For most visitors, St Vincent & The Grenadines is off the beaten track, however for yachties, aristocrats and rock stars, it’s a secret tropical winter hideaway!
We feel so spoilt having visited many times over the years, but yet we never cease to be amazed by its natural beauty and grandeur throughout its 32 islands – a few are actually inhabited!
For over a decade we have worked with Young Island, which is just off the coast of St Vincent, and, most recently, after falling head-over-heels in love with Bequia, we began working with Beach Hotel, and have not looked back since!
St Vincent and the Grenadines is a perfect twin-centre holiday with Barbados, St Lucia and Antigua.
Why St Vincent and the Grenadines?
• St. Vincent & the Grenadines is a nation of 32 islands located in the Lesser Antilles between St. Lucia (24 miles to the north) and Grenada (75 miles to the south)
• St Vincent and the Grenadines evokes an emotive response with visions of exotic, idyllic island life
• St Vincent is the largest Grenadine Island and home to the capital, Kingstown. This lively town is a throwback to colonial times with cobblestone streets and locals rushing about.
• The lush green, rainforested interior has some great hiking and natural walk options
Things to do in St Vincent & The Grenadines
The Botanic Gardens
Established in 1754, they are the oldest botanical garden in the Western Hemisphere features flowers and plants from throughout the world.
Built in 1806 by the English to protect the harbor from French invasion, this fort sits high above the bay of Kingstown.
Falls of Baleine
These picturesque 60-foot falls, primarily reached only by boat, form a pool below that makes for luxurious swimming.
La Soufriere Volcano Hike
La Soufriere Volcano in St. Vincent is 4,048 feet above sea level. This is full day tour where walking from our centre to the top takes 2.5 to 3 hours. At the top, you can rest, eat, relax or go down to the volcano's crater for 1/2 to 2 hours at the top. Returning to the centre, takes 1 to 2 hours. Therefore, the complete hike takes around 6 hours. The tour starts with pick-up at 7 am.
Sugar Mill Trail
This trail goes through the jungle to the ruins of an old sugar mill and to the Richmond beach takes about 1 hour in walking time.
White & Black Sand Beaches
Enjoy the sunset and the lush nature, meet with the local fishermen and, pretty much, have the beach just for yourself.
Is available at numerous dive sites around the island. For nondivers Dive St Vincent, located at the hotel’s dock offer a 4-hour introductory course on Young Island – visit http://www.DiveStVincent.com.
Although smaller than the Botanical Gardens in Kingstown, these gardens still feature many species of exotic plants.
Buried in between two mountains, this valley offers tough hiking.
Things to do on Bequia Island
The Grenadines islands are well known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and Bequia certainly lives up to this, with Princess Margaret Beach, Lower Bay and Industry Bay which are
absolutely not to be missed.
Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary
Local fisherman, Orton ‘Brother’ King, constructed this sanctuary in an effort to preserve the hawksbill turtle.
A true labour of love.
Friendship Rose Sailing Schooner. Sail in a historic trading Schooner to the beautiful & uninhabited islands of the Grenadines. This relaxing day trip is punctuated by a snorkelling and watching out flying fish, turtles, dolphins and whales.
The centerpoint of Bequia is the town of Port Elizabeth, a favourite stop of yachtsmen for supplies, repairs, or just plain fun. It wraps around Admiralty Bay and has a waterside sidewalk, called the Belmont Walkway
which connects the colourful jumble of shops, restaurants and bars lining the shoreline.
Firefly Plantation Bequia
Visit the ruins of a historic 280 year old sugar mill and explore a lush and tropical 30 acre working plantation with orchards producing guava, mango oranges, grapefruit, bananas, breadfruit, Bequia plums, and a
variety of wonderful and exotic crops. Plantation Tours are approx. EC$10 per person.
The remains of this 18th-century fort overlooking Admiralty Bay and provides panoramic island views
Island hop aboard your own private yacht, from one idyllic island paradise to the next. The hotel can recommend a number of elegant sailing yacht price depends on size. The flexibility and exclusiveness of
your own private yacht and professional crew is the ultimate indulgence. The yacht is available for day and overnight charters.
A lovely waterfront bar usually frequented by yachtsmen from around the world as well as locals and features local bands and great barbecue. Jump up on Thursday evenings are very popular.
Rasta Market is a really unique experience offering an interesting variety of fresh island fruits and vegetables. There is also the adjacent fish market where fishermen blow the conch shell to let shoppers
know the catch of the day has arrived.
The highest accessible point in Bequia, with sweeping views first over Admiralty Bay as the road winds upwards. From the summit, there are amazing views of the southern Grenadine islands.
If you would like to talk to us and discuss your next Caribbean luxury stay, contact us today on 020 8614 0077