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6 reasons to choose the Grenadines and Martinique for your next sailboat or catamaran holiday:
- Swim with thousands of fish on the Tobago Cays archipelago.
- Enjoy sailing in the consistent Caribbean trade winds.
- Visit the island of Mopion - home to just one solitary umbrella.
- Hike Martinique’s Pelee Mountain, that stands at 1397m above sea level.
- Experience a Caribbean sailing holiday in the beauty of the Lesser Antilles.
- Visit one of the world’s oldest botanical gardens in Kingstown, St. Vincent.
The best destinations to visit the Grenadines and Martinique during a sailing holiday with a skipper
A cruise in the Grenadines and Martinique guarantees the discovery of beautiful beaches of white sand and coconut trees. After days of exploration and fun, enjoy fresh seafood at sunset with the welcoming locals. Embrace a unique Caribbean adventure.
Sailing holidays in the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is a paradisiacal archipelago of nine islands. The Grenadines are located in the south of the Caribbean Sea. The islands combine a warm climate with turquoise waters and a rich natural environment. Each of the Grenadines islands have a unique identity. The capital island of St. Vincent is made up largely of rainforest, whereas, the smaller Bequia, for example, is a peaceful escape from with tranquil spots such as the Princess Margaret Beach. A sailing holiday offers a special viewpoint of the Grenadines, as well as the most convenient way to see all of the different islands.
Kingstown is the capital city of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The town plays home to one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in the world and from the town’s Fort Charlotte brilliant panoramic views can be seen. St. Vincent is a lush volcanic, with a mountainous landscape dotted with valleys and creaks. The shoreline of the east coast is rugged and rocky, whilst the shoreline to the west is home to breathtaking black sand beaches. To the north, the volcano of La Soufrière sits at 1219 meters above sea level. The second largest island of Bequia is a bright spark of atmosphere and warmth. Its maritime history is ever present, with most of the islands inhabitants in some way working as or with the fishermen or boating in some capacity. Here, there are a number of stunning beaches, however, arguably some of the most stunning seabeds. Diving and snorkeling is recommended along Elizabeth Harbor and off Princess Margaret Beach. Together with Cape Town and Tobago Cays, Bequia is a must stop are for keen divers, snorkelers or any general admirers of nature!
Sailing holidays in Martinique
Martinique offers 1,080km2 of beautiful landscapes. Rainforest covers much of the northern part of the island. Again, the island’s scenery are, again, volcanic. The Pelee Mountain, standing at 1397m above sea level, along with the Pitons du Carbet and Morne Jacob dominate this area of the island, and home to unique beaches of black sands with a succession of quiet fishing villages. Then the south of Martinique offers holiday destination of white sand beaches, palm trees, and warm Caribbean water. The Grande Anse du Diamant is a famous, 3km long beach and the posterpiece for this remarkable area of the island.
The beautiful islands around the Grenadines and Martinique
A sailing holiday in the area opens up much of the Lesser Antilles. Beyond the Grenadine islands of Young Island, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Union Island, Mayreau, Petit St Vincent, Palm Island, and the stunning desert island of Mopion, famously home to just one solitary umbrella. Areas such as St. Lucia and Grenada are also reachable. It is recommended that you message a skipper, to understand exactly how their proposed itinerary is composed, and what might be flexible to your travel wishes.
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Sailing in the Grenadines and Martinique solo, as a couple, or with friends and family
Whether you’re looking for options for couples, a whole boat booking for families and groups of friends, or options for solo travellers there are different experiences to suit you. Be it a trip aboard a sailboat or catamaran, you can book one or multiple spots onboard without having to form your own group of travellers. Find like-minded people and return home with new friends!