14 Day St. Lucia to Grenada Itinerary
Day 1. Marigot Bay to Pitons
Start your St Lucia to Grenada Itinerary in Marigot Bay, a stunning landlocked inlet used by Nelson to hide his fleet from the French. After a detailed chart and boat briefing set off for a short sail to the Pitons, one of the most dramatic locations in the Caribbean where the cone-shaped peaks drop almost vertically into the sea. Shore side excursions include the World’s only “drive-in volcano”. Spend the night on a mooring in the Pitons Marine Park and enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants.
Day 2. Pitons
Spend the day exploring the Pitons and Soufriere area – a fascinating location ideal for those who like snorkeling, diving, and hiking. Book an excursion to take in the volcano, hot springs, and botanical gardens just outside Soufriere. Enjoy a BBQ as the sun sets over the Pitons.
Day 3. Pitons to Bequia
After Breakfast, set sail for Bequia, approximately 7 hours sail away. Bequia has a unique, magical charm which is hard to find anywhere else in the Caribbean. The island combines an enduring seafaring heritage with a wonderful laid back atmosphere. Pick up a mooring in Admiralty Bay and clear in with Customs and Immigration. Stock up on provisions and then enjoy cocktails and dinner at one of several waterfront restaurants.
Day 4. Bequia
Spend the day exploring the island. For divers, Bequia offers some of the best dive sites in the region with locations within easy reach of the anchorage. Shore-based activities include a guided tour of the island including a visit to the Turtle Sanctuary. For the more active there are numerous hiking trails around Bequia with superb views from the hilltops.
Day 5. Bequia to Mustique
Enjoy a short sail to Mustique, stopping at Petit Nevis for a swim. Mustique is a private island that offers a rare combination of elegance and informality to those who seek privacy and luxury. Pick up a mooring before heading over to the World famous Basil’s Bar; home of the Mustique Rhythm and Blues Festival or catch a taxi up to the Firefly Restaurant for sundowners and dinner.
Day 6. Mustique to Tobago Cays
Sail south to the Tobago Cays, one of the most beautiful anchorages in the World. Anchor or pick up one of the moorings inside the Cays with the huge horseshoe reef in front of you to protect from the ocean swell. There are no restaurants or bars in the Cays – light up the BBQ and dine under the stars.
Day 7. Tobago Cays
At the mid-point of your St Lucia to Grenada itinerary, spend the day snorkeling and exploring the Cays – since the area is protected the wealth of sea life is extraordinary. Just off the little island of Baradel is an area cordoned off for turtles to feed, and it’s an incredible experience to get close and swim with these remarkable animals. Explore the islands ashore and climb to their summits for the stunning views and watch the almost tame iguanas and land tortoises lumbering around.
Day 8. Tobago Cays to Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau
A short sail to Mayreau in the morning, dropping anchor in Salt Whistle Bay, a palm-fringed semi-circle of white sand. There’s some good walking here, but most worthwhile is the short hike to the top of the hill and the breathtaking view from the Catholic Church. For dinner dine flintstone style on rock tables at the Salt Whistle Bay Resort or anchor in Saline Bay and walk up to Dennis’s Hideaway for fresh local fish or lobster.
Day 9. Mayreau to Chatham Bay, Union Island,
Sail downwind for an hour to Chatham Bay, Union Island. This large anchorage has a sweeping beach under high hills. There is excellent snorkeling along the north side of the bay and some great walking ashore. For dinner enjoy a beach BBQ organized by “Shark Attack” or local food at the Sun, Beach and Eat Bar run by Seckie and Vanessa.
Day 10. Union Island to Petit St. Vincent
Sail from Chatham to Clifton Harbour, clear out of the Grenadines then sail on to Petit St Vincent for the night. Anchor off PSV Resort, dine exclusively at the resort or arrange a water taxi for excellent local food at Palm Beach Restaurant on Petite Martinique. Top off with water and fuel if required on Petite Martinique.
Day 11. Petit St. Vincent to Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou
A downwind 1.5-hour sail to Carriacou, anchoring off Hillsborough to clear into Grenada before moving onto a mooring at beautiful Sandy Island. Spend the afternoon snorkeling and walking the beach and either overnight here or motor the short distance round to Tyrrel Bay where you will find local restaurants and bars. It’s worth spending the time to explore Carriacou, another incredibly laid-back island of 1 gas station and 200 rum shops!
Day 12. Carriacou
Take a break from your St Lucia to Grenada itinerary with a tour of Carriacou – head to Windward village on the NE corner of the island where traditional boat building skills have been passed down the generations and still continue today. Stop at Hospital Hill and take in the views over Hillsborough and north to Union Island. If you’re feeling fit and adventurous set off on a hike – one of the easiest and most scenic trails is from Hillsborough to Tyrrel Bay. Alternatively, explore the mangroves in Tyrell Bay by dinghy.
Day 13. Carriacou – St George’s
An exhilarating downwind sail to St George’s passing the isolated islands of Kick ‘em Jenny and Isle De Ronde. On arrival at St George’s anchor off Ross Point or for luxury, book a slip at the new Port Louis Marina. Dine at the marina’s own restaurant or for some very authentic local cuisine go to BB’s Crab Back on the Carenage.
Day 14. St. George’s to Clarke’s Court Bay
Sail around the south coast of Grenada and explore one of the many sheltered anchorages on the south side of the island. Clarke’s Court Bay is one of the best and easiest to enter and you can easily spend the day swimming and gunkholing the mangroves that line the bay. There are several local restaurants nearby with fresh fish or lobster on the menu. Alternatively, head for Phare Bleu Marina and enjoy the waterside restaurant there.
Day 15. Clarke’s Court Bay to True Blue Bay