The beauty of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The 32 islands and cays of St. Vincent and The Grenadines (SVG) offer a unique, off-the-beaten-path destination

Now is the perfect time to uncover the beauty of St. Vincent and The Grenadines (SVG).

The 32 islands and cays of St. Vincent and The Grenadines (SVG) offer a unique, off-the-beaten-path destination, nestled among the enchanting southeastern Windward Islands. This captivating locale is characterised by natural beauty, lush landscapes, sustainable development, and a nostalgic Caribbean scene.

Jim Fazio designed golf course Canouan SVG photo courtesy The Grenadines Estate

SVG provides a diverse experience with eco-adventures, sailing, diving, romance, mouthwatering cuisine, and vibrant cultural festivals like Vincy Mas, renowned as the hottest carnival in the Caribbean. With a brand new Sandals 2.0 and three weekly flights from LHR to SVD via Virgin Atlantic, now is a great time to explore the nine inhabited gems of SVG and island hop to discover its many charms, including the remarkable Tobago Cays Marine Park.

Weddings and romance

When you’re ready to take the next step with your partner, consider celebrating your love in St. Vincent and The Grenadines (SVG). This Caribbean destination is the only one with an e-portal that enables couples to conveniently complete all necessary paperwork before departing from their home country, eliminating the need to go to the registry in person.

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V Darkview Falls St. Vincent SVG Tourism Authority

SVG offers tranquil waters, lush gardens, historic churches, boutique hotels, and romantic resorts, all of which serve as beautiful backdrops for tying the knot, enjoying a memorable honeymoon, renewing your vows, or simply celebrating with your partner. Unique ceremony options to consider include: island resort buyouts for intimate gatherings, a catamaran ceremony in the Tobago Cays Marine Park, and a castaway-inspired style on Mopion, a small sandbar with a single thatch umbrella completely surrounded by turquoise waters.

Eco-adventures

St. Vincent and The Grenadines (SVG) offer a network of hiking trails that allow you to immerse yourself in lush nature and vibrant culture. These trails range from easier paths on each of the nine inhabited islands to the legendary La Soufrière, a challenging hike that ascends an active volcano, providing routes for all ability levels.

Visitors can explore refreshing waterfalls, take a whale and dolphin watching tour, seek out the endemic St. Vincent Parrot and other tropical birds, stroll through colourful and historic gardens, or learn to kiteboard in some of the world’s best sailing waters. Consider visiting SVG for your next adventure to rejuvenate both your mind and body.

Sailing & Yachting

St. Vincent and The Grenadines (SVG) is an ideal destination for your next Caribbean sailing adventure. Its multi-island geography, unspoiled beaches, and turquoise waters create the perfect setting for a tranquil sailing experience. With steady winds and temperatures ranging from 24-30°C, it offers excellent conditions for year-round sailing.

Each inhabited island has its own unique attractions and is located within easy distances of 1-4 hours by voyage from one another. Mooring in the harbours scattered throughout the destination provides opportunities to explore towns that have retained their authentic tropical charm. These towns are populated with boutique accommodations, beach bars, cafes, marine services, and provisions.

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Snorkelling & Diving

St. Vincent and The Grenadines (SVG) is celebrated for its bountiful marine life, earning it the title ‘Critter Capital of the Caribbean’. SVG offers unmatched critter diving experiences with excellent visibility at depths of 30 meters or more. With 32 islands and cays, underwater enthusiasts are spoiled for choice with 168 square kilometers of coral reefs teeming with 400 reef fish species and over 100 dive sites.

Choose from adrenaline-pumping drifts, uncrowded coral gardens, and dramatic submarine lava flows that create a wonderland of caves, canyons, and walls. Throughout the destination, numerous dive shops are ready to guide you on your underwater adventure.

Festivals

St. Vincent and The Grenadines’ (SVG) culture shines through in a range of annual events scattered across the destination. Embrace the Conch Festival on Union Island, where you can savor an array of delectable dishes and learn about sustainable industry practices. Experience the thrill of the Caribbean’s most renowned boat race at Easter, followed by the vibrant regatta in Bequia. Then, get ready to immerse yourself in the exhilarating atmosphere of ‘The hottest carnival in the Caribbean’ in late June and early July. Let go of inhibitions and join the celebrations in SVG’s largest festival.

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Vincy Cuisine

In St. Vincent and The Grenadines (SVG), food is deeply rooted in the culture. The country is home to talented cooks who create dishes inspired by its diverse history. If you are a food enthusiast, SVG will delight you with simple yet delicious fares like callaloo soup, bouljou, and peleau that will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

SVG is renowned for its delectable seafood, with most restaurants offering daily catch dishes. The seafood is caught sustainably in the wild, so favourites like lobsters are seasonal. In a nation closely connected to the land through farming and fishing, food lovers will enjoy the freshest produce whether dining at upscale restaurants featuring international fusions or visiting street vendors offering local flavours.