St Vincents and the Grenadines
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Welcome to Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, an island chain from paradise. Unspoilt by mass tourism, these beautiful and quiet islands are a world away. Offering isolated picturesque white-sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, postcard-worthy harbours, coral reefs, and exquisite cuisine, this island chain is the perfect Caribbean escape. The island chain consists of 32 remote islands and cays, the main islands being, Saint Vincent, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Union Island, Palm Island, and Petit St Vincent.
Starting with a couple days on the main island, Saint Vincent, spend some time in Kingstown exploring the quaint narrow streets with its remnants of colonial rule. If hiking is your thing, travel north through the rainforest interior of Saint Vincent and stand in awe of La Soufrière, a 4048ft volcano. Perhaps even consider hiking to the top and experience the otherworldly terrain – not to mention that view! Next, catch a ferry south to the picture-perfect hideaway island of Bequia and lounge on the beach with a delicious rum punch from one of the local beach bars whilst sleek yachts sail by. From Bequia, go on a day trip to the uninhabited Tobago Cays Marine Park where you’ll find sea turtles, coral reefs and snorkelling spots to die for! And if you’re up to it, party with the rich and famous on the expensive island of Mustique.
The best time to visit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is from November through to April as the weather is super sunny and hot. These months also tend to be busier with tourists and higher prices. Alternatively, May is a great time to as the weather is still warm and less busy with lower prices. It’s worth noting that, exploring this island chain can be expensive and depending on where you fly from and to it can require many hours in transit!