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The Grenadines is a chain of 32 exquisite Caribbean islands and cays dotted along a 60 mile stretch of South Caribbean waters. The tropical weather, stunning sandy beaches and clear blue water makes the Grenadines a haven for sailing enthusiasts interested in exploring several islands.
Sailing around the Grenadines is a bit more exciting than the British Virgin Isles. Water conditions on the journey towards the islands can be rough, but once you get to the islands there are several open water passages and moorings in most places. Saltwhistle Bay is protected and has flat and calm waters, even when the wind blows hard. Union, Canouan and Bequiaare are all safe spaces to anchor. All the islands are reasonably close to one another, so when navigating from island to island you shouldn’t sail for longer than two or three hours at a stretch. And once you arrive, every island has so much to offer.
Only nine of the islands are inhabited, so there are many fun options for visitors who want to veer off the beaten track. Adventurers can hike to the top of a volcano along scenic paths and see magnificent waterfalls along the way. Marine life enthusiasts can swim with green turtles at the Tobago Cays and experience the colourful coral reefs by diving or snorkelling. Photographers will delight in capturing moments in this paradise on earth.
Fine Food and Souvenir Shopping
Foodies who want to explore the local cuisine at restaurants will enjoy an assortment of options at almost every anchorage. For those who need a shopping fix, there are reasonable shopping options on St. Vincent and Union Island but not that much on the other islands. There is however a lot of souvenir shops that sell trinkets and t-shirts so they won’t go home empty handed.