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.