With five small islands ringed with coral reefs, the fabled Tobago Cays offer some of the Caribbean’s best diving and snorkeling. The islands sit firmly in a national park and are only accessible via boat on a day trip from one of the Grenadines. And what a day trip it can be – the snorkeling is world class and the white-sand beaches look like a strip of blinding snow.
Bequia (pronounced ‘beck-way’) is the most perfect island in the whole Grenadines. Stunning beaches dotting the shoreline, accommodations to fit most budgets and a slow pace of life all help to create an environment that is unforgettable. There are fine restaurants, shops that retain their local integrity and enough golden sand and blue water to keep everybody blissful.
Canouan (pronounced ‘cahn-oo-ahn’) is an interesting place, both historically and aesthetically. This beautiful hook-shaped island has some of the most brilliant beaches in the entire Grenadines chain, and some of the most secluded hideaways too (plus one very large resort). You'll find lovely beaches within a short walk of the tiny main town of Charleston and the ferry dock.