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St Vincent & Grenadines Travel Guide

The Grenadines FAQ

What do I need to do before travelling?

We suggest that all our customers review foreign office advice for St Vincent and the Grenadines before travelling. Click here for the latest information from the foreign office.

What are the visa requirements?

British citizens will not require a visa to enter St Vincent and the Grenadines. Upon entry into the country, you will be granted a specific period to stay; if you wish to extend this, you must apply and pay for an extension through the St Vincent Immigration Department. Please note that your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from your date of entry into St Vincent. 

What is the currency in St Vincent & Grenadines?

The official currency of St Vincent and Grenadines is the East Caribbean Dollar, however US dollars are also widely accepted. 

Will I need to bring an adaptor?

St Vincent and the Grenadines use the UK style plugs and electrical outlets, so no adaptor will be required. 

Is St Vincent & Grenadines safe?

Visits to St Vincent and the Grenadines are generally safe, however you should take sensible precautions to safeguard your valuables and belongings, as incidents of petty theft do occur. 

What is the language in St Vincent & Grenadines?

The official language of St Vincent and the Grenadines is English, however most Vincentians speak Vincentian Creole in informal situations (i.e. at home and when among friends). 

What is the cuisine like?

The diet of St Vincent and the Grenadines is based largely on what is grown on the islands themselves; expect to enjoy lots of fresh produce including seasonal fruits, vegetables, seafood and of course, the islands national symbol breadfruit, used liberally in snacks and meals.

Are there any customs or public holidays I should be aware of?

It is an offence for anyone, including children, to dress in camouflage clothing in St Vincent and Grenadines.  

What nightlife is available?

St Vincent (and to a lesser extent, some of the islands of the Grenadines) has a vibrant, up-and-coming nightlife. Enjoy cocktails on Young Island, a Thursday night barbeque and steel band show at Frangipani on Bequia Island, or explore the several lively bars and nightclubs of the capital of Kingstown for everything from jazz and karaoke to late night dancing. 

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