Grenada Yacht Charter and Sailing Holiday Guide
An island country comprising Grenada and six smaller islands, is another strong contender for being the most beautiful Caribbean destination. Its natural beauty is everything you would want – bold island scenery, idyllic golden beaches where the coconut palms sway ever so casually in the gentle breeze, and the colonial charm of the capital, St Georges. The country gets its nickname as the Spice Isle because it is a leading producer of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace, allspice and nutmeg.
Beautiful beaches make up the coastline, including the 1.9 mile-long Grand Anse Beach in St. George Paris, which frequently appears in Top 10 lists of the world’s greatest beaches. The marine life is spectacular here and you’ll spot turtles, rays, dolphins and a spectrum of tropical fish.
It’s easy to get involved in local culture with festivals and carnivals ashore or on the water with sailing weeks and regattas. Whether it’s relaxing on a deserted beach, swimming the corals, hiking rainforests or exploring centuries-old forts, Grenada radiates Caribbean soul with a Calypso beat.
Divers can enjoy the lure of coral reefs and sunken wrecks, and there is every chance you will see pods of whales while you cruise between the islands. Grenada’s airport provides easy access to the USA and Europe.
Sailing in Grenada
From Grenada you can sail onwards to Union, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Mustique, Port Elizabeth, Bequia, St. Vincent and St. Lucia. Grenada has a tropical climate which is warm all year round with temperatures between 24°C and 30ºC. Temperatures are cooler in the dry season, which lasts from December to May, when they are cooled by the trade winds. The rainy season is hot and humid.
Grenada suits sailors of all skill levels, who will revel in the unspoiled lands of the Windward Islands. Sailing conditions are slightly more challenging than those found in the British Virgin Islands, but still offer short passages and breathtaking scenery.