The 10 Best Things to Do in Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

December 1, 2017 Terina Blouin

Kingstown, the capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, is a major port city for the Caribbean island chain. The city features a series of surviving 19th century buildings, including St George's Cathedral, known for its beautiful stained glass, and the Romanesque Cathedral of the Assumption. In the wharf area, visitors can see structures built from the tile and red brick that was used as ballast on trading ships from Britain, or head up to Fort Charlotte for a stunning view of the city.
Restaurants in Kingstown

1. Botanical Gardens

Kingstown, St. Vincent +1 784-453-1623
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4 based on 389 reviews

Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens are one of the most important and popular sites in St Vincent. They are the oldest botanical Gardens in the Western Hemisphere (established in 1765) and are also an important conservation site (particularly for the St Vincent parrot). The Botanical Gardens are in Kingstown, a short journey from the town centre.

Reviewed By 767Holidaylover - Kingswinford, United Kingdom

We were given a short guided tour which was very informative. Beautiful plants, nice places to take a seat for a while. Bird enclosure. A nice place to spend a couple of hours.

2. Serenity Dive

St Vincent yacht club, Kingstown VC0274, St. Vincent
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5 based on 69 reviews

Serenity Dive

At Serenity Dive, we are focused on providing a safe, fun and educational dive and snorkel service of the highest quality standards and with the best customer attention. This includes PADI certifications, (for adults and children 10 years and older) introductory courses, dive and snorkelling tours.

Reviewed By Alberto S - Zaragoza, Spain

Last week I wrote to Serenity Dive, because I was planning a Dive Tour during my arrival stop by ship at St. Vincent. Vaughn, Serenity Dive Manager, answered my questions and prepared my dive tour (picking me up ate the dock, etc). Unfortunely, a previous...MoreThanks for the review Alberto. Hope you are feeling better and look forward having you dive with us in the near future. All the best for the season.

3. Fort Charlotte

Off Endinboro Road, Kingstown, St. Vincent +1 784-530-8138
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4 based on 208 reviews

Fort Charlotte

Reviewed By teachers55 - Columbus, Ohio, USA

Sparky, our taxi driver, dropped us at the top by the gate into Fort Charlotte where we were met by his friend - sorry, we didn’t get his name - who took us through the fort for $4 each. It was money well spent because we learned about the fort but also a lot about the culture on St Vincent. The views from the top were fabulous of the Atlantic and the Caribbean as well as the town at the port. We are always happy to support the locals. Our taxi ride was $30 for four of us plus $10 tip to the fort and then to the botanical Gardens.

4. Sailor's Wilderness Tours

Kingstown, St. Vincent
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5 based on 26 reviews

Sailor's Wilderness Tours

Reviewed By Traci H - Manitowoc, Wisconsin

We highly recommend Sailor's Tours. From questions via email at home to door to door service on St Vincent, the customer service was beyond expectations! Sailor is a very professional owner and has hired extraordinary staff. They were prompt, on time, and accommodating. We took 3 tours with them. As we arrived late on LIAT and Jet Blue, we needed to postpone our hike up volcano for a few days later. Desmond was our fearless leader for this adventure. He was careful to watch for us and guide us up and down safely and was as happy as we were that the clouds lifted as we reached the top of the crater and we had the most spectacular view of the crater and sea beyond! It is forever imprinted in my mind! Desmond told us berries and flowers that were edible so we snacked on the way! We learned lots of the local culture from him which in itself made the tour memorable. We got lots for our money, the tours are reasonably priced and worth it. Ozzie was our guide for our 2 other tours-Vermont Nature Trail, which was absolutely gorgeous! He told us so much about plants, trees, flowers of the rainforest and is a great birder, hearing and spotting many for us!! We would never have seen all the birds without him. We left very early in the morning in hopes of seeing the St Vincent Parrot-and we were rewarded! We saw 21 parrots! To hear them and see them fly through the forest with their beautiful yellow, green, blue colors was a treat! We had lunch in Wallilabou where Pirates of Caribbean was filmed. Good food, nice lady waited on us.Ozzie and Sailor accompanied us on the ferry over to Bequia another day. Brown boobies followed the boat and were so close we could almost touch them! They put on quite a show of diving and flying! Ozzie took us birding there as well, and to the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary which was very special. We had a wonderful lunch at Port Hole. Try their homemade ginger beer-it is the best! Walked around and bought handmade necklaces made from coconut, such nice people. Liked the ginger candy we found in a store.Ozzie is not only an amazing tour guide, but also an excellent photographer! He took many photos of us together at places with superb views. That was very kind of him. He knows so many people everywhere and it was clear he was well liked by all. A very friendly guy, we think of him as our friend. Both Ozzie and Desmond and Sailor went out of their way to be sure we felt welcome and saw and did everything we wanted. They drove to the fish market so we could buy fresh lobster which were absolutely delicious and only $6 USD each! We felt so welcome on St Vincent. Absolutely LOVED the island and its people-nicest ever. It is safe and welcoming with so much to do. Enjoyed walking around villages. We will return very soon. Be sure and have Sailors Tours help you enjoy your time on St Vincent!

5. St. George's Cathedral

Kingstown, St. Vincent
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4 based on 40 reviews

St. George's Cathedral

This historic Georgian-style church has colorful stained-glass windows.

Reviewed By Ges R - Bourne, United Kingdom

This beautiful church feels like a little piece of England in the centre of the Caribbean. Sitting on the main street it is surrounded by a large churchyard and is large and imposing inside, with a balcony running around 3 sides. the church is particularly noteworthy for the marble plaques on the walls which celebrate the lives of the colonial "great and the good" in florid language of bygone times.

6. St. Mary's Cathedral of the Assumption

Kingstown, St. Vincent +1 784-456-1408
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4 based on 35 reviews

St. Mary's Cathedral of the Assumption

This historic Catholic church, known for its Romanesque architecture, was built in the early nineteenth century.

Reviewed By Dianne S A - Warrington, United Kingdom

Lovely old historical church with a thriving community and school. 3 different dates of build and development

7. Market Square

Kingstown, St. Vincent
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3.5 based on 93 reviews

Market Square

This market area is extremely crowded on weekends as locals cart in fresh foods to sell.

Reviewed By Hernandez1697 - Puerto Rico

December 31 in St, Vincent: all closed. But thts not the problem. They have to fix a lot of things to make this port adecuate for tourists. For respect of the residents, I won't tell no more about this place.

8. Zanur Travel

Kingstown VC0100, St. Vincent
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5 based on 7 reviews

Zanur Travel

We offer specially designed tours that gives you an opportunity to live life like a true local on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Our experiential packages include seven (7) day packages that includes activities and workshops that will immerse you into the local culture while experiencing the sights and adventures on the island.

Reviewed By betbel2015 - Knoxville, Tennessee

We just had a few hours and saw so much. I would recommend what Zanurtours recommends: a day to a week of Vincy hospitality. Valerie, Victor Byron and Dexter were great guides through the Mesopotamian Valley, Black Point Tunnel, Airport, Montreal Gardens and more. They provided fresh local fruit and homemade banana bread along with local mineral water for a picnic.
The whole team from Zanny via email to the tour itself was wonderful, personal and flexible with our group of 7. I would recommend it to anyone, especially women, who want to see the real St. Vincent. It is a gorgeous island with welcoming people and rich history. Thank you!

9. Rawacou Recreation Park

Rawacou St, Kingstown VC0266, St. Vincent +1 784-453-1623
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4 based on 12 reviews

Rawacou Recreation Park

Rawacou Recreation Park features two Beaches separated by a rocky headland with a man-made pool. Coconut trees and sea grapes provide a distinct tropical look and feel to the beach, while dune vegetation helps to maintain the balance and resilience of the beach. It is an exposed beach, well known for strong currents.

Reviewed By Christine R - Couva, Trinidad

Reached about 6:00pm for this event however, the roads are bit on the messy end due to the construction of international airport. Road works urgently needed. The sea breeze however was really nice as we took a walk along the coast line. Best to drive...MoreThank you for visiting, we are pleased that you came and enjoyed every moment of it. Come again soon.

10. Buccament Forest Nature Trail

Kingstown, St. Vincent
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Buccament Forest Nature Trail

Reviewed By 282Juliette282 - Toronto, Canada

What a beautiful trail, our guide was so helpful, he was so patient, you can see so many different types of trees. birds, i will recommend you go there when you go to St.Vincent.

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