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Setting the course for Caribbean dreams
Grenada and the Grenadines are best discovered by boat

Are you dreaming of lonely islands and white sandy beaches? -  Of cheerful hours in the shade of palm trees? -  Of bays surrounded by hills covered in jungle? - Where a boat is waiting for you out on the turquoise blue water? - This is precisely what you’ll find in Grenada and the Grenadines. Well, maybe not right in front of your hotel door....

By Bernhard Grdseloff
Every day another picture book beach: the Tobago Cays
Every day another picture book beach: the Tobago Cays
Navigation advice:
the most beautiful boat trips

Grenadines: Cruise on board of a private yacht with crew, from Grenada or Carriacou. 4 days from € 500 per person incl. full board (info: click here).
Tobago Cays: Day cruise into the heart of the Grenadines from/to Union Island, US$90. Schooner ‘Scaramouche’, ph. (+1784) 458 8418.
South coast of Grenada: Day sailing trip from the beach of Grand Anse to uninhabited Hog Island, US$ 75 incl. drinks and a meal. Catamaran ‘Carib Cats’, ph. (+1473) 442 9252.
West coast of Grenada: Day sailing trip to Flamingo and Halifax Bay on the Caribbean coast, US$ 70 incl. drinks and a meal. Catamaran ‘First Impressions’, ph. (+1473) 440 3678.
White Island, Saline Island: Uninhabited dream islands south of Carriacou, boat taxi there and back (time as agreed), US$ 40 – 60. Noel Joseph, ph. (+1473) 443 8075.
Whale Watching: 4-hour boat safari, dolphin and whale watching, US$ 65; ph. (+1473) 440 3678.
Express ferry to Carriacou: Daily from Grenada, Mon – Fri. 9.00 a.m. and 5.30 p.m., Sat. 9.00 a.m., Sun. 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.; to Carriacou and Petite Martinique, travel time 70 - 90 min.; US$50 per single trip; Osprey Lines, (+1473) 440 8126.
While Captain Karl Berg and his two guests are snorkelling around the colourful coral reefs of the Tobago Cays, his wife Lisa is preparing her legendary fish soup from a freshly caught Mahi Mahi. Later on, under the stars of tiny Rameau islet, the four will be sitting on driftwood trunks around a campfire on the beach, enjoying their food and a chilled glass of white wine from the boat’s supply.

The catamaran sails to a different islet each day: romantic palm beaches, bays with colourful bars – in between a couple of hours of gentle sailing across the turquoise blue sea.

Like pearls on a string, Grenada and the Grenadines stretch across 150 kilometres, each island nicely in the range of vision of the next.  It’s obvious that this Caribbean dream world is best explored by boat.

But it doesn’t have to be a yacht cruise, of course. If there’s no way you’ll swap your hotel bed for a cabin for a few nights, day trips by boat to lonely islands and the offshore islets of Grenada and Carriacou (see box) should be just the thing for you.

Even a trip by express ferry along the ever changing Caribbean coastline of Grenada to Carriacou is a real experience. To top it off, take a water-taxi to White Island, and your Robinson Crusoe dream will come true.
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