You can hike to beautiful waterfalls, drop the hook in empty anchorages, walk white sand beaches and find that thatched hut beach bar.
With the landscape clothed in dense rainforest and waters teeming with a rainbow of fish and gigantic green turtles, the chain of islands that makes up the Lesser Antilles offers some of the best cruising in the Caribbean for those seeking the solitude of nature. In many ways, it’s the Caribbean the way it used to be.
Starting in St. Lucia, which is famed for its twin Pitons mountains and regarded as one of the most beautiful and romantic islands in the Caribbean, this relaxed route takes you through the unspoiled beauty of the Grenadines.
You will wind your way southward, through smaller, more desolate cays, allowing guests a feeling of reconnecting with nature along the way. And after experiencing the delights of St. Vincent, Canouan and Mayreau – where you can eat, swim, snorkel, play golf and exhaust the yacht’s supply of toys, you’ll finally emerge into the buzzing markets, spellbinding waterfalls and chocolate farms of the spice island of Grenada.
You will arrive at Capella Marina in the naturally sheltered Marigot Bay via a helicopter shuttle from Hewanorra international airport to George F.L. Charles airport, followed by a short taxi transfer. Enjoy a champagne reception on arrival on board before departing for a one-hour sunset cruise to Rodney Bay and a first dinner on board.
Cruise in the early morning to the Pitons; the scenic route along St. Lucia’s lush mountainous shoreline will take roughly two hours. Have lunch on the Celestial Terrace at Jade Mountain Resort. Here you can enjoy freshly caught snapper or swordfish served with vegetables grown on the estate, while gazing across at the towering peaks of the Pitons. Divers can check out the Superman’s Flight site, at the base of Petit Piton, for moray eels, seahorses and vivid coral.
Wake up in Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau, where two pristine half-moon beaches face each other. Enjoy a day of watersports off the beach followed by sundowners. After an active day indulge in a seven-course food and wine pairing experience on board.
Cruise overnight to St. Vincent and wake up in Cumberland Bay, where you can dive and snorkel directly off your yacht.
For film fans the next bay down, Wallilabou, was used as a location for Pirates of the Caribbean and is worth a quick stop-off.
On shore, the beautiful 60ft Dark View Falls are a short taxi ride away.
As the sun rises, your yacht will wind its way down to Canouan and anchor in the crystal-clear waters of Charlestown Bay.
Golfers can play 18 holes at the Pink Sands Club, designed by Jim Fazio. It is considered one of the top courses in the Caribbean.
Afterwards, Tamarind Beach Resort is a perfect lunch spot; guests can relax with their toes in the sand while enjoying freshly cooked pizzas.
Spend the day in Tobago Cays, where the crew will set up furniture on the beach on the island of Petit Rameau.
The Tobago Cays Marine Park encompasses five cays and is a protected turtle feeding ground. You can get up close and swim with the turtles, or take a paddleboard and watch them glide effortlessly underneath you.
Make the journey overnight to Grenada and moor in the chic Port Louis Marina.
Extend your trip and enjoy bartering for spices at St. George’s Market, visit a chocolate farm and explore the tropical rainforests of Grand Etang National Park.
When you’ve had your fill of the island, depart from Maurice Bishop international airport.