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Top Choice Fort in Kingstown

Fort Duvernette

Perched atop a large volcanic rock offshore from Villa, this eerie fort was constructed to defend the town of Calliaqua and affords fantastic 360-degree views of the southern shoreline. There are 225 steps in the sp…
Fort in Kingstown

Fort Charlotte

Just north of the city and standing proudly atop a 660ft-high ridge, Fort Charlotte (1806) offers commanding views of both town and the Grenadines to the south. It was once a fearsome military post with dozens of ca…
International in Kingstown

Basil’s Bar & Restaurant

If the food wasn’t so good, you might think you’d entered a pirate’s dungeon, given the moody lighting and stone walls. Food spans American and Caribbean favorites; the lunch buffet (EC$37.50) is great. It has Kings…
Carnival in Kingstown

Vincy Mas

The big yearly event in St Vincent. This enormous carnival culminates in a street party in Kingstown with steel-pan bands, dancers and drinks.
Caribbean in Kingstown


On the northern edge of Kingstown, buzzing Veejays has a popular lunch buffet featuring traditional Vincentian dishes. Eat inside the air-conditioned dining area downstairs, or on the open-air terrace at the top. Th…
Caribbean in Kingstown


An unpretentious restaurant with a social vibe that's a good place to get an affordable bite to eat or just hang out for some drinks. There's a daily local-meal special as well as pizzas and sandwiches. At night the…
Fusion in Kingstown

Young Island Resort

There are few places that can boast that their specialty is bread, but here at Young Island the proof is in the pumpernickel. Every meal comes with a barge full of fresh bread to accompany the equally fresh seafood …
Wine Bar in Kingstown

Flow Wine Bar

Fabulously chic for grubby downtown Kingstown, Flow is a dimly lit top-floor bar with sofas to spare, a chilled soundtrack and an extensive selection of wine by the glass and bottle. The food here is inventive and e…
Church in Kingstown

St Mary's

Brooding St Mary's is the most eye-catching of Kingstown's churches and stands in dramatic contrast to the prim, whitewashed Anglican cathedral across the way. The castle-like complex blends Gothic elements with a v…
Gardens in Kingstown

St Vincent Botanic Gardens

The oldest botanical gardens in the western hemisphere, the St Vincent Botanic Gardens are lovingly tended and provide an oasis of calm only half a mile north from the frenzy of Kingstown. There are few marked speci…