St. Vincent

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About St. Vincent

The official name of the country is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is located west of Barbados south of Saint Lucia and north of Grenada in the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, an island arc of the Caribbean Sea.

The official language is English.

As of 1 January 2016, the population of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was estimated to be 109,441 people.

Its total land area is 390 square kilometres (150 square miles) of which 343 square kilometres (132 square miles) is the main island of Saint Vincent.

Kingstown is the capital, chief port, and main commercial centre of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. With a population of 16,500 (2010), Kingstown is the most populous settlement in the country.

Things to do in St. Vincent

Nature lovers, scuba divers and hikers will all love St Vincent.

  • Visit tropical gardens, go bird watching, take in a cricket match or replay scenes from Pirates of The Caribbean.
  • Beach – Relax on a pretty beach, we have plenty and they are never crowded. It’s a great way to unwind after a day of adventure.
  • Island Tours – See the sights of St Vincent at your own pace. A bus tour is the perfect way to explore in comfort and style. However, some of the most beautiful parts of St Vincent can only be reached by boat. Discover the Falls of Baleine and other places of mystery and surprise.
  • Diving & Snorkelling – Come and dive St Vincent. It’s the Critter Capital of the Caribbean. Bring your camera, you’ll need it.
  • Sports From the comfort of a bus tour to the challenge of hiking to the top of La Soufriere volcano, there are fabulous activities for everyone to enjoy at this world class island destination. Take in a cricket match or a game of soccer. Local and regional sports events are a great spectacle with lots of fun and excitement.
  • Tropical Gardens – Explore tropical rainforests and tropical gardens bursting with colour and life. St Vincent is a horticultural heaven.
  • Hiking – Hike to the top of La Soufriere volcano, explore lush forests and discover hidden waterfalls. Put your boots on and go.
  • Water Sports – Get wet and have fun. St Vincent has kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing and more. Come on in.
  • Yachting – St Vincent is a superb destination for yachting vacations. The southern coast is particularly well appointed with anchorages and services for provisioning, as well as plenty of good restaurants and hotels.

St. Vincent Weather: Annual Averages

ST. VINCENT FACT SHEET

Driving

Traffic drives on the left. Roads are narrow and winding.

Banks

Open Monday to Thursday 8 a.m.–1 or 2 p.m. and on Fridays also in the afternoon, 2 or 2.30–5 p.m.

Electricity

220/240 volts AC, 50 Hz.

Currency

The currency of St Vincent and the Grenadines is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$ or XCD), which is pegged to the US dollar. Notes are in denominations of EC$100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of EC$2 and EC$1, and 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

Time & Timezones

GMT -5 (GMT -4 in summer)

Tipping

Tipping in St Vincent and the Grenadines is discretionary and should reflect the service you have received, though a service charge of 10% is typically added to your bill in hotels and restaurants.

Transport

On St. Vincent there are several transportation methods to choose from. There are bicycles which can be used to get around the island, and there are also public buses. Anyone who rides the buses should be prepared for crowded conditions and loud music, but many consider this a great way to

Health & Wellness

Health facilities, hygiene and disease risk vary worldwide.

Bottled mineral water is recommended.

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