Petit Martinique in Carriacou – Grenada is a small island in Grenada that measures only about five hundred and eight-six acres.
Nevertheless, small though it may be, it is still a tourist hotspot in Grenada particularly for those who wish to enjoy Grenada’s beaches without the usual tourist crowd.
Petit Martinique in Carriacou – Grenada is located about two and one-half miles off Carriacou within the northern section of the island of Grenada.
The easiest way to reach Petit Martinique in Carriacou – Grenada is via a ferry ride from Carriacou. There are ferry operators that you can find right in the island that have run twice per day: once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
What to See and Do
Petit Martinique in Carriacou – Grenada is suitable for those looking to enjoy the more quiet beaches of Grenada. Here, you can have a relaxing stay by the beachside on your lounge chair without worry of being interrupted by hordes of tourists and even locals.
The waters are relatively calm which make these the perfect spot for swimming and snorkeling.
There is also a restaurant and bar by the beachside where you can dine al fresco while taking in the breathtaking view of the waters of the beach.
Being a small fishing village, you can also find the freshest seafood which you can buy at the fish market plus plenty of fresh local produce.
There is also a small boutique right in the island where you can buy clothes and other fashion accessories; a candy shop for kids plus an internet café for those who wish to communicate to friends and family back home or even check something for your work.
Finally, you shouldn’t miss out on watching the boat builders create one of the island’s unique boats.
Petit Martinique in Carriacou – Grenada is a small island inhabited by only about nine hundred people. The island is part of the tri-island state of the country which includes Carriacou and Grenada.
The island was said to have been founded by a Frenchman simply known as Mr. Pierre who hails from Martinique. Seeing that the island has a close resemblance to Martinique, he thus named it Little Martinique or Petit Martinique.
Accommodations around Petit Martinique in Carriacou – Grenada are via guest houses. There are two main guest houses in the island and rooms here cost about US$35 to US$45 for single rooms and US$45 to US$70 for double rooms.
Petit Martinique in Carriacou – Grenada is also popular among tourists and locals for its annual Regatta Festival which the island has been hosting for the past twenty-six years.