Carriacou (pronounced ‘carry-a-cou’ and meaning isle of reefs) is one of Grenada’s sister islands – the other being Petite Martinique. They both offer the perfect hideaway for those who want to escape the beaten tourist track and are looking for privacy and seclusion – when the slow laid back pace of life in Grenada gets too much locals and visitors alike escape to Carriacou.
Carriacou, at just 13 square miles and with a population of approximately 6,000 people, is the largest and most southern island in the Grenadines – the small island chain between St Vincent and Grenada where some of the most exclusive island destinations in the world, including Mustique, the playground for the rich and famous, are hidden away.
Carriacou has many unspoilt deserted beaches, pristine coves and countless outlying uninhabited islands. Carriacou’s interior consists of wooded mountainous terrain giving spectacular views towards Grenada to the south and the rest of the Grenadine islands to the north. Carriacou has a natural beauty which adds to its appeal and has often been described by travel writers as an ‘uncut diamond’.
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