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Welcome to the Tobago Cays on the Paradise Islands website. The Tobago Cays are a small group of five deserted islets in the St Vincent and the Grenadine Islands. The islands are a national park and protected by a horseshoe shaped reef, popular with visitors and sailors alike.
The Cays were purchased by the St Vincent and Grenadines Government in 1999; having previously been in private ownership from the 16th Century. The islets are now a wildlife reserve and a unique natural resource.

The Cays consist of the islets of Petit Bateau (the largest), Petit Rameau, Baradal, Jamesby and Petit Tabac.

Tobago Cays aerial photo, courtesy of SVG tourism
Map of the Tobago Cays The smallest Cay of Jamesby island has one of the best beaches. In fact, all the isles have fine white sandy beaches and snorkelling is a popular pastime on the easterly beach of Petit Rameau island. No fishing, anchoring of dinghies or jet skis are allowed to try and protect the delicate coral reefs.

These tiny islands are often used in movies and most recently Petit Tabac was the backdrop for Johnny Depp being marooned in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl".

Tobago Cays


The entire Grenadines land mass is less than 20 square miles; the largest of the isles is Bequia (around 7 square miles). Canouan, Union and Mustique are the only other islands of any significant size.
The larger islands are volcanic with the highest point being Mount Tobai (1,000 feet) on Union Island.

Beach vendor at the Tobago Cays

Sunset over Baradal Cay


In 1987 the Fisheries Department of the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines established ten areas of the Grenadines as conservation areas. Two years before the purchase of the Cays in 1999 from private ownership, the Tobago Cays Marine Park was created in 1997 by enactment of the Tobago Cays Marine Parks Act.

Baradal Beach

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