Tobago Cays Marine Park

In less than 2 months I have had the pleasure of experiencing the wonders of the Grenadines more specifically the Tobago Cays; one less thing on my  bucket list.  On this second time around the trip was much shorter but nonetheless exciting.

The flight from Grenada to Carriacou via SVG Air was smooth although the landing got a bit shaky. The view was spectacular. Instead of a sail boat (Savvys Sailing) we went via speed boat on Simply Carriacou Island Tours. Our ride up to the Cays was a very bumpy one but our captain assured us that the boat was made to ride the waves best.

The Tobago Cays is a Marine protected area that consists of 5 uninhabited islands. It’s most prominent feature is its picturesque turquoise waters. The main inhabitants on these islands are iguanas and birds. Out of all of the islands, Baradal is most fascinating since its located on the boundary of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. As you walk towards the Atlantic side you can feel a slight difference in the temperature. We devoured our scrumptious  lunch on Petit Bateau compliments Chef MandyMan- best Lambi anyone ever had.

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“The Landing”

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      1. Jamesby Island

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2. Petit Tabac aka ‘Rumrunners Island’ from The Pirates of the Caribbean:

The Curse of the Black Pearl.

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3. Baradal Island

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Taking in the view on Baradal Island.

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View of the Caribbean Sea side from Baradal Island.

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View of the Atlantic Ocean side from Baradal Island.

One of the many iguanas spotted on Baradal Island.

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4. Petit Bateau

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5. Petit Rameau

 

A Glimpse of the Grenadines

My three day sailing adventure up the Grenadines has been by far my best boating experience. Although it was my first sailing trip, and given that I am not a deep water lover, it exceeded all expectations and incentive to do it again. It was a truly authentic experience of sun, sea and sand aboard Savvy. Pictures simply doesn’t do justice. After you’re done viewing you’ll feel compelled to book your trip to The Grenadines.

1st stop: Carriacou

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Just landed: Hillsborough

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Grabbin’ a bite: Kayak Kafe, Hillsborough

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Anse La Roche Beach

2nd stop: Union Island

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“Indeed!”: The Snack Shack, Clifton

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“Where else would you find a bar in the middle of the ocean…” : Happy Island

3rd stop: Tobago Cays Marine Park

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Petit Bateau

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“When you have a professional photographer around….” © Orlando Romain

4th stop: Mayreau

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Salt Whistle Bay

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5th stop: Saline Island

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