Sunday , 11 December 2016

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The island nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines lies on the northern sides of the Trinidad and Tobago Island. Most of its southern islands are shared with Grenada. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is ideally a middle level income nation with agricultural products like bananas being their staple food. Despite the fact that tourism is moderately growing these days, its development has been suppressed by the ineffectiveness of government to introduce new industries. With the economic growth being hedged on the tourism and agricultural sectors which are highly season, the rate of unemployment in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is quite high. To add salt to the injury, the country hasn’t been spared by natural disasters which have led to many deaths, damage of farmland and deterioration of local economy.

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With a mountainous and volcanic landscape, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a tropical climate with the rainy season being between May and November. Most of the territory is occupied by Saint Vincent which is the largest island in the country and the Grenadines are a collection of about 32 small cays and islands. Kingstown is the capital and other cities include Barrouallie, Gerogetown, Chateabelair, Calliaqua and Layou. There are many bays and docs in the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with two which are capable of accommodating cruise ships. Nevertheless, cruise ships rarely travel to the island with most travelers coming in using yachts or planes. Due to the relative small size of the island, getting around is not hard even though the rather mountainous landscape can make travelling difficult.

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The Carnival event is celebrated in the month of July every year and it is all about drinking and listening to music. Friday and Saturday nights are great times to each chicken and pork at roadside barbecues. At Fort Charlotte, you can catch a great view of the entire island. Visiting Montreal Gardens for relaxation and family picnics is always a great ideal. Vermont Nature Trail is a great destination for hiking and adventurous tourists can also climb the Soufriere volcano which is quite challenging. Tobago cays are a great place to go for a swimming expedition.

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You can as well visit Arawak Rock Carvings and the Black Point Tunnel. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a good place to buy Hairoun Beer and Ju-C Cola. At the capital of Kingstown, it is always safe to drink water but you need to be careful in some locations as water quality varies among places and with season. Most tourists in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines book their stay in resorts even though this might mean not being able to interact with local citizens. However, if you rent an apartment or guest house in Kingstown, you get an opportunity of tasting true culture of the island. Hurricanes are a risk in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and you need to be well advised when planning a trip to the island. Lastly, you need to get shots of hepatitis A and B before visiting Caribbean Islands are Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are not an exception.

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