St Vincent and the Grenadines Self Catering Holidays - Caribbean
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Getting away from it all is what holidays in St Vincent and the Grenadines - known as SVG, are all about. A magical collection of 32 tropical islands sitting in warm turquoise waters that make up one of the most beautiful countries in the Caribbean.
With stunning white sandy beaches, lush rain forests and dominated by the 4,000 foot active volcano, the islands offer a wealth of activities such as jungle trekking and hiking in addition to world class scuba diving and sailing.
The nightlife is mixed depending on where you stay. Its either conspicuous by its absence where evenings are spent relaxing at your vacation rental or, at the opposite end of the spectrum, you could be dancing the night away to the beat of a steelpan, calypso or reggae band.
|Currency||East Caribbean Dollar|
|Capital||Kingstown, St Vincent|
|Known for||Natural beauty and tranquility|
|Time difference||GMT -5 hours|
|Temperature||Average daytime high of 27° C (81° F)|
|Best time to visit||Dec to April|
|Dry season||Nov to Dec|
|Hurricanes||May to Oct|
|Main airport||E. T. Joshua Airport, St Vincent|
The main holiday islands...
Known as the "mainland", St Vincent is the largest island in the archipelago. Its lush with tropical rain forest, an active volcano, deserted black volcanic sandy beaches and home to the capital, Kingstown.
One of the more popuar islands to rent a villa, Bequia, like the other SVG islands, is relaxed and friendly, cosmopolitan and high on the list for sailing enthusiasts and honeymooners.
This exclusive world famous exotic island needs no introduction. This is where Royalty go for their holidays. Sophistication, elegance and luxury are usually the words used to describe Mustique.
Combines luxury and elegance with natural beauty and local charm. Canouan has one of the Caribbean’s longest barrier reefs with scuba divers coming from around the world to enjoy it's natural treasures.
Unsophisticated, relaxed and friendly, Union is still off the beaten track. A charming destination and a great base to pick up a mooring and explore the natural beauty of this region. Union is a paradise for yachting enthusiasts, scuba divers, hikers and sun worshipers.
With a tropical climate, the temperature averages a very pleasant 27° C (81° F) throughout the year with strong sunshine and warm crystal clear waters. Between December and June, the weather is normally dry with temperatures creeping towrds 90°F.
However, as SVG sits in the eastern Caribbean, it is within the hurricane belt and therefore, from the end of May until the end of October, the rainfall and humidity are at their highest.
Most visitors to St Vincent and The Grenadines tend to stay on the main islands of St Vincent, Bequia and Mustique. However, for a change of scenery, you can take a ferry to some of the other gems such as Canouan, Mayreau and Union Island.
Featured St Vincent and Grenadines Villas, Condos & Apartments
St Vincent & Grenadines Holiday Home Villas
Staying in a villa or apartment gives you the flexibility to do what you want when you want. The accommodation caters for all budgets and tastes from beautiful luxury villas with private pools or chic and stylish apartments to hilltop retreats where you can relax and unwind - there is something for everyone.
If you are travelling as a family or with friends, there is a wide choice of self catering accommodation especially around the very popular islands of Bequila and Canounan where the shallow warm waters are ideal for snorkeling. Here you will find beach front villas and quaint traditional cottages to rent offering excellent value for money.
Featured resorts on St Vincent and Grenadines
Top things to see & do
La Soufriere is a 4000ft active volcano on St Vincent. Its a challenging 3 mile hike to the summit where you start in the tropical rain forest, passing through bamboo groves and then cloud forest before reaching the rim of the mile wide crater!
If you don't fancy the trek to the top, you can explore the spectacular Dark View Falls at the southern foot of the volcano. At the higher falls, there is a pool in the lava rock where you can swim.
A sailing trip to the 5 uninhabited islands known as the Tobago Cays is not to be missed. The area is a National Marine Park and home to green turtles - one of the best places in the Caribbean for snorkeling.
|Botanical gardens - oldest in the Caribbean||✔|
|Old Hegg Turtle Santuary on Bequia||✔|
Our view on St Vincent and the Grenadines Vacation Rentals
This wonderful collection of islands delivers an exotic and idyllic island life style. If you are looking for a Robinson Crusoe experience in luxury, St Vincent and the Grenadines are the place to head to.