Running along the eastern coast, the Windward Highway offers a rugged landscape. The road passes towns and villages, jungle, black sand beaches, cliffs and rocky coast line with waves rolling in from the Atlantic.
La Soufrière is an active volcano and the highest peak on the island at 1234m (3949 ft). It has had two major eruptions in the past century. On May 7, 1902, an eruption killed almost people. A second eruption in 1979 caused the evacuation of 20,000 people from the northern villages and caused extensive crop damage.A 5 km (3 mi) hiking trail leads off the gravel road to the rim of the crater.
Georgetown, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Georgetown is the largest town on the east side of St Vincent. It was once a prosperous town and a major center for the island's sugar industry. Today it is a poor community with deteriorating buildings lining the streets and cobblestone sidewalks.
Fancy, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Fancy is a primitive village located at the end of the eastern shore road. The last stretch can be rough. From Fancy there is a trail that will take you to the Falls of Balleine.
Owia, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Owia is a small village with an arrowroot mill. On Owia Bay, tidal pools, protected by boulders, offer a sheltered swimming area. There is also a picnic area here with sun shelters.
Orange Hill Estates
Orange Hill Estates was once the largest coconut estate in the world but has since been divided up and the sections are now run by small farmers.
Sandy Bay is home to St Vincent's largest concentration of Black Caribs.