Just South of St Lucia and West of Barbados, the island chain of St Vincent and the Grenadines comprises some of the most idyllic and secluded, world-renowned honeymoon spots. It is also a fabulous choice for those keen on adventure, nature enthusiasts, and families, due to the countless experiences on offer.
St Vincent’s capital, Kingstown, is dotted by colonial-era buildings, and the botanic gardens’ 20 acres offer a tempting glimpse of the rare tropical climes awaiting you outside the urban environment.
For some of the country’s most pristine beaches (and that is saying something, as St Vincent and the Grenadines are renowned for their astoundingly beautiful beaches), head to Canouan Island. Its landscapes and seascapes leave no stone unturned in terms of stunning natural beauty. For all the amenities of a hotel but the seclusion of a villa, head to Canouan Estate, which offers a range of villas, from two to seven bedrooms. As well as the Jim Fazio-designed golf course, Canouan Estate offers three restaurants and bars, as well as the spa facilities and another four eateries at the hotel’s sister resort, Pink Sands.
For ultimate seclusion, what could be more dreamy than a one-hotel island? This is the case for the Petit St Vincent. Breathe in the air of uncomplicated luxury, seclusion and tranquillity as you look out from your bedroom to azure seas only metres away, or head up to the Hillside Spa for a decadent treatment. The ambience is uncomplicated Caribbean life, so forget your phone and TV and dive into a paradise of peace and quiet.
For your own Eden with a fascinating and high-profile history thrown in, you cannot beat Les Jolies Eaux. Mustique is already renowned for high-profile visitors (Kate and Wills holiday here!), but Les Jolies Eaux goes one step further. On a private peninsula on Mustique’s southern tip, this legendary villa was beautifully designed for HRH Princess Margaret, and has been the holiday destination of many colourful characters! With clean lines, crisp linens and a colonial style, this is the destination for pure decadence and ultimate relaxation.
The laid-back Caribbean of old, featuring pastel-hued buildings, the dappled shade of the mango tree, a lazy dog in the road - it hasn’t been lost. St Vincent is one of the last outposts of this way of life, and although many holidayers skip right through to the beachfront luxury of the Grenadian islands, missing the old world charm St Vincent offers would be a downright shame.
Inspiring Travel Company have had an enduring love affair with the Caribbean for over forty years. We really do know the Caribbean inside out. Whether one of our high profile resorts immediately appeals, whether you’re looking for somewhere perfect on a certain island, or whether you are completely new to the Caribbean and looking for some advice, we can help. Our fully bespoke and tailor made tours could be the perfect option for island hopping, or for curating the perfect Caribbean holiday of a lifetime.