31 Jan 2015: Antigua - Grenadines - Grenada: gorgeous cruising
Leaving Antigua, Zenara will make her way to the beautiful Grenadine Islands, making brief stops in some of the following places: Dominica, St Lucia and Martinique depending on progress. The first few hops will include some overnight passage making, giving you a great chance to fully appreciate the Caribbean stars.
Bequia: First stop in the Grenadines is Bequia, where we slow down to explore at leisure. Bequia, is one of our favourite islands, know as a sailor's heaven, considered low key but fun. From the stunning, protected, natural harbour at Admiralty Bay to Port Elizabeth, the island's relaxed capital with its colourful wooden buildings, it's hard not to feel your pace of life slow down. Just around the corner is one of the many gorgeous beaches, Princess Margaret Bay with almond and cedar trees flanking the golden sand. Even in the peak seasons, don't be surprised to find you're the only one standing on the beach.
Tobago Cays: On leaving Bequia, there will be a couple of short hops around the islands including a stop at one of the many stunning anchorages in the Tobago Cays Marine Park. With some of the most extensive and well-developed coral reef complexes, you will be able to snorkel in waters teaming with some of the most colourful and captivating fish.
Union Island is next. With it's volcanic presence, it is often referred to as 'Tahiti of the West Indies'. There is a chance to try out the local rum and eat freshly produced traditional food at a variety of bars and restaurants here.
Carriacou: Moving onto the lovely Carriacou, the largest island in the Grenadines and characterised by its hilly terrain sloping down into white sandy beaches. Known as the 'Land of the Reefs', you have the opportunity to don your snorkelling gear again and take in more stunning marine life.
Grenada: From Carriacou, Zenara will move onto her final destination, Grenada. With the island's great mix of old Caribbean atmosphere and modern facilities, she will be stopping in the new marina at Port Louis and the idyllic anchorages on the south coast. It is essential that everyone gets time to explore this wonderfully diverse island with its lush and mountainous landscape and some of the finest beaches in the world, with Grand Anse Beach appearing in the top 10 Beaches of the World. Many delights are in store including a stop at the Grenada Chocolate factory!
Total voyage distance is approximately 350 nautical miles.
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