Has anyone had experience driving a rental in Grenada? Tips or experiences? I have heard there is little parking in St. Georges and to watch the potholes. I am wondering about driving up to the Grand Etang and the safety if leaving your car. In St Martin we were encouraged to leave the car completely empty and doors unlocked to avoid damage. I understand Grenada is quite safe... Thanks in advance.
I've rented for several weeks on Grenada. Don't leave anything visible inside (that really applies just about anywhere in the world) but you don't need to leave it unlocked. Grenada is relatively safe, there is crime, but where in the world isn't there crime?
The 'main' roads are pretty good really. You'll probably get used to driving on the left quite quickly. I'm a Brit so used to driving on the left but I've driven on the right enough times and in my opinion it only takes minutes to adapt.
You don't really need to rent a car in Grenada. The local 'bus' service will get you almost everywhere, is cheap and really is fun to use.
We are currently in Grenada with a rental vehicle. It is a 2 door Rav 4, which has navigated pot holes and dirt roads well. We are Canadian, so this is the "wrong" side of the road for us. Traffic is a slower pace than at home and other drivers more forgiving. Many roads are narrow so you drive in the middle and pull aside with oncoming traffic. Have to think when navigating a traffic circle, but follow the car in front and you'll be fine. No trouble parking near the Carenage in St. George and walk to the market from here. Many streets through St. George's are one way,so drive right down the middle. It feels very safe he and we have been all over the island and have only met friendly,helpful people. Like at home I wouldn't leave valuables in the car but I wouldn't hesitate to drive or park anywhere in Grenada. Have fun.
The biggest challenge for us was the lack of signs which made navigating a challenge. It also takes longer than you might expect to get places because some of the roads are winding. We tried to circumnavigate the island and ended up in the hills with a flat tire. A group of four young men came around and looked around and figured out a way to put the spare on. We were never so grateful as then. But we cut back on our driving to the Grand Anse area