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St Vincent and the Grenadines - Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. When is the best time to go?
  2. Do you need a visa?
  3. How can I get there?
  4. What is the local currency and what currency should I take?
  5. What is there to see and do?
  6. How big is the island?
  7. What resorts would you recommend?
  8. Is it safe to drink the tap water?

When is the best time to go?

The peak season in St Vincent and the Grenadines is between December and May, which is the driest period on the islands. July is typically the wettest month, with rain falling on most days at this time of the year. Average temperatures between January and May are around 29 degrees Celsius. It's worth noting the southerly islands in the Grenadines are a little bit drier and slightly warmer than those further north (which includes St Vincent). The hurricane season in the Caribbean runs from June to November, so you may want to avoid this period if tropical storms are something that could spoil your holiday.

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Do you need a visa?

There are no official visa requirements to enter St Vincent and the Grenadines - you can stay for up to three months before you have to contact immigration officials. You should have an onward ticket for travel, though, and your passport must be valid for at least six months from your date of entry to the country.

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How can I get there?

There aren't any direct flights to St Vincent and the Grenadines from the UK, but there connecting services from elsewhere in the Caribbean, such as Barbados, Grenada, Antigua and St Lucia. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both offer flights to St Vincent from London Gatwick, with the average journey, including a stop in Barbados, taking between nine and ten hours, depending on the route you take.

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What is the local currency and what currency should I take?

The local currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar, although US dollars are widely accepted throughout the islands. Major credit cards are accepted in many establishments, while there are ATMs on several of the islands.

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What is there to see and do?

St Vincent and the Grenadines are renowned for their idyllic tropical setting - beautiful white sand beaches, waving palm trees and verdant forests are the order of the day here. St Vincent is home to vast areas of lush rainforest that you can explore on foot, with the island boasting excellent eco-tourism credentials. The waters off the islands are teeming with life, making snorkelling and scuba diving wonderful options for those keen to get active. It's easy to island-hop once you're here, too, with one of the best ways to travel from isle to isle being by yacht. Make sure you head to Bequia and Canouan, which are traffic-free and the epitome of what these island paradises are all about. Although the natural attractions of St Vincent and the Grenadines are very appealing, make sure you also spend a day in the lively and charming capital Kingstown. This colonial-era city is a delight to wander around thanks to its cobbled streets and interesting architecture. Fort Charlotte, the botan

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How big is the island?

St Vincent and the Grenadines consists of 32 islands, the largest of which is St Vincent. It is approximately 133 sq miles in size.

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What resorts would you recommend?

There are numerous excellent all inclusive resorts in St Vincent and the Grenadines, with something to suit all kinds of travellers. One of the best in St Vincent is Buccament Bay, which boasts outstanding five-star facilities. It has won several awards and is located on the edge of a beautiful and peaceful bay. Another top option is Palm Island, which is situated on a private island, guaranteeing complete seclusion. Tamarind Beach Hotel and Yacht Club, meanwhile, is ideal for active travellers as it offers a range of water sports and access to the 18-hole championship golf course Trump International.

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Is it safe to drink the tap water?

Although it's safe to drink the tap water, it's recommended that you stick to bottled water to be on the safe side.

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Cousteau's son brings diving legacy to the Grenadines

The son of famed marine explorer Jacque Cousteau is set to open a dive centre on the southern Grenadines island of Petit St Vincent later this year. Jean-Michel Cousteau hopes the centre will continue his father's legacy of sharing the wonders of the underwater world and protecting the fragile marine environment for generations to come.

Tourism officials state that St Vincent and the Grenadines are "Still Open For Business"

Tourism officials have stated that St Vincent and the Grenadines are very much "open for business" following the recent storm over the festive period that saw the islands take a battering by wind and heavy rain. The islands are a popular destination for Caribbean holidays and officials are keen to assure tourists that it is safe to travel to the country.

New International airport set to increase bookings for holidays in St Vincent and the Grenadines

The St Vincent and the Grenadines tourism industry is preparing for the winds of change to blow through its beautiful island paradise. The eagerly anticipated Argyle International airport, scheduled to be completed at the end of 2013, is expected to significantly boost the number of travelers booking holidays in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The airport, will feature a 900 foot long runway and a terminal with a capacity of up to 1.5 million passengers per year.