Its likely you have never heard of Carriacou, whose name means “Land of Reefs” from the Carib Indians. At 13 square miles, it is the largest of the Grenadine islands lying between St. Vincent and Grenada.
Carriacou is actually part of the nation of Grenada and lies away from the hurricane belt in the tropical southern Caribbean.
The island remains as the Caribbean was before mass tourism changed everything so you won’t find large hotels, fast food restaurants, international shopping, laid-on activities or the trappings of tourism. Instead you’ll find a small, friendly community who love to stop for a chat.
There are small local bars, restaurants and shops, there are also things to do, places to see and glorious empty beaches. But mainly, you can get away from it all with time to unwind, reconnect with nature and rediscover the more important aspects of life.
The local people, known as Kayaks, have European and South American influences, but they are particularly proud of their African roots – as you will see if you catch a traditional Big Drum Dance at one of the many celebrations or festivals.
Facilities and things to do
Places to eat
Paradise Beach Club
Fig N’ Bluggoe
Bogles Roundhouse Restaurant
Reef Restaurant and Bar
La Playa Beach Bar
Tim’s Beach Bar – Anse La Roche
Mermaid Restaurant and Bar
Off the Hook
Hard Wood Bar
Laurena Jerk Centre
A variety of snack bars, bars and restaurants are available in Hillsborough
Patti’s Deli sells a selection of international foods and is a great place to stop by for picnic supplies