Saint Vincent Travel Guide
Gem Isles Upstairs
Gem Isles Upstairs
The local flavor meal put together by...
View of the counter and the outside...
Sindy, the real gem of "Gem Isles"
The Regular Menu for the Day
Botanical Gardens, St. Vincent
There are a lot of interesting plants in this garden but you'll probably need a guide to describe them to you. The cinnamon tree, the smelly sock tree. Also you can see the island bird here. It's a pretty garden and not very big. Entrance fees are like $4 US pp and you are...
Wallilabou, St. Vincent
What better thing to do on a Caribbean island than visit the film site of the Pirates of the Caribbean? We had lunch at the restaurant on site and it was FABULOUS! Our taxi/tour guide guy suggested we eat there. I had the Fish Creole and my husband had BBQ pork. Local lunch...
Indian Bay View
When you travel on the road to Kingstown from the airport you will cross this place...which has an amazing view of the Indian Bay, the airport run way and the famous cricket ground (this is not an international ground, but will be used for practice matches during the...
Walk on the streets
Its nice to walk on the streets and felt very safe when compared to other Caribbean islands...so enjoy your walking.
Take a drive after the Kingstown...the view is stunning...you can visit some places where the Pirates of the Caribbean was shot.
Indian Bay Beach
This is one of the beautiful beaches of St.Vincent...the water is clear, bluish & calm. I like this beach very much. Try this.
Black Tunnel Point
At the black tunnel beach/point there is a tunnel made thru the mountain....which was built some 100 years ago to transport sugar from this side to the other side of the jetty very fast and it can be loaded on ships easily during low tide days...it cost around 5000 pounds to...
Black Point Tunnel Beach
Its way out from the main city/town...the place looks good and there is a lot of space for liming. During weekend its filled with liming people. The water is good...but the waves are little bigger.
Gem Isles Restaurant and Sports Bar: If you like local food --
This little "gem" was clean and had fantastic local food. I explained my quest for local cuisine to the owner, Sindy, and she proceded to make me a special feast with a sampling of all sorts of things that I had never tried anywhere before. Not only that, she even wrote down...
Barefoot Restaurant: Casual dinner, St. Vincent
This restaurant is part of the Barefoot Yacht Charters/Hotel complex. We only went there for dinner. Looks like they have a great bar. A place for the yachties to hang out. It's on a hill with a nice view. We ordered pizza. My BBQ chicken pizza was very thick crust, not...
Wallilabou "Pirates" Restaurant: Fabulous Local Food-St. Vincent
This restaurant is on the film site of The Pirates of the Caribbean. Our cab driver/tour guide suggested we dine here for lunch. The server tells you what they have. I had Creole Fish and my husband had BBQ pork. They were both FABULOUS! With a beer and tip it was only $10...
Iguana Night Spot: Iguana
When we asked the locals about any liming place, they told us St.Vincent is very poor in nightlife but you can visit to the place called 'Iguana' on a Friday night. So we were there around 10:30pm on a Friday. Surprised to me there were only 5 people liming...so thought of...
Locals perform: Island entertainment
Simple fun- I am amazed at the talent in this world and these folks are doing what they enjoy which makes it all the more fun
Young isle is casual but a British isle none the less, so being "dressed for dinner" is expected
So one thing that you may find helpful is that this small airport, and it is pretty small, has free wireless. This was a life saver, as I was stuck waiting and I was able to easily contact friends to let them know I was running late. Here is some info about the airport...
The little blue boat
The only way to get to Young Isle from St Vincent is the island boat- unless you are a strong swimmer but your luggage will get wet.The boat is always ready to deliver one to or from the island. At first arrival to Young island greetings are with a tropical drink.
You may fall in love
If you fall for this island like I did it makes it hard to explore new places because this one is always beckoning
Written Aug 31, 2003
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Swimwear and casual evening dress are a must. It is hot away from the water most of the year and cooler in the evenings
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen and insect repellent. Insects vary but can be troublesome in the evening.
Photo Equipment: I don't need to tell you travel buffs to bring a camara
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Snorkle, flippers, and mask are handy. If you dive bring your dive card.
Updated Aug 31, 2003
Hike to La Soufriere
La Soufiere is an active valcano in St.Vincent which is about 4000ft. above the sea level Try a hilke to this place, if you are really good in health. The hike take approx. 2-3 hrs...its really a tough hike for many. You will feel great relaxation and the worth of the hike...
Wild peacocks(and I assume peahens), an interesting fish pond, parrots, lizards, and salamanders begging for food are just some of the unusual (to me) wild life on the resort.
I was there was a lot of fabulous shallow diving, 25 - 40 feet. Didn't go this time myself but I took a picture of a supposed dive site. Used to be a leper bath directly below the old Fort Charlotte. Have fun!
Written Jan 31, 2007
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