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Kitesurfing Grenadines. Jérémie, my friend from Martinique, pro rider went to this paradise.
Since primeval times, St. Vincent has been blessed with lush mountains, volcanic-rich soil and unspoiled landscapes of brilliant flora and beautiful crystal clear waters. Add to this the
idyllic islands and deserted cays of the Grenadines, and the entire country emerges as a prime eco-playground.There’s something here for one and all from sailing and dolphin-watching, to hiking the nature trails and swimming in waterfalls. You can climb to the top of a volcano, or explore the fascinating underwater gardens surrounding this pristine archipelago.
From Bequia you can catch a quick flight to mainland St. Vincent (nine miles away) or take a regularly scheduled hour-long ferry trip .Occasionally during sea crossings a school of dolphin will leap and twirl to the delight of passengers. Six types of dolphin are found in Vincentian waters, including spinner, spotted, Fraser and bottlenose. Whales, such as Orcas and pilot, can also be observed.
Kitesurfing Grenadines. Beaches. Leeward Coast
Chateaubetair - The bay here,
with its 40-foot deep reef and array of brightly coloured
fish, is a snorkeller’s dream. While usually a good
anchorage, especially on the eastern half of the bay, the
northerly swells in the winter months can cause difficulties.
CumberLand Bay - The bay is very deep and
those boats wishing to anchor will need to do so with a bow
or sternrope to a palm tree. There is no customs clearance.
Petit Byahaut - Four moorings are available
at the resort al Petit Byahaut. There is a small beach, diving
and snorkelling are superb. At Dinosaur Head (face of Byahaut
point) you will find a 120-foot wall covered in sponges, seafans
Troumaca Bay - This small well-protected
bay, with room for only a handful of yachts, has some mooring
posts on the beach. There is good snorkelling alone the northern
Wallilabou - This picturesque bay is a good
diving spot and reliable line handlers are available to help
secure yachts. Customs can be cleared here between 4.00 pm
and 6.00 pm. Kingstown - Customs and immigration can be cleared
at Kingstown Harbour and there is a tie-up for yachts.
Mount Wynne - This expansive blacksand beach
is a local favourite. It lies on the leeward coast thus the
sea is very calm. There are toilet facilities ,
benches and huts. The ideal spot for a picnic and for anchoring
speed boats and yachts.
Kitesurfing Grenadines. South-East Coast
Blue Lagoon - Surrounded
by palm trees, this area with a lovely beach provides a very
pleasant anchorage. Moorings are available at Barefoot Yacht
Charters or The Lagoon Marina.
Villa Beach and Indian Bay - There are two
white sand beaches on mainland St. Vincent located on the
southeast end of the island. They are divided by a small hilly
projection and are easily accessible. Both beaches offer good
snorkelling and provide lovely views of Young Island and some
of the Grenadine islands.
Young Island Cut - The anchorage here, lying
in clear water, is a favourite with yachtspeople. Anchor with
care as the current sweeps both ways and the centre of the
cut is 65 feet deep. Moorings are available, but stay clear
of the sea bed close to Young Island itself. No customs clearance.
Kitesurfing Grenadines. Windward Coast
On the windward side of the island there are a number of beautiful black sand beaches. Especially popular is Argyle, a long beach unto which breakers crash furiously. Most of the windward beaches are not recommended for swimming. Also you will find a lovely picturesque, long beach at Black Point.
Brighton Beach is a secluded black sand beach.This beach faces the Grenadines. It has high waves and is the perfect place for a bit of boogie boarding.
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