Route Suggestions and Ideas for the Grenadines Sailing Area

The ideal sailing area! Wind every day (usually 15-30 knots all day every day), short distances to travel, excellent snorkelling, barbeques on the beach and plenty of anchorages. Sail from Union Island or organise to meet your yacht on Grenada or any of the Grenadine Islands to start your holiday.

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A quick overview of some of the places you can visit!

Palm Island

One of the most beautiful beaches in the Windward Islands. Anchor off the beach and take the dinghy ashore to the islands beach bar for an afternoon cocktail or for lunch in the islands beach resaurant. Much of Palm Island is exclusively for its hotel guests although visiting yachties are very welcome to come and relax in the beach bar during the daytime.

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Tobago Quays

Part of which was a film set for the Pirates of the Caribbean, Tobago Cays is considered the most scenic anchorage in the Grenadines and by some the whole Caribbean. This national marine park has crystal clear shallow water, an abundance of fish and florishing corals, and is a great location for snorkelling and turtle spotting.

Local venders sell fresh fish and lobster which can be barbequed for you on request on the beach, otherwise bring your own provisions and cook on board. An ideal place to anchor, snorkel around the reefs and rewind for a couple of days.

Dive boats can pick you up from your yacht and if you have run out of supplies they will bring more for you also!

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Mayreaux (Roughly 1hr sail from Canouan, Union and the Cays

Salt Whistle Bay and Sailine Bay are both shaded by palms and covered in white sand providing an excellent evening or lunchtime stopover. Both are our favourites anchorages. Both anchorages again provide excellent snorkelling and a short walk into town enables you a chance to really get to know the island and see an amazing view of Tobago Quays.

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Bequia

Bequia - Admiralty Bay has a wonderful lively atmosphere with an excellent fruit and vegetable market. The blowing of a conch shell announced fresh fish on the dock. Laundry, Garbage, water, and ice are available on the quay. Friendship Bay is a beautiful and quieter alternative. Why not take an island tour to the turtle sanctuary, learn to make pottery, go hiking or explore the local arts, crafts and museums on the island?

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Mustique Island (2hrs from Bequia, 3hrs from Canouan

This unique island is privately owned and become developed with holiday homes for the rich and famous. Moor in Brittania Bay and rent golf carts or bikes to explore the grounds of homes owned by amonst others, David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Raquel Welsh!

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Petit St Vincent and Petite Martinique

Both lovely overnight or lunchtime stops before either sailing back to Union or contining to sail south towards Grenada.

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St Vincent

A worthwhile island to take the time to explore. It has quite a few beautiful small anchorages with room only for a cluster of yachts. See the tourist boards website on www.svgtourism.com. There are fantastic hikes, rainforest tours and much more!

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Carriacou

Dominated by fishing, farming and seafaring, Carricou is a beautiful island to explore by land or sea with plenty of anchorages for lunchtime and overnight stops. Hillsborough town is ideal for provisioning and great fun to wonder around on a weekday.

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Grenada

Take an island tour and explore the waterfalls, moutain trails, spice plantations, chocolate and rum factorys and coconut plantation to name a few highlights. Known as the "isle of spice" Grenada has become famous for its fragrant spice trees. See Grenada Tourist Board website on www.grenadagrenadines.com

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