Grenada offers a number of alternatives for getting around; taxis, buses, and rental cars are easily obtained. All of the main roads in Grenada are paved and most are maintained and in good condition. Local driving permits are issued by most car rental companies, or you can get one by presenting a valid driver’s license at the Traffic Department or the Inland Revenue Department, both on the Carenage. The cost is about US $12 for periods up to 3 months. Taxi rates are set by the government, but it is wise to confirm the cost to your destination before setting off. Taxis can also be hired for a day of guided sightseeing.

If you seek authenticity, close contact with local people, and breathtaking vehicular audacity, try taking public transportation, which consists of minibuses. They leave from the bus terminus Melville Street, St. George’s, and cost between $2.00 and $9.00 EC, depending on the distance traveled.

St. Vincent Grenada Air flies several times a day between Grenada and Carriacou. However, boats are the main mode of transport between Grenada and its two sister islands. They run regularly between the Carenage in St. George’s, and Hillsborough in Carriacou. The Osprey Express is faster and more comfortable than the cargo boats, and takes about 1½ hours. The cost is US $15 one way or US $30 round trip per child, US $27 one way or US $53 per adult.


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