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From the lush landscapes of Bequia to the exclusive luxury of Mustique, experience the rich differences on a Grenadines journey through its diverse islands.

About The Grenadine Islands

Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an adventure-filled trip, you're sure to find it in the beautiful and welcoming Grenadines.

The Grenadines includes a chain of islands in the Caribbean, with St. Vincent serving as the main island and gateway to the rest of the Grenadines.

Travel Map Mapping The Grendines

Map of Bequia

Map of Bequia

The Grenadines is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea, located between Saint Vincent and Grenada.

It is part of the country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which is a sovereign state composed of 32 islands and cays.

Northern Grenadines

The Islands of the northern Grenadines include Bequia, Canouan, Mustique, Mayreau, and Union - all part of the independent country of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Grenadines Overview

The Grenadine Islands became British dependencies in the 18th century.

The Grenadines is known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and coral reefs, which make it a popular destination for diving and snorkeling.

Famous Islands in The Grenadines

Some of the most famous islands in the Grenadines include Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Union Island, and Petit St. Vincent.

Canouan is known for its spectacular beaches and world-class golf course, while Union Island is a popular spot for kiteboarding and windsurfing.

Petit St. Vincent is a secluded private island that offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

 Cultural Heritage

The Grenadines has a rich history and cultural heritage, with influences from Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean.

Local cuisine features fresh seafood and tropical fruits, and the islands are known for their vibrant music and dance scene.

You can experience the local culture by attending festivals, visiting historic sites, or listening to live music at local bars and restaurants.

Tourism

Tourism in the Grenadines is an important industry, providing employment for a significant portion of the population.

Visiting The Grenadines

The Grenadines is a popular destination for travel and tourism, known for its beautiful beaches, coral reefs, turquoise lagoons, and lush tropical rainforest.

A group of about 600 small islands in the Caribbean Sea, the Grenadines is a breathtakingly beautiful and culturally rich destination that offers something for everyone, whether you're looking for relaxation, adventure, or a combination of both.

Travellers visiting the Grenadines can enjoy a range of activities, including eco-adventures such as hiking and exploring the rainforest, as well as water-based activities like diving, snorkeling, and sailing.

Popular tourist attractions in the Grenadines include Macaroni Beach, Friendship Bay Beach, Lower Bay Beach, Princess Margaret Beach, and Saltwhistle Bay Beach.

Accommodations

The Grenadines offer a range of accommodations, from luxurious resorts to more affordable guesthouses and vacation rentals.

Some of the most popular options include the Mandarin Oriental on Canouan, the Cotton House on Mustique, and the Palm Island Resort on Palm Island.

Activities

There are plenty of activities to enjoy in the Grenadines, including snorkeling, diving, sailing, hiking, and exploring local villages and markets.

Some of the must-see attractions include the Tobago Cays Marine Park, the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary on Bequia, and the La Soufriere volcano on St. Vincent.

Food

The Grenadines offer a variety of delicious Caribbean cuisine, including fresh seafood, jerk chicken, roti, and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Be sure to try some of the local specialties, such as grilled lobster or conch fritters.

Getting There

The easiest way to get to the Grenadines is by flying into the Argyle International Airport on St. Vincent, which offers connections to various Caribbean destinations and North America.

From there, you can take a ferry or a small plane to the other islands in the Grenadines.

Bequia

Bequia is the largest island in the Grenadines and is known for its scenic harbour, charming villages, and vibrant local culture.

Bequia Tourism

The Bequia Tourism Association (BTA) was formed in December 1999 by a group of individuals from the Bequia business community, with the dual aims of protecting and enhancing the island's resources for both visitors and the community, and of attracting more visitors to the island through its own promotional and marketing initiatives.

The tiny island of Bequia has a unique, magical charm which is hard to find anywhere else in the Caribbean.

With fewer than six thousand inhabitants, it feels like home from the moment you arrive; friendliness is the watchword, and the pace is relaxed and easy-going.

Bequia Dive Adventures

Bequia Dive Adventures is a full service PADI Dive Centre conveniently located on the harbour walk in Belmont, a few steps from numerous excellent guest houses, small hotels and restaurants.

Bequia Ferries

A fun way to arrive in Bequia is by local ferry boat departing from the nation's capital, Kingstown, on St. Vincent. Allow 15-20 minutes from E.T. Joshua airport to the ferry pier in Kingstown.

Bequia Net:
Directory of information and links related to the Grenadine island of Bequia.

Getting Around Bequia:
Bequia's famous open-backed taxis are well known for their courteous and friendly operators. Taxis are widely used for getting around -- to and from Port Elizabeth, to the beaches, to restaurants -- and home again in the evening.

Old Fort Bequia:
This historic, formerly defendable French plantation house, is now a wonderful hilltop country inn with tropical gardens on a 30 acre estate; overlooking dozens of islands in the sparkling Caribbean sea. The Old Fort offers five comfortable rooms - four doubles and a single - all with ensuite bathroom.

Spring on Bequia:
Small, family run hotel with 9 rooms on a 225 year old, 28 acre working plantation. Situated on the windward side of Bequia, about a mile from the main town of Port Elizabeth.

Where to Stay in Bequia

Gingerbread Hotel

Gingerbread Hotel

Gingerbread Hotel: Belmont, Bequia.

Centrally located on Admiralty Bay, Bequia's wide and gentle harbour.

The Gingerbread Hotel is located within a few minutes' walk of Port Elizabeth, the island's administrative centre; where you will find local shopping, restaurants and the ferry dock.

Frangipani Hotel

Frangipani Hotel

Frangipani Hotel: Belmont, Bequia.

This shingle-sided, two-storey building has gracefully presided over the nautical comings and goings of Admiralty Harbour ever since a Bequia sea captain built it for his family, almost a century ago.

The more luxurious garden rooms at the Frangipani Hotel are hand-crafted of local stone and hardwoods: Each has a balcony facing westward over the yacht basin, where the setting sun dips down behind the palms.

Bequia Island Hotels.

Mustique

Mustique is a private island that is popular with the rich and famous, and features luxurious resorts and villas.

Map of Mustique

Map of Mustique

Getting to Mustique

Mustique Airways

Mustique Airways is your gateway to the wonderful Islands of Mustique, St. Vincent, Canouan, Bequia, and throughout the Caribbean.

Flying across the Caribbean for over 40 years, Mustique Airways continues to offer passengers an exclusive private charter service in The Grenadines and a scheduled service to St. Vincent and beyond.

Where to Stay in Mustique

Mustique Island Villa Rentals

Mustique is a secluded 1,400 acre island surrounded by beaches of pure white sand. It is a private retreat of barefoot luxury for those who visit and a peaceful setting where one can rest, recuperate and indulge.

Mustique Island has eighty-five private residences and a large majority are available for rent throughout the year.

Southern Grenadines

Carriacou

Carriacou, in the south, is part of the independent country of Grenada.

Grenadine Vacations

Island Time Holidays

Island Time Holidays is a small company specialising in tailor-made holiday packages for travellers who want to spend their precious vacation time in this undiscovered destination in the Caribbean.

The Grenadines Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Caribbean Islands (Travel Guide) Grenada, St Vincent & the Grenadines (includes Bequia, Tobago Cays, Mustique) (Footprint Focus Guide)

Windward Islands - Caribbean Island Maps.

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