The waters off St. Vincent and the Grenadines are among the finest sailing grounds in the world. Here you will find all kinds of watersports, from boating and sailing to windsurfing and diving. This chain of idyllic islands will please visitors in search of nature’s best offerings. Life in this multi-island nation is simple and carefree.
On St. Vincent, the largest island you will find fertile valleys, rain-forest slopes, rushing rivers, soothing waterfalls, black-sand beaches, and a rugged volcano. Even its capital and prime commercial port, Kingstown, blends in with the picture-perfect surroundings of lush greenery.
The northern third of St. Vincent is covered by the Soufriere Mountains – the home of La Soufriere, a 4,000 foot high volcano. From the rim of the volcano you can have a breathtaking view right into the crater.
On the northwestern tip of the island you’ll find the Falls of Baleine. These falls can only be reached by boat. The water tumbles 70 feet over lava rocks and through dense tropical foliage into a large deep rock-bound pool near the sea. The highlight here is swimming in a natural bath.
St. Vincent’s best beaches are located on the western and southern coasts. The favourites are Villa Beach and Indian Bay Beach, both sparkling white stretches, and Questelles Bay, Mt. Wynne and Richmond, all black-sand beaches.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines have a natural beauty that will leave you breathless.
New Year's Day (01Jan); St. Vincent Day (22Jan); National Heroes Day (14Mar); Good Friday (14Apr); Easter (16Apr); Easter Monday (17Apr); Labour Day (01May); Whit Monday (05Jun); Emancipation Day (01Aug); Independence Day (27Oct); Christmas Day (25Dec); Boxing Day (26Dec).
Not required. Length of stay is determined by immigration authority on arrival, if necessary. Check with Consulate or High Commission before departure. A return or onward ticket is required by all visitors, as well as proof of accommodation and adequate funds.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Area
389 sq km (150 sq miles)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Capital
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Currency
East Caribbean dollar
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines GNI per capita
US $5,140 (World Bank, 2008)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Head of state
Queen Elizabeth II, represented by Governor-General Sir Frederick Ballantyne
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Language
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Main exports
Bananas, arrowroot (starch), nutmeg, mace, coconuts
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population
109,000 (UN, 2009)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Telephone codes