Places to Visit in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, America
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island country located in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, is surrounded by Saint Lucia in the north and Barbados towards west. Kingstown is the capital and the largest city of the country. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the member countries of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, CARICOM and many other international organizations.
Geography of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines covers a total area of 389 square kilometers. Saint Vincent Island has a length of 18 km and width of 11 km with an area of 344 sq. km. While Grenadine islands spans over an area of 45 square kilometers.
History of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was earlier known as Youloumain, named by Caribs who were also the original inhabitants of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. French were the first colonizers of SVG, occupied in 1719, followed by the British in 1783 and after around 200 years of British rule, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines became independent on 27 October 1979.
How to reach Saint Vincent and the Grenadines?
- T. Joshua Airport is the most important airport of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, located around 2 km away from the heart of Kingstown, the capital of SVG. It operates flights to Barbados, Mustique, Porlamar, Antigua, Saint Lucia, Canouan, San Juan and many other Caribbean locations.
Boat operators include:
Privately owned vans are options for local travel, other options include cars and taxis.
Culture, Food and shopping in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:
English is the official as well as widely spoken language in SVG. Football is a very popular sport and famous music includes soca, steelpan and calypso.
The cities of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines boast numerous large shopping malls and international standard food corners. The East Caribbean dollar is the currency used.
Things to do in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:
- Caribbean Kite Cruise
Places of interest in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:
Botanic Gardens St. Vincent:
St. Vincent Botanical Gardens are situated in Kingstown housing a wide variety of birds and tropical plants. It is spread over an area of 20 acres, situated 1 mile away from the downtown Kingstown.
Montreal Gardens is a must visit attraction in SVG. In its 7.5 acres land, it features most of the Caribbean top tropical plants and typical trees. Tourists can explore it through guided tours.
Bequia is the island in Grenadines located around 15 kilometers away from Kingstown. It is renowned for its diving sites.
Other places of interest in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines include:
- Vermont Nature Trail
- Tobago Cays
- Princess Margaret Beach
- Lower Bay Beach
- Palm Island
- Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary
- Macaroni Beach
- Tobago Cays Marine Park
- Salt Whistle Bay
- La Soufriere
- Friendship Bay
- Port Elizabeth
- Cotton House Beach
- Mayreau Catholic Church
Best time to visit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:
As like other Caribbean countries, from December to April is the best time to visit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Accommodation options in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has plenty of world class accommodation centres with amazing upgraded amenities and services. A list of prominent hotels and resorts in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines include:
- Palm Island Resort & Spa
- Sugar Reef Bequia
- Petit St. Vincent Resort
- The Cotton House
- Buccament Bay Resort
- Firefly Plantation Hotel Bequia
- Young Island Resort
- Tamarind Beach Hotel & Yacht Club
- The Old Fort
- Paradise Beach Hotel
- Grand View Beach Hotel
- Rosewood Apartment Hotel
- Mariners Hotel
- The Cobblestone Inn
- The Heron Hotel