Each and every visit to the Caribbean is like no other. There is always something new to learn, places to go or things to do. Sculpted by nature, the islands are ever-changing and evolving. With so many islands to choose from it is never easy to decide on where to stop.
We want to introduce you to our beautifully unique islands. Make sure you stay a while, take your time! In the Caribbean there’s no rush, let’s just ‘go with the flow’.
The more you learn, the more you will want to know, so relax and discover
The flag of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was officially adopted in October 1985. The blue on the flag represents the sea and the tropical sky. Yellow symbolises the golden sands and abundance of sunshine. The green on the flag depicts the land’s vegetation. In the centre of the flag are three green diamonds arranged in a V pattern, for St. Vincent. The diamonds represent the Grenadine Islands which fall under the government of St. Vincent.
The coat of arms of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is surmounted by a cotton plant and bears the text “Peace and Justice” in Latin.
The centrepiece is based on the colonial badge in use from 1907 to 1979 and features two women in classical Roman dress. The one on the heraldic right stands holding an olive branch, and the one on the left holds scales of justice and kneels before a gold altar situated between them.
Saint Vincent! Land so beautiful,
With joyful hearts we pledge to thee
Our loyalty and love, and vow
To keep you ever free.
Whate’er the future brings,
Our faith will see us through.
May peace reign from shore to shore,
And God bless and keep us true.
Hairoun! Our fair and blessed Isle,
Your mountains high, so clear and green,
Are home to me, though I may stray,
A haven, calm, serene.
Our little sister islands are
Those gems, the lovely Grenadines,
Upon their seas and golden sands
The sunshine ever beams.
Built in the 1790s, Fort Duvernette, also known as rock fort, towers over Calliaqua Bay and Indian Bay. Its guns sit on a 190ft volcanic plug which sticks out of the sea on the Windward side of St Vincent. The fort was built to protect the colonial hub of Calliaqua where sugar was loaded onto ships bound for English ports. There are many mysteries surrounding Fort Duvernette which you can try to answer while exploring the site. Why does it have a French name but British cannon? Who built the stairs up to the top of the fort? And how did they get the cannon all the way to the top?
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Stay in your own private stone bungalow or eco-friendly glamping tent on this breathtaking 22 acre property. Take a dip in Salt Whistle Bay’s pristine, 80°F water just steps away. On the windward side, our beautiful, unspoiled beach is perfect for morning walks or snorkeling in the acclaimed Mayreau Gardens reef. Or kite surf right from our own dedicated kite beach, one of the top spots in the Grenadines and perhaps the most beautiful in the Caribbean.
Official Website: www.saltwhistlebay.com
The Volcano is the highest park on St. Vincent and dominates the northern portion of the island. It is aca active volcano which last erupted in 1979. There are many hiking routes to access the mountain, the most popular starts from Rabacca on the windward coast. The trail passes through rainforest and cloud forest before arriving at the rim of the magnificent crater.
The Tobago Cays Marine Park (TCMP) provides a home to a wide variety of animals and plants that thrive on the Cays and in the protected waters of the TCMP. The systems of coral reefs found in the TCMP contain many of the species native to this part of the Caribbean biogeographic region. Sea turtles, conchs, lobsters, and iguanas all take refuge in the protected area.
Official Website: www.tobagocays.org