The peak time to visit St Vincent is from December to April. The temperature here is consistent at 84-88 deg F throughout the year but it would be best to visit here during this time because a number of festivals (like Bequia Music Festival and Mustique Blues Festival) would spice up this beautiful Caribbean island. It would be best to book your tickets well in advance before this season starts to avoid last minute rush and hefty prices. If you’re looking for a budget option here, you can visit it during the rainy month of November. It would be much damper, and with a subjugated ambience and almost zero festivities but you would get hefty discounts on flights and accommodation.
The island is served by ET Joshua Airport. It was earlier known as Arnos Vale Airport because it is located in Arnos Vale on Saint Vincent island. The Airport is a hub for Grenadine Airways, Mustique Airways and SVG Air to offer scheduled flights to other Caribbean destinations like Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Port of Spain, Saint Lucia-Vigie, Bequia, Canouan and Union Island. Places of interest in St Vincent
Saint Vincent is the largest island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, which in turn consists of more than 30 islands and cays. Its vivid landscape comprises of partially submerged volcanic mountains, waterfalls, rainforests, black coloured beaches, aquamarine waters and coral reefs that are all trumped by an active volcano. Diving and snorkelling are the in-things here but swimming at some parts is restricted due to strong ocean currents. St Vincent’s capital, Kingstown, is the top draw here for its 19th century church and colonial buildings.St. Vincent Botanical Gardens
St Vincent Botanical Gardens (estd: 1765) are the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. Spread across 20 acres, these4 gardens are home to a wide range of native and endangered tropical flora, central to them all are St. Vincent Parrot (the endangered national bird) and a breadfruit tree grown from the seed of an original plant brought by an officer of British Royal Navy in 1793.Fort Charlotte
Fort Charlotte is a 19th century British fort built on a 600 feet high hill in Saint Vincent and offers a stunning cityscape of dominating the harbour of Kingstown. It was built to defend the island against French attack, Caribbean unrest and slave rebellion. It is now home to Fort Charlotte Light (a harbour signal station) and houses the capital’s top draw- a beautiful painting called the Black Caribs’ history by Linsday Prescott.Wallilabou River
The Wallilabou River is a river that flows from the Grand Bonhomme Mountains to the Caribbean Sea. The star attraction here is the Wallilabou Falls. This beautiful waterfall on this river is famous because some scenes of the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’ were shot here.