Sweet Grenada (our little Island of Spice) & Prickly Bay
Grenada, which is also known as the little “Island of Spice” with her friendly people offers a perfect and safe yachting destination for your family and visiting friends plus of course your boat!
Prickly Bay is considered a safe haven due to Grenada Coast Guard's presence in the bay with it being their home base plus the houses all around the bay have gardens to the waters edge, many with dogs which makes it difficult for thieves to gain access to the water ...... Grenada is also often fondly referred to by cruisers as “The Home of Caribbean Cruising” and “Camp Grenada” due to all the fun social activities that take place here all year round. Tune into the Grenada Cruisers Radio Net on Ch 66 with your radio set to International mode, Monday to Saturday from 0730 to hear all about what happens in our little island. I am anchored on my own vessel by the boats that we take care of in Prickly Bay so I do a visual check on your vessel every single morning and thereafter throughout the day and night whilst passing by in my dinghy over and above any scheduled checks.
Prickly Bay offers a full range of services provided for yachts such as Budget Marine, Tecniks for stainless & steel welding, Turbulance sail makers and a Raymarine agent, Sea Safety Services for liferafts, dinghy repairs and safety equipment, Ever After Canvass repairs on the water, etc.
There are also significant benefits to being in Prickly Bay:
Good holding on anchor. Easy access to No. 1 cheap local buses from the Budget Marine dock for going into St Georges, Grand Anse Beach and other local attractions. Well priced DIY laundry service at Spice Island Marine (ask at security about purchasing tokens) plus free garbage disposal. Or you can have your laundry done by Henry's underneath the customs/immigration office by Prickly Bay Marina. Cruisers wifi is available throughout the bay. Nightclubs, restaurants and a local micro brewery within walking distance. The international airport is only a 10-15 minute ride away plus Safe Yachts can organize airport pick up’s and drop off’s with water and land taxi service. Entertainment within walking distance of Prickly Bay: There is a lot of entertainment on our doorstep which is a short walk away from the two docks. Visitors delight in Aziz's Syrian dishes on the Lans Aux Epines road on the East side of the bay, then there is "Options" on the West side of the bay within walking distance with a "to die for" ice cream parlor plus lots of other eateries to chose from. Then there is "The Container Park" (just past Options) especially on a Friday night with a bus organized for the cruisers from the various bays with lots of international food options, a variety of especially tasty local beers and ciders at the West Indies Brewery on the Lans Aux Epines Road (a few minutes walk from Prickly Bay Marina) or you can have lunch/dinner or dance the night away at "Bananas" on the Budget Marine side of the bay or Prickly Bay Tikki bar on a Friday night with socials and bingo, free wifi for sit downs with drinks and a meal, Then there is an Italian restaurant with wood fired pizza's by Budget Marina dinghy dock. There is also The Junction restaurant & bar for Latin American dancing and excellent well priced food to name a few.
Lans aux epines beach is a couple of minutes dinghy ride away where you can relax, enjoy a beach barbecue or receive scuba diving lessons and tours from "Scubatech" or sip a cold beer/cool drink at the Calabash Hotel which is also well known for it's excellent 5 star cuisine. Whatever you choose, Prickly Bay has it all !