The Exciting Saint Vincent and the Grenadines!

Author: Ig Slavin
Published: March 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm

BookingBoomUnlike many of the popular Caribbean travel destinations, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is not yet saturated with mass tourism offering less crowded beaches and plenty of places to escape and relax.  St. Vincent is known to be the largest island, while the Grenadines is the collective name of the smaller islands stretching south towards Grenada. Both are more popular among sailing enthusiasts rather than the casual tourist.

St. Vincent, being the location of the country’s major port, is the most visited area and also the most urbanized. A walking tour of the capital, Kingstown, will take you from the active harbor, along rows of restaurants, commercial establishments and plenty of 19th century buildings, such as the town’s three churches: The Cathedral of the Assumption, St. George’s Church and the Methodist Church. If you are a fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean, then don’t miss a visit to Wallilabou Bay, which served as a filming location for the blockbuster movie. While you are there, make sure to check out the site’s Wallilabou Heritage Park.

Take a trip outside of town and discover a mountainous terrain that is home to beautiful trails, eye-catching waterfalls and incredible coastlines. Other attractions on the island include the beautiful Dark View Falls, black sand shores of Mt. Wynne Beach, and the Layou Petroglyph Park for the historically inclined. Those of you who brought your hiking shoes will have a blast exploring the network of exciting trails crisscrossing the island.

Bequia, most popular of the smaller islands of the Grenadines, is home to Port Elizabeth, which is a favorite among sailors visiting the area. It is also the jumping off point to the marvelous Tobago Cays, a cluster of five uninhabited isles surrounded by amazing lagoons and unbelievably translucent waters. A must see!  The cays are also very well known for the charming green turtles that usually join day trippers for a swim.

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