In between your sessions or on a lazy morning, take a walk through Union Island or Mayreau and breathe in the Caribbean vibe. People are super friendly and really laid-back. Don’t expect crazy parties or clubs – these are small, sleepy towns, although the full moon party at the JT Pro Center once a month is an exception… Visiting the other non-kiteable islands of the Grenadines is definitely worth it. Daily ferries will take you there. The biggest island, Saint Vincent, is lush and green, and waterfalls can be found round every corner. Bequia, the second largest island, is the postcard blueprint of a Caribbean island.
Back to kitespots… Next to the Tobago Cays, you will find the island where Captain Jack Sparrow was stranded, without a kite but with rum. This pirate island, Petit Tabac, is only a small piece of land, but with perfect conditions. From here, you can kite downwind to Union Island again. On Union Island itself, our favorite spot is Frigate Rock – ask your organizer or captain to take you there – flat water, a tiny beach with some furniture to chill on, lots of space on the water… the best spot ever! ■