Island Hopping in the Caribbean
Who: Couples, Honeymoons and Families

15 Days

From £5,695pp

Island Hopping, Wreck Diving & Inland Adventures in the Caribbean: Diving in Grenada and St. Vincent

Ollie is here to help give you the inside track.

Spend two weeks in the Caribbean exploring some of the best diving the region has to offer. Island hop between Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines diving in the crystal clear waters and exploring the lush island interiors.

Itinerary at a Glance:
  • Discover the hidden diving gem that is Grenada, with its incredible dive sites and delightful lack of other divers; diving here cannot be missed
  • Dive in Marine Protected areas such as Flamingo Bay and Moliniere Reef, both of which are bursting with life
  • Dive the Bianca C, the most famous wreck in the Caribbean
  • Stay on a luxurious private island in St Vincent
  • Explore untouched parts of Grenada's lush interior
  • Dive the Puruni Wreck, which is perfect for beginners and underwater photographers

Why Book with Original Diving?

Just a few of the extra touches that come as standard on an Original Diving holiday...
100% Carbon Off-setting
UK Departure Assistance
Fast Track UK Check-in
Fast Track UK Security
UK Airport Lounge Access
Pre-booked Airline Seats
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When To Travel

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All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do

Day 1: Grenada-bound

Pack your backs because your island hopping adventure begins this morning. You will be met at the airport by one of our representatives, who will assist you through the check-in and security process and settle you in the lounge. This is included when you travel with us, no matter your preferred class of travel.

The flight from London to Grenada takes just over ten hours, with a short touchdown in St. Lucia where you will remain on the plane before heading on to Grenada. On arrival into Grenada you will be met by a representative of the hotel, who will be with you for the ten-minute car journey to your hotel. You'll arrive in perfect time to settle in before heading down to the beach bar for a sundowner, toasting your first night in the Caribbean.

Days 2-5: Dive Grenada

After a leisurely breakfast on your first morning, overlooking the beautiful white sand crescent beach that is Grand Anse, it's time to meander down to the onsite dive centre to get checked in for a week's diving.

Grenada is something of a hidden gem when it comes to Caribbean diving, with relatively few divers on the island's reefs. Don't be fooled by the island's humble reputation, there is some fantastic diving to be had here, which is greatly improved by the lack of other divers!

During the next few days, you'll be diving with Dive Grenada, who run a superb operation. Small dive groups mean that you can expect a really personalised service, with a guide that will be sure to focus on what really interests you.

You'll have access to over 30 dives sites over the next three days, with highlights including sites within the Marine Protected Area such as Flamingo Bay and Moliniere Reef. Look out for turtles cruising over the reefs, stopping for a munch on bright purple sponges and
other popular reef inhabitants, who live around in reefs in abundance. You'll see spotted drums, yellow tail snappers and anthias as well as favourites like reef octopus and longsnout seahorses, which never fail to enthuse divers, no matter if you are a beginner or an underwater connoisseur.

If wrecks are more your thing, you will have plenty to choose from, with 12 wrecks located close to your hotel. Be sure not to miss a trip to Bianca C, hailed the 'Titanic of the Caribbean' due to her sheer size. The enormous cruise liner sank in 1961 and now welcomes marine visitors such as squadrons of spotted eagle rays, reef sharks and barracudas, making it an unmissable dive.

"For something a little unusual, head out for a dive at the nearby underwater sculpture park just a few minutes off Grand Anse beach."
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Jacqui Brooks

Additional Activities

  • Watersports
  • Spa treatments
  • Sailing trip
  • Snorkelling

Day 6: Inland Activities

Today you'll have the chance to explore the lush interior of Grenada. Rent an open top 4x4 and wind your way around the lesser-explored areas of this emerald island, including the Grand Etang Crater Lake and National Park. The drive itself feels like an adventure and a chance to get off the beaten track, getting a flavour of local life. There are a series of waterfalls nestled in the rainforest, home to fresh plunge pools that are worth visiting for a dip in their crystal waters.

If you just can't get enough of the water, you can opt to spend the day out on a hobie cat or paddleboard, launching straight from the beach, which is also the perfect spot for swimming and water sports.

This evening (if it's a Friday), head down to Gouyave, to join in the local fish fry where you can taste the freshest of the day's catch, which is cooked over open fires. It's a feast for the senses, with local music, dancing and the aroma of Caribbean-spiced food wafting among the street vendors.

"Between March and June you’ll also be in with a chance of witnessing the prehistoric giant leatherback turtle labouring up the beach to lay her eggs at Levera Beach in the north of the island."
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Jacqui Brooks

Additional Activities

  • Spa treatment
  • Shopping in St. George's
  • River fun tubing

Day 7: To St. Vincent

Today you will be heading off to the next stop on your Caribbean island hopping adventure - St. Vincent and the Grenadines. You will be privately transferred to the airport in time to catch your flight to Bridgetown. Your short flight only takes around an hour.

Once you've arrived in Bridgetown you will be met by a representative of Petit St. Vincent and whisked off to catch your connecting flight to Union Island. The flight time is around 40 minutes and once you've landed it's time to hop into a speedboat for the short journey to the private island resort of Petit St. Vincent.

Take your time to settle into your delightful cottage overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. This is something of a haven where you can switch off from the outside world, helped by the lack of Wi-Fi in the rooms.


Days 8-12: Diving Petit St. Vincent

During your stay at Petit St. Vincent you'll have access to a wide variety of dive sites. Check in with the dive centre on your first day to schedule your dives around what you are most interested in seeing while you are here.

There are a number of different areas you will be able to dive from Petit St. Vincent, with highlights including Punaise Reef, which gently slopes to around 25 metres. Here you can see lobsters, sharks, eagle rays and black and white tip reef sharks. The Puruni Wreck is a 1918 gunship which is perfect for beginners to explore, thanks to its shallow depth. The shallow location of the wreck also makes the light filtration here fantastic for photographers.

For macro enthusiasts, make sure you head to Chatham Bay where you can spot blennies, flatworms and flying gurnards in the sand, as well as the peculiar shortnose batfish.

Enjoy days that are jam packed with diving and evenings full of fun, with delicious meals, cocktails and comparing diving experiences.

"For advanced divers looking for something special, head out to Sail Rock on a full day where strong currents bring in a wealth of pelagics around a stark pinnacle rising from the depths. Expect to see large schools of fish, sharks, turtles, stingrays and even an old cannon! The odd tiger shark has even been spotted here, so keep your eyes peeled."
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Jacqui Brooks

Day 13: Set Sail for the Tobago Cays

We've arranged something very special for the last day of your adventure island hopping in the Caribbean - a day's boat charter island hopping between the local islands. Your private yacht will pick you up at the Petit St. Vincent dock, ready to set sail cruising through gin clear waters, between deserted white sandy beaches and enjoying a spot of fishing while you're at it. Make sure to pack your snorkel so that you can jump into the water and while away the afternoon, inspecting the reefs around the Tobago Cays.

Once you are back at the hotel, head down to the beach for dinner, watching the sun set over the ocean and sipping on a cocktail, toasting an amazing diving adventure.

Days 14-15: Home Time

Sadly, today marks the end of your Caribbean adventure. This afternoon you will be transferred by speedboat to Union Island, where you will meet your flight back to Bridgetown, ready to catch your flight back to London.

Your international flight takes around eight hours and 30 minutes, flying through the night, arriving in London in the early morning.

All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
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A Rough Idea of Price

While all of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like time of year and level of accommodation, we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost. The below prices are based on two people sharing.

This Itinerary

If you would like to book the exact itinerary mentioned above, with economy flights, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels.

From

£6,700pp

Bare Necessities

If you would like to pare back the above itinerary by travelling at non-peak times, staying in a standard room and removing some or all of the guided activities.

From

£5,695pp

Bells & Whistles

If you are looking for something extra special and would like to add business or first class flights, stay in top room categories at some of the most luxurious hotels we work with, and add more activities and guiding.

From

£8,040pp

Ollie is our expert for this itinerary and as a seasoned traveller they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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