St. Vincent and the Grenadines Travel Guide
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a multi-island State lying within the Lesser Antilles, in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It consists of the island of Saint Vincent and of the northern Grenadine Islands, which stretch southward toward Grenada. Saint Vincent is positioned south-west of Saint Lucia and to the west of Barbados. The larger islands within the Grenadines associated with Saint Vincent are Bequia, Balliceau, Canouan, Mayreau, Mustique, Isle D’Quatre, Prune (Palm), Petit Saint Vincent, and Union Island. The picture perfect Tobago Cays, just to the east of Mayreau, have been designated a wildlife reserve.
Saint Vincent is referred locally as ‘the Mainland’ and is volcanic and hilly, covered in lush tropical rainforest, tumbling waterfalls, rich in wildlife, while the coastal areas leeward side offering palm fringed, mainly black (volcanic) sand beaches. There are numerous streams, many of which are dry, except after heavy rains.
Chartering a boat to tour the islands, especially the Tobago Cays is very popular. There are also many excellent snorkeling and dive sites throughout the islands.