I recently spent several days traipsing about the island of St. Vincent and briefly visiting the island of Bequia. I’ll deal with Bequia later, but for now here’s a look at the lovely and lush island of St. Vincent itself. It’s a real stunner, with a gorgeous coastline and lots more to offer.
Young Island Resort is a family friendly, upscale place to stay on a private island just south of Kingstown. The food is superb; especially the seafood and the soups. Try the tomato and corn chowder if you can.
Folks in St. Vincent are hoping their new airport, slated to open next year some time, will bring direct flights from Toronto and other Canadian cities. Right now, most folks have to connect through St. Lucia or Barbados.
A trip to the St. Vincent Botanical Gardens is a big treat. Amongst the plants you’ll find are giant Cannonball trees. I was told they bloom all year long but that individual blossoms only last a single day. Cool.
Dark View Falls is a gorgeous spot in the northwest corner of St. Vincent, a couple hours drive north of Kingstown. The drive itself is sensational, but you’d be wise to hire a local driver and let them handle the narrow, up and down (and then some) roads.