The Grenadines are the dozen or so small islands (and countless islets) to the south of the larger island of Saint Vincent in the aptly named Caribbean nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The southernmost Grenadine islands (not covered here) are part of the nation of Grenada.
Major islands, roughly north to south:
- Tobago Cays
- Union Island
- Palm Island
- Petit Saint Vincent
The easiest way to get to the Grenadines is through international flights to Barbados, but alternatively you can fly to Grenada or St. Lucia. Connecting flights are then available to St. Vincent, Bequia, Mustique and Canouan... There are also regular ferries from the mainland of St. Vincent through the Grenadines...
- Tour the Grenadine Islands on a local Caribbean Schooner, The Friendship Rose classic - Tours include the Tobago Cays Marine Park and the island of Mustique
- A must see is the Tobago Cays Marine Park, an area of stunning natural beauty, with crystal clear turquoise waters. Swim with turtles or relax on an uninhabited island.
- Maria's French Terrace, Front St, Port Elizabeth, Bequia (To the right of the ferry docks and across the street from the dingy dock), ☎ +1 784-458-3337. 7t:30am to midnight. A traditional French restaurant on Bequia serving fine selections of fresh seafood to Boeuf Bourguignon to Linguini and vegetarian dishes accompanied with an exquisite selection of wines. $15 to $30.