Visiting Grenadines

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Stories and Tips Grenadines

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St. Lucia Cruise Ship Port

Written by lovethecaribbean on 05 Feb, 2012

St. Lucia- We wanted to see as much of St. Lucia as we could so we opted to do our own thing in the morning. We arrived at Marigot Bay at 7:30 am and were on the first tender to shore. We…Read More

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Bequia cruise ship port

Written by lovethecaribbean on 05 Feb, 2012

Bequia- We arrived at 2 pm and departed at 7 pm. This was one of my favorite islands, and I could definitely see myself coming back here for a vacation. We opted to do the ship’s 4x4 tour of the island.…Read More

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The ship- the Royal Clipper

Written by lovethecaribbean on 05 Feb, 2012

ShipWe had been on a cruise with Star Clippers before, so we knew what to expect. The ship holds about 220 passengers, but there were only about 160 on our cruise. I don’t think the ship would have felt crowded if it were full,…Read More

Getting to the Grenadines

Written by jilldg1 on 22 Jun, 2004

Getting to the Grenadines is no easy feat. After a slew of problems, I thought I’d take a moment to give you a few pointers: Most connections go to the Grenadines from Barbados, St. Lucia, and Puerto Rico. There are two main airlines serving…Read More

Happy Island

Written by jilldg1 on 22 Jun, 2004

A favorite for locals and tourists in the Grenadines is Happy Island, a tiny sandbar where a local man lives and tends bar. In fact, this island is so small that you wonder what the poor fellow does when a storm comes. He serves you…Read More

Sun sets on amazing vacation

Written by jbethcole on 11 Jul, 2003

April 27 I stayed up way too late finishing my book and thinking. The island doves will not stop cooing, no matter the time or day or night. Today we rode bikes to the Iguana Trail and hiked up the stairs to the top where there's a spectacular view…Read More

Ignore the "private" signs . . .

Written by jbethcole on 11 Jul, 2003

April 25 I crashed hard last night after dinner. A few tropical drinks coupled with having barely slept on the plane resulted in both Dana and I being asleep by 9:45. There are no TVs or phones in the rooms, which I find to be a nice change.…Read More

Day One in Paradise

Written by jbethcole on 11 Jul, 2003

April 24, 2002 Spending time with Dana, my best friend who I have known since I was in second grade, is so comforting, so amazing, so life-affirming. There is nothing like talking to someone who has known me for that long and remembers things about me…Read More

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Barbados- cruise ship port

Written by lovethecaribbean on 05 Feb, 2012

Barbados- Our flight was not until 4:30, so we had a lot of time in Barbados and didn’t want to just sit around the airport. We hired a private taxi to give us a 4 and a half hour tour. We made…Read More

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Martinique cruise ship port

Written by lovethecaribbean on 05 Feb, 2012

Martinique- We arrived the city around 8 am (I am missing our itinerary for that day, so I may be a bit off on the timing). We docked here which made it more convenient getting on and off the ship. We took…Read More

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