St Vincent and the Grenadines: Travel Weekly destination guide

St Vincent and the Grenadines: Travel Weekly destination guide

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Saint Vincent, a small island dominated by La Soufriere, the live volcano at its centre, lies about 40km north of St Lucia. To the south are the Grenadines, a handful of tiny Caribbean islands part-shared with Grenada.

Few tourists stay in the St Vincent captial Kingstown, and tourism throughout the nation tends to be resort-based. The otherwise little-developed Grenadines - whose perfect desert-island looks appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean - are punctuated by all-inclusive properties, some on private islands.

Made for island-hopping, St Vincent and the Grenadines are hugely popular with yachters - though your clients can also expect to see cruise ships docking at some of the bigger ports.

On this page you'll find some of Travel Weekly's articles featuring St Vincent and the Grenadines, plus news and links from elsewhere on the web. You can also find out more about our sponsor Elite Island Resorts' all-inclusive Palm Island resort in the Grenadines.


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    Travel fact file

    • Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
    • Climate: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a tropical climate and an average annual temperature of 29°C / 86°F. Driest months are November - May. Hurricane season runs from June - November
    • Airports: Mustique (MQS); St. Vincent E.T. Joshua (SVD)


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    Featured resort: Palm Island

    Palm Island Resort is a very special place. It lies on its own 135-acre island in The Grenadines, that chain of exclusive little islands that runs between St. Vincent in the north and Grenada in the south.

    It is reached via a 45-minute flight from Barbados to neighbouring Union Island, followed by an 8-minute ride by private launch.

    The five white sand beaches are complemented by just 42 guest rooms that are dwarfed by the coconut palms and charmingly styled with their island-setting in mind. Activities are low-key and generally focused upon the sand and the sea.

    Palm Island guests have the choice to do nothing or do it all; the hotel has a fresh water swimming pool, complimentary Windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking and hobie-style catamarans, an open air fitness centre and daytime tennis court.

    For a special occasion why not suggest clients order a picnic lunch and enjoy it in romantic seclusion on one of our Atlantic beaches?

    The elegant ‘Royal Palm’ restaurant sits right on the white sands, every meal accompanied by ocean views and sea breezes. After dark, the mood becomes decidedly elegant. Most guests meet for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the intimate beachfront bar.

    Palm Island is not just a resort. It’s a place where guests slow down, recharge their batteries and gradually rediscover the wonders of nature. Panoramic walking trails show off indigenous iguanas and interesting birdlife. And boat trips to the world-famous Tobago Cays ensure visitors leave with a great ‘sense of place’.

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