Whether you are a nature lover, scuba diving enthusiast, and hiker or just simply enjoy the blissful pleasures of lying on a beach in front of the turquoise Caribbean waters, St Vincent is the place for you. This breathtakingly beautiful island offers so much to see and do you’ll struggle to fit it all in.
As far as beaches go, this island is truly stunning. Beach scenes here offer the most serene day in the Caribbean sunshine with enchanting peace and quiet to relax and enjoy the superb climate. Laze the day away with a drink in hand for a thorough recharge, lapping up the idyllic island lifestyle St Vincent has to offer. If you’d prefer to keep active during your stay in St Vincent, you’ll love the range of water sport activities on offer with everything from Scuba diving lessons to snorkelling with some of the most mesmerising sea life imaginable. There’s also the opportunity here for other water sports such as kayaking, jet-skis and, should you feel up to it, taking on a paragliding session to see the island in all its glory.
For a captivating island excursion, the adventurous can head for La Soufriére. Sitting at an impressive 4,000 ft. above ground, this active volcano is an incredible sight to behold and last erupted at the end of the 1970’s. From the moment you arrive you will see its dominating stature forming the most spectacular backdrop to the island of St Vincent and if you feel like an explorative hike, then this is the place to head for.
The adventurous can also opt to go swimming in the Falls of Baleine, that lies at the very northern tip of the leeward coast. Masked by steep cliffs and volcanic formations, this secluded 60ft tumbling waterfall is only accessible via boat.
The historic Fort Charlotte sits 600ft. above the bay, offering the best views over the northern Grenadines along with the islands capital of Kingstown. The Fort itself contains a fabulous range of paintings that present the fascinating black Caribs history. You will find a wide range of attractions to see at Fort Charlotte, including the cannons and the museum but the best attraction has to be the incredible views the fort has to offer.
Choose to take a scenic drive to the lush Mesopotamia Valley, where the fertile valley is brimming with fruit, vegetable, spices and so much more. On your way to Mesopotamia Valley be sure to stop off at one of the many excellent beach bars and do not miss out on sampling local rum punches and fruit drinks. Elsewhere on the island you can discover the peaceful, lush and colourful Botanical Gardens located on the northern outskirts of Kingstown, where you catch a glimpse of the beautiful rare St Vincent parrots in the small aviary. If you wish to spend a little more time at the Botanical Gardens you are in for a treat. This remarkable attraction is the oldest in the western hemisphere and never disappoints with 20-acre site.
Head for the village of Wallilabou to take in a sight you may have seen before on the big screen as this was a setting in The Pirates of the Caribbean movie. From here there’s also the chance to witness the awe inspiring Dark View Falls, a 75-foot-high cascading waterfall. The water plummets down along a sheer cliff face before crashing into a small pool below. Excursion opportunities here often include time for a dip in the pool at the foot of the waterfall.
Another stunning place to see when visiting here is the private island of Mustique. Famed for often being the playground of the elite, this luxurious island caters to the cosmopolitan clientele and exudes glamorous grace. Mustique has even been the holiday destination of choice for British royalty.
To round off a great day or for a morning tour to capture the St Vincent sunrise, head for a coastal cruise and maybe even combine this with a pirate treasure hunt; an excursion St Vincent is renowned for.