Saint Vincent and the Grenadines welcomes you to the Caribbean!
A country of islands with turquoise waters, bananas and tourism, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is nothing short of paradise.
It has a population of around 100,000 people and two official languages – English and Spanish. Otherwise, this a country of yacht harbours and private isles, volcanic landscape and white sandy beaches.
Saint Vincent is the largest island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and home to the capital, Kingstown. Here you’ll find an international port and airport, the centre of tourism and local industry. White houses are spread on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, hidden by green forests. Pay a visit to the botanical garden to find out more about the local flora. Also, you should consider visiting Fort Charlotte, a British-colonial fort, built in the 18th Century. It sits proudly at 180m above sea level, offering a beautiful panoramic view.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are perfect for sailing from island to island. To relax on amazing beaches and enjoy a cocktail are also among the preferred activities. But don’t be lazy. Go to as many islands you can (Bequia might tempt you, with its blue waters and smooth atmosphere, local authentic shops and blissful lifestyle). Climb La Soufriere Volcano even if it isn’t an easy climb. Hike the Vermont Nature Trail and walk all over the Owia Salt Pond Recreational Site. Look for waterfalls. Go see Layou Petroglyph Park, which holds ancient Amerindian petroglyphs. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines combines natural beauty with ancient civilization and modern resorts.
If you are looking for a party, plan your journey at the beginning of July, when Vincy Mas festival is on. Vincy Mas is a carnival that includes street parties, parades, music and dance all over the place, competitions and other related events. A colourful and fabulous event, Vincy Mas is the product of months of preparations and explodes in a general party in July.
Get around by car on Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is the best way to discover and explore. The roads are in a good state, but they might have steep inclines and sharp turns. Driving is another adventure in the relaxed and enthusiastic Caribbean way. Stop in villages and enjoy the idyllic life. People are friendly and used to welcoming visitors. Besides, many places are completely people-free, a dream to every tourist coming from crowded cities.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines may be a small country, but this doesn’t mean it is a tourist’s playground. Pay attention to people’s life and traditions, get involved in their celebrations, and be respectful to the environment.
Now you’ve got some great ideas for your trip, don’t forget to arrange travel insurance as soon as you’ve made a booking. Get a quote today or call one of our friendly team on 1300 819 888 to discuss your requirements.