Sailing the Grenadine islands – part 2

Swimming with turtles in Tobago Cays

When I left you in my previous post, we were sailing to Tobago Cays.

And as I mentioned, Tobago Cays really is paradise on earth: a couple of cute, tiny, uninhabited islands surrounded by coral reefs, where you’ll befriend all sort of colorful fishes & plenty of turtles!

  • Tobago Cays

We arrived just before sunset & jumped in the water for some snorkeling.

Snorkeling in Tobago Cays

Snorkeling in Tobago Cays

We swam among corals & fishes…

Snorkeling in Tobago Cays

Snorkeling in Tobago Cays

How cute is this funny, white fish btw?! I’ve never seen one like this one before! Did you?

Snorkeling in Tobago Cays

…Anyway, what we really wanted to see was a turtle. Just as we were about to give up, we met one!!

Swimming with turtles in Tobago Cays

Truth to be said, hubby saw the turtle. I don’t how he does to always spot them!! I don’t see anything if doesn’t tell me ahah!

Joyful & happy, we swam back to the beach to enjoy a planteur (a local cocktail with rhum) in front of the sunset.

Sunset in Tobago Cays

Sunset in Tobago Cays

Sunset in Tobago Cays

While observing some fishers cooking the biggest lobsters I’ve ever seen!

Lobsters dinner in Tobago Cays

Lobsters dinner in Tobago Cays

Lobsters dinner in Tobago Cays

We came back to our boat for dinner & rest… & the next day we woke up to this view!

Waking up in Tobago Cays

Honestly, there’s nothing better then sleeping in the middle of the nature, with the waves gently lullabying you, open the eyes in the morning, look out of the window & see the ocean! 🙂

Exploring Tobago Cays

We woke up very excited, as the capitan told us that in the morning we would have moved to a spot where all the turtles are…

Just in front of this little island…

Tobago Cays in the Grenadine islands

Exploring Tobago Cays

As for the turtles, he wasn’t lying! I’ve lost count of how many we saw!!

Swimming with turtles in Tobago Cays

Swimming with turtles in Tobago Cays

& swimming along them is magical! They’re so beautiful & regal!

Swimming with turtles in Tobago Cays

Click on the videos below, to swim with them!

And what about these huge starfishes?!!

Snorkeling in Tobago Cays

We couldn’t have enough of swimming among turtles & starfishes, but we forced ourselves to get out of the water to explore the little island in front of us. As apparently it’s house of many iguanas!

Exploring Tobago Cays

Exploring Tobago Cays

Indeed, the captain was right about that too! 😉

Meeting with iguanas in Tobago Cays

Meeting with iguanas in Tobago Cays

We leant that iguanas love bananas, so we bring some with us to give them.

Meeting with iguanas in Tobago Cays

Iguanas weren’t the only friends we made on the island..

Exploring Tobago Cays

Sad to leave, but keen to discover our next destination, just before lunch, we moved to Mayreau.

Sailing Tobago Cays

  • Mayreau

Mayreau is the tiniest island of the Grenadines to be inhabited. There’s a long, beautiful, sandy beach with some bars & fish restaurants & a cute village up to the mountains.

Mayreau island in the Grenadines

Mayreau island in the Grenadines

Beach life in Mayreau island, the Grenadines

As for the snorkeling, there is less to see underwater compared to the other islands, but we had our share earlier in the morning, so we were happy to enjoy the beach, play in the water & droning around 😉

Playing with the drone in Mayreau island in the Grenadines`Drone view of Mayreau island in the Grenadines

Drone view of Mayreau island in the Grenadines

Drone view of Mayreau island in the Grenadines

In the afternoon we gained the shore, to climb to the colorful little village.

Beach life in Mayreau island, the Grenadines

Beach life in Mayreau island, the Grenadines

We stopped at the Church,

The Church in Mayreau island in the Grenadines

& went behind it, to admire the view over the ocean & the surrounding islands.

Panorama from the top of Mayreau island, the Grenadines

Panorama from the top of Mayreau island, the Grenadines

Panorama from the top of Mayreau island, the Grenadines

Panorama from the top of Mayreau island, the Grenadines

We wandered around,

Wandering around Mayreau island in the Grenadines

Wandering around Mayreau island in the Grenadines

Wandering around Mayreau island in the Grenadines

Wandering around Mayreau island in the Grenadines

befriending goats (hubby loves every kind of cute, local animals),

Goats in Mayreau island in the Grenadines

Goats in Mayreau island in the Grenadines

& eventually had a break in a little, funny bar.

Little bar in Mayreau island, the Grenadines

Little bar in Mayreau island, the Grenadines

Local beer in Mayreau island, the Grenadines

Little bar in Mayreau island, the Grenadines

As the sun began to dip in the sea, we came back to our home on the ocean too.

Wandering around Mayreau island in the Grenadines

Wandering around Mayreau island in the Grenadines

Before there was a loop path & one could continue to explore the island to go back to the beach. But because of some storm, the path is now impassable.

We came back the same way, joining the boat just before the rain.

Wandering around Mayreau island in the Grenadines

Wandering around Mayreau island in the Grenadines

Where our super crew had prepared sea urchins & coconut water for aperitif!!

See urchin Mayreau island in the Grenadines

As for dinner, a lobster bbq was waiting for us on the beach!!

Lobsters dinner in Mayreau island in the Grenadines

I honestly never saw lobsters so big. Usually in Europe, I can eat a whole lobster* & still wanting for more. Whereas, in the Grenadines I had half a lobster and it was more than enough!

*(it’s not like I eat lobsters everyday in Europe, eh!)

To perfectly finish the night, the captain made us taste some 90° rhum. Just to say, it’s the same rhum he use for killing fishes when fishing…

I can proudly say I’m the only girl who drank it!

Less proudly, I felt asleep almost immediately after it! 😉

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10 Comments

  1. OMG. I am SO jealous! This looks like way too much fun! Amazing pictures! I am a zoologist and scuba certified, but haven’t managed to go anywhere cool like this yet.

    1. Oh but you must see many animals because of your job! What was cool in the Grenadine is that you don’t even need to dive to see all the beautiful underwater life, just snorkeling! 🙂

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