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Listed under Islands in Grenada.

  •  Bay and Reefs, Hillsborough, Carriacou
  • Grenada to Carriacou Ferry
  • Main Street, Carriacou
  • Road sign, Carriacou
  • Photo of Carriacou
  • Boatbuilder, Windward
  • Beach near Hillsborough
  • Sunset, Carriacou
 Bay and Reefs, Hillsborough, Carriacou
Bay and Reefs, Hillsborough, Carriacou
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If you're enjoying the relaxing feel of a holiday in Grenada, you'll enjoy the even more laid back island of Carriacou. It's a short flight from Grenada for those in a hurry, but the two-hour Osprey ferry trip from Grenada's harbour at St George is cheaper and gives you great views of blue seas and green islands.

Nearby is a superb sandy beach, very natural with green bushes and palm trees behind.

Carriacou has buses, or you can get a taxi tour round the island. This takes in the Princess Royal Hospital which is high up in the hills and has a wide view over Hillsborough and the reefs and islands.

The settlement of Windward is on the tour, famous for a tradition of building wooden sailing boats on the beach.

Carriacou's reefs, on the sheltered western side of the island, have corals, giant blue barrel sponges and lots of fish life. Great for learning to dive in warm sheltered water, with more challenging deeper dives and drift dives too. Deefer Diving Carriacou is near the beach in Hillsborough with easy access to some beautiful reef sites.

Just a couple of days in Carriacou leaves a lasting impression of this friendly, beautiful island. A week could restore the sanity of the most frazzled overworker!

Written by  Jenny Fowler.

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