St. Vincent

Peace and Justice

Private isles, volcanic landscapes, deserted islands, uncluttered spaces. St. Vincent, the main island of the chain, is 18 miles long, located 100 miles west of Barbados. The Grenadines however, a chain of 600 islets, with a total of 17 square miles.  The larger islands of the Grenadines are, Bequia, Canouan, Mustique, Palm Island, Petit St. Vincent Island and Union Island. 

St. Vincent Travel Tips: Top things to do 

Adventure

  • Hiking Waterfalls
  • Bird Watching
  • Tropical Gardens
  • Whale, Dolphin & Turtle Watching
  • Owia Salt Pong
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Kitesurfing
  • Sea kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Hobie Cat sailing

Culture: 

Much of St. Vincent & the Grenadines’ culture, as you might expect, is strongly linked to the sea, and to the boats which brought African slaves, Portuguese labourers, and French and British settlers together with indigenous Caribs to give St. Vincent and the Grenadines its vibrant, multi-ethnic community, that is both proud and unified.

Virtually everything you eat in St. Vincent & the Grenadines will have been grown or reared locally. The furthest many ingredients will travel is from a small farm on St. Vincent to a plate at a restaurant on the Grenadine islands. The fish will have been pulled out of the waters surrounding the island by a local fisherman and sold straight to the chef just a couple of hours before it is cooked. Be sure to sample the National dish comprising fried jackfish and roasted breadfruit, and wash it all down with a cool Hairoun Beer or a Sunset rum.

Sights

  • Bequia
  • Union Island
  • Mustique
  • Tobago Cays
  • Canouan
  • Mayreau
  • La Soufriere
  • Palm Island, Grenadines
  • Fort Charlotte, Saint Vincent

Notable Holidays and Festivals

  • National Heroes’ Day – March 14th
  • Good Friday – Friday before Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday – Monday after Easter Sunday
  • National Worker’s Day – May 1st
  • Whit Monday – 7th Monday after Easter. Also known as Pentecost Monday
  • Carnival Monday – Usually First Monday in July
  • Carnival Tuesday – Day after Carnival Monday
  • Emancipation Day – August 1st
  • independence Day – October 27th