St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority
Jane E. Zarem
Jane E. Zarem
Known as the “Jewel in the Crown” of the Southern Grenadines, Tobago Cays Marine Park comprises five picture-perfect, uninhabited islands surrounded by a clear lagoon. Here, you’ll find sea turtle nesting sites and feeding areas, small systems of mangroves, and the most well-developed coral reef complexes in St. Vincent. Swim with the resident turtles, snorkel around the almost 2.5-mile-long Horseshoe Reef, or simply relax on a magnificent white-sand beach—each island has at least one.
Five picture-perfect, uninhabited islands surround a clear lagoon where you can snorkel and swim with the resident turtles. Each island has at least one magnificent white-sand beach studded with palm trees. A day on the beach (or underwater) at Tobago Cays is a day you’ll remember forever.
Immerse Yourself in a Park Like No Other
Few places on the entire planet can rival this Caribbean destination for shear awe-inspiring, natural beauty. It’s almost as though a divine architect took a poll of our deepest tropical desires only to render them in a masterpiece of turquoise, ultra-marine, pink and emerald. See those guys in the boat? They’re the park rangers! Possibly one of the best jobs in the world. Visit this national park via short boat rides from the Petit St. Vincent Resort, Union Island, Canouan, or most other nearby islands in the Grenadines.
Heaven on Earth AKA Petite Tabac
Petite Tabac is one of five tiny islets that make up the Tobago Cays archipelago in the Grenadines. Everything you could ever want in a deserted island paradise is here. You’ll find shallow, crystalline waters teaming with colorful sea life including graceful sea turtles gliding to and fro. The borderline where sea reluctantly gives way to land couldn’t be graced with more picture-perfect white sand. And coconut trees dot the area just beyond—their fronds splashing green brush strokes across the azure sky and blessed patches of shade across the ground. Further inland on these tiny isles of perfection you’ll find box tortoises lumbering along the ground and long, tan iguanas lounging in the trees. All the while, sea birds call from their nests in the rocks or as they lazily circle high in the sky. But how to get there? Well, at this very moment, you can find airfares from Miami International Airport aboard American Airlines to Grenada for just over $600 roundtrip. From Grenada, you could hop a quick flight aboard SVGair to Union Island for just $175 roundtrip. Now, so desperately close to the Tobago Cays you can easily see them on horizon, it’s simply a matter of paying a water taxi less than $10 for a quick ride over to the immaculate waters pictured above.