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Old 09-27-2015, 09:25 PM   #1
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Default Island hopping Puerto Rico to Grenada

Looking to do a trip starting in PR and making our way south, touching as many islands as possible. Anyone done a trip like this?
-Fly into PR and stay a couple nights.
-From PR, we're thinking of catching boats to each successive island we want to visit. Is this feasible? How much advance planning is recommended? i.e. do we need to book ferries/boats in advance, or can we book them day-of? I'm a fan of leaving trips open-ended to allow for more flexibility.
-Any general tips or tricks for trips like this?

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Old 09-28-2015, 06:09 PM   #2
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I have been to barbados and grenada both are fun. I like grenada better it was easier to get away from the tourists and less crowded. I highly recommend a trip to the river Antoine distillery. There is also an amazing cocoa plantation on the north end of the island of granada that has the best dark chocolate I have ever had.

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If I remember right there are not many ferries between island most people use the local regional airline.

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Old 09-29-2015, 08:50 PM   #4
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That's right. While there are a few inter-island ferries, they are few and far between.

It's much easier - in theory - to go from island to island by air. In practice, this usually means LIAT which stands for "Luggage In Another Town", or "Leaves Island Any Time" or "Late In Again Today". It actually stands for Leeward Islands Air Transport and their reliability and punctuality leave a lot to be desired. Their safety record - on the other hand - is second to none.

I would advise that you don't set yourself too tight a schedule, as delays of one sort or another are almost inevitable. Also, bear in mind that immigration in each country will want to know how long you are staying for, what your intended address is and how you intend to leave.

LIAT used to do a special ticket with which you could make as many journeys as you like within 30 days. I don't know if this is still available, but if it is it will be very good value.

So have fun, but be prepared for irritating delays along the way.
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:48 PM   #5
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Thank you both for the responses! I'm going to look into LIAT.
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