St. Vincent and the Grenadines Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Where is it?: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago

Why do people go here?: With so many islands, there is a wide variety of attractions. The proximity to one another makes for ideal playground cruising for the rich and backpacker alike, depending on what type of ship you jump on! For the most part, however, these posh islands cater to those with deep pockets.

What are the main entry points?: You must come from nearby islands to St. Vincent to clear customs. Prop plane and boat are the easiest ways to arrive.

Currency used: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Country Code: 1-784

Religion: Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%, Roman Catholic 13%, Hindu Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant

Population: 120,000

Ethnic Breakdown: Black 66%, mixed 19%, East Indian 6%, Carib Amerindian 2%, other 7%

Government: Parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy

Languages: English, French patois

Travel Information

Major Cities: Kingstown

Attractions: Boating, Isolation, Diving

Tourism Office locations and links: St. Vincent & The Grenadines- Tourist Office Egmont St. Kingston, St. Vincent +1-809-457-1502; //www.doitcaribbean.com/

Health Issues: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Go with the tourists the first half of the year to stay dry.

Specific Events/Holidays: Independence Day, 27 October (1979)

Getting Around: Boats to the little islands, buses on the ‘big’ one

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into St. Vincent and the Grenadines is the E.T. Joshua Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the St. Vincent and the Grenadines travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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