What you need to know about the chikungunya virus in the Caribbean
As thousands of holidaymakers pack their bags for a Christmas or New Year break in the Caribbean, the chikungunya virus that has spread like wildfire through the region and, to a lesser extent, other parts of the Amer...
Places in St Vincent & the Grenadines
Bequia (pronounced ‘beck-way’) is the most perfect island in the whole Grenadines. Stunning beaches dotting the shoreline, accommodations to fit most budgets and a slow pace of life all help to create an environment that is unforgettable. There are fine restaurants, shops that retain their local integrity and enough golden sand and blue water to keep everybody blissful.
St Vincent is the largest island and the hub that most travelers will pass through on their visit to SVG. Though not uninspiring, the allure of the Grenadines pulls most visitors away from here quickly. The beaches are on the average side and the frenetic pace of Kingstown and its unpolished edges inspires many to head out to the calm of the Grenadines.
Rough cobblestone streets, arched stone doorways and covered walkways conjure up a Caribbean of banana boats and colonial rule. Kingstown heaves and swells with a pulsing local community that bustles through its narrow streets and alleyways. Steep hills surround the town, amplifying the sounds of car horns, street vendors and the music filtering through the crowd.