Carenage
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,419 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Picturesque waterfront promenade along St George's Inner Harbor. The harbor is filled with fishing boats of various sizes and a couple yachts. Very colorful scene and one of the prettiest harbors in the Caribbean. I'm surprised it is not more commercialized with restaurants and bars with outdoor seating taking advantage of the setting, but the absence of this also allows it to maintain its authenticity.
Written January 21, 2024
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chrisallay
Stafford, UK51 contributions
Jan 2020
Carenage is carnage that is collection of derelict buildings. Uninviting restaurants and shops. We were followed by locals ? ? ? volunteering to be our guide. Volunteer, Yeah! right!! but extorted us through the spice market. St George's dark alley!
Written January 10, 2020
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BroLucius
Southampton, UK3,228 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Our guide book suggested that St George's is one of the prettiest towns in the Caribbean. They are referring to the hillside covered in multi-coloured local houses and you can view this as you stroll round the Carenade, a near semi-circle by the water's edge that offers plenty of interesting sights of the various boats moored at the water's edge. On the RH-side end (when looking out to sea) there are several good restaurants. Parking is not plentiful and you do best to park halfway round the Carenade and then enjoy the stroll to a restaurant.
Written September 21, 2016
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Steve M
Redcar, UK727 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
The carenage is currently being revitalised as a result of the huge marina development across the water. It where the locals go to shop. The Nutmeg Restaurant (closed in spring 2013) remains one of the most popular drop off points and taxi ranks.

TIP - if you plan to explore the town, get your taxi to drop you off either at Fort George, overlooking the harbour or the rebuilt Catholic Cathedral. All the walks are gently downhill from those starting points - a real blessing in the Caribbean heat!
Written September 17, 2013
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The Travelling Piggy
London, UK4,222 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
No better words to describe this area than "pretty" definitely one of the most stunning places I've seen in the carribean, colourful, vibrant clean and a beautiful sight.
Written September 25, 2022
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HappyTraveller201163
Winnipeg, Canada13 contributions
Mar 2011
The Carenage in St. George's is very pretty. The Saturday morning market is a neat experience. But be ready to say no. The vendors are not shy. Fort George is also right there and interesting to see (its free). We ate a BB Crabbacks which might not be anything to look at but the food is incredible! The Carenage is a bit hard to get around if you are driving. It is a one way towards the end when you are heading north and you have to use interior streets to get back. But everyone is very helpful!
Written April 2, 2011
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anitatissier
Nice, France62 contributions
May 2020
Such a vibrant and authentic place to walk around. Full of life and colours. We could have spent a whole day there!
Written February 16, 2021
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Kee
Konstanz, Germany47 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
The drive in and out of Carenage is a whole one way style so you need to plan your trip properly get a good car park. We wanted to see the old city, historical architecture and visit the market it was a very informative and interesting trip! Got some unique souvenirs here at the local market very different to the usual stuff offered for sale at other art&craft locations on the island.
We felt very safe and even though we got lost a bit the police or traffic wardens not sure which? we’re so helpful to set us on the right path on our way out of the city.
Written September 28, 2018
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TravellingScot31
Scotland80 contributions
Jul 2018
Amazing horseshoe harbour in the capital, St George's. A visit here is an absolute must. A traditional bustling harbour with fishing boats, yachts, barges, you name it, all hugging the kerb. From the pavement, we spotted shoals of brightly coloured fish and lots of barracuda just feet away. It's very busy except on a Sunday so if you are driving, you might want to park up and just walk around taking in the sights. If you do decide to drive further along into St George's, the streets are a maze of one way hilly twisty roads and getting lost is unavoidable. There's always someone to ask for directions though and everyone is very helpful. I'd set aside a couple of hours for walking along the Carenage and stopping off for refreshments.
Written July 22, 2018
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920piratejenny
Asheville, NC49 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
I dream of living in one of the neighborhoods above the Carenage. Reality wakes me up - the traffic on the Wharf Road, the cost of rentals and home purchases, the lack of care for some property facing Wharf Road and other indications of degradation of the area. The crowning blow was that someone authorized the take-down of the red British-style phone booths. STILL, my heart lies in the Carenage area. If you stay on the side of St. George's with the monster cruise ships, you will miss the beauty of this inner harbor. Make sure you take the walk to see it and frequent its establishments. Check out the Carenage/Wharf area's history in the book "White Frock and Coals Dust" by Lincoln Depradine.
Written March 23, 2016
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