call ahead to schedule a pick up and have a car waiting just for you. Once you get to your hotel, you can always contact a taxi cab company by telephone, and the driver will pick you up right from your lobby. If you are out and about, look for the letter "H" at the beginning of the registration number on the license plate, which all valid public transportation have.
Check out the chart below to find contact phone numbers for local cab companies.
|(473) 435-1444||St. George's|
|(473) 435-4792||Grand Anse|
|(473) 444-1703||L' Anse aux Epines|
|(473) 440-9223||Downtown St. George|
|(473) 443-2304||The vicinity of St. George's|
|(473) 442-4444||Ben Jones Street - Grenville|
|(473) 444-4882||St. George's|
|(473) 444-1703||Port Luis - L' Anse aux Epines|
|(473) 440-0653||Mt. Pannassee - The vicinity of St. George's|
|(473) 440-6850||The Carenage - St. George's|
|(473) 440-1671||St. George's|
|(473) 439-2233||Spiceland Mall - Grand Anse|
Cabs on Grenada run on fixed fares rather than meters. Still, it is important to confirm the cost of your trip with your driver before you take off to avoid any confusion later on. Rates vary depending on the length of your journey and where you want to go, but travelers can anticipate some fees based on set rates for popular routes and tourist destinations. Traveling from the airport to Grand Anse Beach, L'Anse aux Epines, and St. George's will cost approximately $10(USD) to $12(USD) per person, and if you travel within a one-mile radius of the airport, your trip will only cost $2.75(USD). There is a surcharge on cab rides between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. as well as for trips outside of Saint George's. Vacationers can also reserve a cab for the day by arranging for an island tour for about $60(USD) or approximately $15(USD) per half hour.
The table below shows a few taxi rates for the area.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 33.00 - $ 35.00||Downtown St. George||Sauteurs|
|$ 33.00 - $ 35.00||Downtown St. George||Grenville|
|$ 8.00 - $ 12.00||Downtown St. George||Grand Anse|
|$ 29.00 - $ 31.00||Downtown St. George||La Sagesse Beach|
|$ 9.20 - $ 13.00||Maurice Bishop International Airport||Grand Anse|
|$ 8.85 - $ 9.80||Melville Street Cruise Terminal||Westerhall Rum Distillery|
|$ 9.95 - $ 11.15||Melville Street Cruise Terminal||Grand Etang National Park And Forest|
|$ 55.00||Melville Street Cruise Terminal||Bathway Beach|
|$ 5.00 - $ 6.00||Lauriston Airport||Hillsborough|
|$ 12.50 - $ 14.00||Lauriston Airport||Windward|
|$ 7.87 - $ 8.70||Melville Street Cruise Terminal||Maurice Bishop International Airport|
|$ 7.00 - $ 9.00||Maurice Bishop International Airport||Calliste|
|$ 10.50 - $ 12.00||Maurice Bishop International Airport||St. George's|
|$ 10.50 - $ 12.00||Maurice Bishop International Airport||Woburn Bay|
|$ 2.75 - $ 3.25||Melville Street Cruise Terminal||St. George's|
|$ 11.00 - $ 11.25||Melville Street Cruise Terminal||Morne Rouge Beach|
|$ 7.00 - $ 7.80||Melville Street Cruise Terminal||Annandale Falls|
|$ 9.25 - $ 9.50||Melville Street Cruise Terminal||Grand Anse Beach|
|$ 9.00 - $ 10.00||Lauriston Airport||Tyrrel Bay|
If you are traveling with small children, make sure to bring your own safety seat from home. Taxi companies will not supply these necessary safety items for you.
Some companies offer 24-hour cab service, so whenever you need a ride, all you have to do is pick up the phone. Private taxis can be arranged at a higher rate, or you can split the cost with another group if possible.
Though the islands are much smaller, taxi transport is still available on Carriacou and Petite Martinique. These cab services follow the same rules and regulation as those on Grenada. In truth, there isn't much need for a because you can feasibly walk everywhere. If you do need to hire a driver, Kenlyn “Coco Boy” Mitchell is who locals call upon.
If hiring a can isn't your first choice for every outing, there are a few other options for getting around Grenada. Buses, although often crowded, are inexpensive and have regular routes to many of the most popular tourist attractions except on Sunday when buses are out of commission. You can also take charge of your own destiny by renting a car, scooter, or bicycle.
Seeing as much as possible on the gorgeous island of Grenada is a cinch. All you have to do is call a cab, and you're off.
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