With some of the most beautiful scenery in all of the Caribbean, St. Vincent and the Grenadines offers travellers the white sandy beaches and gorgeous backdrop they are looking for in a tropical vacation spot. The country is also regarded as a boater’s paradise. Located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea, just north of St. Lucia, the country is made up of St. Vincent, the main island, and the Grenadines, a collection of smaller islands. Whether you plan on visiting one, some or all of the islands, make sure you choose reliable travel insurance, so you can focus on what is most important: relaxing and enjoying your time in paradise.
Travel tips for vacations in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Canadians are required to have a passport that is valid for at least six months after their departure date. You must have a return airline ticket and be able to show proof of sufficient funds for your trip. There is a departure tax of $40 Eastern Caribbean dollars.
The country’s currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (XCD). An international driving permit is recommended if you plan on driving, and you should note that traffic drives on the left.
Since most of the islands are located in the hurricane belt, it’s important to book your trip carefully during hurricane season, which lasts from June to November. The best time to visit the islands is from May to June, and then at the end of November as hurricane season comes to an end. During these windows, you can often get better hotel rates.
Top tourist attractions in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Tourism is on the rise is the country, especially since the filming of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies there. With many luxury resorts, a string of 26 volcanic islands and opportunities for diving and snorkelling, and without the cruise ship crowds that are common on other Caribbean islands, it’s a great vacation option for travellers seeking to visit somewhere new.
During your stay, be sure to consider visiting Bequia as a yachting destination, Tobago Cays Marine Park, Petit St. Vincent, Kingstown, St. Vincent Botanical Gardens, Leeward Highway, Falls of Baleine, Canouan’s white sand beaches, Palm Island, and Union Island and its volcanic peaks.
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|Currency:||East Caribbean Dollar|
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