Exploring Palm Island and Tobago Cays Marine Park
On today’s World Footprints we’re traveling through the southern Grenadines and will share the beauty and magic of this special part of the world. Our show originates from the beautiful Palm Island at the Palm Island Resort. Palm Island is a private tropical paradise comprising only 135 acres in size. You’ll meet Chris Ghita, a transplant from Grenada, who has found his place as General Manager of this remarkable resort. He’ll entice you to escape the hassles of the world with a visit to this tiny paradise. Then, we’ll introduce you to Palm Island’s most colorful character and resident artist and doctor, Patrick Chavellier. This wonderful man and his extraordinary studio is worth the visit alone. Patrick is one of the world’s finest undersea artists and we’ll learn about his art and his life in paradise.
Finally, we’ll travel by powerboat to the Tobago Cays Marine Park—a protected wildlife preserve of five isles bordered by a giant horseshoe reef. Known as the “Jewel in the Crown” of the Southern Grenadines, Tobago Cays Marine Park comprises five picture-perfect, uninhabited islands surrounded by a clear lagoon. This aquamarine blue and green waterscape serves as home to wild sea turtles and is a underwater haven for scuba divers and snorklers alike. Here’s we’ll talk to Park Ranger Lesroy Noel who will describe the natural beauty surrounding us.