St. Vincent and the Grenadines — Things to Do
Being tropical islands surrounded by the enticing waters of the Caribbean Sea, it is no surprise that water based activities like scuba diving is popular in St Vincent and the Grenadines. As the country is comprised of 32 islands, experiencing it via yacht on an ‘island hopping’ excursion allows visitors to discover some of the tiny yet gorgeous Grenadines isles. Other water sports such as windsurfing are on offer in St Vincent and the Grenadines, taking advantage of the trade winds that sweep the islands.
For land lovers, all the islands offer excellent hiking opportunities. The islands are volcanic in origin, so there are rugged landscapes to be conquered. There are tantalizing nature experiences here, where you can witness colorful tropical birds in full flight. The country is home to many endemic bird species, making an ecotourism excursion here unique. Or if you look towards the seas, there are several whale- and dolphin-watching opportunities.
With amazing clear blues seas and plenty of sunlight, the country an excellent scuba diving destination. Indigo Dive in St Vincent offers dive excursions around the sea, and also run full PADI certification courses. The company can also rent snorkeling equipment and take you on trips to some of the best spots to experience the underwater world.
The islands provide good boating opportunities, and you can charter a yacht from DSL Yachting, based in Rodney Bay. Bateau Mygo also rents out yachts, and also run boat cruises around the island.
There are some great places to go windsurfing around the islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines, such as Canouan, Mayreau, the Tobago Cays, or Union Island. Bigsand Hotel on Union Island offers windsurfing lessons and equipment rental, also providing equipment for kitesurfing. For those staying on Canouan, Canouan Resort rents equipment.
St Vincent and the Grenadines is on a migratory route, making it a great site for whale-watching. Sea Breeze Nature Tours offers boat tours leaving from St Vincent, where they aim to also spot some dolphins, turtles, and flying fish.
To experience some of the wonder of the pristine jungle that remains throughout the interior of the islands, you can take a rainforest tour with HazECO Tours, who offers a fully-guided tour and transport in four-wheel drive vehicles. Sailor’s Wilderness Tours also provides a range of nature tours.
With ample opportunity to spot the St Vincent’s parrot, or other endemic species such as the whistling warbler, Antillean crested hummingbird, or the purple throated Carib, birding is a popular activity in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Indigo Tours offers various birding tours in some of the best places across the islands, or you can ask them about a tailor-made package.
With a splendidly exotic location, St Vincent and the Grenadines is an unforgettable place to get married. A Caribbean Wedding provides complete wedding packages to take care of all planning leading up to and including the big day. Your guests and the wedding party will be suitably looked after with accommodation and catering arrangements.