Tourism Overview

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a Caribbean nation situated to the north of Tobago, Trinidad, and other Caribbean destinations which are also popular. There are 32 islands in the chain that make up this nation, and the southernmost islands in the Grenadines chain are shared with Grenada, another independent nation. English is the language that is commonly spoken although French patois may also be heard on these islands. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a parliamentary democracy with an area that covers around 389 square kilometers. The currency is the East Caribbean dollar, and while paper dollars from the USA and euros are accepted by most merchants and service providers US coins are not considered currency and are not accepted on any of the islands.

Tourism to St Vincent and the Grenadines makes up a big part of the economy for this region, and each of the 32 islands in this chain offers unique sights and experiences. St. Vincent is the largest out of all the islands in this chain and also where the capital city of Kingstown is located. The St Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority was started in 2009 because tourism does play a role in the economy, and this authority ensures that the quality service providers offer to tourists is regulated and that there are standards in place. The population of all the islands in the chain is over 100,000 and they are very friendly and welcoming.

Visitors to St Vincent and the Grenadines will find that they are warmly welcomed. There are restaurants, hotels, local attractions, beautiful beaches, and tropical weather. The islands have a mountain landscape from volcanoes in the past that created them, with lush vegetation and an abundance of local wildlife. Many visitors fly to several of the different islands during a stay in St Vincent and the Grenadines, and cruise ships are commonly seen here as well. The climate is tropical and the rainy season occurs between May and November. The average temperature is around 80 degrees every day. Tourism has not affected the pristine beauty that the islands have, and it is still possible to be alone and enjoy the exquisite vistas and exciting activities offered without large crowds in many places here. It is possible to visit St. Vincent and the Grenadines without being wealthy and some of the Grenadine islands offer budget choices which are less expensive than others.