Saint Vincent and the Grenadines travel guide

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You're Going to Love Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

With 32 islands to choose from, this is the ultimate location for a beach vacation in a relaxing environment. White sand beaches, volcano hiking and an exotic lifestyle await.

What to do in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

1. Explore the Streets of Kingstown

The country's capital is known for its cobblestone streets and green spaces, such as the famous Botanical Gardens, which are a must see. While there visit St Mary's Cathedral and Fort Charlotte.

2. Hike to the Top of La Soufrière

The main island's volcano is surrounded by greenery and forests, and hikes to the top are available, with the longest being about 8h up and down.

3. Spend Some Time at Bequia

Bequia is the second largest island of the Grenadines, home to the Bequia Maritime Museum that teaches visitors about the local history and Admiralty Bay, which is full of boats and yachts and surrounded by lush green hills.

4. Go Sailing Around the Islands

Sailing around the various islands is a must when visiting Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. One special spot to sail is around the Tobago Cays Marine Park, which is composed of 5 small islands. While there, go snorkeling to see stingrays and turtles.

5. Hang Out with the Stars at Mustique

This exclusive island is privately owned and is where all the celebrities hang out. Accommodation here consists of luxury villas and hotels, with Macaroni Beach being a favorite swimming destination.

1. Explore the Streets of Kingstown

The country's capital is known for its cobblestone streets and green spaces, such as the famous Botanical Gardens, which are a must see. While there visit St Mary's Cathedral and Fort Charlotte.

2. Hike to the Top of La Soufrière

The main island's volcano is surrounded by greenery and forests, and hikes to the top are available, with the longest being about 8h up and down.

3. Spend Some Time at Bequia

Bequia is the second largest island of the Grenadines, home to the Bequia Maritime Museum that teaches visitors about the local history and Admiralty Bay, which is full of boats and yachts and surrounded by lush green hills.

4. Go Sailing Around the Islands

Sailing around the various islands is a must when visiting Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. One special spot to sail is around the Tobago Cays Marine Park, which is composed of 5 small islands. While there, go snorkeling to see stingrays and turtles.

5. Hang Out with the Stars at Mustique

This exclusive island is privately owned and is where all the celebrities hang out. Accommodation here consists of luxury villas and hotels, with Macaroni Beach being a favorite swimming destination.

When to visit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in September
Estimated hotel price
$562
1 night at 3-star hotel
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in September
Estimated hotel price
$562
1 night at 3-star hotel

The peak season for visiting Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is from November to April as it is generally dry and allows for island hopping. May is also a good time for less crowds.

How to Get to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Entry requirements

Citizens of over 50 countries, such as most European and South American countries, can enter Saint Vincent and the Grenadines without a visa, but must present a valid passport and a return ticket. Citizens of other countries will need a visa, with some being able to get it on arrival.

Plane

Argyle International Airport is the main airport at Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and operates flights to and from other destinations around the Caribbean, Miami, New York and Toronto.

Boat

Regular ferries run from Carriacou island in Grenada to Union Island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, operating every Monday and Thursday.

Entry requirements

Citizens of over 50 countries, such as most European and South American countries, can enter Saint Vincent and the Grenadines without a visa, but must present a valid passport and a return ticket. Citizens of other countries will need a visa, with some being able to get it on arrival.

Plane

Argyle International Airport is the main airport at Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and operates flights to and from other destinations around the Caribbean, Miami, New York and Toronto.

Boat

Regular ferries run from Carriacou island in Grenada to Union Island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, operating every Monday and Thursday.

Popular airports in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Popular airlines serving Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Air Canada
Good (6,057 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,569 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,734 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (488 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (164 reviews)
Caribbean Airlines
Good (110 reviews)
interCaribbean Airways
Good (11 reviews)

Where to stay in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Resorts and hotels can be found on all islands, but for something more economical or for a local experience, guesthouses are available, usually around Kingstown.

Where to stay in popular areas of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Most booked hotels in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Tenuta Chatham Bay
4 stars
Excellent (9.4, 55 reviews)
$381+
Bequia Plantation Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.9, 98 reviews)
$186+
Blue Lagoon Hotel and Marina Ltd
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, 286 reviews)
$192+
Mariners Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, 284 reviews)
$127+
Bequia Beach Hotel Luxury Resort & Spa
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, 32 reviews)
$324+
Palm Island Resort & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (9.3, 3 reviews)
$549+

How to Get Around Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Public Transportation

Privately owned vans and minibuses service the main island and a couple of the smaller ones. They are recognizable by their license plates, which start with an "H," and local trips start at around 1 XCD (0.40 USD).

Bus

Buses are available on the main island for longer trips, with most going to and from Kingstown. Bus fares depend on the destination and can go up to around 6 XCD (2.20 USD). If heading to Fancy in the north, take a bus to Georgetown and then catch a separate van to Fancy, which costs around 10 XCD (4 USD).

Car

Car rental agencies are available on Saint Vincent and Bequia islands. In order to drive, visitors need to get a Visitor License, which costs around 100 XCD (40 USD), from Kingtown's police station. Those with an International Drivers Permit only need to register it with the local police prior to driving.

Plane

Flying is an easy way to visit the islands and local airline SVG Air services Saint Vincent and all the main Grenadine islands, such as Bequia, Canouan and Union Island.

Boat

Companies such as MV Barracouda, MV Guidance and MV Gemstar run regular services between Saint Vincent island and the Grenadine islands, but water taxis also connect the various islands.

Public Transportation

Privately owned vans and minibuses service the main island and a couple of the smaller ones. They are recognizable by their license plates, which start with an "H," and local trips start at around 1 XCD (0.40 USD).

Bus

Buses are available on the main island for longer trips, with most going to and from Kingstown. Bus fares depend on the destination and can go up to around 6 XCD (2.20 USD). If heading to Fancy in the north, take a bus to Georgetown and then catch a separate van to Fancy, which costs around 10 XCD (4 USD).

Car

Car rental agencies are available on Saint Vincent and Bequia islands. In order to drive, visitors need to get a Visitor License, which costs around 100 XCD (40 USD), from Kingtown's police station. Those with an International Drivers Permit only need to register it with the local police prior to driving.

Plane

Flying is an easy way to visit the islands and local airline SVG Air services Saint Vincent and all the main Grenadine islands, such as Bequia, Canouan and Union Island.

Boat

Companies such as MV Barracouda, MV Guidance and MV Gemstar run regular services between Saint Vincent island and the Grenadine islands, but water taxis also connect the various islands.

Best car rental deals in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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The Cost of Living in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

An inexpensive meal at Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will cost around 15 XCD (5.50 USD), while a mid-range meal will be around 35 XCD (13 USD) per person. Credit cards are accepted in the main hotels, resorts and establishements; however, there may be a minimum charge of about 20 XCD (8 USD).