Kingstown Travel Guide

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Kingstown Things to Do

  • Kingstown: from bottom to top

    One of the pleasant options in Kingstown is just walking about to either of the surrounding summits of the crescent shaped bay. Starting from downtown this kind of exercise would not take you more than an hour in a very leisurely pace so you have time to enjoy the general views and the minute details. The center of the capital is dutifully filled...

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  • Military Glory

    There is no better place for sweeping view of the bay that embraces Kingstown than the fort Charlotte’s promontory. And there is no coincidence that this strategic location was appreciated early enough to be exploited successfully by the British Navy. Nowadays, it is a wonderful backwater with bastions devoid of people except for the rare tourist...

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  • a real lighthouse...

    still up on the hill of Fort Charlotte, you almost don't notice it but there is a lighthouse with even the keeper, it's at the end of the line of bastions...

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  • the market...

    the market is a real must see to me! Here it's placed in a cement building of three floors each of which is for specific selling: fruit at the ground floor, household and body care articles on the first floor and gifts & fancy goods and a hairdresser on the last floor.and don't expect fancy goods, packed buns, canned stuff but commodities and you...

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  • Fort Charlotte or Fort Charles?...

    over 200 metres (600 feet) on the bay there is Fort Charlotte which when I asked how to reach changed sex and became fort Charles but this was just the beginning ;-)... infact the most unusal was how I reached it... I'll bother you about this in the general tip...I had read that in this fort were shot some scenes of the movie Pirates of the...

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  • a fort in restoration...

    the entrance to Fort Charlotte is free and so is that to the old barracks turned into a museum now a little bit devoid of objects but a sign apologizes for work in progress and at least, in each barrack, you find modern paintings showing the history of Black Caribs...

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  • going up...

    going up to Fort Charlotte on foot you get nice views of the bay but above all you meet friendly people waving their hands to you for an hallo and asking were are you from: it's a normal wonderful habit here to greet new people and with my white skin I didn't mingle with the crowd very easily...

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  • the breadfruit...

    at the Botanic Garden you can see a descendent of the original breadfruit tree which captain Bligh brought to Carribean and not in the so famous passage of the mutiny on the Bounty but five years later on the HMS Providence...and here, in my travelogue you can see among what else you can walk...there is also an aviary but I'm a stubborn gal who...

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  • the botanic gardens

    the entrance to the Botanic Gardens is free but you'll be for sure approached by a guide offering his knowledge of the park, it's up to you to get his offer or not only you must be very firm to convince him if you don't want...

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  • protestant...

    on the way to the Botanic Gardens you meet the anglican cathedral of St. George, due to the colonial influence - St. Vincent was fought over for nearly a century by the French and the British till 1783 when it became a British settlement. Nowdays it's indipendent and part of the British Commowelth.

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  • catholic...

    and next to the protestant, the catholic cathedral of St. Mary... my camera was drawn by the crib on its roof and the small sign on the gate inviting to enter convinced me to visit its forecourt...

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  • gift shop and confessional...

    and in the forecourt of the catholic cathedral of St. Mary, on a wall on its left, an unusual coupling of words drew my attention: there a sign saying "gift shop and confessional"...

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Kingstown Hotels

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  • Beachcombers Hotel

    Villa Beach, Kingstown, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • The Cobblestone Inn

    Bay St., Kingstown, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The New Montrose Hotel

    Kingstown, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

Kingstown Restaurants

  • Mami...

    In the pic Mami herlself who has a stall among the ones around the bus stop, in one of those smaller lanes where probably I wouldn't have dared to enter even if I wished to but I was brought there at the name of Carlos, a St. Vincentian, when I said to him I liked something local and after a lot of "all finished, sold out" in the outer ring of the...

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  • meat soup...

    I got the meat soup listed on the blackboard of the menu: a rich soup with lots of meat, various vegetables included the breadfruit and that tuber with the dark brown peel, the green banana - which is not sweet and frequent in dishes here - and those kinds of gnocchi which I had helped Carlos (the wonderful St. Vincentian I knew) to make with...

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Kingstown Transportation

  • Leave Island Any Time

    Anybody who intends to do some island hopping in the Caribbean is bound to meet LIAT. This entity is not just a company; it is an experience of mythical proportions and rather quintessentially Caribbean at that. So feel blessed! Do-it-themselves travelers are usually preparing long before the take-off and one of the methods is reading about what...

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  • Zipping around

    Transportation options are not varied on St. Vincent. It is going to be a minibus or minibus-cum-taxi. The first one is inexpensive but crowded while the second costs arm and leg, considering the location but offers flexibility and comfort. So the choice is yours. It seems the negotiated price in case of the taxi version is mostly about distance...

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  • bus or collective taxi

    on these islands you can ride by taxi which are normally for tourists and so expensive or you can take take a collective taxi also called bus - a van of about 9 seats which can become more if packed in the right way ;-) - which usually costs 1 EC$ (0.4 US$) if the run is in town or, here in Kingstown, to the airport and 1.50-2.00 EC$ to increase if...

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Kingstown Shopping

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    by pollon Written Jan 14, 2004

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    I have a real taste for looking for the most local palces I can find but this one was by chance: if you need a drink or a snack while walking up the the Botanic Gardens, there is a mini market next to the street of St. Mary's church, on the main street (the one more on the hill side), on the left side of it, where you can choose a cold drink from its fridge or yummy handmade bisquits or dried local fruit sold in anonymous little packages but worth tasting...

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Kingstown Local Customs

  • Value-added creep or how to irritate a...

    There is an establishment on the outskirts of Kingstown that offers apartments and rooms at a very competitive price for the pricy Caribbean - Bay Hill Apartments. Well, this is only the beginning of the story. Once “attracted” as a fly on dead meat, with promises of cheap add-ons, the spiral starts to unravel. Due to its remote location in...

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  • mobile phones and no bakery shops...

    in supermarket - and here in Kingstown there is one on the side of the market - next to packed commodities like flour, rice, sugar you can find some bisquits, crackers, canned meat and chips - pay attention there is an inviting orange one with a sun on the package which tastes almost of nothing as, I was said (with an hold laugh of whom told me),...

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Kingstown Favorites

  • Carlos...

    Carlos is a St. Vincentian I'm really proud to have known: he is from Cumberland, in the Parish of St. Patrick, but has to do with Kingstown because after I camped in his bay, he came to the capital when I had to go back to it to catch my flight and say good bye to the island, he introduced to me Mami and found a place for my lugguage the 2nd...

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  • collective taxi or a policeman's private...

    due to a mistake to take the right bus to Fort Charlotte, I had what I remember like a nice adventure and what my mom would call irresponsability but I have been said I trust people too much ;-)... anyway this time it worked wonderfully: I had got in the wrong bus to the Fort and when I realized it, they made me get out without charging me...

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