Surrounded by an ancient volcanic crater, St. George’s rests easily on a horseshoe harbor, a tropical respite in the endless blue of the Caribbean.
Originally founded by the French, St. George’s began as a small settlement. Unfortunately, St. George’s was a stronghold against the native population, a culture nearly wiped out during the 1600’s. As time went on, the settlement grew, surviving setbacks like a massive fire in 1775 which nearly destroyed it. Independence was achieved in 1974, but was diminished by an invasion by the United States in 1983.
More recently, Hurricane Ivan battered its way through, crippling the entire island of Granada. International aid has given Grenada another chance, and both tourism and the economy continue to rise.
One of the most relaxing and rewarding adventures you can accomplish in Saint George’s is to go on a sightseeing tour via boat. Birdwatchers will be astounded at the abundance of birds on the shoreline and in the dense foliage.
History buffs can get their fix at Fort George, where ancient cannons peer out over the idyllic landscape.
After flying onto the island your best course of action is renting a car if you want to get around easily. While there is public transportation on the island it is limited. Rent a bike if you plan on sticking around one area for a longer period of time.