St Vincent and The Grenadines consist of over 32 islands, spits and cays Tucked away in the southern Caribbean. Remote and largely undeveloped, St Vincent and the Grenadines are home to beautiful, low-key beaches bordered by lush hills and teeming reefs accessible only via yacht or private seaplane. Visiting this exclusive set of islands is a once in a lifetime treat and not to be missed.
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Meeting your yacht after your flight, the captain will brief you on the fun week ahead and review the safety regulations before you settle in. When you are ready, captain and crew will set sail for Bequia.
After your wonderful first sail, you will land at Admiralty Bay and have a freshly prepared lunch from your personal onboard chef. You are then free to disembark and explore Bequia. The island of Bequia is seven miles long by 2 miles wide and once on land, it is similar to taking a step back in time. Don’t forget to take a trip over to Princess Margaret beach for a soak in the azure blue waters where the princess also landed and swam, you could also order a suitably fruity tropical drink from one of the rustic bars lining the shore. Bequia is a super place for your chef to pick up local fruit and veg for the rest of your journeys but also offers a good amount of restaurants if you would like to bask in the islands laid back style for the evening.
After your hand prepared breakfast that comes with exquisite fresh brewed Caribbean coffee it about time to set sail and head towards the island of Mustique where you will anchor up at Britannia Bay. Mustique is world renown as an exclusive holiday home location for the elite and powerful. For this reason, the island remains exclusive, quiet and unspoiled. Here you can experience lovely walks and some of the most sensational beaches the Caribbean has to offer. You can choose to hike the island by foot, take an electric taxi tour or even go on horseback. Apart from its infinite beauty, the island is also famous for its January Blues Festival located at Basil’s Bar – it is said this event is frequented by many superstars.
Waving goodbye to Britannia Bay you will embark on a thoroughly realizing cruise towards the beautiful Tobago Cays. The Tobago Cays is a breathtaking anchorage, its protected by a huge horseshoe reef teeming with life. You guessed it, after another amazing chef lunch you will spend your day exploring this reef. Turtles frequent the reef and favor it as a feeding ground so keep your eyes peeled. The anchorage is protected by an enormous horseshoe reef which also provides amazing snorkeling. There are no restaurants on shore here but after you have exhausted yourselves snorkeling, it is worth going on shore to visit the 5 cays which make up this island just for the ‘almost’ tame iguanas and tortoise population. Don’t forget to look up tonight, you are in a pretty remote location, the clarity of the constellations will astonish you.
After a cheeky breakfast dip to get one last look at that awesome horseshoe reef its time to leave the Tobago Cays and take a short hop over to Mayreau. The island of Mayreau is a truly fascinating cay to explore. Make sure you don’t miss the hole to the lookout point to enjoy a magnificent view out over the spot you just left on the Tobago Cays. A meandering stroll from Saline Bay bordering the salt pond will take you to some of the most pristine beaches on earth. Depending on sea and weather conditions you will anchor in either Saline or Salt Whistle Bay. Salt Whistle is a perfect half moon bay fringed with palm trees and seagrape. On this bay, you will find Salt Whistle Bay Resort hiding amongst the foliage. You can eat ashore here at their charming stone tables or under a palm-thatched awning.
After a leisurely breakfast, your captain and crew will head you away from Mayreau and on to Clifton harbor, a landing on Union Island. Here your captain will clear the yacht out of the territory so you can proceed onwards. After the clearing paperwork is completed the yacht will sail on to Petit St Vincent where you will take lunch and stop for the rest of the day. The anchorage of choice would be just off the beach at Petit St Vincent Resort. It’s a beauty of an anchorage and you have the chance to eat dinner onboard with a glorious view of the resort to dine exclusively on shore at the resort or locally just a few days away for some good wholesome and traditional Caribbean food with a water taxi pick up.
With breakfast consumed we head downwind away from Petit St Vincent and towards Carriacou. Once the yacht arrives the captain and crew will anchor you off Hillsborough. Hillsborough is the customers point to access and clear into Grenada. Whilst you are lunching with the chef the captain will handle the paperwork and will be ready to move the yacht off to a beautiful mooring or anchorage at Sandy Island. You can spend the afternoon in the water, messing around on the yachts toys, reclining on a sun pad or snorkeling and walking the beach. You have a choice of spending the night here or to motor the short distance around the point to land at Tyrrel Bay. Tyrrel Bay holds all the fun local restaurants and bars. Carriacou is a beautiful spot to explore and make friends with the Islanders with their incredibly laid back attitudes, don’t forget to stop at one of the many many rum shops, local rum makes a great gift for the friends and family back home!
Unfortunately, this is the last day but you will be exhilarated by a morning sail over to Grenada you will be treated by sensational coastal views and perhaps even a quick final swim, afterward your captain will find a suitable marina to dock and disembark you. With plenty of tears good buys your crew will wave you off. Today is a good day to take advantage of land time in Grenada, take a tour, don’t miss the chocolate factory and many beautiful beaches and coves on offer. It’s important not to be sad, make sure you call us to tell us about all the awesome times you had and to discuss your next epic nautical adventure.