Uncover George Washington’s Only Holiday Spot: The Underwater World Of The Grenadine Islands With Star Clippers
There is no better place to meet marine life than the Caribbean, in particular the Grenadine, made up of 600 green islands scattered amidst clear waters teeming with colourful tropical fish, bottlenose dolphins, moray eels and nurse sharks. Star Clippers’ Grenadine Islands itinerary from Barbados to St Lucia over eight days of calm cruising on the Royal Clipper calls on isolated islands Grenada, Tobago Cays, Bequia and Martinique for snorkelling tours, indulging in local cuisine and dozing on powdery sands.
Star Clippers’ Caribbean crusade begins in Barbados’ central hub, Bridgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and George Washington’s only holiday spot. From there, step on to the sands of St George’s, the lush hillside capital of Grenada, with a prehistoric volcano crater and horse-shoe shaped harbour which lights up at night. Here you can trail the heights of Mt Qua Qua, passing by isolated Grand Etang Lake and the elfin mountain forests of its steep upper slopes.
Anchor in the turtle-dwelling lagoon of Tobago Cays in Southern Grenadine where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed. This is a highlight of the trip visiting the cluster of five uninhabited cays, Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau, Baradal, Petit Tabac and Jamesby; offeringkaleidoscopic coral reefs, plentiful fish, and waters protected from the sea and as clear as glass.
Marigot Bay on the Western Coast of St Lucia has been proclaimed the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean, surrounded by lush, forested hills and wilting coconut palms, a divine pit stop. It’s Diamond Botanical Gardens, Vieux Fort and many pristine beaches spoil you for choice, while alternate stop Soufriere’s Mineral Baths and waterfalls are perfect for a dip under the Caribbean sun.
Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper holds the intimacy of a small ship, making it ideal for broaching hidden anchorages and exploring exclusive locations, while it’s glorious 42 sails and billowing masts are a reminder this is the world’s tallest clipper ship, offering a grand, sailing experience like no other.
Weekly departures between November 2015 and March 2016 and other seven-night itineraries are now on offer with up to 35% OFF the regular prices. The seven-night cruise price starts at $2085 per person sharing a twin oceanview cabin (category 5) including taxes, all meals, entertainment, tea and coffee. Upgrades to balcony suites are available at additional cost.