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Things to Know BEFORE You Go to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Essential Information US, Canadian and EU visitors will not find any Caribbean island which requires an entry visa, although US visitors require special permission to visit Cuba. Travel insurance is recommended for any trip to the Caribbean, particularly emergency evacuation coverage in case airlift is required. Check also that insurance policies cover so-called dangerous activities such as scuba diving. ST. …

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How to Get to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Airports and airlines: ET Joshua Airport (SVD) has too short a runway for international jets, so international flights connect through Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. This is also the place to catch island-hopper flights to Bequia, Mustique, Canouan and Union Island on Mustique Air and Air SVG. The new Argyle International Airport, once completed, will allow direct …

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How to Get Around St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Drivers in St. Vincent need to buy a temporary driver’s permit ($24), available from the police station on in Kingstown or in Port Elizabeth, Bequia. Like many of the Windward islands, a single road completes a tour of the island, so to get from one side of the island to the other, driver’s must do the tour. Many drivers will …

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Where to Stay in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

2,500 rooms Overview For exquisite luxury, A-list style, you’ll need to head down to Mustique, or private Palm Island. On St. Vincent, accommodation is primarily in informal, modest guest houses. None of the big chains have yet to dip a toe into St. Vincent. Deals St. Vincent is already cheap, but connections to the island are a drawback. Highlights Firefly …

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What to Eat & Drink in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

At the top end, Caribbean dining stands toe to toe with anything on offer in major North American or European cities, not least because a trail of renowned chefs have made their way to the Caribbean to take charge of restaurants in the luxury resorts. The real joy, however, is discovering those unannounced roadside stalls and beach bars where the …

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Where to Go in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

St. Vincent, the main island, retains an undiscovered feel, not least because the roads around the mountains are winding and hardly conducive to big tourist traffic. Hike La Soufriere, the volcanic peak, or stay down in the capital Kingstown, and tour the Botanical Gardens, which are beautiful. Most visitors catch the ferry from Kingstown dock and head down to the …

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