Sun, Sea & Diving in the Caribbean: A Relaxing Diving Adventure in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Spend a week diving and relaxing on the secluded island of Petit St. Vincent in the Caribbean. Unplug from the outside world in this tropical paradise, enjoying island life, diving and exploring the incredible underwater world that is right on your doorstep.
Itinerary at a Glance:
- Relax and switch off from the outside world in a private island paradise
- Enjoy beach days, swimming and kayaking
- Dive the beautiful reefs surrounding the island, that are perfect for both beginners and advanced divers
- Dive the marine protected area of Mayreau Island, which is home to wall and wreck dives
- Discover an underwater volcano
- Explore the island's underwater macro life, with an expert guide
- Relax during days on the island, exploring the lush interior, enjoying a spa treatment or swim in the sea
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When To Travel
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Day 1: Fly to the Caribbean
You'll want to make sure that your sunglasses are packed because your relaxing diving holiday in St. Vincent and the Grenadines starts this morning, as you head to the airport to catch your flight to Barbados. You will be met at the airport by one of our representatives who will whisk you through check-in and fast-track you through security - a perk of travelling with us, no matter what class you choose to travel in.
The flight to Bridgetown, Barbados, takes just over eight hours, so you'll want to make sure you have a good book to read, before trying to get some sleep. On arrival into Barbados, you will be met by a representative of Petit St. Vincent who will ensure the smooth transfer to your onward flight to Union Island, which takes just under an hour.
Finally for the last stage of your journey, it's time to hop on
to speedboat to get from Union Island to Petit St. Vincent,
arriving just before sunset. Settle into your room before heading
out for a delicious dinner, celebrating the first night of your
Day 2: Unplug and Unwind
Spend your first day in St. Vincent and the Grenadines enjoying island life on this idyllic, verdant private island surrounded by azure waters. It's an amazing spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, especially when each hotel room is blissfully un-connected. No Wi-Fi means that you can leave your work troubles behind you and focus on spending quality time with those you love.
The rooms at the resort have a welcome understated luxury and a real sense of privacy, with exceptional views over the Caribbean Sea. The resort itself sprawls across the island, which you can explore on foot as you please. Wander down to the sheltered beach for a dip in the bath-warm waters or laze on the sand, basking in the sun.
For those who fancy a slightly more active day, you can enjoy a game of tennis or take out a hobie cat or kayak if you prefer to be on the water.
If you are looking to really unwind, head to the spa or have the spa come to you, with a treatment on your own veranda, complete with the Caribbean breeze rustling through the trees around you.
- Spa treatments
- Sailing trip
Days 3-5: Underwater Delights
This relaxing diving holiday is all about indulgence, so slip into the easy routine of diving, eating, sun-worshipping and snoozing. Each morning, you can enjoy a lazy breakfast before heading to the dive centre to enjoy two tanks of diving on the local reefs.
The dive centre is a Jean-Michel Cousteau centre, expertly run by its enthusiastic and knowledgeable team. Whether you are new to diving or a dab hand, you will be well looked after here. When it comes to diving during your stay, you'll have access to a wide array of local sites, all of which are within easy reach of the resort.
Diving highlights include the drift dive at Mopion Island which is a hotspot for large lobsters and moray eels. In the sand you may see a resting nurse shark, while reef sharks patrol the reef edge. Another highlight has to be Mayreau Island, which is home to the most dive sites in the area and is a marine protected area. The topography here is stunning and different spots around the island offer wall dives, a wreck, and even the chance to dive an underwater volcano! Pelagics are often sighted around here, with visits from eagle rays, sharks and vast schools of fish being prevalent.
There is also a lovely profusion of macro life around the islands, which your eagle-eyed guide will be happy to point out to you. St. Vincent is well-known for critter diving, with the chance to see sea horses, shrimps, flying gurnards and the photographers' favourite; flamingo tongues and fingerprint cyphomas.
Enjoy these days of diving in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and relaxing back on dry land. Come evening time, feast on delicious food, discussing your underwater sightings and planning the next day's adventure.
Day 6: Down Time
Following a week of diving, it's for a day on dry land before heading home.
You have today to explore the beautiful island of Petit St. Vincent, where you can swim right from the shore in the morning sun, take a kayak out and gaze below to spot turtles or book a treatment at the spa to unwind.
If you are looking to explore further afield, we can arrange a day trip to a nearby idyllic island. However you spend your day, be sure to hop over to Mayreau for a rum punch at the Rasta Righteous Bar - you won't regret it!
- Spa treatment
- Watersports at the resort
- Sailing trip to a local island
Days 7-8: Back to Reality
Sadly, today marks the end of your relaxing diving holiday in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the start of your journey home.
This afternoon you will be transferred by speedboat to Union Island, where you will meet your flight back to Bridgetown, arriving in perfect time to catch your flight back to the UK. Your overnight flight takes eight-and-a-half hours, so you have enough time to snooze on the plane, before landing in the early morning.
Emily C, Eleanor and Jacqui are our experts for this itinerary and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.