With numerous gorgeous and unspoilt soft-sand beaches, Grenada may well be the perfect destination if you’re searching for a week or two on a laid-back tropical island.
Grenada is a rolling, mountainous island, abundant with fragrant plants and rare tropical flowers, dotted with crater lakes and teeming with wildlife. Known as the Spice Isle, for centuries it has been a major source of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and cocoa.
With so much to explore in Grenada, we’ve put together a stunning seven-day itinerary for anyone looking to get back to nature and relax, undisturbed by fellow tourists.
Day 1 – Dragon Bay
Glide north along Grenada’s lush coastline to Dragon Bay, one of the island’s protected marine areas. Enjoy some remarkable snorkelling at Moliniere Point, or arrange a dive at the underwater sculpture garden, which is rumoured to be home to a family of black and red sea horses.
Day 2 – Carriacou
Cruising into Carriacou, stop at the town of Hillsborough. Just a short walk from the docks, the museum features an eclectic collection of artwork and historical pieces. Be sure to stop into one of the many rum shops before heading for Tyrrel Bay. Dive beneath the waves to see golden moray eels, nurse sharks and turtles swimming along the magnificent corals. Moor for the night and enjoy a tipple or two at the Tipsy Turtle.
Day 3 – Union Island
Complete customs and immigration clearance out of Grenada; then enjoy a pleasant voyage across to Union Island, which is part of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Arrive in Clifton Harbour, Union Island, to clear into St Vincent. Clifton is the island’s main town and you’ll be welcomed by warm, friendly islanders. The roads and trails offer some of the best hiking and biking in The Grenadines. Be sure to get a drink on Happy Island – an island made entirely from conch shells.
Day 4 – Tobago Cays
The five deserted isles of the Tobago Cays are the jewels of Tobago Cays Marine Park, which comprises the surrounding waters. Horseshoe Reef almost encircles the four main cays, and beyond its protective embrace is Petit Tabac. Swim with green turtles, octopi and colourful tropical fish in the crystal-clear waters.
Day 5 – Petit Martinique
Voyage over to Petit Martinique, Grenada’s northernmost island, famous for its plywood speedboats. For great snorkelling and exploring, Fota and Petite Dominique are within range of a seaworthy dinghy. Stop at Mopion for lunch on your way, surrounded by amazing reefs to dive, it is known as the world’s smallest island with a structure.
Day 6 – Prickly Bay
Prickly Bay is known amongst cruisers as one of the best anchorages. Customs and Immigration is available at the yacht club right in the anchorage, but if you choose to stop in Hillsborough, Carriacou to clear in, there’s no need to revisit customs in Prickly Bay. Enjoy live steel band music from the yacht club’s bar, or organise a land tour into the rainforest and cool off beneath one of Grenada’s many waterfalls.
Day 7 – St. George’s Bay
This capital city of Grenada is an 18th century gem with its mix of colonial buildings crowned by orange fish-scale tiles and its multicoloured homes, all along an emerald green backdrop. Stroll along St George’s narrow streets, perusing the shops and smelling the delicious aromas drifting out from the many great restaurants and bars. Visit the House of Chocolate, a small museum with gift shop and cafe located on Young Street, and sample and purchase products from Grenada’s five bean-to-bar chocolate makers. The Carenage along the inner harbour is perfect for a scenic waterfront walk and on Saturdays the place to be is St George’s Market Square. Overlooking the harbour to the west, Fort George is a local landmark built in 1705 that offers spectacular hilltop views and is open to visitors.
With so much to explore in this region, a Grenada yacht charter is filled with many rewarding experiences.
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