Carriacou Island self-catering holiday apartments are located in sight of the sea and the hills within walking distance of the local beaches. A stay at a Carriacou Island vacation villa offers everything you would expect from a Caribbean island, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, swimming and glorious stretches of beach. As the island is only 13 square miles everything you could want during a holiday in an apartment in Carriacou Island is either within an easy walk or a short drive; that includes the town of Hillsborough, for restaurants and nightlife, Hillsborough Bay with its white coral sand beach and all the other beaches and sights. A great day out while staying in a Carriacou Island self-catering vacation rental is to take a boat trip to one of the smaller islands, including White Island Marine Park, which provides great snorkelling with easy access to coral gardens. Another nature outing while staying in a holiday villa in Carriacou Island is to Petite Carenage Beach via a marked trail through the mangroves; this is the beach where turtles lay their eggs and there are guided night tours of the mangoes and nesting sites. For those interested in wildlife and hiking during a stay in a Carriacou Island vacation apartment there is also the High North Peak, a 956 foot elevation within a National Park, where iguanas, soldier crabs, land tortoises and a several species of bird can be spotted.
Weather The climate for Carriacou Island holiday villas is tropical with two seasons; the wet season from July to December and the dry season between January and June thanks to the trade winds. Temperatures are always in the high 30’s.
Best time to visit Probably the best time to visit a vacation apartment in Carriacou Island is during the dry season when the beaches and diving are best enjoyed.
Reaching Carriacou Island The closest International airport for Carriacou Island holiday villas and apartments is Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) on Grenada; there is a 20 minute connecting flight from there to Lauriston Airport (CRU) on Carriacou Island or a two hour ferry.