St. Vincent and the Grenadines: A Tropical Island Vacation

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines makes up a cluster of 32 islands in the southern Caribbean. This beautiful island nation offers stunning beaches and a rich culture. It is a tropical paradise of unrivaled nature, spectacular views and island cuisine. The best time to visit is between December and April. Temperatures are a little cooler at this time, and it is less humid.

St. Vincent island resorts are known for their surrounding lush rainforests and idyllic beaches. If you enjoy active holidays, there is an abundance of outdoor pursuits. Activities include sailing, diving, and snorkeling, all with a stunning tropical backdrop. Make sure you pack for a summer holiday adventure.

Bequia

9 miles south of St. Vincent lies Bequia, one of the largest of the Grenadine islands. This beautiful island is steeped in tradition. Come and witness boatbuilding and fishing, or visit the harbor, Admiralty Bay, surrounded by lush hills. Go sailing or sit back and enjoy the yachts and ferries coming in and out of the harbor.

The capital, Port Elizabeth boasts colorful wooden architecture and a pleasant waterfront with cafes, bars, and shops. Belmont Walkway runs all the way from Port Elizabeth to Princess Margaret Beach.

Bequia is a small and friendly island. It offers a range of destinations and activities and will keep you occupied for the duration of your visit.

Kingstown

Kingstown is the thriving capital of St. Vincent. It’s colonial cobblestone streets and covered walkways are thriving with a vibrant local community. The town is known for its nineteenth-century churches. The St. Vincent Botanical Gardens are the oldest in the West Indies and are certainly worth a visit. The National Museum shares the grounds and is also worth visiting.

Falls of Baleine

The Falls of Baleine are situated at the north of St. Vincent. The 60-foot waterfall streams into a rock-lined pool, which is a popular destination. It is often difficult to reach due to heavy swells. However, it’s possible to visit as part of a boat tour.

Saltwhistle Bay Beach

On the island of Mayreau, Saltwhistle Bay Beach is the ultimate beach destination. Shaded by palm and grape trees, the turquoise waters lap against white powdery sand. The northern part of the beach is quieter and shielded from local vendors. A great location for swimming, sailing and sunbathing.

La Soufrière Volcano

La Soufrière Volcano is located in the north of St. Vincents. The more ardent traveler can hike to the top. However, this is not for the faint-hearted. It is a tough climb and should not be attempted without a licensed tour guide. You will also need appropriate clothing. The hike will take a full day, but you will be rewarded by the stunning views. There are many hiking trails on St. Vincent, if you’re seeking something a little gentler.

These are just a taster of the many attractions that await you at St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or you enjoy gentler pursuits, you will not be disappointed. These beautiful, welcoming islands will keep you occupied and leave you wanting to return time and again.

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About Donna Beasley

Donna is a romantic travel expert who encourages couples to create memorable romantic moments, honeymoons, vow renewals and other special romance occasions in travel locations throughout the world. She is the founder and publisher of Romance Travel Magazine. A romantic at heart , she hopes to inspire everyone to find love in their own special place.

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