Grenada yacht vacations: Bareboat, Yachts with Crew and “By the Cabin”
Sailing to the Island of Spice: Bareboat Catamaran Sailing Vacations in Grenada
Grenada has long been dubbed the “island of spice” because of its rich array of spice crops like cinnamon and nutmeg. The island nation is made up of the main island Grenada as well as six other islands that are situated in the southern Grenadines. As a world-famous sailing destination, Grenada will delight pleasure seekers in search of vibrant culture, beautiful island scenery, and excellent sailing conditions. The Catamaran Company charters to Grenada by the cabin at a fraction of the cost. Charting yachts with crew is the ideal way to explore the Caribbean and enjoy all that Grenada has to offer.
Grenada Bareboat Yacht Charter: Design Your Perfect Itinerary
The Catamaran Company invites vacationers to customize their Grenada catamaran sailing vacations to include activities and anchorages that best appeal to them. Sailing aboard a bareboat yacht charter affords its own sumptuous pleasures, of course, but the backdrop of Caribbean sunsets and azure waves makes for a postcard-like setting. When customizing your Grenada sailing vacation, be sure to keep the following destinations in mind.
St. George’s is the capital city of Grenada and sometimes referred to as the loveliest capital in the Caribbean. The harbor is a popular anchorage for Grenada bareboat yacht charters. When viewed from above, the town and harbor look like a painting—too pretty to be real, and yet the city’s vibrant culture will remind you that it is, indeed, a reality. Exploring the cafes and shops near the harbor makes for a pleasant beginning to any Grenada catamaran sailing vacation.
After a day exploring St. Georges, you’ll want to get out of town to hike through the pristine forests that lead to Annadale Falls located in the mountains just north of the capital. The falls plunge more than ten meters into a tropical pool where you can bask and swim beneath the picturesque cascade.
Grand Anse Beach
Lying just to the south of the capital, Grand Anse Beach is the country’s most popular and breathtaking beach. Regularly visited by cruise ships, you’ll certainly want to explore the turquoise waters along the coast with your catamaran yacht charter. Enjoy swimming or other water sports at this famous beach.
La Sagesse Beach
Located on the southern coast of the island, La Sagesse Beach feels more remote than Grand Anse, but that’s part of its charm. This beautiful beach seems untouched by time. The shallows near the shore are perfect for sea bathing while the beach is fringed with a dense line of palms.
Underwater Sculpture Park
If you enjoy scuba diving, a visit to the Underwater Sculpture Park on the west side of Grenada is a must. Although there are glass-bottom boat tours that afford views, scuba and snorkeling allows for better visibility of this unique cultural attraction.
The breathtaking island of Carriacou is celebrated for its black and white sand beaches. Catamaran vacationers love to stop here because the scuba and snorkeling is so enticing with its colorful reefs that teem with tropical fish. Sandy Island is an easy cruise away and also a first-rate destination for snorkeling.
Levera National Park
Located on the northern shores of Grenada, Levera National Park is flanked by cobalt waters that wash up on golden sand. As a region where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic, scenes can be quite dramatic. However, a natural reef offers a barrier for swimmers against the wilder currents of the distant sea. If you want to capture some incredible photographs of your voyage, be sure to include this park as a stop on your itinerary.
When planning your catamaran sailing vacation in Grenada, be sure to contact The Catamaran Company, which has considerable experience sailing throughout the Grenadines. In fact, if you prefer more time at sea about your luxurious bareboat yacht charter, you might opt for a cruise to the old whaling island of Bequia or the enchanting Mustique. Be sure to set aside some time to experience island life, however. French and Creole food complemented by calypso or reggae music will enhance any Grenada experience.
Bareboat Yacht Charters in Grenada: Sample Itinerary
Day 1: Explore St. George’s
Day 2: Hike to Annadale Falls
Day 3: Swim, Grand Anse Beach
Day 4: Sun bathe, La Sagasse Beach
Day 5: Scuba, Underwater Sculpture Park
Day 6: Snorkel, Carriacou
Day 7: Swim and explore Levera National Park