Resources

  • Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com/st-vincent-and-the-grenadines) Destination information, hotel bookings, traveler forum and more.
  • St Vincent & the Grenadines (www.discoversvg.com) Official tourism site.
  • Bequia Tourism Association (www.bequiatourism.com) Detailed information on all things Bequia.
  • Ins & Outs (www.insandoutsofsvg.com) An excellent online magazine.

What to Take

  • A power adapter for UK-style sockets
  • An emergency stash of US currency – island ATMs are unreliable
  • Full-strength insect repellent
  • A headlamp for those remote paths
  • A good snorkel and mask
  • Waterproof bags for gadgets and ziplock bags for papers

What to Wear

In the most of the Grenadines you'll barely be out of your bathing suit, but you should cover up to go to restaurants and other businesses. Bring some smart-casual attire for evening meals. On Mustique you'll be expected to dress more formally. St Vincent is a little more conservative than the smaller islands and you should avoid wearing your bathing suit around town. Note that camouflage clothing is illegal throughout the country.

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Check airline baggage allowances – small island-hopping planes allow less
  • Advise your credit-/debit-card company that you'll be traveling
  • Organize travel insurance with evacuation coverage
  • Verify passport has at least six months' validity
  • Make sure routine vaccinations are up to date
  • Obtain a yellow-fever booklet (if traveling from an endemic zone)