CARIBBEAN CALLING: YOUR GUIDE TO THE GRENADINES

November 23, 2023

Have you just crossed the Atlantic (or are you about to) and you are looking for an enchanting yachting destination? Characterized by white sandy beaches, lush tropical rainforests and pristine waters, the enchanting St. Vincent and the Grenadines invites visitors to experience uncrowded anchorages and a wealth of recreational opportunities suitable for superyachts. In addition, a private jet airport awaits those seeking seamless access to this captivating destination.

The island archipelago country consists of 32 islands spread over 370 km2 of the Caribbean Sea. The main islands are St. Vincent mainland and the inhabited Grenadines islands of Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Palm Island, Union Island and Petit Saint Vincent.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tobago Cays Marine Park, a series of uninhabited islets within an enclosing reef and sea turtle sanctuary, is located south of Canouan and north of Union Island and offers a variety of interesting ANCHORAGES, a superyacht marina (for vessels up to 100m), a private JETPORT, some of the best reef diving in the world and world class KITING (a feature of the southernmost Union Island due to its unique combination of prevailing winds, waves and reefs). In fact, according to an international kiting authority, “The Grenadines have the best wind statistics and the widest variety of kiting spots of any region in the Caribbean.

Acquera can take care of every yachting & concierge service you may need, such as berthing, provisioning, onboard services, and more, thanks to Erika’s Yacht Agents, our valued strategic partner who are based there.

WHAT’S HOT IN 2023-24?

Mustique

The world’s most famous private luxury island, continues to offer superyacht guests access to its legendary facilities at Basil’s Bar, the famous Mustique watering hole, and the Cotton House Hotel.

 

 

 

Canouan

Neighboring Canouan, whose informal motto is that it is where billionaires go to escape millionaires, has these major superyacht attractions:

Soho House

British-based, members-only club, has opened its first uber-cool Caribbean location in Canouan. Located on Charlestown Bay on the Caribbean (west) coast of the island.

The Mandarin Oriental Resort

The famous luxury brand Mandarin Oriental has its first Caribbean beachhead in Canouan. One of its features is the most picturesque (and challenging) golf course in the Caribbean!

Sandy Lane Yacht Club and Resort 

with berthing and amenities for vessels up to 100m.

Mayreau

On the edge of the Tobago Cays, has the new Mayreau Beach Club with two private beaches for our clients to use for private beach set-ups, and three cascading swimming pools to entertain children of all ages.

Saint Vincent

where try an all-day hike to the summit of active Soufriere Volcano – (it erupted in April 2021) – you can hike to its summit and explore the perimeter of the eruption with a local guide.

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

 

Experience the magic of the Caribbean this holiday season with a variety of festive options. Choose from Christmas Eve caroling in tranquil Mustique, lively bohemian celebrations in Musical Bequia, or a culinary journey at the luxurious 5-star Mandarin Oriental Resort in Canouan, featuring Michelin-starred chefs from Italy.

New Year’s Eve, known locally as Old Year’s Night, lights up many islands with fireworks and the not-to-be-missed Mustique Gala.

Music lovers, mark the end of January for two exciting festivals: the 29th Mustique Blues Festival (January 24 – February 05, 2024) and the 23rd Bequia Music Festival (January 24 – 28, 2024). Soak up the rhythmic vibes against the backdrop of the Caribbean’s breathtaking scenery.

 

To embark on your tailor-made journey in this captivating destination, contact our partners at VIP@erikamarine.con

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