This collection of five uninhabited islands comprise much of Tobago Cays Marine Park, dubbed the "Jewel in the Crown" of the southern Grenadines since its establishment in 1997.
A horseshoe reef shelters the islands, making them fantastic snorkeling. Small sailing vessels, including Star Clipper's Royal Clipper, Club Med 2, Island Windjammers and some Windstar ships call here. But it's primarily the domain of private yachts and day charters.
Commercial cruises shuttle passengers to Petit Bateau for beach barbecues. Infrastructure on the tiny island is limited to a few picnic tables, but the white, sugary sand beaches and calm turquoise water make it an alluring spot. An uphill hiking trail offers nice views of the Grenadines. Locals from nearby islands also arrive on cruise days to sell their own freshly cooked seafood and side dishes. Small boats with names like Magic Carpet, More Fresh and Never Give Up Never bob offshore, and their owners will shuttle snorkelers out to the reef for a small fee.