St Vincent Attractions
St Vincent is the largest island in the chain and home to 90 percent of the country's population. It stretches 30 km (18 mi) from end to end and is just over 18 km (11 mi) wide.The interior is lush and mountainous with La Soufrière, an active volcano, forming the highest point on the island. The Atlantic coast with its rugged landscape of cliffs, rocky shores, and pounding waves stands in contrast to the valleys, beaches and tranquil waters of the leeward side of the island.
Falls of Baleine
Falls of Baleine, on the northwestern tip of St Vincent, is an 18 m (57 ft) waterfall with a swimming area at the base. Access to the falls is via boat or hike as there are no roads to this area. Transportation is most easily arranged from Kingstown.
Montreal Gardens, Mesopotamia, St Vincent and the Grenadines
The village of Mesopotamia is located in the Mesopotamia Valley, northeast of Kingstown. One of the highlights here is the Montreal Garden, with tropical flowers and trees. The garden features paths that lead through the plants which are well marked.
The Breadfruit festival is held on weekends during the month of August with events taking place in different villages of St Vincent each weekend. On offer a various breadfruit dishes and activities including dancing and performances.
The Leeward Highway is a 40 km (24 mi) stretch running from Kingstown to Richmond Beach along the west coast of the island. The road passes villages, black sand beaches, coconut plantations and mountains.
Barrouallie is a small fishing village where the tradition of hunting pilot whales is still in practice. Of interest in the town is a Carib stone altar and some petroglyphs in the school yard.
Layou is a seaside fishing village with colorful homes. There is very little here but still interesting with nearby petroglyphs.
The black sand Richmond Beach, near the end of the Leeward Highway, is a popular swimming area.
A walking trail near Richmond Beach leads to Trinity Falls, a 12 m (38 ft) falls with a swimming area at the base.
Vermont Nature Trails
Vermont Nature Trails offer hiking trails with interpretive signs describing the flora and fauna.
Wallilabou Bay offers a black sand beach backed by high cliffs. A short distance inland is the Wallilabou Falls, a small waterfall with a shallow pool at the base.
Carib Rock features a carved face dating from AD 600.
Villa Beach is a suburb of Kingstown, which has becomes the main resort area on the island. The stretch of beach here offers a safe area for swimming and water sports.
Fort Duvernette, on a small islet just south of Young Island, was established by the British in the 1790s in reaction to a Carib uprising. A long set of steps lead to the summit which offers excellent views of the surrounding areas. Water taxis offer transportation to Fort Duvernette from the Villa Beach area.
Located just 200m/660ft off shore from Villa Beach is the privately owned Young Island with an exclusive resort. Visitors can take the resort's ferry to the island if they are guests at the resort or will be eating at the restaurant.
Indian Bay Beach
Restaurants line Indian Bay Beach, which has become a popular area with travelers and locals. It is a good area for swimming and snorkeling, with calm water.
Vincy Mas (Carnival)
Vincy Mas is St Vincent's Carnival, celebrated with music, parades, and performances. Unlike traditional 'carnival', Vincy Mas takes place in June and July with the official start being in May.
Map of St Vincent Attractions