The Grenadine Islands are located in southern portion
of the Lesser Antilles south of St. Vincent, north of Grenada and west
of Barbados, at 12 degrees north and 61 degrees west. There are many islands
including the Tobago Cays which are four islands.
Our trip focused on the Tobago Cays which are composed
of Petit Rameau, Baradal, Jamesby, and Petit Tabac. The Tobago Cays are
located in the southern end of the Grenadines, northeast of Union Island.
The four islands of the Tobago Cays are all very close together with just
enough room for a tall ship ship to navigate through them. All four islands
are very small, and are surrounded by the horeshoe coral reef. They are
not populated and are covered in scrub vegetation. This is a popular area
for tourists to stop and enjoy the scenery.
The islands themselves have nice sandy beaches which
are dotted by palm trees. There is always a nice breeze which is taken
advantage of by windsurfers and sailors.
Map of Grenadines
Tobago Cays from the air