Best Things To Do In Saint Vincent And The Grenadines

By Ketki Hanamshet on Oct 14, 2019
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If you are wondering whether it is safe to travel to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, then know that it is one of the countries that has not been hit by the Coronavirus epidemic. No cases of COVID-19 are detected in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines till this date. The authorities in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are taking all the steps to not let COVID-19 spread in the country and it is recommended to take precautionary measures while visiting Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Also, we suggest that you check flight operations to and from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as they might be affected amidst the virus outbreak.     

Note: The Coronavirus statistics mentioned in this article are based on the updated reports available on March 3, 2020. These figures will be updated depending on how the outbreak unfolds.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a Caribbean haven of 32 islands and cays. Surrounded by turquoise blue waters, this beautiful archipelago, like many other Caribbean destinations, allures those who love the sport of snorkeling and scuba diving. Going beyond the lovely sandy stretches, it is also home to waterfalls and volcanic mountains. So, there is no dearth of things to do in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. From visiting the nation’s past at Fort Charlotte to wandering through St Vincent Botanical Gardens, you can do a variety of activities here.

1. Enjoy sailing in Bequia

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Boasting to be the second largest of the Grenadines islands, Bequia is one of the top destinations to visit in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The bougainvillea laden hillsides, the bobbing sailboats, and the calm turquoise blue waters make this a charming place to explore. While white sandy stretches such as Princess Margaret Beach and Lower Bay are for the lazy bums, attractions in Bequia such as the Bequia Maritime Museum are for the history buffs.

2. Trail the summit of La Soufriere Volcano

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Hiking to the summit of La Soufriere Volcano is the best bet for those looking forward to experience adventure in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is recommended that you take the windward coast trail which is moderately difficult and offers spectacular vistas. Starting in Rabacca near Georgetown and hiking along a 2-hour path, you reach the edge of the crater. Walking further down the crater, you can also explore the active dome which adds further to the thrilling experience.

3. Discover remarkable underwater world in Tobago Cays

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Leaving Saint Vincent and the Grenadines without a day of diving or snorkeling in Tobago Cays would be a crime. An archipelago of five uninhabited islands, this place is marked with amazing coral reefs and abundant marine life. Go snorkeling and swim alongside sea turtles or dive deeper to discover the aquatic treasure. Horseshoe Reef, Mayreau Gardens, and World’s End Reef are some of the popular scuba diving spots.

4. Have an eco-friendly vacation in Petit St. Vincent

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Petite St. Vincent, locally known as PSV, is the tropical paradise of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Although the entire island operates as a boutique luxury resort, it has retained its charm by adopting eco-friendly ways, which in itself, makes PSV fascinating enough to visit. Not to mention, its palm-fringed sandy beaches and rugged Marni Hill beguile those seeking a leisurely vacation.

5. Walk through history at Fort Charlotte

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines wasn’t always this Caribbean paradise and a witness to its turbulent past is Fort Charlotte. Perched on the top of a hill, almost 600 feet above sea level, this fort once housed about 600 troops along with 30 canons, although you might get to see very few during your visit. On side of Fort Charlotte, you will see the vast bluest of the blue expanse and on the other side, the fort offers stunning views of Kingstown.

6. Swim in the pool of Falls of Baleine

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Taking a dip into the cool waters of Falls of Baleine is one of the most rejuvenating things to do in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Cascading over 60 feet, the Falls of Baleine is a gorgeous sight to behold. Since it is difficult to reach the waterfall and can be usually accessed only by boats, it is kind of a hidden gem. Untouched and unspoiled, the Falls of Baleine places you right in the heart of nature.

7. Enjoy a lazy day in Mayreau

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Mayreau has the perfect set up to enjoy a laid back one day trip when in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Known to be the smallest of the inhabited islands, it is ideal to be explored on foot. The charm of Mayreau however, lies in Salt Whistle Bay. The whiter than white sandy stretches, the turquoise reefs, and the adventurous water sports call all those who wish to have a gala time.

8. Wander through the St Vincent Botanical Gardens

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Established way back in 1765, St Vincent Botanical Gardens is a green oasis and one of the best places to visit in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Walking along the well-paved tracks of this 20-acre land, you will come across some rare species of plants. And don’t be startled if you hear a parrot hawk as you wander through the gardens, for they are also home to the vulnerable St Vincent Parrot, ‘Amazona Guildingii’, the National Bird.

9. Bask in the laid back vibes of Union Island

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Union Island is yet another town in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines that revels in its slow-paced charm. The remotely located Union island is your gateway to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life. If you wish to enjoy your Caribbean vacation in solitude, then the Union island would be an ideal choice. Once done with sunbathing on the beach, you can always go snorkeling to admire the underwater world.

10. Unleash the pirate in you at Wallilabou Bay

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At any other time, you would have found Wallilabou Bay to be like any other place in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines where yachts and sailboats bobbed on the blue waters. But things changed in 2003 when Wallilabou Bay was chosen as the prime filming location of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Now a popular destination amongst the movie fans, you get to see the film’s preserved set and know how the movie was filmed at the onsite museum. Numerous photos of the cast and crew are a treat for Jack Sparrow’s fans.

11. Catch a tan at the beaches of Canouan

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Blessed with a picturesque landscape and abundant marine life, Canouan is an island worth visiting in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Although a major part of the island is occupied by a resort, the lovely sandy stretches and the towering Mount Royal of Canouan hold high the Caribbean charm. Take a day trip to this island and spend a day either relaxing on the beaches or splashing in the waters.

12. Go chasing the Dark View Falls

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Nestled in the Richmond Valley, the Dark View Falls offers the perfect setting to enjoy a day picnic with family and friends. The sight of this double waterfall equals to a heavenly view and makes you want to jump in for a bath as soon as you discover it. Driving along the Leeward Highway, you will see a small sign at the northern end, between Chateaubelair and Richmond, leading you closer to the waterfall.

With many diverse things to do in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, you will be able to enjoy your Caribbean vacation to the optimum and carry many experiences back home.

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  • What are best things to do in saint vincet?

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    • Dark View Falls, Falls of Baleine, Wallilabou Bay, St. Vincent's Botanic Gardens, and Fort Charlotte are a few of the best places to visit in St Vincent. Besides, you may go snorkeling and hiking when you are on the island.  

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