Practical information for traveling to St Vincent and the Grenadines
Located in the Caribbean, St Vincent and the Grenadines is spread over a number of islands. The largest and main island is named St Vincent, and is home to the country's capital city of Kingstown. The smaller islands are part of the Grenadines; of these smaller islands, eight are inhabited. These include Young Island, Bequia, Mayreau, and Palm Island. The main airport in St Vincent and the Grenadines is Argyle International Airport. Located on St Vincent, it opened in 2017 and replaced the now decommissioned E.T. Joshua Airport. The currency used in St Vincent and the Grenadines is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, and the country is located in the Eastern Caribbean Time Zone.
Which airlines operate flights to St Vincent and the Grenadines?
A number of connecting flights are available from airports across the US to St Vincent and the Grenadines. These are operated by airlines such as jetBlue, Liat, American Airlines, British Airways and Caribbean Airlines. Departure airports in the US include New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, Miami International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. Flights touch down in Argyle International Airport in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
When is the best time to book flights to St Vincent and the Grenadines?
With year round warm weather, St Vincent and the Grenadines is a popular vacation destination throughout the year. Between July and October is hurricane season and many visitors choose to avoid the islands during this period. High season in St Vincent and the Grenadines runs from December through April, and as a result it's worth booking ahead if traveling during this time. Outside of the peak season, the months just before and after hurricane season (May – June, and November) are good times to visit for those looking to grab a bargain. However, it is always advisable to book flights to St Vincent and the Grenadines in advance to be sure of the best flight fares.
How long is the flight to St Vincent and the Grenadines?
Connecting flights from the US to St Vincent and the Grenadines are available, with flight duration depending on the departure airport. From New York airports such as John F. Kennedy International, the flight time is around 7h 30m; from Miami International Airport, the flight time is over 20 hours; from Washington Dulles International Airport, the flight time to Argyle International Airport in St Vincent and the Grenadines is approximately 12h 30m.
What is there to do and see in St Vincent and the Grenadines?
Thanks to its location in the Caribbean and year-round warm climate, St Vincent and the Grenadines is popular for its idyllic beaches. These include the Indian Bay and Villa beaches on the main island of St Vincent, as well as Macaroni Beach on Mustique island and Carenage beach on Canouan. However, Bequia island is often viewed as the most beautiful: white sand beaches such as Princess Margaret Beach and Lower Bay Beach are popular with visitors. Away from the beach, there are watersports such as snorkeling and sailing to enjoy, while the capital city of Kingstown – located on the main island of St Vincent – is also worth a visit.