St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a sanctuary for sailors, with some of the Caribbean's most beautiful scenery. This series of 36 verdant volcanic islands continues south into Grenada, with abundance of white-sand beaches and palm-lined harbors where mega yachts and sailboats bob beside each other.
There are several private islands here, many of which have expensive resorts. Dive sites abound, and coral reefs line several of the beaches, providing excellent snorkeling just a short distance from shore. Discerning island lovers flock to these tranquil and unassuming islands for a taste of classic Caribbean landscape away from the hordes of cruise ships that clog up the bigger ports.
The island of St. Vincent, at the northern end of the archipelago, is home to Kingstown, the capital, with cobblestone streets and colonial structures, while Union Island is the southern entry to the Grenadines.
The emerald islets of Bequia, Mustique, Mayreau, Canouan, Palm Island, and Petit St. Vincent are strewn around like pearls in the surrounding seas. The picture-perfect Tobago Cays, which are part of a marine park bordered by coral reefs, attract divers, snorkelers, boaters, and beachcombers alike.
Are you ready to start daydreaming about your fantasy Caribbean vacation? Check out our list of the greatest places to visit in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as the most popular tourist attractions.