The island of Grenada is a lush green mountainous island that boasts golden beaches, crystal clear waterfalls and fragrant spice tress. Discover the “Isle of Spice” and its islands on an unforgettable yacht charter.
Grenada offers an extensive choice of yacht charter including on sail and motor yachts, bareboat, skippered and luxury crewed yacht charter on both monohulls and catamarans.
Average temperatures range from 25°C to°30 C, accompanied by the steady and cooling trade winds make for a perfect yacht charter. The lowest temperatures occur between November and February. Because of Grenada’s remarkable topography, the island also experiences climate changes according to altitude. The driest season is between January and May. Even during the rainy season, from June to December, it rarely rains for more than an hour at a time and generally not every day.
Christopher Columbus first sighted Grenada in1498 and named it firstly Conception Island and later called it Granada. At the time the Island Caribs lived there and Yacht Charter Greece called it Camerhogue. The Spaniards did not permanently settle in Camerhogue and the English failed their first settlement attempts. The French fought and conquered Grenada from the Caribs around 1650 and named the new French colony Grenade. The Treaty of Paris ceded the colony to the United Kingdom in 1763. Grenada was made a Crown Colony in 1877.
In 1967, Grenada attained the position of “Associated State of the United Kingdom”, which meant that Grenada was now responsible for her own internal affairs, and the UK was responsible for her defence and foreign affairs. Full independence was granted in 1974 under the leadership of the then Premier Sir Eric Matthew Gairy, who became the first Prime Minister of Grenada. Gairy’s government became increasingly authoritarian, prompting a coup in March 1979 by Maurice Bishop. Bishop’s failure to allow elections, coupled with his Marxist-Leninist socialism and cooperation with communist Cuba did not sit well with the country’s neighbours, including Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Dominica, as well as the United States. 1983 saw a further coup by the PRA that brought a new pro-Soviet/Cuban government under General Hudson Austin to power. At the time of the coup there were about 50 Cuban military advisors and 700 armed construction workers on the island. Six days later, the island was invaded by forces from the United States purportedly at the behest of Dame Eugenia Charles, of Dominica. Five other Caribbean nations participated with Dominica and the USA in the campaign, called Operation Urgent Fury.