Caribbean Tourism

Petit Martinique

Petite Martinique (pop: 800), is the only offshore island from Carriacou on which people live, about 900-1,000 of them, descended from French fishermen, Glaswegian shipwrights, pirates and slaves. Its area is 486 acres, rising to a small, volcanic peak.


The principal occupations are boatbuilding and fishing. There is a dock with fuel, water, ice and other yachting supplies. There was excitement in 1997 when the government proposed to build a house for 12 Coast Guard personnel in the campaign against drug smuggling. Hundreds of people, about half the population, turned out to demonstrate against the arrival of government surveyors and clashed with armed police and the Special Services Unit.

Accommodation at E Sea Side View Holiday Cottages, T4439007, F4439210, one two-bedroomed and two one-bedroomed, self-contained cottages near beach, supermarket and boutique. E Miracle Mart Guest House, T4439065, F4439022, Email: jhin...@caribsurf.com Three rooms, four beds, fan, kitchen, restaurant. Palm Beach Restaurant and Bar, menu emphasizes seafood, good roti, free water taxi service for those anchored in Petit St Vincent, Monday-Saturday 1000-2200, Sunday 1400-2200, T4439103, VHF 16.


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The Interior

Mount St Catherine can be climbed quite easily, contrary to popular opinion, although in places it is a climb rather than a walk. There are...

The North Coast

Just outside Victoria, another fishing port and capital of St Mark’s Parish, is a rock in the sea with Amerindian petroglyphs on it (best...

The Southwest

From the Carenage, you can take a road which goes round the Lagoon, another sunken volcanic crater, now a yacht anchorage. It is overlooked...

St George’s

The island’s capital, St George’s, with its terraces of pale, colour-washed houses and cheerful red roofs, was established in 1705 by...

The West Coast

The west coast road from St George’s has been rebuilt with funds from the government, the Caribbean Development Bank, the EEC and USAID. It...

The Windward Islands

The Windward Islands include four independent nations: Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada as well as the French...

The East Coast

On the east side of the island, Amerindian remains can be seen on rock carvings near Hermitage (look for a sign on the road) and at an...