SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a southern Caribbean nation comprising a main island, St. Vincent, and a chain of smaller islands. With yacht-filled harbours, chic private isles and volcanic landscapes, it’s known for its major sailing destinations such as reef-lined Bequia Island off Admiralty Bay, bordered by white-sand beaches like Princess Margaret. The main island is home to the capital, Kingstown.

 

Although tourism and other services have been growing moderately in recent years, the economy is not well diversified. Unemployment remains high, and economic growth hinges upon seasonal variations in the agricultural and tourism sectors.

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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All travelers are subject to PCR test and quarantine upon entry.Effective on September 7, travelers arriving from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Iceland, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia or Taiwan must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 7 days before arrival.Travelers arriving from Belize, Cuba, Germany, Guyana, Suriname, the UK, Virgin Isl. (British) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 5 days before arrivalTravelers transiting St. Vincent and the Grenadines must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued within 5 days before arrivalA completed "Pre-Arrival form" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained at http://health.gov.vc/health/

 

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  • Capital: Kingstown
  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
  • Area: 389 km²
  • Population: 110 210 (2018)
  • Language: English, French patois
  • Religion: Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%, Roman Catholic 13%
 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 14 March, National Heroes’ Day
  • 1 August, Emancipation Day
  • 27 October, Independence Day
  • 26 December, Boxing Day

Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, and Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has a tropical climate, with hot, humid conditions year-round. Historically, the dry season has been from December to May and the rainy season from June to November. However, there has been noticeable changes in this pattern over the past ten years- the rainy season now lasts from May to October. The country is impacted by tropical cyclones and hurricanes, as well as the impacts of the El Nino Southern Oscillation. El Nino brings warmer and drier than average conditions between June and August, while La Nina brings colder and wetter conditions during this same time period.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

HIKE & CYCLE:

The best months for outdoor activities in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, are January to May when it's driest and least humid. From June to December the rain usually falls in brief, very heavy showers as this is the hurricane season.

BEACH:

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines enjoys a hot, tropical climate suitable for beach going all year round. The driest and least humid months are typically from January to May, so these are best for enjoying the beaches. From June to December the rain usually falls in brief, very heavy showers as this is the hurricane season.

WIND:

The best winds for kitesurfing in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are usually from December to June, with stronger winds generally between January and March.

For more details on kite surfing in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines expand this section!

SURFING:

The prime time for surfing in the Caribbean is from November to April. The most popular surf spots in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are Blue Lagoon and Shipping Bay.

 
 

HEALTH

Be aware of possible health risks in 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

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