Grenada Yacht Charter, Caribbean
Why choose the Grenada cruising grounds?
The island of Grenada in the West Indies is a spectacular destination for water sports and beach-side relaxation, where there are six smaller islands to elope to by motor yacht or sailing yacht after a grand party during your Caribbean luxury yacht charter.
Grenada is known as the "Island of Spice" or the Spice Islands due its production of aromatic crops grown in its fertile soil such as nutmeg and mace crops, of which Grenada is one of the world's largest exporters. As such, visitors can expect familiar yet original cuisine based on traditional family recipes and freshly caught seafood.
There is plenty of nature to photograph and immerse yourselves in, and the total area of 344km² (133mi²) home to waterfalls, sulphur hot springs, forts, museums and plantations for mangoes, avocados, bananas, cocoa and cinnamon, and an estimated population of 110,000. The national bird of Grenada is the critically endangered Grenada Dove, which can be spotted at the Mt. Hartman Dove Sanctuary near Woburn Bay.
Grenada is situated at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeast coast of the Caribbean Sea, and from here guests can cruise on south to Trinidad & Tobago, the South American coast of Venezuela and to the north to St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Barbados.
With the excellent Scuba diving and snorkelling sites, great conditions for wind-based water sports, a large choice of powdery white beaches, rare flora and fauna to see in person and exotic spices in abundance to flavour your meals, Grenada is an amazing addition to a Caribbean luxury yacht charter.
5 quick reasons to visit Grenada:
Laid-back atmosphere, Rare flora and fauna, World-class beaches, Culinary sensations, Unique island history
More about this part of the Caribbean
Grenada sits south of the Grenadines island chain and is perfectly positioned to explore islands such as Curacao, Aruba and Trinidad and Tobago. If you haven't had enough of the amazing beaches and dive sites around Grenada, head north to St. Vincent and the Grenadines for wrecks, reefs and caves that will further enhance your underwater adventures.
There are even more regattas and events in the region which can be easily tailored into your yacht charter itinerary, alongside first-class restaurants, memorable beach bars and stately landmarks.
Grenada Yacht Charter Experiences
The Capital of Grenada is St. George's which is an idyllic colonial port town that has been compared to Porto Fino in Italy. St. George’s town has a new marina called the Port Louis Grenada marina, which is designed to hold superyachts up to 90 meters in length. There are also several other yacht harbours located at the southern end of the island.
Grande Anse Beach is quite possibly one of the top-ranked and most famous beaches in the world: Lined with almond trees, the powdery white sands stretch for three kilometres and it is right along the heart of Grenada's main town. The beach bars and restaurants ensure that you could spend the whole day along the shore, or instead you could head in to town to Fort George, the quaint Grenada National Museum and galleries such as Art House 473. 'The House of Chocolate' is an indulgent treat in town that is museum, shop and cafe all in one.
Snorkelling and scuba diving is also a popular activity around the island or from your charter yacht with various spots around the island, including sunken wrecks and reefs. In the winter there is always a chance of a whale watching. Inland, Grand Etang National Park and Forest Preserve is a popular day trip, offering rainforest hikes around the rim of an extinct volcano.
One of the most extraordinary experiences is the 12m/39ft deep Scuba diving site the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Parks that draws in luxury yacht charter groups by motor yacht and sailing yacht alike. As most holidaymakers are drawn to the snorkelling on Flamingo Bay, the area has become eroded from overuse. To combat this, local artist and diving instructor Jason deCaires Taylor worked in conjunction with several local agencies to create the park: Concrete with a textures surface and a pH ideal for sea life has attracted corals and myriad fish species, adding another home for the local marine life. During your visit, dolphins, rays and turtles are all possible to sight on your trip.
To the north end of Grenada, the River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery offers tours and tastings from the 250-year-old equipment still in use today. Guests interested in exploring the island interior will be rewarded with aromatic plantations, billowing waterfalls and a sulphur hot spring at Clabony.
From the 1st of April through to the 30th of June, Levra Beach to the north is a nesting ground for loggerhead turtles. The best time to sight them is at night with a guide knowledgeable in the area. Be aware that the undertow is strong in the sea surrounding this coast, and therefore swimming is not recommended at any time.
Apart from the large island of Grenada there are plenty of small islands to visit on your charter yacht, such as Petite Martinique, Caille Island, Diamond Island, Saline Island, Frigate Island and Large Island.
The uninhabited islands will tempt you away from Grenada for a day or more of private time with friends and family: The beaches on Ronde Island and Caille Island are tranquil and idyllic, and the coves of Carriacou Island will give your group an uninterrupted night's rest before waking up to bird calls from the forest and sea.
Each of these islands shares the same volcanic features as Grenada, and the verdant soils have produced bio diverse forests fringing the pristine beaches. Savour a candlelit dinner under the stars on one of these untouched romantic coasts, or Scuba dive at night and discover the world anew with blue light torches to detect fluorescence in marine life.
Things to Consider:
Yachting Seasons & Climate:
The temperatures in Grenada is relatively stable throughout the year, sitting around 25°C/77°F during the winter months and 27°C/81°F from April through to November. The driest months are in March and April, however showers in other months are generally short sharp bursts that can be expected early in the morning or later in the evening. As such, Grenada is a year-round destination ideal for family holidays, honeymoons and other holidays.
Clothing to Pack For Your Charter: The warm weather throughout the year makes a summer wardrobe of light natural layers essential for your luxury yacht charter holiday. Take a lightweight jacket to keep off the cooler evening winds, and in case of any evening showers.
Although beachwear is acceptable along the coast, in town a smart-casual dress code is expected for the boutiques, restaurants and bars.
Main Ports and Marinas:
Port Louis Marina, Whisper Cove Marina, Le Phare Bleu Marina, Secret Harbour Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Marina, Spice Island Marina
Famous Restaurants & Clubs:
Aquarium Restaurant, Sangria Restaurant Bar & Lounge, Coconut Beach Restaurant, Nutmeg Bar and Restaurant, BB's Crabback Restaurant
A Must See Attraction:
Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park, Grenada National Museum, Art House 473, Hyde Park Tropical Garden, Fort George, Fort Frederick, House of Chocolate, Clabony Sulphur Hot Spring
Best beaches to visit in your yacht:
Grand Anse Beach, La Sagesse Beach, Magazine Beach, Hog Island Beach (Hog Island), Anse La Roche Beach, Sandy Island (Carriacou Island), Paradise Beach (Carriacou Island), Caille Island northern beach, Ronde Island north eastern beach
Local Yacht Events:
Grenada Sailing Week (Barbados Race Week, RORC Caribbean 600, St Maarten Heineken Regatta, St Thomas International, BVI Spring Regatta, Bequia Spring Regatta, Les Voiles de St Barth, Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, Antigua Sailing Week)
Best time to go:
Although the Caribbean is a year-round destination, the Caribbean yacht charter season is considered to run from late November to April, covering Christmas and New Year at its peak before entering a quieter period. At this time of the year, the Caribbean islands put on spectacular celebrations and a luxury yacht is the best way to get from one party to the next - or the best way to take the party with you.
Grenada also has an international airport providing easy access to begin your yacht charter.
Further Charter Information:
Yacht Rentals Available: Go here for the current list of yacht rentals in Grenada.
Full Caribbean Yacht Charter Guide: Go here for the essential Caribbean yacht charter guide.
News: Read the latest superyacht news about Grenada.
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Hi Amanda, Hope you had a Happy New Year! We got home last night and had a wonderful time. The boat itself was great! Gunnar and Meghan did a great job. Meghan is a great cook and has a lovely manner about her. Gunnar was a Captain! very nice and eager to please. we all felt very safe with him. They were both also a lot of fun. We covered 8 islands in eight days so we were active. We did have Christmas winds but we got use to it. All said we had awesome time on Destiny and we would definitely book them again. Thanks for all your help. M.B Chartered DESTINY Jan in Grenada, Caribbean.
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