St Vincent

St Vincent

Things to do - general

Saint Vincent was originally named Hairouna “The Land of the Blessed” by the native Caribs who originally inhabited the island. Located 90 miles west of Barbados, St Vincent is one of an archipelago of 32 islands and cays known as “the Jewels of the Caribbean”. St Vincent is an un spoilt tropical haven with secluded beaches and spectacular backdrops of high mountain peaks and valleys cloaked in lush tropical forest with cascading waterfalls.

In the north of St Vincent, Owia Salt Pond and the Falls of Baleine can be reached by boat or, for the more adventurous; a rewarding trek through the lush rainforests to the summit of La Soufriere Volcano, the beautiful Trinity Falls or the more recently discovered Dark View Falls for breathtaking views. On the west coast is Wallilabou Bay, which was used as the fictional location for Port Royal in the Disney film “The Pirates of the Caribbean. Inland, and not to far from the Buccament Bay Resort is the Vermont Nature Trails, where the rare and colourful national parrot of St Vincent the Amazona Giuldingii can be found.

Kingstown is the capital and main port of St Vincent, and sitting high above it is the stone battlements of the imposing Fort Charlotte. The Botanic Gardens, founded in 1765, are the oldest in the Western Hemisphere and contain one of the original breadfruit trees brought from Tahiti in 1793 by Captain Bligh after the famous Bounty mutiny.

For more insight into the history of the island the Layou Petroglyphs and Black Point Tunnel are interesting to visit. While the English lay claim to the island in 1627, the French was the first Europeans to settle on the islands shortly before 1700. African slaves, some shipwrecked or escaped from St Lucia or Grenada, sought refuge in St Vincent. These escaped slaves intermarried with the Caribs and became known as Garifuna or Black Caribs. The abolishment of slavery in 1834 attracted many Portuguese immigrants farmers. French and English fought for decades over rights to St Vincent. On October 27, 1969, St Vincent was granted its associate statehood status which gave it complete control over all internal affairs.

St Vincent has the reputation of the “Critter Capital of the Caribbean.” And is fast becoming among’s the top locations in the world for diving, snorkelling, and sailing. The clear, warm waters surrounding the island are home to an amazing underwater world with pristine coral and an abundance of colourful marine life. Snorkel in the turquoise waters of the Grenadines, just a short boat ride away, and float among the turtles and observe the wonderful variety of inhabitants of the Horseshoe Reef, from octopus, scorpion fish, spotted moray and queen angel fish.

St Vincent is soon to become one of the top tourist destinations in the Caribbean, the construction of the new St Vincent international airport will see a larger number of visitors to the St Vincent, Bequia, Mustique, Union Island, Canouan and the rest of the grenadines.

Country St Vincent and the Grenadines
Visa requirements

No Visa Requirement

Languages spokenEnglish, Creole
Currency usedEastern Caribbean Dollars
Area (km2)389 km2
Beachcombers Hotel

Beachcombers Hotel

Villa beach, St Vincent, St Vincent
Property Location With a stay at Beachcombers Hotel in Villa (St. Vincent), you’ll be minutes More info
Blue Lagoon Hotel & Marina

Blue Lagoon Hotel & Marina

Ratho Mill, St Vincent
Price from $ 227
Property Location With a stay at Blue Lagoon Hotel & Marina in Ratho Mill (St. Vincent), youR More info
Buccament Bay Resort

Buccament Bay Resort

Buccament Bay , St Vincent
Price from $ 960
Located in Kingstown (St. Vincent), Buccament Bay Resort – All Inclusive is close to Fort Char More info
Fairview Guest House

Fairview Guest House

New Montrose, St Vincent
Price from $ 87
Property Location With a stay at Fairview Guest House, you’ll be centrally located in Kingstow More info
Grand View Beach Hotel

Grand View Beach Hotel

, St Vincent
Price from $ 187
Property Location With a stay at Grand View Beach Hotel in Villa (St. Vincent), you’ll be minu More info
Grenadine House

Grenadine House

Kingstown Park , St Vincent
Price from $ 207
Property Location Grenadine House is centrally located in Kingstown, walking distance from St. Georg More info
Haddon Hotel

Haddon Hotel

Kingstown, St Vincent
Price from $ 127
Property Location Located in Kingstown (St. Vincent), Haddon Hotel is minutes from St. George’ More info
Murray Heights Hotel

Murray Heights Hotel

kingstown, St Vincent
Price from $ 103
Property Location With a stay at Murray Heights Hotel in Kingstown (St. Vincent), you’ll be mi More info
Paradise Beach Hotel

Paradise Beach Hotel

Villa Beach, St Vincent
Price from $ 128
Property Location With a stay at Paradise Beach Hotel in Villa (St. Vincent), you’ll be minute More info
Rich View

Rich View

Kingstown, St Vincent
Price from $ 109
Property Location Located in Kingstown (St. Vincent), Rich View is minutes from St. George’s A More info
Sunset Shores Beach Hotel St Vincent

Sunset Shores Beach Hotel St Vincent

Villa Beach,, St Vincent
Price from $ 144
Property Location With a stay at Sunset Shores Beach Hotel in Villa (St. Vincent), you’ll be m More info
White Sands Cottages - St Vincent and the Grenadines

White Sands Cottages - St Vincent and the Grenadines

Ratho Mill, St. Vincent, St Vincent
Price from $ 120
White Sands Cottages are a selection of idyllic luxury air-conditioned cottages situated in a seclud More info
Young Island Resort St Vincent

Young Island Resort St Vincent

Young Island, St Vincent
Price from $ 344
Property Location With a stay at Young Island Resort in Villa (St. Vincent), you’ll be minutes More info
Baleine Tours

Baleine Tours

St Vincent
The Falls of Baleine are among St. Vincent’s finest natural wonders. A single stage fall – the More info
Coastal Cruise

Coastal Cruise

St Vincent
Price per person from $ 85
A visit to St. Vincent is not complete without a coastal cruise to the north side of the Island. You More info
Dark View Falls

Dark View Falls

St Vincent
Price per person from $ 90
This very short hiking adventure is packed with excitement as well as stunning natural beauty, with More info
SCUBA Diving Tours

SCUBA Diving Tours

St Vincent
Price per person from $ 75
SCUBA Diving Tours St. Vincent boasts some of the finest and most diverse coral reefs in the Eastern More info
Vermont Nature Trail

Vermont Nature Trail

St Vincent
Price per person from $ 65
The Vermont nature trail starts near the top of Buccament Valley and leads through lush rainforest a More info
Whale & Dolphin Watching

Whale & Dolphin Watching

St Vincent
Whale & Dolphin Watching in St Vincent and the Grenadines is a magical lifetime experience you w More info

Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.

Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder

Price per day $ 120
Car type4x4
Max people5
Door count5
Minimum driver age18
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
CO2 emission238
Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail

Price per day $ 90
Car type4x4
Max people5
Door count5
Minimum driver age18
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
CO2 emission221
Suzuki Vitara

Suzuki Vitara

Price per day $ 90
Car type4x4
Max people5
Door count3
Minimum driver age18
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
CO2 emission221
Toyota Rav4

Toyota Rav4

Price per day $ 105
Car type4x4
Max people5
Door count5
Minimum driver age18
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
CO2 emission221