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Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines:

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is an archipelago in the Caribbean with around 120,000 inhabitants. Geographically, the Caribbean country is located north of Grenada, south of St. Lucia and west of the island of Barbados.

The official language of the country is English and the common Eastern Caribbean dollar is used as a means of payment, with 1 euro being equivalent to around 3 XCD.

The largest towns in the archipelago include Kingstown, Byera, Georgetown, Barrouallie, Layou, Biabou, Colonarie and Port Elizabeth.

The national territory includes the island of St. Vincent and all 32 islands of the Northern Grenadines, while the Southern Grenadines belong to Grenada.

The land area of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is predominantly hilly, with the 1,220 meter high Soufriere volcano as the highest point in the country. The higher mountains are largely covered with tropical rainforest and all islands have a pleasant climate all year round, with only very small differences in temperature.

The island state's important economic sectors include agriculture, various services and steadily increasing tourism.

The agricultural exports mainly include bananas, rice, flour, cotton, sugar cane and coconuts.

Tourism has become increasingly important for the Caribbean country in recent years. The majority of foreign visitors come into the country via numerous cruise ships, mainly to the port of Kingstown. The archipelago is particularly popular with diving enthusiasts for its almost undiscovered and species-rich underwater world, as well as the almost perfect wind conditions between the beautiful islands for sailors.

The country's most important tourist attractions include the hiking trail to the active Soufriere volcano with its crater lake, the Petit Byahaut nature reserve, the fascinating diving areas of the Tobago Cays, the defenses of Fort Duvernette on the island of the same name, the Baleine waterfalls, the Table Rock, the long Macaroni Beach, the Montreal Gardens, the Belmont lookout, the Vermont nature trail in the tropical rainforest, the Owia salt flat in the northeast, Petit Tabac beach, the Bat Cave, Wallilabou - the location of the film " Pirates of the Caribbean” with remains of the film buildings, the historic Wallilabou Park, the approximately 100 meter long Black Point Tunnel, Queens Drive and the Cumberland Beach Park.

The capital and largest city of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is Kingstown with around 20,000 inhabitants. The city is located on the southern coast of the largest island of St. Vincent and is the economic center of the country thanks to its seaport.

The nearby ferry port offers numerous connections to the southern islands of the Grenadines. From the city's airport, the only international airport in the country, there are several travel options to the surrounding Caribbean countries.

The most important sights in Kingstown include the Anglican Cathedral of St. George, the Botanical Garden of St. Vincent from 1765, Fort Charlotte - a fortress on a 200 meter high cliff, St. Mary's Cathedral, the old library, the market square , the National Museum, the picturesque harbor, the Dorsetshire Hill lookout, Kingstown Methodist Church, the Carnegie Building and the lively weekly market.

In July 2015 I visited Kingstown on the island of St. Vincent for the only time so far. During my two-day stay, I traveled from neighboring Grenada and stayed in a cozy hotel above the airport.

The city of Kingstown is generally very hilly and the center, like the airport, is in a small valley. I had a great view of the runway from above in my hotel room, even though there was relatively little air traffic.

The capital Kingstown is generally a very cozy city, with a lively market, some colonial buildings and extremely friendly people. I really enjoyed the city tour and never got bored because of the constant variety.

After a few hours of fully exploring the typical Caribbean capital, I ended the evening in a crowded bar in the center of Kingstown. From there I was able to watch the hustle and bustle of the city center until the evening hours and enjoy the relaxed bar atmosphere.

Even if you're not a fan of sailing or diving, which is what the archipelago of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is known for around the world, the fantastic Caribbean landscape is guaranteed to be a unique travel destination.

As part of my long nine-week Caribbean tour, I continued on to Trinidad and Tobago the next day.