EASTERN CARIBBEAN & GRENADINES
Day 1 - UK > St. John’s, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Welcome to St John's, enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 2 - St. John’s
Transfer to your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht and embark on your discovery of the Eastern Caribbean and the Grenadines.
Day 3 - Saint-Pierre, Martinique
Home to around 5,000 people, the village of Saint-Pierre was once almost wiped off the map in less than two minutes during an eruption of the Mount Pelée volcano in 1902. In more recent years, Saint-Pierre (also known as ‘Little Paris’) has been named as the 101st ‘City of Art and History’. A visit to Saint-Pierre will allow you to discover a few remnants of Martinique’s colonial history: the old theatre, the ruins of the island’s fort and the dungeon of Cyparis, as well as the wonderful site it is today, facing a gorgeous bay and leaning in the foothills of Mount Pelée.
Day 4 - Port Elizabeth, Bequia Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The second largest in the Grenadines Island chain, and Bequia's main port, is Port Elizabeth. It is a tranquil and quiet destination built along a picturesque little bay with forested hills behind. The most popular sights in town are the open-air market, which gives a very 18th-century feel, as well as the Belmont Walkway known for the town’s best shops and restaurants along Admiralty Bay.
Day 5 - Tobago Cays, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The Tobago Cays are an archipelago located in the southern Grenadines, famous for five small uninhabited islands: Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau, Baradal, Petit Tobac and Jamesby. The main attraction here is the Tobago Cays Marine Park, a national park and wildlife reserve. Renowned for its massive 1,400-acre lagoon, the park is surrounded by the vivid horseshoe-shaped reef. This is an idyllic area to enjoy sand-bottomed and crystal-clear waters teeming with colourful fish and turtles.
Day 6 - Mayreau Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Mayreau is the smallest of the Grenadines’ uninhabited islands, with a surface area of only 4 square kilometres (1.5 square miles). The population of Mayreau is no more than 250 people who live in the village on the island’s highest hill, Station Hill. The charming little church and community centre at the top of the hill provide spectacular views over the islands. On a clear day, one can see both Grenada and St. Vincent, as well as the nearby islands, showcasing the pretty colours of the reefs and waters around the Tobago Cays. Today you will enjoy a barbeque on shore together with your fellow travellers.
Day 7 - Soufrière, Saint Lucia
Soufrière was the original capital of Saint Lucia and is one of the island’s most memorable spots. The town has kept the spirit of the French colonialists who first settled there but were later followed by the British. Soufrière is situated in the Qualibou Depression, the crater of a dormant volcano, so one can enjoy hot springs and geothermal fields, as well as botanical gardens and waterfalls all in the same area. Later, you’ll visit the Glittering Beach, where you can indulge in the warm sunshine from your lounger or take a refreshing swim in the azure Caribbean waters.
Day 8 - Terre-de-Haut, Îles des Saintes, Guadeloupe
A visit to Terre-de-Haut is like taking a trip to the South of France – with the addition of just a few more palm trees and white-sand beaches. Situated off the beaten path, Les Saintes’ eight peaceful tropical islands are part of a volcanic archipelago fully encircled by shallow reefs. The history and culture of the Îles des Saintes are to be discovered in Fort Napoléon, where one can also get to know the local flora and fauna at the botanical gardens. Don’t miss the chance to try the island’s signature dish, le tourment d’amour, a small tart with coconut jam and covered in sponge cake.
Day 9 - St. John’s, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda > UK
Your time aboard your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht comes to an end in St. John’s. After bidding farewell to the crew and your fellow guests, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.