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.
We swam among corals & fishes…
How cute is this funny, white fish btw?! I’ve never seen one like this one before! Did you?
…Anyway, what we really wanted to see was a turtle. Just as we were about to give up, we met one!!
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.
While observing some fishers cooking the biggest lobsters I’ve ever seen!
We came back to our boat for dinner & rest… & the next day we woke up to this view!
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! 🙂
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…
As for the turtles, he wasn’t lying! I’ve lost count of how many we saw!!
& swimming along them is magical! They’re so beautiful & regal!
Click on the videos below, to swim with them!
And what about these huge starfishes?!!
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!
Indeed, the captain was right about that too! 😉
We leant that iguanas love bananas, so we bring some with us to give them.
Iguanas weren’t the only friends we made on the island..
Sad to leave, but keen to discover our next destination, just before lunch, we moved to 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.
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 😉
In the afternoon we gained the shore, to climb to the colorful little village.
We stopped at the Church,
& went behind it, to admire the view over the ocean & the surrounding islands.
We wandered around,
befriending goats (hubby loves every kind of cute, local animals),
& eventually had a break in a little, funny bar.
As the sun began to dip in the sea, we came back to our home on the ocean too.
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.
Where our super crew had prepared sea urchins & coconut water for aperitif!!
As for dinner, a lobster bbq was waiting for us on the beach!!
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! 😉