Only nine out of the 32 islands are inhabited, meaning that there’s plenty of pristine volcanic scenery and many ocean activities to enjoy...
Visitors to this beautiful multi-island nation usually arrive by plane at ET Joshua Airport, having connected via one of the other nations of the Caribbean. They’re immediately transported into a paradise-like environment of clear blue seas and beautiful islands, with coral reefs, rainforest and idyllic beaches to explore. It’s easy to leave your stressful working life behind you when you come to this part of the Windward Islands.
Many of the islands' geographical features add to the sense of wonder visitors find in the land and seascapes that abound here. The black sands in the north of the island of St Vincent itself are caused by volcanic activity. St Vincent covers about 133 square miles, with an interior covered by lush forest. La Soufrière, a still active volcano, dominates the interior with its 4,000 foot high peak.
One of the main draws for visitors here is the ocean itself, with superb opportunities for water sports such as sailing and windsurfing. The idyllic beaches make relaxing very easy, while the coral reefs provide a wonderful environment for snorkelling and scuba diving. Those who prefer to be based on land can enjoy some super hiking in the interior, around the slopes of La Soufrière.
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To reach paradise you have to work a little bit, with flights via other Caribbean islands from the UK...
British Airways has daily flights into Barbados, Saint Lucia and Antigua, with onward connections to the islands with Liat. You can also fly with Virgin Atlantic via the same islands and onwards with local carriers.
All direct flights to the gateway islands depart from London Gatwick, which has connections from several UK cities. The flight time from London is upward of 13 hours.
Another option is to fly via US gateways such as New York, Atlanta and Miami. The big US carriers take you to one of the main islands, and then you change plane to get to little St Vincent and beyond.
Fly to St Vincent and the Grenadines and then discover the islands. Read on to find out how to get to and from the airport...
Located near Kingstown on the main island of St Vincent, the soon to be replaced ET Joshua Airport is well served by public transport and taxis. A new airport to replace the current facility – Argyle International Airport – is expected to open in mid-2015.
Some hotels on St Vincent include a shuttle service as part of your stay or offer to whisk you to your hotel for a small fee. This is the preferred option for most visitors.
Alternatively, there are plenty of taxis. A fare to Kingstown should cost around 30 East Caribbean dollars (about £6.50).
Car hire is another option, and you can collect your vehicle at the airport to save on the cost of resort transfers.
From St Vincent’s airport you can also fly to the other main islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines, with connections to the airports of Canouan (CIW), Bequia (BQU), Mustique (MQS), and Union Island (UNI). Ferry services to these destinations are also available from Kingstown.
Like a menu crammed with tantalising bites, this island nation offers a tempting selection of holiday resorts...
The capital of St Vincent is Kingstown, a city distinguished by its superb botanical gardens. A lively but relaxed place, the British colonial influence can be detected by a keen eye in the cobblestone streets and other architecture. There’s also a French colonial history here.
The hotels in Kingstown are good value and welcoming, but away from the city you can check in at ocean-side havens of tropical beauty, with excellent service and food.
Not that St Vincent is the only island to explore.
The very rich are drawn to Mustique, where renting a holiday home can cost more than a sports car. You can find more affordable, and equally as beautiful, holiday homes on islands such as Bequia though. Canouan and Union Island are other possible destinations and were once the haunt of pirates. It’s still easy to imagine a sailing ship coming into view with the Jolly Roger flying once you are on one of the islands' evocative beaches.
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