The Island of St Vincent, the largest island in the Caribbean chain of St Vincent and the Grenadines, is a lush volcanic island with dramatic black sand beaches, rich rainforests, teeming reefs and wonderful sailing conditions. St Vincent holidays can be a fantastic mix of luxury and seclusion, as there are some absolutely stunning properties in St Vincent, yet the island remains one of the last undiscovered gems of the Caribbean.
St Vincent is one of the finest maritime destinations in the world. The sailing is absolutely sensational, attracting yachtsmen from every corner of the globe to sail the beautifully clear waters of the Caribbean, cruising between impossibly beautiful cove beaches on isolated tropical Grenadine islands.
The marine life rich waters make dropping anchor an absolute pleasure, whether you intend to cast a line and enjoy the sensational fishing or strap on your diving gear or snorkel and discover the amazing underwater world beneath you. The scuba diving in St Vincent is absolutely awe-inspiring, with scattered cays, lagoons and reefs absolutely teeming with spectacular, tropical marine species the like of which you couldn’t make up. There are plenty of dive centres to choose from, regardless of which of the holiday rental properties in St Vincent you rent.
The lush, rainforest carpeted mountains and volcano which make up the interior of the island are perfect for walking, hiking and climbing. Walking from a St Vincent villas is absolutely magnificent, as the moment your legs begin to tire or the heat forces a few beads of sweat to emerge on your brow, you are likely to stumble across an idyllic cove, or, more likely, a crystal clear pool at the foot of a waterfall, perfect for a refreshing dip before heading further into the island. The Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary is a wonderful place to walk on a St Vincent holiday, and dolphin and whale watching trips can be easily arranged from here too.
The capital of St Vincent, Kingstown, is a fantastic place to spend a day on any St Vincent holiday. Many of the more impressive buildings date back to the 19th century, providing a beautiful backdrop for the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere which shrouds the town.
Daily temperatures in St Vincent change very little from month to month, with peak temperatures in the high 20’s or low 30’s (°C) almost guaranteed whenever you decide to visit a St Vincent villa. However, there are great differences in rainfall, with July being the wettest month, and April the driest, making properties in St Vincent the ideal destination for a splash of winter sun. The dry season in St Vincent runs from January until May.
The E.T. Joshua Airport (SVD) on St Vincent does not receive any long haul flights, yet there are still some very easy, and cheap flights to St Vincent to take. The airport receives hop over flights from Barbados’ Grantley Adams Airport (BGI), which has many regular flights from the UK, provided mainly by British Airways.