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Day 1 – Mustique
Depart St. Vincent for Mustique, the playground of the elite. This glamorous retreat frequented by royalty and rock stars alike, is one of the most exclusive islands in the world. A 1,400-acre island lined by green valleys, Mustique is surrounded by coral, sandy beaches, and coves. Enjoy a private land tour, where the exclusive homes of the rich and famous command the landscape and are realized in a variety of architectural styles. The Treasure Boutiques on Mustique are housed in the most charming buildings, and are a pleasure to spend time in. Allow your chef to prepare a picnic lunch for you to take to Lagoon Bay or Macaroni Bay. Both these beaches are breathtaking, Macaroni being slightly wider with deep soft sand. Take a horse-back riding trip at Mustique Equestrian Center, for a ride along the island’s many trails. Afterwards, mingle with island dwellers at the atmospheric Basil’s Beach Bar. This hot spot of the island at Britannia Bay (Mustique’s main harbor) is built on stilts over the water.
Day 2 – Salt Whistle Bay, Mavreau
Spend the morning in the surf at Mustique’s Macaroni Bay then sail off for Salt Whistle Bay on Mayreau. Salt Whistle Bay incorporates the entire northern tip of Mayreau thus offering you the choice of two beaches: the leeward and the windward – the latter being considered world class by windsurfers and kite boarders. The leeward beach is a great spot to pull up a cooler full of refreshments and a picnic basket. Watch the afternoon pass slowly by as you recline under the shade of a coconut tree. If you need something from the boat, just swim out. At the south end of the beach near the dock, island residents have set up a number of thatched huts from which they sell T-shirts, shells, and various kinds of local jewelry and art. Enjoy barbecue-fare and cooked lobster from “yellow man”, an infamous beachside vendor.
If you want good surf, head to the windward side of the island, which is easily reached and definitely worth exploring. If you are so inclined, follow this beach on to Saline Bay. The views of the surrounding islands and reef formations make for a great outing, an experience enjoyed by only a few visitors.
Enjoy happy hour or dinner at the Salt Whistle Bay Resort, a unique and charming restaurant with true Caribbean flare.
Day 3 – Petit St. Vincent
Today you stop at Mopion & Pinese on your way to Petit St. Vincent. These low lying coral pink sand islands are the perfect desert islands. Mopion is particularly memorable. This tiny island’s shore is washed gently by foaming waves and the water is shallow and exceptionally warm and relaxing. Allow your chef can prepare a picnic lunch for you to take ashore.
A short thirty minute sail from Mopion brings you to the secluded island hideaway of Petit St Vincent - a quiet, privately owned, and very exclusive resort island. The beaches are lovely, providing a charming early evening stroll along the generous sweeping sand. We recommend a visit to the island’s cocktail bar and restaurant, which is housed in a lovely stone building with a relaxing courtyard area overlooking the bay. Here you’ll be visited by magical fireflies and parrots. Evenings here have a lovely gentle atmosphere.
Day 4 & 5– Tobago Cays
A National Marine Park not to be missed, The Tobago Cays are the highlight of the area and call for more than a fleeting visit, so we spend two days here. The Tobago Cays are five perfect uninhabited islands which lie within the protection of an encircling coral reef, Horseshoe Reef. In this perfect location, completely looked after by your captain and chef, you are free to enjoy the underwater world, windsurf, or explore the islands. Each island invites exploration, by dingy, kayak or a hike to the summit.
The snorkeling is first rate and deserves several trips. Water depth is shallow enough to stand on the sand in many places. Perfect coral sand is scattered with coral heads teaming with fish and you will easily wonder where the time has gone. For the more adventurous you can take a dingy through the narrow reef channel, where Horseshoe Reef drops off into the inky blue of deeper water. Here the atmosphere is different and the fish too – yes you might see a shark.
Take a break from the water, and explore these disserted islands on land. Look for Geckos and spot shy land crabs among the trees. The dive boats depart in the afternoon, leaving you to enjoy shelling the beaches in perfect solitude.
Day 6 – Canouan
Sail to the hilly island of Canouan and pick up a mooring off Tamarind Bay at the northern end of the island. Protected by an extensive reef, many consider the beaches on the eastern side of the island to be the best in The Grenadines. On Canouan Island one can return to civilized pleasures and play a round of golf at the Jim Fazio-designed Trump International Golf Club at the Canouan Resort. Or pamper yourself at Raffles’ Amrita Spa. Feeling lucky? Try your skills at the Villa Monte Carlo Casino.
Day 7 – Admiralty Bay, Bequia
Head for the lush, green isle of Bequia, and anchor in picturesque Admiralty Bay. Bequia is an old favorite in the yachting community and has something for everyone. In Admiralty Bay you can spend time ashore exploring the shops, bars, and many good restaurants along the waterfront. You’ll love the model boats hand-made by local craftsmen. On Bequia, one can also take a hike further inland, where exploring the winding roads can be a revelation. Smaller trails and disused roads take you deep into the heart of the island. Finish your day with drinks at the Frangipani Hotel and return to the yacht for dinner.
Day 8 – St. Vincent
Spend the morning on one of Bequia’s golden beaches or dive the Devil’s Table, loaded with fish and coral. Enjoy a delicious breakfast on-board then, it’s a short sail to your final destination St. Vincent. Beautiful St. Vincent has remained untouched by mass-tourism. On this 18 by 11-mile island, the hotels, restaurants and bars retain the charm of a family setting. You may want to let us help you plan a tour of this dramatic island before your departure. Rent a four-wheel-drive vehicle and head north to the Bamboo Forest. Make the two-hour climb to the summit of La Soufrière or hike to Trinity Falls, a group of three cascades.
Say goodbye to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and vow to return again soon! *Note: Whether it is deep sea diving, snorkeling, or on-land sight seeing that interest you most, we will build a sailing itinerary that best suits your interest and desires. This itinerary is just a sample of what your 7-night adventure in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on board your private yacht charter may look like. Furthermore, weather – or other outside factors – may require your Captain to set an alternative course for a duration of your trip. “As the wind blows, so shall the sail”.