A trip to Grenada is never complete without a trip to Carriacou. This island’s charm is its laidback rejuvenating respite from the fast-paced world and the deeply rooted traditions that are cherished by its citizens. Carriacou (Karry-a-cou) which means “Isle of Reefs” is just 90 minutes by ferry or 20 minutes by plane from the mainland Grenada.
It is the destination’s second-largest island, measuring just 13 square miles, with a population of 8,000. The tiny island is known as an excellent dive and snorkel destination with clear waters, pristine coral reefs, and magical drifts. It also has the distinction of being the largest Grenadine island. Carriacou boasts a dynamic culture, steeped in ancestral traditions – all of which reflect the rich African and Scottish ancestry of its inhabitants. Even today, African big drum nation dance and European quadrille are common staples at celebrations and festivals.