Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
North of Trinidad and Tobago is the island nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the islands are found in the Caribbean and share the southernmost grenadine islands with the independent island country of Grenada. With little seasonal variation, the climate of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a welcoming tropical temperature and has a rainy season between the months of May to November. Saint Vincent holds the majority of the territory and is the largest island, while the Grenadines are an archipelago of 32 islands and cays, found in the south.
As a former British colony, English is the main spoken language on the islands, and it is more common to come across English spelling on maps and road signs, in addition to the written word, they also drive on the left. Getting around Saint Vincent is relatively easy due to its small land area, however due to the internal mountainous terrain, to get from one side of the island to the other requires driving some beautiful coastal routes.
The atmosphere is extremely hospitable and there are roadside barbecues most Friday and Saturday nights, the food is delicious and you’ll often meet some interesting locals. For cultural travellers the Fort Charlotte offers an interesting daytrip and wonderful views and the Arawak Rock carvings are a must see. Active travellers will enjoy swimming in the Tobago caves and hiking along the Vermont Natural trails, you can also climb the island’s volcano, La Soufriere, but be aware it’s no easy feat!
If you fancy a spectacular island retreat this year, than look no further than the superb island nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.