About St Vincent

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The largest island in the country of St. Vincent & the Grenadines – ‘mainland’
St. Vincent – is approximately 21 miles long and 11 miles wide. Its nearest
neighbouring countries are St. Lucia to the north and Grenada to the south.
The island does not have megaresorts, wild night life or shopping malls,
but what it does offer is some of the finest natural beauty to be found
anywhere in the Eastern Caribbean – it’s an eco-tourist’s paradise.
The northern end of the island is dominated by the semi-active 4,048-
foot volcano, La Soufrière, up which more energetic visitors can hike and
enjoy unparalleled views. The less adventurous may choose to visit the
oldest botanical gardens in the western hemisphere, on the outskirts of the
capital of Kingstown. Here you’ll find a famous breadfruit tree, a direct
descendant of the ones brought from Tahiti by Captain Bligh of ‘Mutiny on
the Bounty’ fame. The lush volcanic soil is perfect for
agriculture and St. Vincent produces an abundance of fruit and vegetables
which supply many of the other nearby islands. In the beautiful Mesopotamia
Valley you’ll find picturesque terraced farms and banana plantations and if
you’re wondering how to cool off on a hot day, well, why not visit one of
the many waterfalls and take a refreshing dip?
The charming capital of Kingstown has a great market, a variety of stores
and numerous restaurants serving delicious local cuisine. On the south
coast, you’ll find a number of small, friendly hotels and also the popular
yacht harbours at Young Island and Blue Lagoon – St. Vincent is fast
becoming one of the major yachting centres in the region and, being just a
stone’s throw from Bequia, northernmost of the Grenadines, it’s the ideal place
from which to start your cruise. St. Vincent’s rich heritage, vibrant
culture and breathtaking beauty make it an unforgettable destination –
somewhere between heaven and earth… but a little closer to heaven.

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