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“The #1 Spot in Windward Islands.”
Review of Tobago Cays

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Owner description: A collection of several uninhabited islands in the southern section of the Grenadines that offer some of the best beaches for swimming, tanning and snorkeling in the Caribbean.
Vaasa, Finland
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“The #1 Spot in Windward Islands.”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Tobago Cays is like nothing else in the Grenadines, the area is protected from the swell by the large 'horse shoe reef' therefore it's a paradise for snorkeling and just relaxing. If you're in to kite surfing, bring your gear.
We rented a Cat, lagoon 38 (bareboat charter) at St. Vincent via Tropical Yachts, in January 2012. Did island hopping for a week, which was not enough. We will return Jan 2014 to visit the rest of the Grenadines and to stay for several days in Tobago Cays area.

Visited January 2013
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“Tobago Cays - Just beautiful”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The Tobago Cays is a protected area in the Caribbean that has some fantastic view and wonderful marine life. Turtles , Sharks, Rays, Manta Rays, Iguanas, all here to enjoy and experience. My son aged 8 and I spent many hours snorkelling off the boat and from the shores to explore the marine life. Whilst my 11 year old daughter and my wife explored the shallows and the beaches. This is a stop off you can't miss if you are sailing in the Caribbean Waters.
Stayed for 4 days in the shelter of the bay and met other yachtsman and families whilst there.
Personal and memorable experience.

Visited August 2013
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Jersey
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“Catamaran tour of Grenadines”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We booked with Oasis Marigot and were given a 40 foot Catamaran.
We left from Marigot Bay in St Lucia and sailed down the west side of St Vincent, to Becquia, Tobago Cays, Union Island, Palm Island, Young Island and back to St Lucia
The week was a delight . The catamaran was great and we saw some amazing sights, beaches and countryside that you'd never see with a car on land.
The Tobago Cays was the highlight, swimming with wild turtles, rays etc. the colour of the sea was 50 shades of turquoise, an awesome sight.
We were appointed a captain, Stanley, and he had a guy with him that helped out all week, both were more than friendly and great to be around.
We laughed and joked all week and they told us where to go snorkelling, which restaurants to eat at, where to get provisions etc and were invaluable all week.
It also has to be said that at all times and all questions we asked, Oasis Marigot were extreme full helpful and hugely prompt in replying.
Great company to deal with
And a great holiday all round
If I can help with any questions about the Grenadines, I'll gladly do so
Regards
Mark

Visited August 2013
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St Vincent
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“The Tobago Cays”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

This is a world-class site, hopefully soon to be listed as a World Heritage Site.

Five deserted islands, protected by large barrier reefs, the next land to the East being Africa.

The Cays are accessible only by boat, and are uninhabited - in fact it is forbidden by law to build structures there.

The water is crystal clear, the beaches are stunning (one of them being where Captain Jack Sparrow was briefly "marooned"), and since the introduction of the Marine Park, wildlife is returning in abundance - you can now swim with turtles and rays, and you'll see all manner of reef fish, and, ashore, iguanas stroll lazily over the foliage.

The Park Rangers are helpful and knowledgeable.

This is not only a yachtsman's paradise (in the high season one can often find 50 or even 100 yachts anchored there), but great for shore-based day-trippers who can be whiskled over from Union Island in minutes.

The Tobago Cays have to be top of the list of places to visit anywhere in this part of the world.

Visited October 2012
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Ontario
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“A natural wonder of the world!!”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Any trip to this part of the world is incomplete without spending some time in the TCays.
If you can swing it is a place to spend at least a couple of days. Sailing and mooring or anchoring is obviously the way to accomplish this...either bareboating or hiring a charter to take you there. because of it's beauty it sees a fair bit of boat traffic but it is well worth it.
The snorkelling is quite special...we snorkelled off of the beach on the inside of Petit Bateau...first swin was later in the afternoon and the number and variety of fish were astonishing...we swam again the next day at mid day and the sightings were not as numerous (perhaps tide related or related simply to the sunlight in the shallow water)....careful approaching this beach...there are coral heads everywhere....go through the little gap where you see the small tent and local boats......we also snorkelled off of a picture perfect beach on Jamesby....if you climb up to the height of land off this beach look closely and you will find iguanas on the ground and in the trees ...also there are beautiful birds (Tropic Birds I believe) nesting in the little caves and crevices near the top....a wonderful little climb...bring the right shoes in with you to do this mini excursion....off of Baradel there is a sanctuary for Sea Turtles...wonderful to dive with these gentle souls....bring a decent underwater camera and keep the sun behind you...the pictures are amazing.....you will never see such clear water and so many shades of blue....it is truly a spectacular spot.....there will be fellows in various brightly coloured boats from neighbouring islands selling you whatever you want....they are nice fellows and fun to do business with......careful buying lobsters....these are often kept in cages in warm shallow water for some time....if they have an odour to them steer clear....they may have spent some time with one of their less fortunate buddies who didn't survive captivity.
So my point of writing is that you cannot do this spot justice with a brief excursion from the mainland or from a cruise ship....find a way to get there for a full day or two or three and really feel the place. That is true re-creation and it will be the highlight of any trip to the Grenadines!

Visited April 2013
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