Day 6 - Mayreau

Nothing symbolizes a Caribbean vacation like a day at the beach. Windstar has taken the day at the beach to a whole new level with its signature Beach BBQ Party on Mayreau, a tiny island in the Grenadines.

The beach at Mayreau

The beach at Mayreau

We took a ship's tender to the island and were greeted with a cool, refreshing punch drink when we disembarked the tender.

Rum punch is served to arriving guests

Rum punch is served to arriving guests

As soon as we hit the beach, we found a couple of open loungers (there were plenty available) then headed straight for the kayaks. Star Pride crew members have brought all of the water toys over from the ship for guests to enjoy from the beach.

Kayak waiting on the beach

Kayak waiting on the beach

We each put on a life jacket and a crew member helped us get the kayak into the water and handed us the paddles. The waters are very calm close to the shore. However, the crew member warned me not to take my camera just in case we "tip over". So, no photos of the actual kayaking. We paddled around the area, staying within 300 yards of the shore, for about 30 minutes. When we returned the kayak, Rickee decided she wanted to try out the paddleboard.

Rickee tries the paddleboard for the first time

Rickee tries the paddleboard for the first time

After Rickee's paddleboarding adventure, it was time to check out the Beach BBQ. The crew has set up a massive buffet with burgers, hot dogs, Jerk chicken, fish burritos, a variety of salads, delicious shrimp mac & cheese, and more.

Crew keep the jerk chicken warm under the foil

Crew keep the jerk chicken warm under the foil

Rickee and I filled our plates and found a table in the shade to enjoy our lunch. We have been to dozens of beach BBQs over the years with a variety of cruise lines. I must say, I think the facilities at Mayreau are some of the nicest we have seen. And, the Beach BBQ was very well executed. The surfboard cookies were a cute touch.

Surfboard cookies for dessert

Surfboard cookies for dessert

After lunch, we just laid around on the beach, Rickee in the sun and me in the shade. An occasional dip in the ocean to cool off is in order.

Rickee takes a dip to cool off

Rickee takes a dip to cool off

Our social media logo traced in the sand

Our social media logo traced in the sand

We get back on board Star Pride around 3:30pm and get cleaned up for the rest of the afternoon and evening. As the Caribbean sun begins to set, we step out on our balcony to shoot some photos.

An “ussie” taken on our step-out balcony at sunset

An “ussie” taken on our step-out balcony at sunset

Tonight, we go back to dinner at Amphora Restaurant and get a great table for two at the back of the dining room. We enjoyed another amazing meal with a huge slab of perfectly cooked Prime Rib.

Prime rib served at Amphora

Prime rib served at Amphora

It has been another amazing day aboard Star Pride.

Sunset

Sunset

Tomorrow is our first, and only, day at sea on this cruise.