With clear, turquoise waters and cooling Atlantic breezes, the waters surrounding the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Grenada are ideal for sailing. The Caribbean is the perfect holiday destination for those who wish to get out on the water, either while staying at a resort where guests can sail dinghies or go on boat trips on board larger vessels, or while staying on board a yacht and touring around the region. However, you don’t have to have a good pair of sea legs, guests and spectators can enjoy the maritime events that take place throughout the year.
Call our friendly specialists on 01752 880 880 to discuss your Caribbean sailing holiday, whether you wish to stay on a yacht or back on dry land.
Antigua is renowned for its various annual sailing events throughout the season and it’s no wonder that Antigua is a hugely popular destination for sailors, both for dinghy and yacht racing. Antigua hosts a ‘Round The Island’ Race in mid January and another at the end of April, where yachts have to circumnavigate the island within a certain time. Guests and spectators can watch the race from various vantage points around the island – which has as much to offer on land as offshore. Antigua Sailing Week is held at the end of April and start of May, when a variety of races are held followed by parties for sailors and spectators.
For those who wish to learn to sail, Nonsuch Bay Resort is the ultimate holiday destination thanks to the superb sailing school which boasts a large flotilla of dinghies and hosts dinghy and keelboat races. Use of the resort’s sailboats and group classes for children and adults are complimentary for guests as part of the all-inclusive package.
Carlisle Bay also offers dinghy sailing as well as the opportunity to learn to sail a 40ft keelboat as part of a three day Royal Yachting Association course.
South Point is perfectly located for those who wish to immerse themselves in the yachting lifestyle, set overlooking Falmouth Harbour Marina which is the focal point for many maritime events.
While Grenada is better known for its spice than its sailing, the Grenada Sailing Week takes place over five days at the end of January and into February. Yacht races take place over four days and there is entertainment on the beach to keep non-sailing guests and spectators entertained. A prize giving takes place at the end of each day of racing in the evenings and this is followed by a delicious dinner for all the sailors and their guests. In addition to the sailing regatta, there is a rest day for everyone to relax on land to unwind and soak up the culture of the island.
True Blue Bay Resort is a laid back property offering an authentic experience of Grenada, set overlooking a marina on the south coast of the island.
Here at Tropic Breeze we can arrange sailing holidays in the Caribbean for all ranges of abilities – after all, a few members of our team are passionate sailors themselves! Guests can choose to either fly in and board their yacht straightaway or we can arrange for you to combine land and sea with a stay in one of our luxury hotels with the adventure of sailing.
For more information please contact the Tropic Breeze team on 01752 880 880 or email us at [email protected].