St. Vincent and the Grenadines are Windward Caribbean islands and consist of around 30 volcanic islands. St. Vincent is a good starting point for Yachtcharter Grenadines. On the island you can hike through banana plantations and rainforest to the La Soufriere Volcano, a 4,049 foot volcano with a large crater lake. It is also possible to bathe in Trinity Falls and Dark View Falls in the forests. The lively capital of Kingstown is often used as a starting point by travelers to explore the outer islands. Bequia, Mustique, Cannouan, Mayreau, Union Island and The Tobago Cays are all fantastic sailing destinations. Bequia is a real undiscovered gem, as there are no tourist resorts on the island and all beaches are public and rarely busy. Port Elizabeth is a charming town and Princess Margaret’s Beach and Lower Bay Beach are good places to bathe nearby. The east coast also hosts some nice beaches such as Spring Bay and Industry Bay. Canouan and Mustique contain large luxury resorts, but Charlestown Village on Canouan is a good place to anchor. The sleepy fishing town has a few restaurants that serve local cuisine and a spot of fishing may be all that is on the agenda. This island has many flawless white sand beaches. Mayreau and the Tobago Cays are true island paradises. Salt Whistle Bay on Mayreau is a popular scenic anchorage, and the Tobago Cays are part of a protected marine park with two coral reefs, the wreck of a British gunship and various animal sanctuaries.
There are three islands in the nation of Grenada: Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Grenada is known as the ‘Island of Spice’ due to its history of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove production. It is a lush island containing mangroves, rainforests and plantation land. St. George’s town is a good starting point for a sailing trip, and is an extremely picturesque port town with a mixture of Colonial and traditional Caribbean architecture. Carriacou is a less frequented little island full of gorgeous deserted beaches. It is also mountainous and there are some marvelous walks though the Belair National Park. Petite Martinique is a tiny island perfect for casting yourself away on and feeling a million miles from home.
Beginning your trip from St George’s harbor on Grenada, there is a mixture of Colonial and Caribbean architecture. It is a pleasant town and you could stop off at Grand Anse Beach nearby, a brilliant two mile long stretch of white sand. Carracou Island is a smaller sister of Grenada and Tyrell Bay is a safe, scenic anchorage... more
Grenada, St Vincent and The Grenadines have a tropical climate with temperatures staying between 20 and 30°C all year round. The weather is dry between December and May, and the rainy season runs from June until November. Hurricanes occur during the rainy season and sailing at this time is not advised. The islands lie substantial distances apart, and there are strong Atlantic winds. The sailing infrastructure in Grenada and the Grenadines is not as good as in other areas of the Caribbean such as the Virgin Islands, but what the Grenadines lack in marinas they make up for with their secluded beauty.