Welcome to Carriacou
The fact that most people don’t realize that there are in fact three islands in the nation of Grenada is a fitting introduction to Carriacou (carry-a-cou). You won’t find cruise ships, big resorts or souvenir shops – this is Caribbean life the way it was 50 years ago: quiet, friendly and relaxed
Top experiences in Carriacou
Carriacou Island Day Trip from Grenada
After morning hotel pickup, you’ll be transported to the Carenage, St George’s lively waterfront, to board the Osprey, the public ferry boat that will take you on the 90-minute journey across the Caribbean to the island of Carriacou, about 20 miles (32 km) north of Grenada. When you arrive, a Carriacou guide will greet you and take you on a tour of the island. Part of the nation of Grenada, Carriacou is much less visited than Grenada island and offers a more authentic look at Caribbean life. At only 13 square miles (34 sq km), the island is small and its attractions are easy to see during your tour, just more than an hour long.Drive through Hillsborough, the capital and only city on the island, and pass by an old plantation house. Stop to enjoy the photo-worthy view from Belair National Park, a natural and heritage park that’s home to a forest of tropical trees as well as ruins from English and French plantations. See a windmill that was once used to grind sugar; visit Windward, a village known for its boat-making trade; and learn a bit of island history at Petite Carnage, the site of a battle between the English and French. Next, refuel at a local restaurant with an island-style lunch of chicken or fish, accompanied by rice or veggies. Then it’s time to hit the water. As you arrive with your guide at Paradise Beach, take a look at the long, uncrowded stretch of sugar-white sand and let out a sigh of relaxation. You have about 45 minutes of free time here to swim, sunbathe, read or take a nap. If you brought snorkeling equipment with you from Grenada, hop in the water and discover the colorful fish and other marine life. At the end of your time on Carriacou, head back to the marina to board the Osprey for the return ferry ride to Grenada. When you arrive, you’ll be taken back to your hotel.
7-Day Catamaran Sailing Cruise to the Tobago Cays and the Grenadines
Day 1: Board the boat in Port Louis Marina between 5pm and 6pm and enjoy a relaxing evening getting acquainted with the boat and the crew. Day 2: Take a day trip o Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou. Anchor amongst the local fishing boats and enjoy a stroll and drink ashore at one of the many rum shops. Spend the afternoon at The Carriacou Yacht Club, where visitors are welcomed. Sail on to Sandy Island to spend the night on board your boat. Day 3: Take an early morning swim at Sandy Island, a flawless sand bank lines with palm trees. Watch the pelicans performing aerobatics around your boat over breakfast. Sail over to Union Island and explore the west coast before dropping anchor at Chatham Bay for the night. Day 4: A short sail brings you to the delightful Salt Whistle Bay. Anchor and enjoy an afternoon in this tranquil spot, swimming and beachcombing or taking an invigorating walk up the hill for views over Tobago Cays. Day 5: Breakfast on board the boat before beginning the short sail to Tobago Cays, the highlight of your trip. Spend the day snorkelling in the reef, swimming with turtles and exploring by dinghy, or just stay on board and marvel at the natural beauty of the Tobago Cays. In the evening, BBQ under the stars. Day 6: After a leisurely breakfast, sail back to Clifton and then head for the west side of stunning Petit St Vincent for an evening snorkel and dinner aboard or on the beach. Day 7: Sail south to the delightful Prickly Bay on Grenada for the last night and enjoy the extended happy hour at Prickly Bay marina before dinner onboard your boat. Day 8: Kick off your day with an early breakfast as you sail back towards Port Louis Marina. Enjoy a few hours on Grand Anse beach or shopping at the markets in St Georges before heading to the airport.