With a unique combination of French and English culture, exotic flowers and rare fruits, a rich history of storytelling and well-seasoned foods, it’s no wonder Grenada is known as the “Island of Spice.” It’s also the gateway to the unspoiled cruising grounds of the Grenadines, which promises some of the best sailing anywhere in the Caribbean.
The nation of Grenada, which lies at 12 degrees 7 minutes north latitude and 61 degrees 40 minutes west longitude, is actually a chain of six islands including Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Granada is part of the Windward Island of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea.
Our base is at Marina Port Louis, a full service facility with nearby restaurants, banks, a pharmacy, supermarket, delightful boutiques and a hotel. Best of all, with direct flights from a lot of European and North American destinations, Dream Yacht Charter clients can immediately embark on a week or two of cruising the stunning Grenadines with its turquoise waters, sandy beaches and palm trees swaying gently in the ever present trade winds.
Visit such renowned sailing destinations as the Tobago Cays, Salt Whistle Bay, Mustique or the old whaling island of Bequia. Whether it is a deserted beach, or viewing the island homes of rock stars and royalty, or simply grilling a lobster on the barbecue, the Grenadines has something for everyone.
Sailors of all skill levels will revel in these incredible, unspoiled islands of the Windward Islands, which offers slightly more challenging sailing conditions than those found in the British Virgin Islands, but which still offers short passages and some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere on the planet.
From the moment you dive into the crystal clear water you will find yourself immersed in a world teeming with brightly colored fish and coral. Each island has its own distinctive flavor. Some are deserted, while others have small bustling markets where you can bargain for fresh local produce, fish and meats.
While you certainly can set sail immediately, you may also want to explore Grenada, basking in its warm breezes under soft moonlight. Relive history exploring centuries old forts that protected the island’s sea approaches; hike through rain forests and swim among coral reefs, and experience it all to the beat of Soca, calypso, and reggae, which also sets the mood for Grenada’s annual Carnival activities.
Tourism is the mainstay of the Grenadian economy, and it is concentrated around the southwest of the island around St. George Grand Anse, Lance Aux Epines, and Point Salines. Grenada has many lovely beaches along its coastline, including the 1.9-mile-long Grand Anse Beach in St George, which frequently appears in Top-10 lists of the world’s greatest beaches.
The country is also a leading producer of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace, allspice, orange/citrus peels, and especially nutmeg. The island is the second largest producer of this spice after Indonesia, supplying about 20 percent of the world’s supply. Grenada is also a pioneer in the cultivation of organic cocoa, which is processed into finished bars by the Grenada Chocolate Company. From the moment you arrive, the spice of life will engulf you on Grenada and prepare you for an unforgettable cruise through the Grenadines designed to satisfy your Caribbean soul.