The popular Grenadines, known for being untouched during the most recent hurricanes, are a chain of small islands that lie on a line between the larger islands of Saint Vincent and Grenada. If you have sailed the U.S. Virgin Islands & British Virgin Islands in the past and are looking for an untouched, tropical paradise without loads of tourists, this is it.
We have quite a lot of personal experience chartering here. Nine islands are inhabited, including the mainland Saint Vincent and the Grenadines islands of Young Island, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Union Island, Mayreau, Petit St Vincent, and Palm Island. Notable uninhabited islands of the Grenadines include Petit Nevis, and Petit Mustique, which was the center of a prominent real estate scam in the early 2000s.
The northern two-thirds of the chain, including about 32 islands and cays, are part of the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The southern third of the chain belongs to the country of Grenada. Carriacou is the largest and most populous of the Grenadines (excluding Grenada). Click on the photo below for a sample itinerary.