Best things to do in Kingstown
Find out more about those top places in Kingstown
The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is regarded as one of the most beautiful nations of the Caribbean. Located at eastern border of the Caribbean Sea, the country is made up the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, which is a chain of 32 islands, nine of which are uninhibited.
The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines covers an area of 150 square kilometers and has a population of 109,643 people. The nation is filled with many tourist attractions and should be on the itinerary of every traveler. Its key attractions include the Tobago Cay, Dark View Falls and Soufriere Volcano.
Located 24 miles (38.62 km) from the capital city are the wonderful works of nature. The stunning Dark View waterfalls are a set of waterfalls one above the other gushing down from a high cliff to form into a natural swimming pool at its base. The Dark view waterfalls are constantly flowing all year long with its source from the Richmond River. For visitors seeking to visit the Waterfalls there are trails leading to the top of both waterfalls and there are also food kiosks and a picnic area for relaxation.
Established in the 1765 the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Botanical Garden is one of the oldest Gardens in the Caribbean. Located in Kingstown the concept of the gardens was gotten from governor Robert Melville and military Surgeon George Young, they both decided to create a botanic garden for medicinal plants. Since then the gardens have been part of the nation’s major tourists’ destination and it occupies over 20 acres. Its star attraction is the Nicholas Wildlife Aviary complex which focuses on the conservation of the St. Vincent parrot “Amazona guildingii”.
One of the popular things for people to do on their visit to any Caribbean country is to explore their beaches. The St. Vincent and the Grenadines has numerous beaches that no matter where you decide to stay on the Island a beach must be close to you. Tourists can visit Canouan beach, Tyrell Bay beach and Bequia beach.
There are quite a number of volcanoes in the Caribbean name Soufriere and this is one of them. At a height of 1,234 meters above sea level the Volcano has the highest peak in the country. Still technically an active one with its last eruption in 1979, it is a popular hiking spot for those seeking to reach its crater. There are usually guided tours available for hikers.
A group of five islands namely Petit Rameau, Jameby, Baradal, Petit Bateau, Petit Tabac make up the Tobago Cays, it is one of the most visited places in the country and it is still uninhabited. The Tobago Cays is a key element of the Tobago Cays Marine Park has many attractions such as its flora and fauna and coral reefs. With activities like fishing, swimming and snorkeling available as well as shops around to engage in some shopping the Tobago Cays is a tourist dream site.