Wallilabou Bay was our introduction to St Vincent. It’s one of our favorite bays so far – the vibe, the people and the character combine to make you want to stay just one more day.
it also happens to be the place where most of the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie was shot and so the locals obviously try and cash in on it. Most of the sets from the movie are still intact and some house the bay’s “yacht club” and restaurant. Unfortunately the owners are a bit too enthusiastic with their prices – EC$45 for a mediocre meal when you can get an amazing plate of food in town for EC$5 – 10. The locals have lent their colorful Caribbean spice to the remaining sets so it’s not quite what you see in the movie anymore.
we met some great new friends here, in our age group (so many old cruisers not keen to make friends) – a group of 5 Germans, with which we did a day trip to the Dark View waterfalls with and another boat with 2 Swiss guys and a French girl. All really friendly and good company.
we all did a group mission to the local bar called Pirates Retreat. It’s owned by a brilliant character called Tony and if you do ever find yourself in Wallilabou you MUST give his bar a visit – not only is he a great person, one of the best we’ve met so far, but he makes a ridiculously good rum punch. deceptively strong…
next stop Bequia, to reunite with our Italian friends Miki & Francesco!!!!