A collection of idyllic Caribbean islands, the 32 isles and cays that comprise St Vincent and the Grenadines are gems amidst stunning aquamarine sea and black coral and offer pure unspoilt tropical beauty in true West Indies fashion. The cocktail of flora and fauna, exotic scenery, romantic sunsets, fresh seafood and secluded white-sand bays is something most of us dream about retreating to. St Vincent and the Grenadines offers just that and more, via 9 inhabited islands oozing with tradition, history and heritage plus the blissful serenity of the remaining uninhabited cays and private resorts. St Vincent, volcanic in origin, is the largest island and the home of capital Kingstown, one of the most picturesque port cities in the region. Stretching south over 50 miles towards the country of Grenada, there is ample opportunity for sailing and exploring, island hopping and discovering plenty of coves and unspoilt beaches plus forested mountains, eco-trips and hiking terrain.
Creating memorable Caribbean holidays, a trip to St Vincent and the Grenadines should include time visiting the picturesque Port Elizabeth and the idyllic Lower Bay beach in verdant Bequia, the second largest island in the Grenadines which is also ideal for diving and fishing. There’s Kingstown for the 19th century buildings, beautiful cathedral and its famed stained glass, and Fort Charlotte for fantastic views. There are many more tourist attractions, shopping, dining and nightlife in this major port city. Union island is another local hotspot known for unspoilt, non-commercialised natural beauty and quaint town living.
Tobago Cays National Marine Park offers exciting opportunities to snorkel with turtles, stingrays and other stunning marine species. Head up the island and watch iguanas and more… and for an agreed price with the locals, enjoy a barbecue on the beach! It is experiences like these that provide lifetime memories.
As expected, there are hours upon hours of fabulous sunshine and pleasant temperatures to be enjoyed when visiting St Vincent and the Grenadines. From January through to May, it’s considered to be mostly dry with July expecting the largest rainfall and humid at 30°C. Average highs in the early part of the year can be 29°C. Generally speaking the rainy season lasts from May until November but visitors will still need sunscreen! Some tourists tend to avoid the months of July through to October due to the hurricane season and its possibility. Throughout the year the temperatures remain similar and visitors can expect year-round sunshine.