St Vincent and the Grenadines

St Vincent & the Grenadines Overview

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a small island country in the West Indies. The country consists of the island of St. Vincent and about 100 small islands of the Grenadine chain, including Bequia, Canouan, Mayreau, Mustique, and Union.

St Vincent itself has a rugged and rocky coastline broken up by sandy coves and, in Indian Bay, superb diving and snorkelling opportunities.

But it is worth spending time on St Vincent itself. The oldest botanical garden in the Americas is located in its capital, Kingstown. More tropical botany can be enjoyed just outside the town in the lovely Marriaqua Valley where banana, coconut, and breadfruit are grown on plantations.

CLIMATE

Temperatures in the country seldom rise above 90 °F (32 °C) or fall below 65 °F (18 °C). The annual rainfall ranges from 60 inches on the southeast coast of St. Vincent to 150 inches in the island’s central mountains.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Kingstown
POPULATION: 118,430
LANGUAGE: English
CURRENCY: East Caribbean Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 230V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or either a two or three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: VC
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +784
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -4