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. VINCENT AND GRENADINES
Made up of 32 islands, with St. Vincent the mountainous, forested base and the outlying Grenadine chain popular with yacht cruisers.
Area: 150 sq miles
Political: Independence in 1979
Official website: www.discoversvg.com
Currency Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Visa Needs Not required
Health Care Kingstown General Hospital
Banks & ATMS. In Kingston and larger Grenadine islands
Free WIFI Locations. Around main yachting areas
Internet Cafes Numerous cybercafés.
Cell Phones access/Dialing code +784
Safety Tips The Grenadines are practically crime-free, but parts of Kingstown have an edge, particularly after dark.
Departure Tax $15