Grenada awarded ‘Yachting Destination of the Year’

The island of Grenada in the southern Caribbean has been awarded the ‘Yachting Destination of the Year’ in the Caribbean Travel Awards 2023 organised by The Caribbean Journal a website covering the area and aimed at a both consumers and travel agents.

Grenada is known as the ‘Island of Spice’ and located in the Southern Caribbean. It is one of the most authentic and charming Caribbean islands, offering a wonderful yachting experience for visitors. Grenada consists of the island of Grenada, two smaller islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, and several small islands which lie to the north of the main island and are a part of the Grenadines. Due to its rich cruising grounds to explore, Grenada is fast becoming the must visit destination on the yacht charter map.

Visitors to the islands of Grenada can enjoy many activities both on land and on the water. Popular excursions include rum and chocolate tasting tours, waterfall and jungle walks, horse riding along Great Anse Beach, and diving at the infamous Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park. A number of exclusive hotels on the island offer spa and retreat experiences,.

 Grenada is one of the most fantastic cruising locations, and Port Louis marina is working hard to help facilitate and service yachts throughout the year..

“The 2023 edition of the CTA celebrates honourees in 21 different categories, highlighting the hotspots, the difference makers and the reasons why we all love the Caribbean so very much, as selected by the CJ editorial staff,” said Alexander Britell, editor, and publisher of Caribbean Journal. “Congratulations to all of the winners: you have received the highest annual honours in all of Caribbean travel and your work is at the pinnacle of Caribbean excellence.”

“Grenada has quietly become an in-demand yachting hotspot in recent years, both for the tri-island state and for its place as an easy-to-reach hub for exploring the wonders of the islands of the Grenadines. The Moorings is here, too,” said the judges.

The Camper and Nicholson, Port Louis Marina received particular mention in the judge’s assessment.

 Grenada is one of the most fantastic cruising locations,

Owned and managed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, Port Louis Marina has transformed Grenada’s yachting facilities.  Overlooking the historic capital St Georges and designed to reflect the traditional Creole architecture, the marina offers 227 berths, from 10M up to 90M including 30 superyacht berths for vessels from 25m to 90m LOA, and up to 7m draught with flexible berthing for visiting guests throughout the year.

The marina has welcomed the World Cruising Club’s 400+ crew from 91 Atlantic Rally Crossing Plus (ARC+) to start the season, with Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), Viking Explorers, and Globe 40 rallies coming in the New Year.

In addition, the Billfish Tournament and Grenada Sailing Week two of the regional and busiest marine events for Grenada are hosted at Port Louis Marina. Arriving in March, having crossed the Atlantic Ocean from South Africa, the Oyster World Rally chose Port Louis Marina as their preferred marina destination owing to the first-class service and experience onsite.

The Camper & Nicholsons Marina offers safe and secure berthing, an international speaking team, 24-hr security, local provisioners, a supermarket, chandlery and yacht sailing charter company. 

A relaxing swimming pool is available for berth holders, along with the entertainment from two onsite bars and restaurants. Power, Wi-Fi, washrooms and laundry is available. A Marina Village is specially created for the events season at the marina which includes a weekend market of fresh produce, speciality spice stalls and local delicious food. For ease of travel, the commercial and private jet airport is only 5 miles away from the marina, with regular flights to the US and Europe.

 Grenada is one of the most fantastic cruising locations, and our marina is working hard to help facilitate and service yachts throughout the year..

Zara Tremlett, CMM, Marina Manager at Port Louis Marina comments, “It is really such an honour and we are so excited to receive the special mention from the judges at this year’s awards. Grenada is one of the most fantastic cruising locations, and our marina is working hard to help facilitate and service yachts throughout the year..

She continues, “The team at Port Louis Marina has seen incredible occupancy growth in the last year, and now exceeding pre-pandemic levels. We are hosting a total of 7 international and regional sailing events in the marina this season, which certainly brings a fantastic atmosphere of activity to the Docks.”