The perfect place to get away from it allRelax in your hammock overlooking pristine beaches
The Grenadines is the perfect place to get away from it all. Expect stunning seascapes and picture-perfect beaches. Luxury holidays to The Grenadines are all about enjoying the slow-paced island life, whether you’re strolling around picturesque harbours, scuba diving next to pristine coral reefs or going on a rainforest adventure.
An array of activities
Relaxing in a hammock by the ocean is always tempting, but The Grenadines has so much more to offer. Those who love watersports are in luck, as there’s plenty of chances for swimming, snorkeling and sailing. Some of the Caribbean’s best diving spots can be found at the Tobago Cays national park. Here, you can swim with sea turtles, parrotfish and all kinds of colourful tropical sea creatures.
The Grenadines is also known for its yacht harbours, and sailing and boat trips are always on the agenda. If you fancy a change of scenery, regular ferries transport passengers to and from the many islands. Meanwhile, if you enjoy hiking, there are volcanoes to climb, rainforests to explore and waterfalls to dive into to.
The islands in The Grenadines are famed for their many beaches. Princess Margaret Beach is one of the loveliest stretches of sand, flanked by dazzling turquoise waters and lush vegetation. The warm and calm waters of Princess Margaret Bay also make it ideal for swimming.
Another popular spot is Big Sand on Richmond Bay, with its soft white sand and forest-covered mountains.
Back to nature
Some parts of The Grenadines have no Wi-Fi, telephones or even TV - perfect for holidaymakers who want to completely disconnect from the outside world. Relaxing days can be spent getting back to nature and going for leisurely strolls along the beach.
Not all luxury hotels in the Grenadines are disconnected though, so you can still enjoy home comforts during your tropical island retreat. These upmarket resorts offer a range of delicious food and rejuvenating spa and wellness centres, where you can choose from a variety of indulgent treatments.
The island has a rich heritage and multi-ethnic culture, thanks to French, Portuguese and British settlers. Influences from these different countries can be seen in the island’s cuisine, architecture and music.
Although The Grenadines islands are small, there are a handful of interesting, historical buildings to explore. The imposing Fort Charlotte stands, which stands on top of a 660ft-high ridge, is well worth a visit. The fort was built as a military post in 1806 and still has a few of the original cannons.
Music is a large part of island culture, particularly Caribbean gospel, calypso, and steel band music, and it’s always worth trying to catch a live performance when visiting.
Most of the ingredients you’ll eat in the hotels and restaurants will have been produced locally. Fish meals are often made from the morning catch, which is sold to the chef just hours before it’s cooked. Be sure to taste the national dish of fried jackfish and roasted breadfruit, and wash it down with the Grenadines favourite drinks of Hairoun beer and Sunset rum.
If you’re looking for an idyllic island escape, look no further than The Grenadines. At Azure, our holiday packages offer a back-to-nature experience with a high level of comfort. Contact us today to find out more.
where to stay
We work with a range of hotels throughout the region, and our specialists can ensure you pick the perfect place for you to stay during your holiday. Below is a snapshot of some of the properties we love, but this list isn't exhaustive, so if you want any more advice and full details of all the hotels we work, with please don't hesitate to contact us on 01244 322770.
The Liming BequiaFrom...
Brand new to Bequia, the Liming resort offers exclusive accommodation with a chilled-out vibe. The Isle of Bequia forms part of St Vincent and the Grenadines and means ‘island of the clouds’. With its fine white sand and pristine clear waters, it is not hard to see why this place is considered to be paradise.
Cotton HouseFrom...In a secluded spot among the picturesque Grenadines lies the elegant Cotton House. It’s the perfect getaway for those seeking a relaxing holiday in stunning surroundings. There are 32 islands that make up the Grenadines. Mustique is a tiny, privately-owned island and Cotton House is its only fully-serviced, upmarket resort. The location may be quiet and peaceful, but there’s no shortage of luxury service and modern amenities for people who appreciate the finer things in life.
Bequia Beach HotelFrom...Located on a beautiful strip of sand surrounded by lush gardens, Bequia Beach Hotel is styled upon the Mustique villas created by Oliver Messel. If you’re looking for elegant and affordable accommodation in the Caribbean, this gorgeous boutique hotel on the island of Bequia is for you
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