Wind Star Cruise Review by BVIArabella
- Sail Date: December 2013
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Excellent Cruise on Wind Star! We stayed in the Barbados for 2 days before the cruise at Courtyard by Marriott. The hotel and staff was excellent. Walk across the road to the Coconut Court which is on the beach. They did not seem to care if we walked down their steps to the beach. We ate breakfast there in the morning looking at the beach and water in 80 degrees! Excellent.
If you walk out the Coconut Court and turn left on the beach, walk about 5 minutes, you come to a great boardwalk and it goes to Accra Beach (some call it Rockby Beach). The Accra Resort is on this beach and it is a fabulous beach. There is a bar at the end called the Tiki and a beer there included a chair on the beach. We went there on our day back until our plane left. Great place.
Wind Star was a great cruise.
Over night to St. Lucia was rough. Rolled around the bed most of the night but it wasn't too bad.
Anchored near Pigeon Island. We went to the beach there. It was ok but rather small. You can walk through the gates of the park (Pigeon Island Park) and walk the beach at the Sandals.
In the afternoon the Captain pulled anchor and sailed to the "Pitons". Great sailing with the wind.
Sailed all night to Grenada. Was a bit rough but manageable.
In Grenada, we took a taxi to the Grand Anse Beach. Long and beautiful. We were early so no one bothered us. We walked to the end of the beach and went to "The Owl" beach bar. As long as you buy something they let you use their chairs and washrooms. Beer was 2 for $5 US. I thought was good.
A couple form England were staying at the resort there and told us there was a path to the next beach (Morne Rouge). It was a steep climb but we made it. It was a smaller beach but also had a bar with the same deal as before. Buy a beer and chairs are free.
Both were beautiful walking beaches.
We walked back to Grand Anse and caught a Water Taxi back to the Wind Star. Great little cruise.
Next was Tobago Cays. The water was to rough for a tender so the captain set sail for Union Island. Really wanted to see the waters at Tobago but alas Mother Nature took over.
The beach at Union Island was "rustic". I am thinking this beach (called Chatham Beach) was like the Caribbean used to be. Several little shacks that sold cold drinks and run on solar cells.
We stayed there for most of the day. It was okay.
Next up was Mayreau. Great little island with a beautiful beach. We anchored in Saline Bay by the town of 300 people. My wife and I walked across the island to Salt Whistle Bay. What a beach! Had a beer a the "Last Bar before the Jungle". It was the only bar. People were very friendly. We had a tour "dog" for the whole walk.
The walk is demanding as the road is very steep. We stopped at the church at the top of the hill for a rest. It rained very hard while we were there but it was hot!
Wind Star had a beach barbeque that was exceptional at Mayreau. The water here was crystal clear so bring your snorkel.
Last day was at Bequia. There was a boardwalk along the water through the town. It was worth walking and ended at a small beach were a resort used to operate.
In the pm we took the zodiac for the ship to Princess Margret Beach. Again it was a walkable gorgeous beach. A lady was selling cold drinks (2 for $5 US) but she charged for the chairs ($6.00 each). Great way to end our cruise.
Wind Star had a excellent food and the service was great. Staff were friendly and seemed sincere.
Worth every dollar we spent.
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