Vincent and the Grenadines
Information and Hotels
Resort off the coast of St. Vincent. Private cottages, gourmet
meals, and yacht sailing.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines are
1600 miles southeast of Florida. The closest neighbors are Grenada
(75 miles to the south), St. Lucia (24 miles north), and Barbados
(100 miles east.) Temperatures average 78 degrees year around. There
is no storm season because of the southern Caribbean location.
St. Vincent is reached via connecting
flights from Barbados, St. Lucia, Martinique or Grenada. The island
of St. Vincent is 18 miles long and 11 miles wide and is a lush
volcanic island of steep mountain ridges, valleys and waterfalls.
A half mile outside of Kingstown,
the capital, is the botanic gardens, founded in 1765. this twenty
acre estate was part of a colonial scheme to exchange exotic plants
throughout the British empire. The most famous plants are the breadfruit
brought in 1793 by Captain Bligh of the H.M.S. Bounty.
The Grenadines consist of a tail
of islands and uninhabited cays stretching 45 miles southeast of
the "mainland". Connections to the Grenadines are via
air from St. Vincent, or by ferry service. These islands all have
lovely soft white coral sand beaches and clear waters, ideal for
snorkeling, scuba diving and sailing.