Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:The Right Place to Live the Idyllic Tropical Island Life

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation found in the Caribbean. With a population of more than 100,000, the largest island of Saint Vincent is the island with the most people. The Grenadines, on the other hand, is an archipelago of 32 islands. Sightseeing around the nation will allow tourists to explore the beauty of the Caribbean. Here are some of the best attractions in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for sightseeing.

1. St. Vincent Botanical Gardens (St. Vincent)

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St Vincent Botanical Gardens is a wide garden in St. Vincent and the Grenadines which consists of endemic and exotic tropical plants such as mahogany, hibiscus, palms, and nutmeg. It also houses the breadfruit tree, a tree which was thought to have been brought to the island by Captain Bligh. An aviary can also be found at the botanical gardens. Birds such as parrots stay there. The St. Vincent National Museum can also be found on the ground of the garden where several artifacts are displayed.

2. Canouan (Lesser Antilles)

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Canouan is a small island found about 40 km south of St. Vincent on the St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It is widely known for its aquamarine waters and white sand beaches which provide an excellent venue for swimming and snorkeling. On the Atlantic side of the island, a barrier reef protects it. An exclusive resort can also be found on the island. On this island, sightseeing tourists can avail of several services from hotels, restaurants, and a golf course.

3. Mayreau (Lesser Antilles)

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Mayreau is another small island found within the St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It can be reached only by boat. While the island is small, it remains to be one of the prettiest bays of the Caribbean. The Salt Whistle Bay, which is found on the island, is a popular place for yachts. Other tourists who are sightseeing may also avail of several services courtesy of the resort which is found on the island. The resort is found behind the coconut palms that proliferate around the island.

4. Palm Island (Grenadines)

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Palm Island is another small island found at St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It was named as such because the several coconut palms proliferate abundantly around the island. There are five white sand beaches which can be enjoyed by tourists when they are on the island. Tourists can go sightseeing, swimming, or snorkeling in its turquoise water. A resort can also be found tucked on the island. The Palm Island can be reached by boat or through a plane.

5. Union Island (Lesser Antilles)

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Found on the southern portion of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Union Island is a beautiful place for sightseeing. Tourists can witness the volcanic peaks which stand magnificently around the island. Other tourists can enjoy the light blue waters by swimming on the beaches of the island including the Richmond Bay and the Belmont Bay. In Clifton, one of the island's villages, tourists can enjoy several facilities including restaurants, a marina, and an airport. The Union Island is also known to be the entry place for tours to other nearby islands.

6. Petit St Vincent (Lesser Antilles)

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Petit St Vincent is a privately owned island at St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It houses the Petit St. Vincent Resort where tourists are placed in a secluded ocean-view villa. Visitors will find no phones and television on the island due to the island's aim to preserve its serenity. In order to communicate, tourists are given colored flags to send messages to the staff of the resort. The resort comprises the whole island. Sightseeing around the island would be a dream come true for tropical savvies.

7. Bequia (Grenadines)

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Bequia is the second island in the Grenadines which is situated at St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Bequia is a popular destination for yachts. It is also a place with a rich history in whaling. Bequia is also known to some due to its safe environment and friendly locals.Aside from yachting, the island offers various activities for tourist including sightseeing, swimming, and snorkeling. Other tourists may also enjoy the restaurants and stores which are found on the island. Being a tropical island with lush trees and bougainvilleas, tourists will surely enjoy sightseeing around Bequia.

8. Kingstown

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Kingstown is the capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It is also the main center for the commerce of the nation. Characterized by colonial buildings and cobblestone streets, Kingstown is a great place for sightseeing. Tourists can walk around the city and witness several tourist attraction including St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral which features Romanesque columns and arches and the St. George's Anglican Cathedral which features a Georgian-style structure. Tourists can also visit attractions such as the Fort Charlotte which offers a scenic view of the whole of Kingston, and a beautiful beach called Villa Beach.

9. Mustique (Lesser Antilles)

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Mustique is an exclusive and a privately own island found at St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It is a favorite place where big personalities such as celebrities and the ultra-rich people hang out. Tourists who are sightseeing around the island can enjoy its white sand beaches and turquoise waters, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Other tourists can enjoy the facilities rendered by several hotels and villas stationed around the hotel. With its beautiful beaches and luxurious amenities, Mustique is a paradise within a paradise.

10. Tobago Cays (Grenadines)

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Tobago Cays is a group of small islands found at St. Vincent and the Grenadines. These islands are uninhabited due to the fact that the Tobago Cays is also a marine park. The site is a sanctuary of coral gardens teeming with marine life. Animals such as sea turtles, barracuda, and stingrays can be found at the Tobago Cays. Its clear waters also offer a great venue for swimming, sightseeing, snorkeling, and diving. Even other tourists can enjoy yachting around the waters of this group of islands.

◎ Closing

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is truly a paradise. Every island offers a remarkable place for sightseeing and relaxation. Tourists can enjoy its crystal clear waters and white sand beaches. With its beaches and resorts, you might want to stay longer and enjoy nature which St. Vincent and the Grenadines exclusively offers.

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