Pauline’s Fam trip with Caribtours to the Grenadines and St. Vincent

Pauline's Fam trip with Caribtours to the Grenadines and St. Vincent
Wow! What a trip!


I am fortunate enough to be able to write about my most recent trip to the Grenadines and St.Vincent with Caribtours and I must say what an experience it was! Travelling with a group of other esteemed agents we spent a week island hopping between Mustique, St.Vincent and Petit Saint Vincent.

On our outbound journey we were truly spoiled by travelling in club class which was a fantastic start to mine and rest of the group's adventure. Upon arrival in Barbados we boarded a small aircraft bound for Mustique which despite being quite a dainty aircraft it ran quite smoothly. Spending two nights at the Cotton House we enjoyed an informative and relaxing tour of the complex. I stayed in a beach-front room which had it's own plunge pool; all ready for a quick dip, before heading out into the sea. I would recommend this room type just for the wonderful feeling of waking up in the morning overlooking the sea in luxury! The estate has a total of seventeen rooms which can be seen as both a positive and negative aspect. Whilst availability maybe sacrificed, in return you get a tranquil, spacious and reclusive experience. Before we left Mustique we enjoyed a delectable beach picnic which the Cotton House arranged for us, a perfect ending to our brief stay.

From Mustique we sailed to the laid back island of Bequia, where we stayed at the Bequia Beach hotel. The Bequia Beach had a relaxed feel matching it's old fashioned furnishing and décor which permeated an authentic Caribbean ambience. On the island's mainland you can find approximately sixteen restaurants so there is plenty of choice and variation to be had. Being graced with beautiful beaches we found a perfect spot for a quick lunch break. After being given a tour of the complex we went out by ferry across to St.Vincent which took around an hour.

Upon arrival to St.Vincent we stayed two nights at Buccament Bay. This hotel is more well known for its sporting and activities such as “Pat Cash's Tennis Academy” and both Soccer and Cricket Academies. Putting that aside, this property is situated on a beautiful white sandy beach, which is put to good use by the hotel as it has a great bar where guests can have lunch cooked on the BBQ beside the pool and beach areas. Just off-site one can find a pastry and coffee shop where you will find a great selection of home made cakes, pastries and ice-creams. All of which were a perfect compliment to the heat. In the evening we enjoyed a beautiful fine dining experience in Jack's Restaurant which was also accompanied by a piano player and singer which only made the evening all the better. I could only just control myself not to join in and sing!

Soon after arriving we left Buccament Bay via plane to Union Island, which normally is a very short boat ride. Upon arrival we had a lunch at Palm Island located just to the south east of Union Island. Like most of the places we went to, Palm Island is graced with gorgeous white sandy beaches. Shortly after lunch we had a tour of the hotel of the same name which has forty-three rooms and village suites which encourages a relaxing feel, set in a rustic property.

We then took another boat transfer to Petit St.Vincent resort. To my mind, saving the best till last. Our group stayed two nights on this small island. Holding only twenty-two rooms the resort offers spacious cottages all constructed out of stonework. The complex is suitable for families, couples and singles with various room types all with large lounge areas, spacious bedrooms, beautifully decorated bathrooms and his and hers sinks.
On our final full day we undertook an excursion to Tobago Cays to snorkel with the turtles which was an amazing experience and something I would recommend doing as an additional feature to any itinerary. Don't forget your camera!

Being our last full day we spent the following day travelling home. But to finalise all I can say is “Wow” what a wonderful trip and experience my week was in the Grenadines. Thank you to my lovely group for adding to the occasion and to Caribtours for hosting the group and I on this phenomenal trip which I would be happy to discuss with anyone who wants more information on the hotels and locations I have discussed above.