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Carriacou's rich past has rendered many historical sites of interest scattered throughout the island including wells, plantations, and windmill ruins both British & French. Other places to visit are the Carriacou Museum , Windward Boat Yard, Botanical Gardens, Anglican Rectory Garden, Canute Calliste Art Gallery, Oyster Beds.
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When you're ready to leave your hammock , Carriacou offers an array of activities and
points of interest.
Uncrowded sandy beaches, surrounding coral reefs, provide swimming and snorkeling opportunities. Paradise Beach , easily accessible by bus, has a changing/shower facility and food & beverage vendors while scenic Anse La Roche Beach outing requires a hike through the forest and toting your lunch.
Carriacou is surrounded by several lovely little nearby islets that make ideal destinations for day trips. Speed boats can be hired to transport you to and from for a reasonable fee. There's a great day trip to the Tobago Cayes with Scaramouche,
out of Union Island or on Mostly Harmless from
Carriacou. Check out Isle of Reefs Tours for a super day trip to to Sandy Island, White Island or the Tobago Cayes.
Scuba diving & snorkeling trips can be organized through one of the three Carriacou dive shops on the island, Deefer Diving, Arawak Divers, Lumba Dive. Dive excursions range from off shore reefs to walls & drop offs with an array of colorful fish, coral, plant life and wrecks.
Explore the seashore and mangrove
maze in Tyrrel Bay in a sea kayak,
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Many old tracks and trails criss-crossing Carriacou which make for good hiking with scenic vistas. The countryside is very hilly and steep in some places, but worth the effort to reach some breath taking views and Caribbean historic ruins.
Touring Carriacou with a taxi driver will reveal some interesting lore about the island. Or rent a jeep and go exploring on your own. Don't forget to check out the boat building in Windward.
Carriacou is sleepy island with an evening out consisting of gathering at the local rum shops and swapping stories or playing dominoes. However, occasionally live musical entertainment featuring steel pan drums, local string band music, or dancing to a DJ's selections can be found at a few night clubs here & there. Look for LaPlaya Beach Bar in Hillsborough, Off the Hook Beach Bar on Paradise Beach in L'Esterre, or Lambi Queen in Harvey Vale or Lazy Turtle Pizzeria in Hermitage.
The rich cultural heritage of Carriacou is celebrated at four major festivals during the year : Carriacou Carnival Monday usually in February (preceding Ash Wednesday), Carriacou Maroon Music Festival, held the last weekend in April, Carriacou Regatta, the last weekend in July and Carriacou Parang Festival , the weekend before Christmas. There are other smaller, less formal regattas in Carriacou and Petite Martinique throughout the year.
Several restaurants in Carriacou offering a range of fare including West Indian cuisine, sea food, and International. Many are in Hillsborough while others are scattered over the island. Prices vary between $15.00 to 40.00 US per person.
Some of our favorites are Slipway Restaurant, Pizza Meh Heart, Bogels Round House, and Hardwood Bar .
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for events schedule