St. Vincent + The Grenadines
Things to do in St. Vincent + The Grenadines
Travelers in search of a relaxing escape have endless opportunities when it comes to things to do in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Collectively, the 33 islands encompass hundreds of miles of pristine shoreline primed for days spent in the sun and surf. The crystalline waters lend visibility that’s perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving, and underwater landscapes like the coral reef in the Tobago Cays provide especially picturesque backdrops.
Further inland, the islands feature tropical forests full of colorful flora and fauna.
Follow hiking and biking trails to tucked-away waterfalls and vistas that overlook the Caribbean Sea.
The resorts themselves offer plenty of things to do in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Book a spa treatment at a five-star outdoor spa, or play a round of golf at one of the pristine courses at home on the islands.
For a taste of local culture, an itinerary of what to do in St. Vincent and the Grenadines should include time to explore the city of Kingstown. Stroll through the rows of its Public Market or along its historic wharfs.
Visitors also have a chance to dive into local history with visits to the Black Point
Historic and Recreation Park, a look at early colonial life, and Fort Charlotte, one of Kingstown’s early military defense posts.
Explore the kaleidoscopic blue-green waters of this five-island wildlife reserve where parts of Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed. Day-trippers swim with sea turtles and stingrays and snorkel among acres of coral reef tiled with starfish.
The Scene: Sitting over the Caribbean on bamboo stilts, with a thatched roof and Balinese décor, this formerly tiny rum shack has expanded over the last 30 years, hosting everyone from Academy Award winners to royalty.
Visit this turtle preserve, built and operated with astounding dedication by local fisherman Orton "Brother" King.
The Scene: Fabulous at more than 40 years old, the low-key Frangipani Bar on Bequia continues to make waves by serving up creative, affordable cocktails (it's $4 for the house special, the Frangi Fever).
For the ultimate in island chic, stop by Lotty Bunbury’s new boutique. In addition to her caftans and pareus—staples for any Mustique wardrobe—the pastel gingerbread cottage also carries designs by other part-time residents, including Elle McPherson and Elizabeth Hurley.
The company has catamarans that depart daily from Union Island.
This 96-foot schooner, sails to the islets twice a week from Bequia.