Caribbean Tourism

Mayreau

A small privately-owned island with deserted beaches and only one hotel and one guest house, though there is a plan to develop tourism. You can reach it only by boat.


Once a week, however, the island springs to life with the arrival of a cruise ship which anchors in the bay and sends its passengers ashore for a barbecue and sunburn. In preparation for this, local women sweep the beach and the manchineel trees (poisonous) are banded with red.


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Canouan

A quiet, peaceful, crescent-shaped island 25 miles south of St Vincent, with very few tourists and excellent reef-protected beaches. The...

Tobago Cays

The Tobago Cays are a small collection of islets just off Mayreau, protected by a horseshoe reef and surrounded by beautifully clear water...

Excursions

La Soufrière The highest peak on the island, La Soufrière volcano, rises to about 4,000 ft. In 1970 an island reared itself up out of the...

Mustique

Lying 18 miles south of St Vincent, Mustique is three miles long and less than two miles wide. In the 1960s, Mustique was acquired by a...

Union Island

The most southerly of the islands, Union Island is 40 miles from St Vincent and only three miles long by one mile wide with two dramatic...

The Grenadines

The Grenadines, divided politically between St Vincent and Grenada, are a string of 100 tiny, rocky islands and cays stretching across some...

Palm Island

Also known as Prune Island, is another privately-owned resort, about a mile from Union Island, with coral reefs on three sides. The island...