The Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  is one incredible Caribbean destination with 32 islands to choose from, spread over 150 square miles of azure seas. Most of the country’s land territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent. This volcanic island is the place for eco adventures in its lush rainforests, scuba diving and the place to meet friendly locals in the capital – and main port of the island nation – Kingstown.

The rest of the country is spread over the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines – a paradise of white sand beaches, coral reefs and turquoise lagoons. Bequia is the perfect place to begin a sailing adventure from the historic Port Elizabeth – but there’s also fantastic scuba diving, beautiful white sandy beaches and a turtle sanctuary, so you’ll be tempted to stay longer. Famous as a royal retreat, Mustique is a beguiling island of elegance, luxury and indulgence – whether that means a night at Basil’s Bar or relaxing on your own deserted beach.

The southern islands of the Grenadines – Canouan, Mayreau, Union Island, Palm Island, and Petit St Vincent – have their own charms and exclusive attractions. Tobago Cays is a marine park east of Mayreau with five tiny islands, sheltered lagoons and coral reefs. From private island hideaways to old-world Caribbean experiences, there’s an island escape in St Vincent and the Grenadines to suit everyone’s tastes.

St Vincent & The Grenadines are located in the Lesser Antilles, the southern portion of the Windward Islands in the south east Caribbean Sea. There aren’t currently any direct flights from the UK, but connections run via Barbados, Antigua or the USA and depart from London, Newcastle, Glasgow and Manchester. Alternatively, you can sail to the destination.

One of the more densely populated Caribbean countries, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is home to around 120,000 people and there is a lively culture to experience, as well as French and British colonial history.

DINING, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE

Much of St Vincent and the Grenadine’s nightlife is centred around hotels and resorts; probably the most famous nightspot you’ll find is Basil’s Bar on Mustique. For gourmets, try the national dish – roasted breadfruit and fried jackfish – at least once, and sample the locally produced Hairoun beer or Sunset Rum before you leave.

Bequia Beach Hotel

Bequia Beach Hotel

Bequia Beach Hotel, The Grenadines

Bequia Beach has been designed in a modern colonial style that combines luxury, elegance and charm with a unique modern flair reminiscent of the 50’s. Nestled within the stunning...

  • Bedrooms: 1-4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 1-4
  • Location: Friendship Bay
From £423per night
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Big Blue Ocean at Canouan Resort

Big Blue Ocean at Canouan Resort

Big Blue Ocean at Canouan Resort, The Grenadines

Big Blue Ocean at Canouan Resort is an impressive five bedroom split-level villa compromising 683 square meters of covered space, with a study/media room, Nanny bedroom and is grea...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: The Grenadines
From £5,818per night
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Canouan Resort at Carenage Bay

Canouan Resort at Carenage Bay

Canouan Resort at Carenage Bay, The Grenadines

Canouan Resort at Carenage Bay is located at Canouan Island - an island truly in the heart of The Grenadines, a region known for its unsurpassed sailing, marine life and Caribbean ...

  • Bedrooms: 1-2
  • Maximum Guests: 2-4
  • Bathrooms: 1-2
  • Location: The Grenadines
From £1,014per night
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Carenage Villa at Canouan Resort

Carenage Villa at Canouan Resort

Carenage Villa at Canouan Resort, The Grenadines

Carenage Villa at Canouan Resort is a beautiful 4 bedroom villa spanning 370 square metres and is a  sophisticated designed seaside villa. From every vantage point, Carenage Villa...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: The Grenadines
From £4,849per night
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Il Sogno at Canouan Resort

Il Sogno at Canouan Resort

Il Sogno at Canouan Resort, The Grenadines

Il Sogno at Canouan Resort is a unique villa located high on a hill and offers unparalleled views and privacy. Guests have views in all directions – the Caribbean Sea, the Atlan...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: The Grenadines
From £5,818per night
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Palm Island Resort

Palm Island Resort

Palm Island Resort, The Grenadines

Palm Island Resort is located on a beautiful island in The Grenadines and features a collection of rooms, suites and villas. This luxury, all-inclusive, 135-acre resort offers a r...

  • Bedrooms: 1-3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 1-3
  • Location: The Grenadines
Petit St. Vincent

Petit St. Vincent

Petit St. Vincent, The Grenadines

Petit St. Vincent epitomises luxury, privacy and seclusion - a slice of paradise in the Caribbean. The island is located in the southern tip of the Grenadines and offers a selectio...

  • Bedrooms: 1-2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1-2
  • Location: South Grenadines
From £1,162per night
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Silver Turtle at Canouan Resort

Silver Turtle at Canouan Resort

Silver Turtle at Canouan Resort, The Grenadines

Silver Turtle at Canouan Resort is a six-bedroom split-level villa compromising 570 square meters of covered space, with a study/media room, Nanny bedroom and is great for a family...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Location: The Grenadines
From £6,788per night
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Turtle Creek at Canouan Resort

Turtle Creek at Canouan Resort

Turtle Creek at Canouan Resort, The Grenadines

Turtle Creek at Canouan Resort is a beautiful five-bedroom single level villa comprising 949 square meters of covered space and is air-conditioned throughout. The villa includes a ...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: The Grenadines
From £6,788per night
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Getting There

There are no direct flights from the UK to St Vincent & The Grenadines. Visitors tend to fly via Barbados and St Lucia to St Vincent and connect with a flight to one of the islands.

Capital: Kingstown
Flying time: 9 hours via Barbados
Language: English
Country Size: 150 square miles
Time Difference from UK: -4 hours Winter/ -5 hours Summer
Currency: EC Dollar but US Dollars are regularly used on the islands
Voltage: 220/240V
Driving: Left hand side of the road
Airport: St. Vincent’s main airport is E. T. Joshua Airport
Entry Requirements: British citizens do not require a visa. You will require a valid passport with 6 months validity.
Drink the Water: Yes, the water is safe to drink
Beaches: A beach lovers haven – every island has beautiful beaches, from the volcanic black sands of St Vincent to pristine white stretches elsewhere
Health and Safety: No inoculations are needed to travel to St Vincent & The Grenadines. The islands are safe and the locals are very friendly and accommodating. As with any destination be vigilant and don’t leave high worth items without supervision. It is advisable to pack mosquito repellent.

The climate is tropical and the hottest months are June and July. The best time to visit St Vincent and the Grenadines is from December to April, when the nights are cooler and the days hot. The rainy season is from June to November but short sharp bursts on the coast.