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Saint Vincent and The Grenadines Travel Guide


Saint Vincent and The Grenadines has quickly become one of my favorite Caribbean islands. From the most stunning blue waters, to remote black sand beaches, to beautiful waterfall hikes filled with lush flora, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines is truly a dream. Whether you’re looking for a long weekend getaway or relaxing and slow vacation, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an incredible Caribbean island to explore. 

Saint Vincent

This post is sponsored by Sandals Resorts, but all thoughts & views are my own. 


Best Time to Visit: Peak season to visit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are December to May, as you get the most temperate weathers and driest climates. The temperature ranges around 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Dry season is also the best time to visit for the adventure travelers, as you’ll be able to swim, snorkel, hike with low chances of your itinerary being affected by hurricanes or storms. 

Weather: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a tropical climate, with hot and humid conditions year round. Rainy season is from June to November. Saint Vincent also sits within the Atlantic Hurricane belt, but hasn’t experienced a major cycle hit since 1999. You can expect storms, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions due to the topography of the island but they have been few and far between. 

Getting Around & Transportation: Taxis and private cars for hire are the most popular way to get around the island of Saint Vincent. Water taxis, ferry’s, and private boat rentals/tours are available throughout the Grenadines as well.

Airport: Saint Vincent’s E.T. Joshua Airport (SVD) is the most popular airport to fly into, especially for those coming on commercial flights from the U.S.

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (EC) — I would highly recommend carrying cash around as most food stalls and shops prefer cash over card. We noticed that U.S. Dollars  was also widely accepted.

Languages Spoken: English



Sandals Resorts is opening a new Sandals property on the island of St. Vincent — grand opening March 27, 2024! Tucked away in its own private cove, Sandals Saint Vincent sits on a white-sand beach bordering lush forests. With 11 dining concepts and 5 pools, you’ll be exploring Saint Vincent by day, and relaxing by evening. 



Saint Vincent is known for their roasted breadfruit and fried jack fish. Other dishes to try are the saltfish and bake, callaloo soup and steamed provisions while drinks to try include soursop, passionfruit, and sorrel juice. Hairoun is Saint Vincent’s local beer.

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Arrive into SVD Airport – if you’re staying at Sandals Resort, the hotel provides complimentary airport pick up. Most flights into SVD from the states arrive in the afternoon, so day 1 is to just unwind, relax, and enjoy the property!


Explore Kingstown! Kingstown is the Capital city of Saint Vincent. The markets are bustling with excitement and color – make sure you stroll through all the stalls and check out the local spices, fruits, and swing by the fish market! 

Have lunch at Vee Jay’s, a local favorite. Known for their fried fish and breadfruit, this dish is a must try on the island. You can also enjoy other popular Caribbean foods, including beef roti, provisions, sorrel and more. 

Visit the Botanical Gardens. The Botanical Gardens on Saint Vincent is the oldest botanical garden in the Western Hemisphere, where you’ll find some incredible flora and the oldest breadfruit tree on the island! Another popular garden is the Montreal Gardens.


Visit Mount Wynne Black Sand Beach – because of the volcanoes in Saint Vincent, you’ll see some stunning black sand beaches and white sand beaches along the coast. Mount Wynne is quite secluded, with trees for shade, so it’s perfect to spend a morning here! You’ll be driving through some beautiful roads and palm trees on your way in. 

Take a scenic drive along the coast towards La Soufriere volcano. Ten minutes from Dark View Falls is “Beach Front Restaurant & Bar” – which is aptly named and has an incredible beach view. I had their fried fish and provisions here, and it did not disappoint! 

Dark View Falls is one of the most popular and beautiful waterfalls on the island. The water is cool and refreshing after a nice warm day. The hike to the lower falls is quick, and you can proceed up another 10 minutes for the upper falls!  


Embark on a day trip to Tobago Cays, a Marine Park renowned for its vibrant coral reefs and marine life! You can snorkel among colorful fish and sea turtles in the most turquoise blue waters. From Tobago Cays, you can sail to other popular islands including Bequia Island, Union Island, and Mayreau Island. 

This trip will be an entire day from sun up to sun down, so make sure you pack a ton of sunscreen, a spare change of clothes, and some little snacks while on the boat! Depending on the season you’re going, you might find the water to be a little choppy, so I would also consider some sea motion sickness pills!


On the last day of your trip, relax at the beach front at Sandals Saint Vincent and enjoy all the all-inclusive amenities. Sandals offers SCUBA diving equipment for those who are PADI certified! But if you are not, they also have complimentary hobie cats, paddleboards, kayaks, and snorkeling gear! 


Let me know if you have any questions, and enjoy your time in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines!


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