St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Places to Explore


  • Bequia

    Bequia (pronounced beck-way) is a Carib word meaning "island of the cloud." Hilly and green, with several golden-sand beaches, Bequia is 9 miles (14½ km) south of St. Vincent's southwestern shore; with... Read more

  • Canouan

    Halfway down the Grenadines chain, this tiny boot-shape island—3½ miles (5½ km) long and 1¼ miles (2 km) wide—has only about 1,200 residents. But don't let its historically slow pace and quiet ways fool... Read more

  • Mayreau

    Mayreau (pronounced my-row) is minuscule—1½ square miles (4 square km). With the exception of 22 acres at its northern tip that was bought in 1977 by a German-Canadian family and 21 acres that comprise... Read more

  • Mustique

    This upscale haven, 18 miles (29 km) southeast of St. Vincent, is 3 miles (5 km) by 1¼ miles (2 km) at its widest point. The island is hilly and has several green valleys, each with a sparkling white-sand... Read more

  • Palm Island

    A private speck of land (only 135 acres), exquisite Palm Island used to be an uninhabited, mosquito-infested swamp called Prune Island. One intrepid family put heart and soul—as well as muscle and brawn... Read more

  • Petit St. Vincent

    The southernmost of St. Vincent's Grenadines, tiny (115 acres), private Petit St. Vincent—pronounced "Petty" St. Vincent and affectionately called PSV—is ringed with white-sand beaches and covered with... Read more

  • St. Vincent

    Kingstown's shopping and business district, historic churches and cathedrals, and other points of interest can easily be seen in a half day, with another half day for the Botanic Gardens. The coastal roads... Read more

  • Tobago Cays

    Tobago Cays, a small group of five uninhabited islands (Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau, Baradal, Petit Tabac, and Jamesby) just east of Mayreau in the southern Grenadines, was declared a wildlife reserve—Tobago... Read more

  • Union Island

    Union Island is the commercial center of the southern Grenadines—a popular anchorage for those sailing the Grenadines and a crossroads for those heading to surrounding islands. Clifton, the main town and... Read more