Close to the equator in front of Africa is the beautiful area of the Seychelles.…
Canouan & Mayreau
On the way south to the turquoise-blue paradise, the Tobago Cays, some islands offer themselves as a stopover. If you want to see where the world’s super-rich enjoy their vacation, you can moor for 200EC per yacht for one or two days on the west side in Britannia Bay. Mustique is nevertheless the most expensive island in the Grenadines due to the stars and starlets, followed by the all-inclusive hotel islands ‘Palm Island’ and ‘Petit Saint Vincent’. A little further west are Canouan and Mayreau. Canouan is known as the ‘poor house’ of the Caribbean. Nevertheless, a holiday resort can also be found there with a beach worth seeing and a relatively cheap bar. There are plenty of anchorages north of the mooring field. But be careful, the floor is covered with stones. If you want to bunker something in front of the cays, you are poorly served here. The shops here are only sorted to a limited extent, although the prices get more expensive the south you get. In our eyes, the island is at best suitable for a nice swim stop and / or for spending the night. ATTENTION: Under no circumstances should you leave your ship unattended, thieves paddle near the ship from the sea side.
Mayreau’s most beautiful bay is in the northwest and is called ‘Salt-Whistle-Bay’. The bay is very busy in high season. If the anchor chain is too short or you really want to be in the front row, it is no longer worth arriving in the late afternoon. On the island you can find a lot of coconuts for self-sufficiency, don’t forget to get rid of ants beforehand! Pay attention to the catamarans from ‘Catlante-600’, not all charter skippers know the right of way rules. 😉
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