SVG Air has a couple of flights a day between Grenada and Carriacou.
- Cycling is not big in Grenada, and good equipment is hard to come by, but it is slowly gaining popularity. Many roads are poorly lit and drivers are not used to encountering cyclists, so extra care is needed when getting around.
- It's possible to ride a full 62 mile circuit around the island, although the road is steep and winding in parts so endurance is necessary.
- The road between Grande Anse and the airport is wide and flat and has little traffic, making it a popular place for local cyclists and a good place to meet riding partners.
- Mocha Spoke in True Blue rents out cycles and also offers guided tours.
The Osprey is a large, fast boat connecting Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique in less than two hours (per person one way Grenada to Carriacou EC$80, Carriacou to Petit Martinique EC$20). The boats run one to two times daily.
Reservations are rarely required, except on holidays. Tickets from Grenada are purchased on board, and from Carriacou at the office on Patterson St, Hillsborough. The Osprey arrives and departs at the east side of the Carenage in Grenada, and from the Hillsborough pier in Carriacou.
Island hopping on the cargo boats that sail between Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique is an adventurous and inexpensive way to travel. Departure times and dates are unscheduled and the best way to find out what’s available is to ask around at the docks. On Grenada, head for the large boats that moor up on the north side of the Carenage in St George’s; on Carriacou, they dock at Tyrrel Bay or Hillsborough pier.
Horizon Yacht Charters is one of Grenada’s largest yacht charter operators. You can arrange to have a crewed yacht, where all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride; or, if you have sailing experience and are traveling with suitable crew, you can get a ‘bareboat’ charter where you get sole charge of the vessel.
- Buses are a great way to get around Grenada and Carriacou. These privately operated minivans run a series of set, numbered routes crisscrossing the islands, and are inexpensive and fun – though they often reach madcap speeds, with drivers maniacally tooting their horn at friends and potential passengers as they go.
- Although main destinations are posted on the front of the bus, alongside the route number, you may need to ask the conductor or driver which bus is best to get to smaller places outside St George’s and Hillsborough.
- There are stops along all the major routes, and you can also flag down a bus pretty much anywhere. When you're ready to get off, tap on the roof; if that doesn't work, shout 'bus stop please driver.'
Car & Motorcycle
Main roads on Grenada are fairly good. Some major firms have agencies here but most rental companies are locally based. You can arrange for pickup at the airport and ferry dock.
To drive a vehicle you need to purchase a Grenadian driver’s license (EC$60), which all car-rental companies can issue on the government’s behalf.
Grenada’s larger towns, including Grenville, Gouyave and Victoria, have gas stations. On Carriacou there’s just one gas station, in Hillsborough.
- Driving is technically on the left-hand side of the road, but you can expect buses in particular to be going full bore wherever the hell they want to, with full-beam lights on permanently after dark.
- The roads are very narrow and curvy, and local drivers attack them with great speed. For safety, slow down when approaching blind curves and use your horn liberally.
- There are few road signs in Grenada, so a road map and a measure of caution are useful when driving.
- You’ll find plenty of taxis on Grenada and Carriacou.
- Fares to most destinations are preset.
- Taxis don't tend to circulate but rather wait at dedicated ranks.
- It's worth picking up a couple of cards with numbers for pickups.
There are no trains in Grenada.