Top 10 Things to do in St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

April 5, 2018 Myesha Cogley

Discover the best top things to do in St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines including La Soufriere Cross Country Trail, Montreal Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Fort Charlotte, Mopion, Vermont Nature Trail, Owia Salt Pond, Fort Duvernette, Mesopotamia Valley, St. George's Cathedral.
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1. La Soufriere Cross Country Trail

St. Vincent +1 784-453-1623
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4.5 based on 121 reviews

La Soufriere Cross Country Trail

The La Soufriere Cross Country Trail winds its way from sea level up to the top of the majestic La Soufriere Volcano (4048ft/ 1178m). Granite cliffs reach for the sky, giving way to sweeping Valleys and deep gorges and eventually the immense volcanic crater. The walk to the crater is moderately difficult, and takes about two hours uphill from the windward side. The La Soufriere Cross Country Trail snakes across the width of St Vincent, and can be walked from either the Leeward or windward coast. The total trail is approximately 9 miles (15 km) long and offers breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding land and seascape and close encounters with fauna.

Reviewed By Martin B - Kingstown, St. Vincent

Want to test your hiking skills, get Enos ( a guide) he works at the site and try your kills from 6:00 a.m. I highly recommend it. An all natural fantastic climb. I am going again.Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your experience here with us. We are happy that you enjoyed the hike. The fact that you recommended our tour guide means a lot to us. Hope to see you again for a second time!

St. Vincent
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5 based on 118 reviews

Montreal Gardens

Although smaller than the Botanical Gardens in Kingstown, these Gardens still feature many species of exotic plants.

Reviewed By bahamasbliss - exuma

Well worth a visit for a few hours as the location is spectacular-set up a mountainside in the middle of the rainforest. Very much a labour of love by the owner who has spent many years creating this, virtually single handed out of virgin territory. No fancy gift shops or other touristy tackiness ( but do have toilets) to distract from the beauty of nature.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Mopion

St. Vincent
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5 based on 47 reviews

Mopion

Reviewed By sceneisle - Escondido, California

Just a short hop from Petit St. Vincent, we visited this tiny sand bar during our island hopping sail through the Grenadines. Nothing to do on Mopion but enjoy the excellent snorkeling. If you're lucky, you might have the whole "island" to yourself!

6. Vermont Nature Trail

St. Vincent +1 784-453-1623
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Vermont Nature Trail

The Vermont Nature Trail takes you through lush rainforest with an amazing variety of tropical flora,beautiful scenery and a chance to see the famous St. Vincent Parrot in its natural habitat. Majestic cliffs reach for the sky, giving way to sweeping Valleys. Ambient temperatures and abundant rainfall give rise to profusion in the growth of vegetation. The trail is in the picturesque Buccament valley within the St. Vincent Parrot Reserve and the more encompassing proposed Central Forest Reserve.

Reviewed By russell4d - Greater London, United Kingdom

No need to go on an expensive organised tour. We took one of the many private buses/shared taxis from the bus station on the waterfront in Kingstown to Layou for EC$3 each but can hail them from anywhere along the Leeward Highway - just stand by the roadside where you can be seen and they will hoot to you as they approach. From Layou, for EC$50 return, we took a taxi, waiting in the main road, right to the start of the trail, where the taxi driver (Kurtis Moore 1-784-491-678) was quite content to wait up to 3 hours whilst we walked the trail. It's not actually a walk as it is all up and down, so climbing up or down steps most of the way. Entry to trail was EC$5 each,payable at small hut at beginning of the circular trail.
It took us just over 2 hours and rained hard the whole time, making the steps very slippery and the path very muddy. Even if dry, it Would have been dangerous without Footwear with good under foot grip and ankle support, which was essential. Narrow path with steep drop to the side in many places. Need to be self-sufficient as trail is remote and, although very well marked, is through the rain forest without any facilities/help and we were the only ones to have done it in the previous 48 hours.

7. Owia Salt Pond

St. Vincent +1 784-453-1623
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Owia Salt Pond

The Owia Salt Pond is located on the North Eastern Coast of St. Vincent in the village of Owia which is home to some of the indigenous people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines - the Black Caribs. The salt water pond is sheltered from the sea by the numerous volcanic boulders which surround it. The two hour drive from Kingstown along the Eastern Coast takes you to this recreation site which occupies a fairly extensive area of well maintained grounds which leads down to the sea where the salt pond is situated. Traditionally, it has been used as a therapeutic bathing pond. Facilities at the park include gazebos, fire pits, restroom and shower. It is the ideal place for swimming or a picnic.

Reviewed By GCLB - Trinidad

This site is basically a deep blck pool that requires you driving 1.5hrs from the Leeward side of the island for. The roads are not as bad as i thought but had a few narrow unpaved spots. On arrival you pay 5EC to walk down...MoreThank you so much for visiting and sharing your experience here with us. We are sorry about your experience and hope that if you choose to visit with us again, your visit will be a better one.

8. Fort Duvernette

St. Vincent
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Fort Duvernette

Built around 1800 on a tiny island next to Young Island, this fort once protected a chief port of St. Vincent.

Reviewed By Yodieo93 - Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom

This little tiny island is just being Young Island which is just off the coast of st Vincent.
You can access it via boat for 10EC return from villa beach little harbour, also where you can get the free ferry across to Young Island
The fort is around 250 steps up, and you can spend as long as you like at the top, the chances are you'll be alone on this beautiful little island!
The views are amazing from the top!
There's also a little picnic area should you want to stay longer than we did which was only 20 mins

9. Mesopotamia Valley

St. Vincent
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Mesopotamia Valley

Buried in between two Mountains, this valley offers tough hiking.

Reviewed By djpend - Preston, United Kingdom

If touring the island this is an area you should not miss and, once there, a visit to Montreal Gardensis recommended. It is a lovely fertile spot and there are great views nearby. Just taking a taxi ride ther without seeing oher parts of the island too would not be a good idea.

10. 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.

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