ABOUT In just a day, you can see so much of what St. Vincent & the Grenadines has to offer. Hike to the summit of La Soufriere volcano - This majestic volcano offers stunning views and a back-to-nature experience you will never forget. Visit Owia Salt Pond - Enjoy a relaxing day of swimming, communing with nature and picnicking at this unique natural salt pond. Kingstown is a wonderful way to experience Vincentian history and hospitality at the same time. Spend a few hours walking the cobblestone streets of Kingstown, under the arches that give this historic city its nickname. Visit 19th century buildings like St. Mary's Cathedral of the Assumption and experience the hustle and bustle of the Kingstown Market. The Grenadines there are many options for visiting the Grenadines on a one-day excursion. One popular trip is to fly to Union Island where you can relax on white sand beaches, go hiking, and dive or snorkel our beautiful reefs. From Union, take a boat excursion to Palm Island, Mayreau and the Tobago Cays. Snorkel in the world-renown Tobago Cays Marine Park, see turtles in their natural habitat. A stop at Mayreau lets you explore this peaceful and quaint island, only accessible by boat! Walk around the island or relax on a gorgeous white sand beach. Or simply catch the fast ferry
CLIMATE In St Vincent the dry season runs approximately from January to May. In July, the wettest month, rainfall is an average of 26 days, in April, the driest month, it averages six days. January the average daily high temperature is 29°C, whilst the nightly low is 22°C. July the average high is 30°C, while the nightly low is 24°C. The high season winter runs from December to April/May.
BEWARE The vast majority of visits are trouble-free. However, there have been incidents of violent crime including murder. These tend to occur within the local community but can sometimes affect tourists. Crimes including muggings and thefts from hotels, holiday homes and, in particular yachts do occur. Do not carry large amounts of cash or jewellery. Valuables and travel documents should, where possible, be left in safety deposit boxes and hotel safes.
You will have to pay a departure tax of EC$40 (or US$15) per person when leaving St Vincent and the Grenadines. You should note that there are severe penalties for all drug offences. Pack your own luggage and do not carry anything through customs for anyone else. You should be aware that it is an offence for anyone, including children, to dress in camouflage clothing. Certain homosexual acts are illegal under Vincentian laws.