Things to do in St Vincent
Relax on the beach or enjoy a range of activities.
St Vincent offers several interesting hikes to suit all abilities, including a choice of challenging all-day routes up to the summit of St Vincent's volcano, La Soufrière (1200m), which last erupted in April 1979. At the summit of the volcano you are rewarded with a spectacular 360-degree panorama.
Choose from two trails at the Vermont Nature Trails, located just 8km north of Kingstown. Here you can follow pathways through a mix of bamboo, evergreen and rainforest, spotting birdlife such as red-capped green tanagers, crested humming birds and the elusive St Vincent parrot.
Or follow trails on the leeward coast to admire the 30m-high triple cascade at Trinity Falls, which plunges into a huge freshwater whirlpool where you can freshen-up with a dip. Or visit the nearby Falls of Baleine, a 20m-high waterfall that plunges directly into a pool below.
Hire a captain and a crew, or if you are an experienced sailor, charter a bareboat yacht to cruise the Grenadines, one of the world’s finest sailing grounds. Several internationally recognised charter companies operate out of St Vincent’s.
Snorkelling and scuba diving
Most of the best snorkelling sites are just a few strokes away from most beaches in the Grenadines, while on St Vincent the best snorkelling (and scuba diving) is on the southern coast around Villa Beach and Young Island.
St Vincent and the Grenadines boast more than 30 dive sites, mainly scattered along its leeward shores. Several dive centres on Young Island, Union Island and Canouan Island offer day-trip excursions as well as NAUI- and PADI-instruction, if required.