For those who really like to get away from it all, St Vincent and the Grenadines offers enchanting hideaways of outstanding natural beauty. As you fly across the sparkling turquoise waters and catch a glimpse pf this cluster of 32 tropical islands, you will know you are in for a special holiday. With beautiful secluded beaches and unspoilt rainforests, St Vincent and th Grenadines is a truely romantic Caribbean paradise. The clear waters provide superb conditions for sailing and watersports and we strongly recommend that you take a camera that is able to capture the spectacular underwater scenery and abundant of marine life. Pictures of turtles, barracuda, sea horses, stingrays and endless amounts of tropical fish will make a fantastic addition to your photo album.
Climb Soufrire Volcano - A challenging climb to the top of this 4000ft high active volcano on St Vincent is well worth the effort as the views from the summit are spectacular. The three mile hike will take you through rainforest, bamboo groves and cloud forest before you reach the volcanic rock and ash-strewn rim of the huge, mile-wide crater.
Dark Views Falls - If climbing the volcano isn't for you, take a trip to the Dark View Falls which are situated at the southern foot of the Soufriere volcano. Set amongst tropical bamboo forest, these two beautiful waterfalls cascade down over the lava rocks. The lower falls can be easily reached via a bamboo bridge that spans the river, followed by a short trail through a shady grove where you will enjoy the refreshing spray from the falls. If you climb the steeper trail to the hugher falls you are rewarded with a large pool, perfect for a cooling swim.
Tobago Cays - No visit to St Vincent and the Grenadines is complete without a sailing trip to the Tobago Cays. These five tiny, uninhabited islands boast some of the best sailing waters in the Caribbean due to the spectacular horseshoe reef which creates a calm, crystalline lagoon. The lagoon is a National Marine Park and a playground doe green turtles which come to feed on the abundant seagrass.
Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary - Here you can view the endangered hawksbill turtle hatchlings and learn about their conservation. A former seaman has dedicated his life to raising turtles from eggs deposited on nearby beaches and has strived to increase their survival rate by feeding and protecting them through their most vulnerable time, before safely releasing them back into the sea.
The most convenient route is via Barbados with onward LIAT connections to St Vincent and Canouan, or with Grenadine Airways shared or private charters to Bequia, Mustique and Union Island. Flying time from Barbados is approx 40 mins
SVG Air also operates daily shared or private charter flights from Saint Lucia's Hewanorra International Airport ti St Vincent, Canouan, Bequia and Union Island and a weekly direct service from Grenada to Bequia.