By the time of its discovery by Columbus, the island had been inhabited for 5.5 thousand years. Its first settlers were the Indians, who had moved to the islands from the territory of the South American continent. Since the landing of Columbus and till 1627 the island remained a Spanish possession, but the fierce Carib resistance kept European colonists in constant fear.

Lying between Santa Lucia and the Grenadines, the island of St. Vincent is the largest and most northern of the country. The stormy windward side and the quiet and calm leeward coast, together with the lush and mountainous hinterland make the island the main tourist attraction of the country. St. Vincent has many beautiful bays and beaches covered with black volcanic sand, with the exception of white sandy beaches on the southern tip, framed by palm trees and green hills. The combination of coral reefs, clear water and the sublime landscape creates ideal conditions for active leisure and idle repose on the beaches. And the abundance of colorful local villages only highlights these benefits.

Located in the protected bay on the southwestern tip of St. Vincent, Kingstown is a commercial and political center of the island. The capital of the island is not very rich in historical sites, but this is a good place to relax, or simply stroll along the cobbled streets. The city is famous for its unique atmosphere, the abundance of shops and stalls along the shores of the Bay and Bedford Street. Kingstown is widely known for its churches. Catholic Cathedral of St. Mary is famous for its eclectic mix of Romanesque arches and columns, Gothic spires and Moorish ornamentation, and its walls are built of dark volcanic blocks. Anglican Cathedral of St. George is constructed in the Gregorian style, and contains the main exhibit of religious art, the Red Angel, which was supposed to be placed in St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Kingstown market is one of the centers of the city. Noisy and colorful bazaar, offering an excellent selection of fresh vegetables, fruits, meat and fish, it is especially good on Fridays and Saturdays. The items of local arts and crafts are often sold directly in the courtyard of the market. The ruins of Fort Charlotte are on the top of Berkshire Hill.

La SoufriŠøre is an active, but dormant volcano, located in the northern part of St. Vincent. This is one of the main attractions of the island and one of the most studied volcanoes in the world. Request your tour operator in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to organize a professional excursion around the place.

The island of Petit-the St. Vincent is a quiet, hilly area, surrounded by three kilometers of white sandy beaches. The entire population of the island is not more than 50 people, all of them work at the resorts, and live in the village. This is the realm of hammocks, quiet and unspoiled nature, and the service is conducted only at the request of the guest.

Stretching from north to south, the island group of the Grenadines consists of 32 small islands and reefs, which can be reached only by sea or by air. Each island has its own specialization in tourism and its own set of attractions. It is also a popular yachting area and its first-class beach resort has all the conditions for diving.

The island of Mustique has long been considered a symbol of wealth and fame. Here one will find a yacht club and several dive centers of the higher class.

'Turtle Island', as it is often referred to by the locals, is known for lush green hills and lots of reef-protected beaches. Its white beaches are quiet and serene, and there are two pretty good restaurants near the shore.

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines