Carriacou, St Vincent & The Grenadines
Carriacou is the largest island of the Grenadines,an archipelago in the Windward Islands chain. It is a unspoiled tropical paradise with lush mountains and pristine ivory sands. Carriacou's obvious attractions are the gorgeous waters - clear, warm, with white-sand sea floors, and there are always local boat operators willing to take you to the many nearby, uninhabited off-islands
The main settlements on the island are Hillsborough, L'Esterre, Harvey Vale, and Windward. Hillsborough’s Main Street is quite unattractive, however if you take a closer look you can see its history in the stone and shingled buildings, balconied second floors, and the beautiful, dressed-stone remains of a lime warehouse, being carefully and conscientiously salvaged in an overgrown lot.
Things to See & Do
* Relaxing on the beach
* Scuba diving and water sports
* Hiking and nature trails
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Language – English
Land Area – 13 sq km
Population – 10,000
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1 – 784
Port Location – Ships anchor off of St. Vincent's main town of Kingstown, Bequia and Mayreau and tender into the port. Transfers to Carriacou are by ferry.
Transport Links – There is a small airport on the island and there are direct flights to Carriacou via Barbados and Union Island. A small ferry boat-Osprey runs between, Grenada and PM.
Travel around Carriacou is mainly by privately run 15 seater buses. There is car rental available on the island and taxi's for the night. More of the locals have fishing boats than cars.