Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an Island Nation in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea and is a less frequented spot for a Caribbean Vacation Package, despite several of its small islands being well known.
Islands like Saint Vincent itself, Bequia, Mustique, Palm, Canouan, Carriacou, Petite Martinique, Union, all appear in many holiday brochures, but somehow The Grenadines remains unknown and somehow off the beaten track.
Even for sailors for whom a visit to the Tobago Cays is an essential part of any Caribbean vacation, seem blissfully unaware of all Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has to offer its visitors.
So welcome to the Islands of the Grenadines, where you will find water in many shades of blue and turquoise, always warm with more wide white sand beaches than you could ever imagine. Here the coral is healthy and fish of every color and shape are abundant in the warm tropical water.
A part of the Caribbean which consists of a number of islands each with its own special charm, with not very many residents, all of whom love where they live, and live in a traditional Caribbean family way where family values mean everything, and friendship is respected above all other things.
Life is different in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines where small islands mean little need for cars. Where people work to live and don’t live to work.
Islands where you can snorkel right off the beach, or hike winding paths worn smooth by generations of local feet.
Beaches unspoilt by modern and noisy electrical appliances blaring out their raucous beat, not that you won’t hear a bit of Caribbean sound!
Small family owned hotels where you don’t need air-conditioning, television, or fancy cocktail bars to tell your friends about, to know what a great time you are having – Grenadines style. Islands where you will a welcome guest in their neighborhood, where when you smile and say “Hello”, will mean the biggest Grenadines smile and response.
A group of islands where the Tourist’s children are actually made welcome, and not just tolerated.
The Grenadines may have undeveloped roads, they may be isolated from what now passes for mainstream Caribbean life, but this isolation has great advantages too. If you are worried about any issues relating to crime, then you can just about forget them in the Grenadines. If you have heard that certain parts of the Caribbean are less than welcoming and are disrespectful to tourists, then you will have no worries in this direction.
If you feel their comparative isolation will make the Grenadines difficult to reach, then forget that worry too.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are some 1600 miles south east of Florida, and St Vincent can be reached by connecting flights from Barbados, St Lucia, Martinique or Grenada, all only a short hop. You can reach all the islands onward by connecting flights or ferry service. It’s remote, but it’s not difficult.