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Arriving from the UK Direct Carriers: There are no direct flights from the UK to St Vincent and the Grenadines. Indirect Carriers: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic operate services to Barbados where connecting flights to St Vincent are available. Arriving from the US Direct Carriers. Air Canada operate direct services from Canada to St.Vincent(SVD) from November to April. Caribbean Airlines operate direct non stop services from New York to St.Vincent(SVD). American Airlines will operate flights from Miami direct to St.Vincent’s International Airport(SVD) from November 2018.

Currency

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The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar(EC). Banks and cash machines are available on all islands (Bequia,St.Vincent, Canouan, Union Island) except Mayreau.

Visa Information

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British Citizens do not require a visa to visit St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Cuisine

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Vincentian food is a feast for the senses. Inspired by a blend of West Indian, African and French cuisine, visitors can enjoy spicy stews, Callaloo soup, pilau, sweet potato, coconuts, roasted breadfruit and fresh fish all year around. Local fruits include Soursop, Custard Apples, mangos, bananas, plums, cherries, guava and passion fruit. Most of the food consumed in the Grenadines is either grown, caught or reared locally.

Health and Safety

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For in depth travel information, please click here. We recommend taking out comprehensive travel insurance before travelling to St.Vincent and the Grenadines.

Weather

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The average yearly temperature is 29° C (81° F). Dry Season, Although temperatures in St.Vincent and the Grenadines are great all year round, most tourists visit the Grenadines from Mid November to Mid April. Whether it’s the allure of Bequia’s Easter Regatta or the thought of spending Christmas on the beach, St.Vincent is the Grenadines is liveliest during peak season. Rainy Season, While the rainy season(which runs from May to October) can leave you with fewer days spent enjoying the islands’ outdoor activities, there are benefits to visiting St.Vincent and the Grenadines during his period of time. Hotels are cheaper, crowds are minimal and flights won’t cost.

Getting Around

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St.Vincent and the Grenadines has a strong transportation network. Ferries operated by Bequia Express and Admiral run to and from St.Vincent and Bequia on set schedules throughout the day. If you’re travelling to Union Island, Canouan or Mustique, we recommend opting for a direct flight from St.Vincent or Barbados/St.Lucia. Flights can be booked via your travel agent or Lovethegrenadines.com.

Island Hopping

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For in depth travel information, please click here. We recommend taking out comprehensive travel insurance before travelling to St.Vincent and the Grenadines.