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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 

Having been spared by recent hurricanes, the 32 islands and islets of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are intact and ready to receive and impress visitors.

In addition, a new Air Canada weekly flight from Toronto to the brand new St. Vincent Airport will begin on December 14, 2017, making it even easier to access these islands.

Experiences as varied as their islands and islets

Endowed with amazing natural attractions, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines offers unique eco-tourism experiences, from shy explorers to adrenaline hunters. Whether it is for hiking along the Vermont Nature Trail, kite surfing at Union Island, diving in a bat cave or swimming in the crater of La Soufrière volcano.

And everywhere there is an immaculate and welcoming sea

To the south of the largest island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines stretch over 64 km of tranquil waters, making this pristine sea one of the world's best scuba diving or snorkeling areas.

The five twin islands of Tobago Cays (Petit Rameau, Baradel, Petit Bateau, Jamesby and Petit Tabac) are surrounded and protected by huge horseshoe-shaped reefs that favor the evolution of the most vibrant, colorful and diverse ecosystem of life underwater that can be found in the Caribbean.

Motor boating and sailing enthusiasts come here to explore and enjoy the intimate bays, turquoise water lagoons and soft white sand beaches.

To sleep

The choice of accommodation is varied on the nine inhabited islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines where elegant and charming boutique hotels, guesthouses and inns welcome travelers.

Or, you can book one of two hotels that have been placed on the list of the best resorts in the Caribbean by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2017. The Palm Island Resort is an oasis of breathtaking serenity located on its own private island. And the Young Island Resort is surrounded by tropical gardens, a wildlife sanctuary and the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.

To taste  

The islands offer visitors a variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and spices, and feature talented chefs and a variety of restaurants to sample their delicious dishes.

Specialties include callaloo soup, roasted breadfruit and fried trevally. The Friday and Saturday market in Kingstown is certainly the best place to see and taste the wonderful local produce.

When to go?

From late January to early February, the island of Moustique vibrates to the sound of the Blues Festival.

March is the month of the National Heroes and Heritage Month honoring people who have made a significant contribution to the growth of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and marked the history of the island.

At Easter, visitors and residents come together to experience the exciting yachting competition, the Bequia Easter Regatta. The Bequians have always been known for their expertise in boat building and the pride of their maritime traditions, which makes this competition so close to their hearts. This regatta has been held every year for 35 years and has now become a world-class tourist event.

Festivals and festive events follow one another throughout the year while the sun is shining and beaches are always so inviting.

 

Christiane Théberge

At the Moustique Blues Festival

 

 

   

 

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