Chose to do Grenada on my own since every other port had an excursion planned. I chose to use a water taxi (cheaper than regular taxi) to go to Grand Anse Beach. The water taxis are a set price but in hindsight I would have rather paid ... Read More
Chose to do Grenada on my own since every other port had an excursion planned. I chose to use a water taxi (cheaper than regular taxi) to go to Grand Anse Beach. The water taxis are a set price but in hindsight I would have rather paid more for a regular taxi and got to and returned from my destination on my own schedule. Their system is bizarre and frustrating. On the way back from Grand Anse there were two empty boats at the dock. About 12 of us got onto one boat and waited nearly 30 minutes, being told that our taxi needed to be full being sailing. In the meantime, as people walked down the dock, the attendants were sending them to the second empty boat instead of filling ours. As their boat filled to capacity, some of our passengers begged to get their tickets back and boarded the second boat instead, which worked. The second boat then sailed before ours. What???? I'm easy-going, but the attendants were very rude to anyone who asked about their "system" or asked when we would be leaving. So I missed seeing the fort even though I had left the beach with plenty of time to spare.
Grand Anse Beach is a very nice beach, with bar service and chair attendants everywhere. The chairs are $15 to rent, with an extra $2 for a padded cushion. You can also just plop yourself down on the beach. Shaded areas are also available, as are restrooms, a restaurant, and bar. The water was great. Some vendors do wander up and down the beach, offering hair braiding, etc.
I was disappointed in this port overall, but mostly for the way it ended on the water taxi. I chose a nice beach however. Read Less