Day 1Martinique to St Lucia(45 nautical miles)Day 2St Lucia Day 3St Lucia to St Vincent(40 nautical miles)Day 4St Vincent to Bequia(15 nautical miles)Day 5Bequia to Mustique(8 nautical miles)Day 6Mustique to Tobago Cays(15 nautical miles)Day 7Tobago Cays to Mayreau(2 nautical miles)Day 8Mayreau to Petit St Vincent(6 nautical miles)Day 9Petit St Vincent to Carriacou(12 nautical miles)Day 10Carriacou to Grenada(40 nautical miles)34IICHARTER COLLECTION 2012aboardhEnjoy a cocktail at the floating Coconut Barlying off Young Island hDive the reefs around Canouan or snorkel atRameau BayhSpend the day snorkelling the famousHorseshoe Reef lying off Tobago Cays hAnchor beneath the Pitons on St Lucia hSwim at Sandy Island -a flawless sandy spitconnected to Carriacou hMarconi Beach is one of Martinique's mostpopular beaches (great for snorkelling) hDive the wreck of Nahoon, a three-mastlighthouse boat off the coast of Martinique hThe waters around Grenada are perfect for fishingdon't misshGrenada's Aquarium restaurant on Sunday'safternoons when it serves up a barbecueaccompanied by live reggae and calypsoashorehDiscover a lush green enclave leading to thesummit of Mount Pleasant, Bequia hAnchor off Mustique's Britannia Bay andenjoy some Caribbean revelry at Basil's BarhExplore the French and English ruins of BelairNational Park, Carriacou hCatch the live bands and Sunday night beachparties at Le Zanzibar on Martinique hDrink with the yachting crowd at Discovery'sHurricane Hole in St Lucia's Marigot Bay hHike across St Lucia's mountainous spine hStep ashore on St Vincent and discover thespectacular waterfalls of Baleine windward islandMade up of lush rainforests, dramaticmountains and sheltered bays fringed withwhite sandy beaches, the Windward Islandsare strewn down the eastern Caribbean stretching fromMartinique and St Lucia to the Grenadines and Grenada. St Lucia and Martinique in the north have an interestingmix of French and English heritage. Further down theisland chain, the Grenadines are a haven for thewaterborne as 32 islands and cays are strung out overthe strikingly blue sea, each one a short hop from thenext. Southernmost of the Windward Islands andaffectionately named the Spice Island, Grenada is oneof the more sleepy Caribbean islands, whilst Barbados,the most easterly of them all, has a quaint British air.
CRUISING GUIDE I35ST. VINCENTYOUNG ISLANDBEQUIAKingstownSt George'sCelesteMUSTIQUECANOUANMAYREAUUNION ISLANDCARRIACOUTOBAGO CAYSPALM ISLANDRHODE ISLANDGREEN ISLANDGRENADAPETIT ST. VINCENTPETIT MARTINIQUE?Expert opinion Charter BrokerDiana Lee Mares The Grenadines in the Caribbean are a fantasticplayground for charterers. Vast reefs, the mostimpressive of which can be found at Tobago Cays, offerfantastic snorkelling, and the clear waters are perfect forswimming and water sports. Those seeking purerelaxation and postcard-perfect beaches should headstraight for Palm Island, where they'll find Casuarinawith its unbelievable white sand beaches. Foodthroughout the Grenadines is generally highly regardedand reflects a variety of cuisines, from local Caribbeandishes to more continental fusion style. I highlyrecommend booking a table at Firefly on Mustique,where you can indulge in classic American dishes with aCaribbean twist.?