Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent is a beautiful island. It is not very touristy, especially when compared to some of its Caribbean neighbors. The Kingstown city center is very lively and the locals I encountered were very friendly. There is not much to do on Saint Vincent, but it is an easy place to relax.
Take a local bus - if you ever visit the Caribbean, this is something you should try at least once
The Grenadines - there are daily ferries to the island
Kingstown city center - it is a lively place to walk through, but there is not much to do
The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar which I encountered a few times in the Caribbean. However, I was able to use credit cards or USD.
Taxis are the most common form of transportation for tourists. However, the local busses, which are more like vans, are immeasurably cheaper and quite the experience. I would recommend them, especially on the long drive from the airport. I was also able to walk a lot.
I flew Caribbean Airlines from Paramaribo (PBM) with a transfer in Port of Spain (POS) to Saint Vincent (SVD). I flew LIAT from Saint Vincent (SVD) with a transfer in Bridgetown (BGI) to Saint Lucia (SLU).
I visited the local grocery store for my meals in St. Vincent, but there are also some local restaurants you can try.
PLUGS / ADAPTERS
Saint Vincent uses standard U.S. plugs - no adaptor needed! However, there are also some British type G plugs so you may need an adapter if that is the case.
None for U.S. citizens.
I felt very safe on Saint Vincent. Everyone I met was very kind and helpful. The city center and local busses can be crowded at times.
Should you visit?
Sure! Saint Vincent was not my favorite Caribbean Island, but that doesn't make it a good place to see. There are plenty of resorts around, especially on the Grenadines Islands. There is not much to do, but if you are looking for a place to relax Saint Vincent might be a good place to consider.