From Bridgetown to Mayreau

Champagne and Caviar on the beach in Mayreau

As we boarded, SeaDream 1 was sharing the port of Bridgetown with the Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth and the P&O liner Azura. These two huge ships dwarfed our little ship but at rthe same time made as very pleased that here on board our ship the crew know us by name rather than as a cabin number. Also in port were Tradewinds and Star Clippers Royal Clipper. Quite a busy day for the port’s passenger terminal.

We sailed away at 1800 as night fell and set course for Mayreau the smallest of the inhabited Islands in the Grenadines. It is just one and half square miles big and boasts a population of just 300. It is a popular anchorage for yachts that general anchor off one of other of the islands two amazing beaches.

We anchored off Saline Bay and once ashore hiked up the rather step Station Hill and across to Saltwhistle Bay on the other side of the island.

Starting from the pier we walked up to the Church of the Immaculate Conception to enjoy and photograph the incredible view of the neighbouring Tobago Keys Archipelago.

We arrived back on Saline Beach just in time to enjoy SeaDream’s signature Champagne and Caviar Splash, which sees the ships crew serve champagne and caviar at the waters edge right where the surf crashes onto the golden sand.

Meanwhile under thatched huts the ships chefs prepared a Beach BBQ which smelled divine as it sizzled on the charcoal and tasted jolly good when we sat down to eat it for lunch.

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