They say that St Vincent is the kite, and the Grenadine Islands are the tail, trailing some 80 miles south towards Grenada. Reputed to be the best sailing waters in the Caribbean, there are nearly 32 small islands, cays and islets. Among them you’ll find some of the world’s most attractive hideaways.
The island of St Vincent, the main island of the country, is mostly undeveloped. But this means that there is so much more to explore. Nature is left to its own devices. You can explore the verdant forests and hike around the Mount Soufriere volcano. The capital, Kingstown, bustles with most of the island’s activity and trade. Here the market buzzes with life and the smells of fresh fruit, especially bananas. Just north, Fort Charlotte is worth a visit. Its battlements loom over the island and look out to the Grenadines in the distance.
Bequia Island may be off the beaten track, but only for land-lubbers. Moor your boat and enjoy a chilled glass of bubbly as you watch the sun set over paradise. Mustique relishes being the millionaires’ playground. While private estates take up most of the island, you can still rub shoulders with celebrities at the only hotel on the island, Cotton House. Take a private holiday to the next level at Palm Island. The whole resort has its own island where you can relax on a private beach or explore it by bicycle.