Thatched hut on sand bar entering cut between Petit St. Vincent & Petite Martinique

PETIT ST. VINCENT & PETITE MARTINIQUE (by Theresa)

Petit St. Vincent

Petit St. Vincent

Petit St. Vincent

Our next Grenadines island destination, after departing the Tobago Cays, was the exclusive private island resort Petit St. Vincent (PSV). Petit St. Vincent is the southern most island in the Grenadines and is home to Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Diving Caribbean. We dropped the anchor in the bay between Petit St. Vincent (the Grenadines) and Petite Martinique (Grenada) and dinghied ashore with our friends John and Paulette off M/V Seamantha for a “toes in the sand” lunch.

Lunch at Petit St. Vincent Resort

Lunch at Petit St. Vincent Resort

Thatched hut on sand bar entering cut between Petit St. Vincent & Petite Martinique

Thatched hut on sand bar entering cut between Petit St. Vincent & Petite Martinique

M/V Seamantha anchored off Petit St. Vincent

M/V Seamantha anchored off Petit St. Vincent

The 115 acre island, and the surrounding waters were beautiful and we are already planning our return visit to go diving!

Petite Martinique

Petite Martinique

Petite Martinique

Petite Martinique is a bit of a misnomer, in that it is not part of Martinique, rather, it is the northern most island of Grenada. Anchoring in the bay between these two islands (PSV and Petite Martinique) grants quick dinghy access to both islands. After lunch on PSV, we decided to walk off the calories by hiking Petite Martinique. While we have seen A LOT of goats throughout the Caribbean, we were a little surprised to see so many goats roaming freely throughout the island (they are often fenced off or tied up).

Goats in Petite Martinique

Goats in Petite Martinique

Like many of the islands, Petite Martinique seemed to be all uphill, but after reaching highest peak the views presented were well worth the climb!

Paulette, Ryan, John & Ronan, view from atop Petite Martinique, Grenada (looking towards Petit St. Vincent)

Paulette, Ryan, John & Ronan, view from atop Petite Martinique, Grenada (looking towards Petit St. Vincent)

View from atop Petite Martinique, Grenada (looking towards Petite St. Vincent (spot Pilots' Discretion)

View from atop Petite Martinique, Grenada (looking towards Petite St. Vincent — spot Pilots’ Discretion!)

We hiked Petite Martinique on a Sunday and learned that all the shops are closed until 5pm. Fortunately for us, one of the local shopkeepers spotted us in our quest for water and juice and opened up his shop.

Then, in a Jimmy Buffet Caribbean moment, Ronan literally blew out his flip flop! The good news is Paulette has an Eagle Scout friend (Ed) that gave her some advice on what to carry in her hiking pack. Duct tape wrapped around two popsicle sticks and a Swiss army knife and within a few minutes, Ronan was up and running again!

With good weather on the immediate horizon, we next cruised over to Union Island where we cleared out of St. Vincent before setting our course south towards our home for the hurricane season, Grenada.

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