Grenada Luxury Yachting Guide

The most south western of the Windward Islands, Grenada is part of an island nation that includes Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Sailing through the glittering Caribbean is an exquisite pleasure: Grenada is located at the southern end of this prime cruising ground. When you begin to crave new sights the best port of call is this lush and lovely island.

Enjoying an average yearly temperature of 25°C, trade winds help ensure that Grenada remains seductively idyllic the whole year round. Originally a spice island, the air in Grenada is thick with the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg and the locals are genuinely friendly. Grenada’s capital city of St. George is a popular holiday destination that has retained its rich history and culture as well as its natural beauty, surrounded by the hillside of an old volcano crater and resting on a horseshoe-shaped harbour.

Diving
The sea surrounding Grenada is home to a large number of shipwrecks, most notably Bianca C, the Caribbean’s largest wreck. Situated at varying depths along the coastline, these ships, as well as an underwater volcano, can be easily explored. Volcanic earth yields diverse and bountiful marine life: the coral reefs around Grenada are healthy and flourishing, something that is becoming increasingly rare.

Grenada Molinière Underwater Sculpture Park
The Grenada Molinière Underwater Sculpture Park is an incredible destination for thrill-seekers and art enthusiasts alike. English sculptor Jason Taylor has created an underwater collection of thrilling pieces that have now become homes themselves for the surrounding wildlife.

Sport
Though polo and racing are non-existent in Grenada, sport enthusiasts won’t be disappointed. The islands premier golf course offers challenging holes and superb views of the Caribbean as well as the Atlantic. Cricket is a beloved national sport, and the islands new National Stadium is fast becoming a major cricket venue, having recently hosted Grenada Cricket Classics 2008, which featured the clash of old rivals England and the West Indies.

Port Louis
Touted as the ultimate maritime resort, club and village community, Port Louis is home to a Creole-style marina that becomes flooded during the Grenada Sailing Festival which takes place from the 30th of January to the 3rd of February annually, it boasts 4 days of international yacht racing and a 2-day Digicel Work Boat Regatta. With a unique mix of international and traditional sailing, this is one yachting festival that aficionados won’t want to miss.

Islands
The islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique lie north east of Grenada and offer a glimpse at the native Grenadian’s more leisurely pace of life. Boasting a wealth of historical attractions and cultural festivals, both Carriacou and Petite Martinique are fantastic islands to visit for the day, or stay over and delve more deeply into their fragrant past.

Grenada

Grenada

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