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.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN GRENADA:
Dive or snorkel at the underwater sculpture park: Located in the shallow waters off Molinere Point, the Sculpture Park is one of Grenada’s most popular snorkeling sites. The intriguing collection of figures was created by British sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor and serves as an artificial reef.
Dougaldston spice estate: Learn about Grenada’s rich history with a tour of this estate that still processes cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and more. See how cocoa is manufactured, how spices are processed, and pick up some fresh spices to take home with you.
Explore St. George’s: One of our favorite things to do in Grenada is strolling through this harbor town, known as one of the most impressive cities in the Caribbean. The rainbow-colored buildings with red-tiled roofs house a number of unique shops, as well as outstanding restaurants.
Royal Mount Carmel Waterfalls: Consisting of two falls that plunge more than 70 feet to the pools below, some say these are the best falls on the island. Consider hiring a guide to ensure you find them.
Grand Anse Beach: The peaceful surroundings and soft white sand are quintessential Caribbean. Stop by for some lounge time during your Grenada yacht charter, so you can visit the locals and enjoy a refreshing cocktail.
Many crewed yachts sail down from the Virgin Islands and spend the summer months in the Grenadines. The yachts below are permanently based in the Grenadines. Contact Us for more details!