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I will be sailing around the Grenadines this July. Has anyone cruised in this area and have any tips as to where is essential to eat?

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  1. We sailed last year with our children so couldn't soak up the local cuisine (since it's not chicken nuggets and pizza). Bequia had a good amount of restaurants. What I will recommend is stay away from Basils on Mustique, overrated and over priced. We got the feeling that boaters were not treated the same as the island vacationers. If you're going in the summer it will be off season and your selection will be less. We're going back end of May and will have a better report for you since it will be three couples without kids.

    1. I was in the Grenadines and saw 11 islands in 7 days..it was a whirlwind. We dined in fancy resorts and didn't have a chance to try to local cuisines. I did love Mac's Pizza in Bequia.

      1. Mac's Pizza, Mac's Pizza, Mac's Pizza!!!!! They have the best breakfast (never ate the pizza lol!!!) with guava jelly. Oh yummy yummy!!!!

        1. The French Restuarant on St. Vincent, the Hummingbird on St. lucia (Soufriere), Sunset Grill on Palm Island, the (only) restaurant on PSV, most everywhere on Bequia, and so on. Maybe the most memorable meal was grilling lobsters on the stern while anchored at Tobago Cays. Recommend drinks at Salt Whistle Bay. Basil's is ok for a drink but try the Firefly for decent food on Mustique. The tiny bar/restaurant at Wallilabou is a major hoot if rustic is your thing.

          1. Second Salt Whistle Bay..this little outpost is a gem. The water clarity all around the Tobago Cays is incredible...I had lunch at Palm..that island is incredible.

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            1. re: phelana

              Sailing the EC is tremendous fun.

            2. The Aquarium Restaurant in Grenada near the airport. Beautiful setting and great food - the Spice Parfait dessert is a must!

              1. Just back from a week in Bequia. Everyplace we ate -- Tantie Pearl's, Coco's, Porthole (lunch only, but the most amazing home-made juices and ginger beer) was recommendable, except Firefly. The service was great, but the cost-benefit ration was way off, particularily given the wide availability of authentic local cooking. I didnt really enjoy my meal at Maria's French Terrace, but that was me and not the food -- I go to the Caribbean for fish and rice and beer, not cream and garlic!

                A welcome new addition since our last visit is the new coffee bar at the Gingerbread House. It is great to be able to have a latte fix looking out over the morning activity in the harbour.

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                1. re: painperdu

                  I know I am coming late to this discussion, but the Green Bolly in the harbor on Bequia is one of my favorite spots on this planet. Have a beer, some cheap local eats and soak up the view under the trees.

                  1. re: ocshooter

                    Thanks for the tip ocshooter,

                    Stopped in at the Green Bolly last week. Curried conch with rice and sauteed callaloo was the delicious special and the hairoun beers are $5EC. I told owner Hyston about your "favorite spots on this planet" comment and he seemed genuinely touched. We had many laughs and hairouns.

                    Lyston and son Andy send their regards.

                    Also tried painperdu's tips for Portholes fantastic homemade ginger beer and Coco's (curried chicken and conch cakes). Both were great.

                    PS Heavy humid 20+ knot steady wind and 5-7' seas. An AWESOME monohull sailing week.