St Vincent Holidays Guide

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, sometimes referred to as SVG,is an island country in the Lesser Antilles, in the southern part of the Windward Islands, in the southeastern corner of the Caribbean Sea where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.The nation consists of the Saint Vincent, and the northern two-thirds (about 30 islands) of the Grenadine islands, a chain of small islands that run south from Saint Vincent Island down to Grenada – just 9 of which are inhabited. Saint Lucia lies to the north and Barbados to the east.The island of Saint Vincent is volcanic and very rocky, although the leeward side has bays and sandy beaches. Of all the islands in the Caribbean, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is possibly the least known, although the filming of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies there did helpimprove the island's international visibility.The islands were awarded the 2011 Top 5 Islands of the Caribbean by Travel and Leisure World's Best List Awards;the 2009 Best Sailing & Yachting Island of The Year by Caribbean Travel World Awards, and the 2009 Silver Magellan Award Best Honeymoon Destination by Travel Weekly.

St Vincent Highlights

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For the most part, the dress code anywhere on this island nation is 'barefoot casual.' It is a little slice of paradise that's perfect for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. As with most of the Caribbean islands, you have easy access to incredible vistas underwater, at the beaches, and in the interior. If total relaxation isn't for you, you can hike up to the top of a volcano, trek inland to findsome of the islands' stunning waterfalls, or wander along any of the many scenic coastal footpaths.

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You can also watch for and photograph green turtles, go whale or dolphin sighting, search for the colourfulSt. Vincent Parrot, explore vibranttropical gardens, or take a sailing trip. Explore as many of the 32 islands as you can; standing on some of the uninhabited ones is like being completely alone in the world – in paradise! Tobago Cays isan exquisite, intimate grouping of 5unpopulated cays withmagical lagoons filled with green turtles, a stunning array of fish in peerless coral reefs, and warm, crystal clear, turquoise waters just waiting for you.A perfect yachting anchorage, a dream for scuba divers, a paradise for beachcombers, and a film location for Pirates of the Caribbean, the Tobago Cays is an awe-inspiring island destination.

St Vincent Accommodation Guide

The multi-island nation's 9 inhabited islands all have a myriad of choices when it comes to deciding where to stay.Accommodations of all types are available, from hotels, resorts, and villas to cozy cottages and condos, with prices ranging from $50US to $1200 US. Or you can rent Palm Island, a private island, and live like the rich and famous in indulgent isolation. If all you want to do on your holiday is sit, lounge, sun, and eat, you're in luck, as all 9 islands have talented chefs in residence, and there are a variety of places to eat, from roadside shacks to fine restaurants. Try some of the island specialties like curried goat or lambi (queen conch).Fresh fish dishes include mahi mahi, tuna, bonito, kingfish, snapper, flying fish and sometimes marlin. In St. Vincent's west coast village of Barrouallie, 'black fish' (pilot whale) is a local delicacy. Fresh lobster, squid and octopus are other very popular seafood dishes. Breadfruit itself forms part of the country's national dish of roasted breadfruit and fried jack fish.

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St. Vincent's main airport is the E. T. Joshua Airport in Arnos Vale, located just a short distance from Kingstown. This airport services international flights as well as flights to and from the Grenadines and other Caribbean destinations. The major gateways to St. Vincent & The Grenadines from North America and Europe are Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad, St. Lucia, Martinique and Puerto Rico, with connecting flights to Bequia, Canouan, Mustique and UnionIsland.