Thanks Travelhat, I'm humbled by your comment.

Denverdon my suggestions for a first-time visit would be:

Grenada: Grand Anse Beach is the best beach on your itinerary, water taxis are readily available at the cruise port. When you get off at the beach turn right and head for the palm tree, ask for Marley to rent chairs, in the vendors market Janice (stall #8) has cold beers, Esters (#6) for the best mojitos on the island, and the Fish Pot (#5) for a nice local lunch.
Alternatively, you could visit the market in St. Georges and pick up fresh spices then take a taxi tour covering Annandale Falls, Grand E’Tang park and a hike up to Seven Sisters Falls.

Bequia: Take a taxi tour of the island; we use Ben he is an older gentleman with thick glasses, he doesn’t park at the taxi stand by the dock but from the dock turn right and follow the roadway, he usually parks his blueish van next to the marine supply store, rates are $20 US an hour. Stop at Fort Hamilton for great photos of the harbor, the Turtle Sanctuary, high peaks, then have him drop you at the Bequia Beach Hotel on Friendship Bay for a nice lunch and drinks in a really great setting. The bay is good for swimming, there are some small breakers at the shoreline but they are easily managed. Get the drivers number or pre-arrange a pickup time.
Alternatively, you could return to Port Elizabeth after your taxi tour and take the walkway over to Princess Margaret Beach for lunch and drinks at Jacks, the water can be rough if the northern swells are running.
Bequia is one of the better places to go diving from if you are a diver, arrange in advance with Dive Bequia.

St. Vincent: The island isn’t set up for tourism, there is a nice botanical garden in town worth a hour and a half visit. Kingstown itself is a working city. Lots of bars and restaurants and the best market in the Windwards, lots of hustle and bustle and it can be a little daunting at first.
You could arrange a taxi tour up to Dark View Falls at the far north of the island and stop along the way as per the driver’s recommendations. If you stop in Cumberland Bay mention Skyelark in any of the beach bars. I would skip the Pirates of the Caribbean set, it is well past it’s prime.

St. Lucia:
Arrange a full day taxi in advance, should run $200 a day, Spencer Ambrose and PHV tours come highly recommended. Head to the Soufriere area as soon as you can and stop at the Tet Du Paul (sp) trail, it’s an easy 45-minute walk with stunning views of the Pitons. Go over to the mud baths and sulpher springs, it will be crowed with a ship in port. Afterwards stop for lunch in Soufriere and go to Hummingbird Beach for nice snorkeling right from shore.
Alternatively take a taxi to Pigeon Point, nice local restaurants and bars outside the park, you can also rent beach chairs there. It has become popular with cruise ships so it can get busy but is still better than Reduit Beach. Ask for Trendy, one of the beach vendors and tell him I said hello.
Vigie Beach is near the cruise port behind the small airport, they’ve recently built a lot of small bars and restaurants there.

Martinique: Can’t help much there, I’ve only made a couple overnight stops but get out of Fort De France and maybe head for St. Pierre enjoy the day at the little cafes and bars along the waterfront.


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