Scattered between Saint Lucia and Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an idyllic archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. It’s renowned for its volcanic landscapes, blissful beaches and yacht-filled harbours as well as extensive coral reefs that are teeming with marine life.
Things to do in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Whether you want to dive, hike or do absolutely nothing, the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines offer all that and more.
Explore the capital, Kingstown. The commercial and political heart of the nation is Kingstown, a lively port city that’s home to atmospheric churches and charming colonial mansions. You can shop for local produce at the colourful Kingstown Market and admire the tropical species on display at the Saint Vincent Botanical Gardens before soaking up the coastal views from the 1806 Fort Charlotte.
Dive the Tobago Cays. Comprising five small islands and their surrounding coral reefs, the Tobago Cays offer some of the best diving in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Its world-renowned marine park encompasses deep-walled trenches and majestic coral gardens that provide a habitat for sea turtles, friendly reef sharks and spiny lobsters.
Relax on paradisiacal Petit Saint Vincent. Known locally as PSV, this tiny island is ringed by white sandy beaches backed by rolling hills that are blanketed in tropical woodland. You can kick back in one of the island’s bamboo cabanas or swim in the warm Caribbean waters, which offer outstanding snorkelling just offshore.
Hike Mount Taboi. Rising 270 metres above Union Island, Mount Taboi is a volcanic peak that can be accessed along a well-trodden trail from Ashton. The view from the top is nothing short of spectacular, taking in the rugged emerald landscapes of Union and its surrounding coral reefs.
Getting around Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Argyle International Airport is the main gateway to the nation and is located around 30 minutes’ drive from Kingstown on the island of Saint Vincent. There are smaller airports on the Grenadines islands of Bequia, Mustique, Canouan and Union that offer domestic flights. Ferries and water taxis also connect the islands while privately-owned vans act as buses for getting around.