Yacht Charter Grenada – The Spice Island
Formed actually by a number of islands, the Commonwealth of Grenada is the southernmost of the Windward islands. The name Spice Island comes from the numerous spices which are grown here commercially and then exported to many countries around the Globe. Yacht Charter crews comes here for the silver beaches, the lush mountains and the sheltered natural harbors.
The islands that make up Grenada are Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique
which are the largest and several smaller islands. The main island, Yacht Charter Grenada lies just northeast of Trinidad and Tobago and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The island was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1498 and inhabited at the time by the Carib Indians. Columbus renamed the island Conception, but as soon as it began changing hands from the French to the British, the name Grenada stuck.
The geography of the islands is typical of that of volcanic origin with rich soil. The inside of the island is largely mountainous and covered in lush vergetation which is broken here and there to reveal stunning waterfalls. These make for wonderful Yacht Charter trips in the heartyland.
The climate is tropical meaning it’s mostly hot and humid and in the cold season it’s colder and much rainier. The dry season is marked with the coming of the trade winds. Violent hurricanes sometimes plague the coastline, only 3 large ones having affected Grenada in the last 50 years albeit with damaging outcome.
Most of the population lives on the island of Yacht Charter Grenada in the largest of towns, which are Saint George’s , Grenville and Gouyave. On the other islands, the largest settlement is Hillsborough on Carriacou.
Law & Order
Upon entry in the country you must fly the Q flag and have the proper documentation ready for the boat and for the Yacht Charter crew. In order to help tourists with the entry process, Grenada has introduced a combination of Immigration/Customs/Port Authority Form which can be downloaded from the internet.
Citizens of the USA
, UK, British Commonwealth and Caribbean
countries (except Cuba
), most European countries, South Korea and Japan do not require a visa when traveling to Grenada. However, everyone requires a valid passport with at least 3 months of validity left on it. The skipper requires a cruising permit which is valid for up to a year and is obtained upon arrival.
Among the local restrictions you should know that yachts are forbidden to anchor in front of the hotels at the south end of Grand Anse Beach. Lobster and spear fishing is only permitted if you have a license that is only issued to locals.