Set among 32 enchanting islands, of which only 9 are inhabited, lie St. Vincent and the Grenadines, offering an unforgettable Caribbean dream vacation. Whether you are looking to relax among palm-fringed white-sand beaches, get pampered in a five-star spa, or kitesurf the cobalt-blue seas, you are sure to experience the time of your life.
When sailing these islands, make sure you don’t miss out on the colorful fish and sea turtles of the Tobago Cays, an archipelago of five uninhabited cays and reefs that provide high visibility in their clear waters.
Before airports were built on the smaller islands, charters started in St. Lucia, requiring a 45-mile open water sail to the Grenadines, so the area was traditionally considered more suitable for the serious sailor. Though still less protected than the Virgins, charterers can now fly into St. Vincent and cruise the best of the Grenadines in short, 2-hour sails. Less developed than other areas, with fewer resorts and restaurants, this cruising ground offers beautiful unspoiled islands, lovely beaches and some excellent sailing. The Grenadines are south of the normal hurricane route if you are considering a charter between August and late October.