St Vincent and the Grenadines is one breath-taking nation made up of an island chain, part of the Windward Islands, situated on the eastern boundaries of the Caribbean Sea. Named for the main isle of St Vincent, this country of picturesque islands, lush jungle and golden sandy beaches is relatively unspoiled and, surprisingly, is not overrun with tourists – though it is becoming increasingly popular as a holiday destination. There is a variety of accommodation to choose from, scattered across the islands; accommodation options range from budget hotels and guesthouses to luxurious 5 star resorts.
The main attraction of a visit to St Vincent and the Grenadines is sure to be the hours you can spend swimming and sunbathing on one of its pristine beaches, but there are various other enjoyable activities to try during your stay. Pay a visit to the Public Market in Kingstown, the nation’s capital, and sample some of the bananas, the growth of which have been a crucial part of the economy for years. After experiencing the lively market atmosphere head to a local restaurant, such as Bounty on Egmont Street, a laidback café serving a variety of tasty dishes including rotis, fruity flavoured ice cream and feel-good mac ’n’ cheese. Another Kingstown attraction is the Belmont Lookout, on the road toward Mesopotamia, which allows you to savour spectacular views of the lush, emerald-green Mesopotamia Valley.
If you want to try something a little more action-packed on your St Vincent and Grenadines holiday there are a variety of adventure tours to try, ranging from scuba diving trips to day-long catamaran sails and the popular Baleine Tours which include a visit to a location from the much-loved Pirates of the Caribbean films. For some of the finest diving and snorkelling in the Caribbean, take a boat trip to the Tobago Cays and prepare to encounter a colourful myriad of underwater marine life, from vibrant parrot fish to graceful sea turtles.
What is the currency in St Vincent and Grenadines?
The official currency of this island nation is the East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
How long does it take to fly to St Vincent and Grenadines?
A British Airways flight from London to St Vincent takes 13h 45m with 1 stop of 4h 15m.
What is the time difference in St Vincent and Grenadines?
St Vincent and the Grenadines is 4 hours behind London.
When is the best time to visit St Vincent and Grenadines?
What language is spoken in St Vincent and Grenadines?
The official language of this Caribbean country is English but many of the islands’ inhabitants, known as Vincentians, speak Vincentian Creole, a dialect used in informal settings.
Do I need a visa to visit St Vincent and Grenadines?
British passport holders do not need a visa to visit St Vincent and Grenadines. For up to date travel advice, visit the FCO website here.