• Tobago Cays Aerial View

St Vincent & the Grenadines

Whether you explore the verdant tropical rainforests, hike to the summit of an active volcano or sail to the Tobago Cays, St Vincent and the Grenadines are the treasure islands of the Caribbean.

St Vincent and the Grenadines are a necklace of 32 castaway islands and cays in the eastern Caribbean. Make the lush paradise island of St Vincent, rich in flora and fauna, cascading waterfalls, and historical sites, your first stop on your holiday. Hike to the summit of La Soufrière, St Vincent’s 4,000ft tall active volcano. The top-of-the-world euphoria, combined with the breathtaking summit views over the evergreen Mesopotamia Valley, is a guaranteed holiday highlight.

A great day trip on a St Vincent holiday is the scenic drive through the Mesopotamia Valley to the Montreal Gardens. As you ascend the steep winding roads, you’ll look out across the banana plantations and terrace farms cut into the lush green mountainside. At Montreal Gardens, where hummingbirds dart from one tree to the next and the towering emerald mountains and blue skies are the backdrop, you’ll get lost in a world of exotic and colourful plants. A visit to Montreal Gardens is a calming and spiritual experience.

Island-hopping adventures in St Vincent and the Grenadines

A holiday in St Vincent and the Grenadines is ideal if you love sailing, diving or snorkelling. The Grenadines islands, which includes the celebrity haunt of Mustique, the exclusive Palm Island, the quaint Bequia and the exotic Union Island, are slices of desert island paradise. You can charter a private yacht to sail to a choice of 32 islands and cays. With only nine inhabited, the lure of uncrowded beaches, deserted harbours, and unspoilt bays await.

Divers and snorkellers should head to Tobago Cays, the jewel of St Vincent and the Grenadines. These five islands are ringed with coral reefs and the diverse marine life explains why St Vincent and the Grenadines are hailed as the Critter Capital of the Caribbean.

Whether you want to island-hop, team your holiday with a city break or stay put on one island, our Destination Specialists can help you create your dream holiday.

Destination Highlights
  • Charter a private yacht to Tobago Cays. Its remote location means beaches are deserted and the turquoise clear waters are home to hundreds of turtles and colourful fish
  • Visit quaint and pretty Port Elizabeth on Bequia. Deeply immersed in age-old traditions, look out for its artisanal shops selling hand-crafted model sailing boats
  • Stroll through the Montreal Gardens, St Vincent’s beautiful botanical garden. This tranquil oasis abounds with colourful tropical plants, hummingbirds and fantastic views across the island
  • See where the Pirates of the Caribbean movie was filmed by making a stop at Wallilabou Anchorage and Black Point Tunnel on St Vincent

Our favourite hotels

Our selection of hotels in St Vincent and the Grenadines is incredibly diverse. We have hand-selected private islands, opulent resorts, small hotels, each with their own unique style of luxury. So, whether you want to stay in a clifftop villa or in a magnificent suite, we can find the best accommodation to suit your particular needs and tastes.

Island overview

Petit St Vincent

St Vincent and The Grenadines

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Petit St Vincent
Deluxe Seaview Room

The Cotton House

St Vincent and The Grenadines

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The Cotton House

Bequia Beach Hotel

St Vincent and The Grenadines

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Bequia Beach Hotel

Time Zone

GMT -4 hours

Flight Time

flights are indirect via Barbados or St Lucia

Currency

XCD - East Caribbean Dollar

Visa Information

Irish citizens do not need to obtain a visa.

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations required

St Vincent and The Grenadines

St Vincent and the Grenadines are hot and sunny all year round, with average temperatures of 27 °C to 29 °C. The best weather and the best time to go is between December and May. These are the driest months and coincide with the high season, which falls between December and April. The hurricane season runs between July through to November. But St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ more southerly location means that they miss many of the storms.

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Average weather in January

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27ºC
83mm
  • Mustique Blues Festival
  • Bequia Mount Gay Music Festival

Average weather in February

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27ºC
60mm

Average weather in March

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27ºC
66mm
  • National Heroes Day

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St Vincent and The Grenadines
28ºC
67mm
  • Union Island's Easterval

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29ºC
78mm

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28ºC
184mm
  • Vincy Mas Carnival

Average weather in July

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29ºC
170mm
  • Canouan Regatta
  • Vincy Mas Carnival

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St Vincent and The Grenadines
29ºC
137mm
  • Emancapation Month
  • Breadfruit Festival

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29ºC
165mm

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29ºC
153mm
  • Independance Month Celebrations

Average weather in November

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28ºC
172mm

Average weather in December

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28ºC
122mm
  • Bequia's Christmas Lighting Up Under the AlmondTree
  • National Nine Mornings Festival
  • Jas, Destination Specialist

    Jas

    Destination Specialist

    "Don't miss out on one of the St Vincent’s most unique and hidden natural features: Owia Salt Pond. The “pond” was formed when lava from the erupting La Soufrière volcano met the sea and rapidly cooled, forming a small bowl at the water’s edge. The lava rock that surrounds the salt pool has been eroded into weird and wonderful shapes by the waves."

  • Charlotte, Destination Specialist

    Charlotte

    Destination Specialist

    "Hike through the lush tropical rainforest and discover the thriving wildlife reserve of the Vermont Nature Trail. On this two-mile hike, you will enjoy seeing St Vincent’s vast array of tropical plants, birds, including the St Vincent Parrot, iguanas and (if you’re lucky) armadillos. Another picturesque hike is a trek to Dark View Falls, which involves crossing a suspended bamboo bridge to reach the foot of the magnificent 100ft waterfall."  

  • Vincy Mas

    Promoted as the ‘hottest carnival in the Caribbean, this is the biggest festival in St Vincent and the Grenadines' calendar. It’s a vibrant celebration of music, dance, tradition and life. Towns across St Vincent come alive with calypso, steel-pan bands, street parties, fantastical costumes and much more. The festival starts in May and runs all the way through to July, culminating in street parties of J’ouvert and the Mardi Gras parade. 

  • Bequia Easter Regatta

    The Bequia Easter Regatta is a weekend full of fun, camaraderie, skills and tradition. As well as the many boat races, you can join in the parties, concerts and celebrations as the whole island gets caught up in regatta fever. 

  • Mustique Blues Festival

    In January, the Mustique Blues Festival attracts musicians from all across the Caribbean and travelers from around the world. Set at Basil’s Bar, Grammy nominees and Blues’ chart-toppers arrive on the island for a two-week jam. A notable charity event with all proceeds being donated to the Basil Charles Educational Foundation.

  • Breadfruit

    Breadfruit is a symbol of St Vincent. It was introduced to the island in 1793 by Captain William Bligh. It was cheap to grow and it was mass-produced here to act as a source of food for the island’s slaves that worked on the plantations. This prickly oval fruit tastes like bread when cooked. It is often served as an accompaniment, including in St Vincent’s national dish of roasted breadfruit and fried jackfish. 

  • Arrowroot

    A traditional Native American crop, arrowroot can be dried to produce a flour-like powder that can be used in bread making and baking. St Vincent is one of the few places in the world where this crop is still grown, so it truly is a unique flavour of the island.  

Types of St Vincent and The Grenadines holidays

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