Getting Around Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Getting to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is pretty easy as most
western countries including the US and Canada, do not need a visa.
All visitors are required to carry a valid passport and a round
trip or onward ticket. No international flights land in Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines and most travelers and tourists have
to get here via a neighboring island, from where they have to switch
over to traveling on smaller planes as the runways here are too
short. Union Island, Bequia, Canouan, Palm Island and Mustique all
have small airports.
To get to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, you can fly here via
BWIA from Trinidad and Tobago
the Caribbean Star from Antigua
or TIA from Barbados. If you like,
you can also get here by sea. A ferry service runs between Union Island
and Carriacou, Grenada and cost
roughly US$ 30 one way.
Once in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, a great way to travel
around the various islands is by air. Mustique Airways, SVG Air
and TIA all offer regular flights to the various islands with the
fares varying from place to place. Another way to get from one island
to the next is by boat. The Bequia Express ferry service operates
between Bequia and Kingstown as
well as Union Island, Mayreau and Canouan. Mail boats such as the
MV Barracuda also carry passengers as well as cargo from island
to island. When you get to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines it is
advisable to visit the tourist office for a detailed boat itinerary.
On each island itself a cheap and affordable way of getting around is by bicycle, while if you have the extra cash to spend a rental car is a good option. Driving here is on the left side of the road, with a rental car costing around US$ 50 a day. Buses and taxis are only available on St Vincent, with smaller buses on hand to travel on in Union Island and Bequia.