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Granada, ‘The Caribbean Spiced Island’, is an undulating, mountainous island, abundant with fragrant plants and rare tropical flowers, dotted with crater lakes and full of a wide variety of animal life. Bordered by stunning virgin beaches of white and black sand, this green island has been an important source of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and cocoa for centuries.
Granada is a small country made up of seven islands located in the Caribbean Sea, and a tourist site par excellence, being one of the favorite places for cruise companies.
The lively market square in Granada, historic fortresses, spice plantations, rum distilleries and colorful coral gardens add to the island’s appeal. Consider a tour of the many beautiful waterfalls nestled in the lush rainforest or an exit to the organic chocolate factory or spice plantation. Visit Crater Lake in the Grand Etang National Park and Forest Reserve. True Blue Bay is close to the shops, while Grand Anse Beach is a first-class place for beach riders, divers and hikers. Throughout the year, Grenada also hosts many exciting cultural celebrations and sporting events such as The Grenada Sailing Festival, Easter Round Grenada Race, Grenada Classics Regatta and various other informal competitions.
Granada is a group of islands that are located north of Trinidad and Tobago and south of the Caribbean belt. Known as the Spicy Islands, Granada consists of three islands: Granada, Carriacou, and little Martinique. Surrounded by amazing beaches and endowed with picturesque cities, this green island has always been the source of nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and Caribbean cocoa.
Although there is much to explore in Granada, the island is ideally positioned to rent a one-way yacht. Heading south from St. Lucia through open sea passages, you can explore other equally charming islands such as Tobago Cays, Mayreau, Mustique, Bequia, St. Vincent and St. Lucia before reaching Granada.
With so much to explore in this region, Granada sailing promises many rewarding experiences. Enjoy the superlative crossing between the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, as well as the white sand beaches, swimming, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving. On land, yacht rental in Granada opens the door to casual and fine restaurants, sightseeing, shopping, hiking, and the possibility of exploring historical sites.
The capital St. George is well known for being the most beautiful city in the Caribbean. Although the tourism industry has increased considerably in recent years, the friendly way of life of these islands transports us to a magical place full of splendor.
An amazing island where showers are enjoyed in natural waterfalls, where you can meet wild monkeys while hiking in a cloud forest or where you can collect endless spices in their ancient plantations. And it is that this country, whose name was given by the Spaniards and that has English, French, African and even Indian influences, is, for many, the best-kept treasure in the Caribbean Sea.
When Christopher Columbus arrived on the island of Granada in 1498 during his third trip to America, he named Concepción. But years later he goes on to get this current name, they say that due to the similarities that many Spanish sailors find between the mountainous curves of the Sierra Nevada, although this aspect has never been contrasted or documented but extends to a mere popular tradition.
Grenada is known in many countries precisely as “the island of spices”, a capital element in its economy even today.
Volcanic landscapes, fascinating trekking, postcard beaches, Native American and Creole cultures, good opportunities for snorkeling or diving … and much more. Hence, it is an essential step of the cruises that are sailing through the Caribbean islands.
The capital St. George is well known for being the most beautiful city in the Caribbean. Its horseshoe-shaped port is surrounded by piers full of multicolored houses with their traditional roof tiles. If you navigate to the Carriacou island group, with its fine sandy beaches and natural ports, you will be in the center of the Grenadines. Although the tourism industry has increased considerably in recent years, the friendly way of life of these islands transports us to a magical place full of splendor.
In Granada we can enjoy a wonderful holiday by boat, you can rent a sailboat, rent a motorboat, rent a catamaran, rent a super-luxury yacht, rent a boat with a crew, rent a boat without a crew, rent a boat with a skipper or rent a boat without a skipper.
During cruise holiday you will travel through dreamlike places such as the wonderful anchorage of Tirrel Bay in Carriacou or Sandy Island, a small white sand island with two palm trees and from there you will head to Union Island.
Catch the wind in your sails and entice your senses on a Grenada sailing vacation. So do not forget to visit Granada, you will live great and unforgettable experiences.