Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a known island country in the Lesser Antilles Island arc, in the southern portion of the Windward Islands, which is located at the southern end of the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea where the latter meets the Atlantic Ocean. The country can also be called Saint Vincent.
The main island of Saint Vincent measures 18km long, 11km in width, and 344km2 in area. Most of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines lies within the Hurricane Belt.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' capital is Kingstown and it is also its main port. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a French and British colonial history and is now a part of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, CARICOM, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas, and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
Public Market - This Public Market near the junctions of Hillsboro, Upper Middle, and Bedford Sts is a must-see for travellers for the goods and novelty items that they can get. Every day there will be stalls that will sell a lot of local products, but Saturday is the craziest day and the energy of the crowds will also rub off on you.
Princess Margaret Beach - This beautiful beach is just located around the corner from Port Elizabeth and it is one of the loveliest stretches of sand on the island. Tourists who plan to go there can travel on the main road south and turning down the narrow road to the beach, or get a ride on one of the boats idling in the harbour.
Fort Charlotte - For travellers who want a great view of both Kingstown and the Grenadines to the south, this is the place to go. The fort was built in 1806 and is named after King George III’s wife. The purpose of the fort was to repel the French navy. These days however, it’s a fair bit quieter, but the walls and a few of the guns remain. Tourists can avail of the guided tours in the fort. To get to Fort Charlotte, travellers can take a 30-minute walk from town or hop on a bus that will drop you off near the fort.
How to get around within Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
There are buses in Saint Vincent, but the main concern is how they operate. Most travellers have commented on the state and system of how these buses work. This is the main method of transportation in the country as there are only a few people who actually own cars in St. Vincent. There are also taxis available especially in the more commercialised areas.
How to get to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Travellers who plan to go to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines can book their flights towards E.T. Joshua Airport. This airport is located in Arnos Vale, near Kingstown, and is formerly known as Arnos Vale Airport. Skyscanner has the cheapest flights going to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and travellers can get good flights from airlines such as Conviasa, LIAT, and SVG Air.
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