The Windward Islands lie south of the Leeward Islands and are comprised of Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG consists of the following islands: Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Petite St Vincent (PSV), Palm Island, & Union Island), Carriacou & Grenada. Currencies vary – please see below for details.
Due to the distance between the Windward Islands (for example Martinque to Grenada is approximately 170 nm) during a single Windward Islands yacht charter it would be difficult to visit every island, so cruising this area is preferably broken up into separate cruises or you may request a one way cruise to certain islands. As a standard practice, Customs & Immigration fees, bar and beverages carry an additional cost whilst cruising these islands. An example of suggested cruise routes are listed below, but please talk to us and we will advise you on the best way to cruise the islands.
St Lucia – Bequia – Mustique – Union Island – Tobago Cays – Bequia – St Lucia
Grenada – Union Island – Tobago Cays – Mustique – Bequia – Canouan – Grenada
Alternatively you could spend more time in the Grenadines by taking an island hopper aeroplane to Union Island or Bequia and eliminate the longer sailing passages between St Lucia to Bequia and Grenada to Union Island which can be quite rough during the winter months. This way you get to cruise the best islands for longer:
Union Island – Tobago Cays – Mustique – Bequia – Canouan – Mayreau – Union Island
Brief Descriptions Of The Islands:
St Vincent & The Grenadines
The language spoken in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and its neighbouring islands is English.
Currency in all of these islands is XCD referred to locally as EC$ Eastern Caribbean Dollar at banks the fixed rate of exchange is 2.67 to $1USD.