Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
Bequia is the second-largest island in the Grenadines. The ambiance of this place will not let you leave. The welcoming locals and the carefree environment attract tourists from across the globe. Bequia is one of the last vestiges of the old-school Caribbean, just as casual and beachy as you’d imagined. Besides the fun at the beach, you can take a stroll along the waterfront Belmont Walkway to Princess Margaret Beach, one of the most scenic walks you’ll ever have. Don’t miss the capital of Grenadines Parish, Port Elizabeth. Plus, it’s a great place to get pretty souvenirs and shop unique jewelry from this place.
The capital and chief port of the island, Kingstown, is the well-known port of entry for tourists. It attracts tourists not only because it is the capital but also because of the picturesque sights that it has to offer. The most visited and adored place is St. Vincent Botanic Gardens, located on the northern outskirts of Kingstown. Another prominent tourist attraction is Fort Charlotte; build on a hill overlooking the harbor of Kingstown. Explore the historic Georgian style St. George’s Cathedral with colorful stained-glass windows and take a peek into the colonial history. Additionally, visitors can shop from the Cruise Ship Terminal shops with eclectic boutiques, handicrafts, and restaurants.
The former capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barrouallie was established by French settlers in 1719. Approx an hour’s drive from the capital city of Kingstown, Barrouallie, is an excellent example of what a ‘small town’ island flavor is all about. The place derives its picturesque beauty from the surrounding mountains, which have also protected the town from volcanic eruptions over time. The soothing bay, black-sand beaches, charming pastel-colored houses and a rich history offers you a lot to explore. Archaeology lovers can visit the Layou Petro glyph Park and learn about the life of Carib Indians.
It is a small island yet has much to offer. It is famous for the southern gateway to the Grenadines, especially the Tobago Islands. Tourists fly in from other islands in the West Indies to enjoy water adventures in the Grenadines for a day or two. Union Island has excellent beaches, the best of which is the Big Sand Beach. Most beach lovers also love Chatham Bay on the west coast, Bloody Bay on the northwest coast, and Richmond Bay on the north coast. Besides, it offers the best options for people who love snorkeling as they will find good conditions on Lagoon Reef.
The Wallilabou River in the northwest of Saint Vincent is a pleasant place to be in the lap of nature. You can observe the surroundings for a while or go snorkeling. Besides, the small bay also consists of a black sand beach, a small hotel, two small boat docks, and sheltered moorings. If you wish to stay here and spend a night beside the river, you need to take the permission of the customs officer. Plus, it is an excellent opportunity for the fans of Caribbean films to visit the Wallilabou Anchorage Hotel that has a restaurant open to the public with a selection of authentic local dishes, props, and souvenirs from the sets of Pirates of the Caribbean film.
Accessible only by boat, this is the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines but it’s also one of the most stunning spots to explore as well with gorgeous pristine palm-fringed sandy beaches and turquoise waters. It’s home to a very small community located on a hilltop in the south-west of the island. There is accommodation on the island, no roads but also a favorite spot for stopping on a boat and also offers water sports and hiking,