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St. Vincent Island is the largest island of the country Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. The discoverer of the island is considered Christopher Columbus, who landed on its shore in 1498. According to scientists, the first settlements on the island appeared 5,5 thousand years earlier, as evidenced by numerous archeological finds. In 1980 and 1986, the island was badly damaged by affecting hurricanes. Nowadays, tourist infrastructure of Saint Vincent is actively developing and improving.
The island was settled no less than 5,5 thousand years ago. The Ciboney Indians were the first ones who came here from the north part of South America. Even though there is almost no … Open
The island presents itself as a center of elite recreation. Its resorts are characterized by high ecological indicators. To its guests Saint Vincent is ready to offer luxurious resort hotels. There are excellent conditions for outdoor activities. Lovers of excursions will definitely not be bored. They can visit unique archaeological areas and get acquainted with natural attractions on the island.
The capital of the island is the city of Kingstown. It is very beautiful and ideal for hiking. The port area of the capital is a focus of attraction of hundreds of tourists. The most popular entertainment facilities, stores and handicraft shops are concentrated in the neighbourhood. Walking around the port district, you can see many beautiful buildings of colonial times. An important feature of the capital is an abundance of religious attractions. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Active volcano La Soufrière (1234m high) – which is currently not – can be justly called one of the most fascinating sights of the island. It’s located in the north part of Saint … Open
Here, a beautiful Cathedral of St. Mary is preserved, the construction of which took place in the beginning of the 19th century. The building was seriously damaged due to destructive elements. In 1930, the cathedral was completely restored and remained unchanged since then. It is incredibly interesting from an architectural point of view. Composed of dark volcanic blocks, it represents an amazing combination of Gothic, Moorish and Romanesque styles.
Union Island @ Sunset St. George's Cathedral is a true glimpse of the Gregorian style. Its construction was completed in the early 19th century. It is in its walls, that a unique relic presented by Queen Victoria - a Red Angel stained-glass window is kept. Among other unusual sights of the capital, the Botanical Garden is worth noting. The garden was founded in 1762 by William Bilai. The incoming captain decided to establish a commercial garden nursery on these fertile lands. Exotic plants were brought here from all corners of the world.
Saint Vincent is one of the best places in the world for diving and snorkeling. Even those who prefer a serene beach holiday will definitely like the beautiful island. Many places of the … Open
A popular pedestrian route - Bukament-Valley-Vermont-Neyche-Trail - begins in the immediate vicinity of the capital. It passes through incredibly beautiful rainforests, banana groves and volcanic ridges, encompassing many interesting for studying natural attractions. The most important landmark is an active volcano La Soufriere. Its height is 1234 meters. The ascent to the volcano's mouth remains one of the favourite entertainments for active tourists.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Those who want to diversify their leisure by visiting unusual excursions, should examine the Black Point Tunnel. This tunnel, 115 meters long, was built by slaves in the early 19th century and is located in the immediate vicinity of Kingstown. The construction of the tunnel was caused by the need to create a direct route between the capital and sugar plantations. Among the archaeological areas, Buccament Bay is worth mentioning. On the nearby rocks, scientists have discovered Celtic drawings and petroglyphs. One of the stones with prehistoric patterns is located right on the coast.
High-class resort hotels on the St. Vincent Island are available for travelers. All the local hotels were built not so long ago, so they will be pleased for admirers of modern luxury and … Open
For many years, St. Vincent Island remains the regular location of different international music festivals. The island is not distinguished by the unique nature, so local authorities decided to make its cultural program more diversified in order to attract more tourists. Several times a year, famous musicians and performers visit the small island. Several interesting events and national celebrations take place in the first part of February. This is the time of a colorful carnival that is reminiscent of the carnival in Brazil.
St Vincent & The Grenadines Festive procession is the main part of the carnival. It takes a year to prepare all fancy costumes for the event. The festival’s schedule includes various musical performances, contests, gastronomic entertainments, and competitions. Visiting local markets is one of the most popular pastimes among tourists. Vacationers are usually interested in popular national delicacies and exotic fruits. Local artisans also bring their works to the markets, so tourists will not have any trouble finding interesting and unique souvenirs. Finally, local markets offer beach and sports gear.
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♥   Recreation Area 'Rabacca River Recreation Park' , 65.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Soufriere' , 79.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Grenadines from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Villa Stargrov

From the series “Houses of Famous People and Stars Currently Open to Tourists”
In the adjacent territory there is an excellent tennis court and the open swimming pool with jacuzzi, and one of the best recreation areas is the billiard room. At the disposal of the rich travelers, who spend few days in the magnificent villa of Mick Jagger, are the services of the personal chef and the housekeeper. The gardener ensures a faultless condition of the exotic garden. The charming and romantic villa has its own sea access and is often chosen by newlyweds for honeymoon. … Read further

Mustique Island

From the series “The Most Beautiful Islands on the Planet”
Although it has been many years ago, all the baron's references were strictly observed. On the island you can really only find 114 buildings. With the development of the tourist infrastructure, all the modern supply lines were laid out on the island, but all of them are hidden under the earth and therefore do not hurt the natural splendor. On the island there are no big hotels with a hectic atmosphere. At the disposal of the holidaymakers are the picturesque villas, the splendid beaches and the unique restaurants - the pride of the peculiar Mustique island. … Read further

Sightseeing in Saint Vincent and Grenadines: things to see

Saint Vincent is the largest island of the country. The capital, Kingstown, and the majority of population live there. Apart from leisure rest, the island is a great place for hiking. Travellers are welcome to make a journey to the La Soufriere volcano. It’s a tall active volcano, a walk on which will not be an easy task, but the panoramic views are very rewarding. … Open
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