Favorite thing: Bequia and Union Island little pieces of Paradise. The Big Sand in Union and the Frangipani and Fernandos in Bequia are super and take a trip on the Friendship Rose Schooner it's fantastic. Snorkelling heaven --Just do it!
Stay at Young Island Resort. The place is very tropical and manicured. The food is varied,excellent and the staff treats you extremly well. For a drink in the afternoon, wade out to the coconut bar 20 feet from the beach. It stands right out in the water. The launch takes you back and forth to St. Vincent 200 yards offshore. It looks like the African Queen.
Fondest memory: A hike up to La Soufriere Volcano, a short plane trip to union island to visit the Grenadines via catamaran with time to snorkel at each island.
La Soufriere St. Vincent is entirely volcanic in origin, being mostly composed of ash and other fragamented material. The northern end of the island is dominated by La Soufriere, St. Vincent volcano, which rises over 4,000 feet above sea level. From the crest there are spectacular views of the cratar, the landscape of St. Vincent, and beyond this, of other nearby islands.
Fondest memory: The best memory for me would be site-seeing off course. The Grenadines are a chain of islands stretching from St. Vincent to the north, to Grenada to the south. The northernmost Grenadine is Bequia. Infact from the island of St. Vincent your eyes are caught by the lovely view which off course is Bequia first and then the rest of small islands. It is so incredible to know that God himself created them.
Fondest memory: I remember the wind in my face, ruffling my hair and feeling so relaxed, sailing by yacht between Union Island and Palm Island. This was followed by a swim in the area of the Tobago Cays. Of course, a buffet lunch was made available. L U X U R I O U S - I HAVE TO DO THIS AGAIN
Tour the islands - Bequia, Canouan, Mustique, Union Island, Palm Island, Tobago Cays.
Fondest memory: Sailing between the islands of Union Island, Palm Island and Tobago Cays - soft gentle waves, winds to ruffle the hair and lots of sunshine.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a small multi-island nation that has been independent since 1979, is the Caribbean as it is supposed to be. The main island is lush, mountianous and tropical, and frankly does not much cater to tourists, although it has some spectacular sights. (I make it a habit to spend one or two days every trip visiting the mainland.)
The Grenadines are everybody's idea of a beach paradise. I have visited all of the main inhabited Grenadines save the resort on Petit St. Vincent, which I am saving for the proverbial 'special someone.' In addition, the Tobago Cays - four uninhabited islands - offer some of the most unspoiled beaches and snorkelling you'll ever want to see.
To be sure, the islanders are poor, but they are friendly and all of the resorts are elegant and unique, not the mass produced concrete monstrosities you see in more developed West Indies island nations.
We stayed in St.Vincent island, the main one, where the main airport and the 'main' of everything is. Pleasant place, thus not good if you're looking for great beaches.
But the capital Kingstown is full of life and nice shops. This picture shows a street of Kingstown with a small market.
Fondest memory: If you can afford it......go for an excursion to one of the numerous Grenadines islands.
The closest and most affordable one being Bequia which is great but a bit crowded.
Fondest memory: The owner and his wife host a party at their house and one at the beach. Their house is quite impressive, also classic caribban. Open on one end with a huge tree growing up through the middle. It is beautifully furnished and they are gracious hosts. I think all the guests are wondering how to attain their position. I know I did. The beach party sported great grilled lobster, ribs, chicken, the works...
Fondest memory: Tough question. This place is into privacy so, you can have your meals brought to you just about anywhere on the island. Having dinner under the stars every night out on the deck of our bungalow with the perfect breeze, fabulous food, my favorite tunes, and my favorite gal gets the prize.
Fondest memory: Service and privacy. There is a bamboo flag-pole (no phones) situated outside of each bungalow with two flags, yellow for requests and red for do not disturb. The same applies at the beach. There are little thatched roof huts with a hammock, a card table and chairs, and chaises that are distanced from one another and set on the fringe of a powdered sugar beach that wraps around the entire island. They are lettered A-P (I beleive) all very private but letter M was our favorite. A coral reef also wraps the island so it can be a lttle difficult to wade out for a swim in front of most of these huts however, they will give you mesh booties to battle the coral if you like. The perfect way to spend the day relaxing and having a little lunchy. Due to the method of service and location of places o lounge, you can remain on this island very comfortably without seeing hardly anyone the entire time.
Favorite thing: SO WHAT DO YA THINK ABOUT THIS BIG MOUND OF SEASHELLS, HUH? AND THESE ARE THE REALLY GOOD SHELLS, TOO; THE KIND YOU CAN HEAR THE OCEAN IN IF YOU PUT IT UP TO YOUR EAR...THEY ARE LOCATED OFF THE SHORE OF MUSTIQUE...
Favorite thing: MY ASSUMPTION IS THAT SOMEONE WHO ONCE HAD MONEY, ALSO HAD A GRANDIOSE LIVING PLAN. THIS HOUSE(?) IS LOCATED ON THE ISLAND OF BEQUIA. YOU PASS IS ON YOUR WAY TO THE ISLAND OF MUSTIQUE...
Favorite thing: Wallilabou Anchorage / St Vincent. For the sailors: Anchor holding ground is very bad. A landline has to be brought out. A dominating trading community will welcome you when arriving from the sea, selling almost everything
Stay on Young Island. Truly a polynesian paradise.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory is Young Island and the 'African Queen fairy' that shuttle us back and forth to the mainland. Felt like I was in one of those old movies. I truly miss the aqua blue/green waters, and all of the adventures.
St. Vincent's active volcano is a must see ( the hike is tough ,and the rain forest beautiful ) we booked it through petit Byahaut , bring something warm for the top of the mountain.
Mesopotamia Valley is banana tree beautiful .
Fondest memory: This is a pic. of the rainforest that is your walk way to the top of the Volcano
Villa Beach, Kingstown, Caribbean
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
St Vincent St Vincent And The Grenadines
Good for: Solo
This is not on Union Island. It's a small 135 acre island, about a 10 minute boat ride from Union....more