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Getting Around Saint Vincent and the Grenadines



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.



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