Over the past 12 months, Grenada has transformed from a ‘perhaps one day’ to a ‘must go’ destination in the Caribbean. Previously considered a backwater by some sailors looking to tour the most glamorous destinations in the Caribbean, Grenada moved firmly on to the map in March 2020, and looks set to stay as a long-term yachties’ favourite.
As Covid-19 was sweeping across the globe, hundreds of yachts found themselves at sea with nowhere to go. Hurricane season would be coming soon, but with coronavirus sweeping through the USA and Florida in particular, sailors found themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. They would have to look elsewhere for shelter and so many-headed further south than usual, away from the hurricane zone and towards Grenada, 458 nautical miles off the coast of Venezuela.