A haven for boaters, St. Vincent and the Grenadines flaunt some of the most gorgeous scenery in the Caribbean. This string of 36 emerald volcanic islands stretches south towards Grenada, with plenty of white-sand beaches and palm-lined bays, where mega yachts bob beside sailboats.
Private islands abound here, many with posh resorts. Diving is excellent, and coral reefs fringe many of the beaches, with superb snorkeling a short splash from shore. Discerning island lovers drift to these peaceful and unpretentious islands for a dose of classic Caribbean scenery, free from the cruise ship crowds found in busier ports.
At the northern end of the archipelago, the island of St. Vincent, is home to the capital of Kingstown, with cobbled streets and colonial buildings, while Union Island is the southern gateway to the Grenadines.
Scattered like jewels in the surrounding seas are the green islets of Bequia, Mustique, Mayreau, Canouan, Palm Island, and Petit St. Vincent. Divers, snorkelers, boaters, and beachcombers alike love the picture-perfect Tobago Cays, part of a marine park ringed with coral reefs.
Ready to start dreaming about your idyllic Caribbean getaway? Read our list of the best places to visit and top tourist attractions in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
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