St Vincent and the Grenadines are situated in the southern Caribbean, consisting of the main island, St Vincent and many smaller islands that make up the Grenadines. In total, there are 32 islands and cays that form the St Vincent and Grenadines.
St Vincent is beloved by divers and hikers, with the incredible La Soufriere volcano being one of the main attractions. You can pretty much get up to everything on the St Vincent Island, from snorkelling, diving, yachting, island tours and water sports. For an energetic town life head to the local Kingstown, with local markets, boutiques, duty free shopping and vending stalls. US dollar is widely accepted here and there are plenty of ATMs as well as some places accepting credit cards. The plethora of dining options on St Vincent range from fine dining to quaint town restaurants, in the fishing village of Barrouallie, there is a fish festival on each first Friday of the month.
Tobago and Cays is a cluster of 5 uninhabited cays with incredible marine life and coral reefs, making this a divers haven. Tobago and Cays Marine Park feautres a bird sanctuary, WW1 gunship shipwreck, Mayreau Gardens, Horse Shoe Reed and a turtle sanctuary. Also in the park are secluded beaches and bays.
Bequia is the second biggest island in the Grenadines measuring 7 miles, where the beaches are powdery white, with sheltered bays and a collection of well-appointed luxury hotels and villas that line them. When on Bequia Island, visit the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, where you can book a boat trip to Tobago Cays and see green turtles in the wild. Bequia still remains as a rustic Island and has quaint restaurants and markets with homemade gifts and freshly caught seafood.
Other islands in the St Vincent and Grenadines include Mustique, Carriacou, Saline Island and Petite Martinique.
What is the currency in St Vincent and Grenadines?
The East Caribbean dollar.
How long does it take to fly to St Vincent and Grenadines?
A flight from Birmingham International Airport can take 20 hours and 15 minutes.
What is the time difference in St Vincent and Grenadines?
The UK is 5 hours ahead of St Vincent and Grenadines.
When is the best time to visit St Vincent and Grenadines?
January is the driest month of the year, with an average high of 29c and is the most popular month to visit.
What language is spoken in St Vincent and Grenadines?
English is the official language.
Do I need a visa to visit St Vincent and Grenadines?
British nationals don’t need a visa to travel to St Vincent & Grenadines. For up-to-date travel entry requirements visit the FCO website here.