Yachting Destination of the Year 2023: Grenada
If 2021 in the Caribbean was a year of recovery, 2022 has been a year of unmistakable, unprecedented rebirth. The Caribbean has never been hotter, with just about every destination nearing (or now exceeding) its pre-pandemic travel totals, and the region cementing its position as the world’s greatest warm weather destination.
The pandemic was a lesson for the Caribbean; it reminded the region that all of its strongest assets: the beauty of its natural environment, the dynamism of its people, the vibrance of its culture, were the things travelers were seeking out — as global stress reminded all of us — and travelers worldwide – about the things that really matter. It was also a reminder of the importance of protecting all of those assets.
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a decade since Caribbean Journal first launched the Caribbean Travel Awards, the region’s authoritative celebration of travel excellence. And while the region has changed immensely in that time, the people and places driving the Caribbean’s tourism product have only been emboldened.
“The 2023 edition of the CTA celebrates honorees 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 honors in all of Caribbean travel and your work is at the pinnacle of Caribbean excellence.”
It starts with the outstanding Port Louis Marina, but Grenada has quietly become an in-demand yachting hotspot in recent years, both for the tri-island state (including nearby Carriacou and Peitte Martinique) and for its place as an easy-to-reach hub for exploring the wonders of the islands of the Grenadines.
Antigua, another leading yachting centre in the Caribbean, was named ‘Luxury Destination of the Year’. The judges said: “From the helicopters bringing celebrities to beach lunches at Nobu Barbuda to the growing portfolio of world class resorts in Antigua, this twin-island destination continues to grow as the essence of the upscale, elegant Caribbean hideaway.”