Caribbean Tourism

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Beaches & Watersports

St Vincent has splendid, safe beaches on the leeward side, most of which have volcanic black sand. The windward coast is more rocky with rolling surf and strong currents. All beaches are public. Some are difficult to reach by road, but boat trips can be arranged to the inaccessible beauty spots. Sea urchins are a hazard, as in many other islands, especially...

Accommodation - Union Island

L-B Anchorage Yacht Club, Clifton, T4588221, F4588365. Full marina service, French restaurant, terrace bar, steel band or piano music, room, cabana or bungalow, plane and yacht charters, agents for LIAT and Air Martinique. A-E Clifton Beach Hotel and Guest House, T/F4588235. Rooms, cottages, apartment, rather dilapidated and run down but comfortable...

Accommodation - St. Vincent

There is aGovernment tax of 7% on hotel rooms; most add a 10% service charge; a/c is not generally available, it is often worth asking for a fan. In Kingstown On Upper Bay St, B Cobblestone Inn, PO Box 867, T4561937, F4561938. Upstairs in a building which used to be a sugar and arrowroot warehouse, a/c, mostly quiet but avoid room 22, noisy from street...

Accommodation - Mustique

LL Cotton House, T4564777, F4565887, Email: cott...@caribsurf.com A 20-room refurbished (by Oliver Messel) 18th-century cotton plantation house built of rock and coral, is expensive, pool, tennis, windsurfers, sailfish, snorkelling, all complimentary, horseriding and scuba diving available, sailing packages tailor made. Smaller, less expensive LL Firefly...

Accomodation - Mayreau

LL Salt Whistle Bay Club, T4588444, F4588944, contact by radio, VHF h 16, boatphone 4939609, T613-6347108, in UK T0800-373742. 10 rooms, MAP, yacht charters and picnics on nearby islands), B-C Dennis’ Hideaway (5 rooms).

Accommodation - Canouan

LL Carenage Bay Resort & Golf Club, T4588000, F4588885, Email: i...@canouan.com 178 rooms/suites, luxury, casino, on 800 acres, has taken over the northeast of the island, golf, diving, gym, health club, sailing, windsurfing, tennis, yacht charters, 4 restaurants, 3 bars. LL Canouan Beach Hotel, PO Box 530, T4588888, F4588875, Email: joen...@caribsurf....

Accomodation - Bequia

Hotels & Guest Houses L-AL The Old Fort, on Mount Pleasant, T4583440, F4573340, Email: oldf...@caribsurf.com A 17th-century French built fortified farmhouse, probably oldest building on Bequia, magnificent views, idyllic restaurant (must book), animals in spacious grounds include donkeys, kittens, peacocks, pool with view of 25 islands, beach within...

Accommodations

Hotels A Government tax of 7% on hotel rooms; most add a 10% service charge; a/c is not generally available, it is often worth asking for a fan. Camping Camping is not encouraged. There are no organized campsites.

Tourist Information

Embassies and Consulates UK, British High Commission, Grenville Street, Box 132, Kingstown, T4571701 (after hours T4584381), F4562750; Netherlands Consulate, in the East Caribbean Group of Companies building in Campden Park, T4571918; China, Murray Road, T4562431; Venezuela, Granby Street, T4561374; France, Middle Street, Box 364, Kingstown, T4561615; Italy...

Communication

Telephone Services Telephone Services operated by Cable and Wireless, on Halifax Street; there is a 5% tax on international phone calls. Phone cards and fax available. Portable phones can be rented through Boatphone or you can register your own cellular phone with them upon arrival, T4562800. The international code for St Vincent is 784, followed by a seven...

Getting Around

Air Flights within the Grenadines are cheap but prices rise if travelling to or from another country, for example Carriacou or St Lucia. Mustique Airways flies daily from St Vincent to Port Elizabeth, Bequia, a five-minute flight, twice daily Mon-Fri to Union Island (20 mins), and also to Mustique. Both Inter-island flights and the ferry can be erratic and...

Getting There

Air There are no direct services from Europe or North America but same day connecting flights are available through Antigua, Barbados and Puerto Rico. American Eagle flies from San Juan, Puerto Rico. LIAT flies from Antigua, Barbados, Beef Island (BVI), Grenada, Port of Spain (Trinidad), St Lucia, St Maarten, San Juan (Puerto Rico). BWIA flies from Barbados...

Before Travelling

Climate Temperatures the year round average between 77°F and 81°F (25-7°C), moderated by the trade winds; average rainfall is 60 inches on the coast, 150 inches in the interior, with the wettest months May to November. Best months to visit are therefore December to May. You can expect a shower most days, though. Low season is June to mid-December. Documents...

St Vincent

St Vincent St Vincent, and its 32 sister islands and cays which make up the Grenadines, were until fairly recently, almost unknown to tourists except yachtsmen and divers. They remain uncrowded. St Vincent is very picturesque, with fishing villages, coconut groves, banana plantations and fields of arrowroot, of which the island is the world’s largest producer. It is a...

ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES Saint Vincent and The Grenadines Ministry of Tourism and Culture (Main Official) Honourable Rene Baptiste, Minister P.O. Box 834, Bay St., Kingstown, St. Vincent and The Grenadines phone: (784)456-2060, (784) 457-1502 fax: (784)456-2610, (784) 456-2610 telex: 7531 FOREIGN VQ website: http://www.svgtourism.com/ Caribbean Tourism Organisation...