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Welcome to the Grenadine Islands on the Paradise Islands website. The island chain is part of St Vincent. The Grenadine islands all lie south of Saint Vincent and stretch nearly 50 miles towards Grenada. There are some 32 islands and cays in the chain; the most well known include Mustique, Bequia, Palm island and Union island. St Vincent and the Grenadines are part of the Windward Caribbean islands lying south of St Lucia and west of Barbados.

Petit Rameau Island

Bequia Beaches Basil's Bar Mustique Britannia Bay Mustique Petit Tabac Island Moonhole Bequia

Petit Rameau

Beaches

Basils Bar

Britannia Bay

Petit Tabac

Moonhole

Hamilton Fort Bequia Port Elizabeth Bequia Jamesby Island Canouan Airport Petit Bateau Island Water Front Mustique

Hamilton Fort

Port Elizabeth

Jamesby

Canouan Airport

Petit Bateau

Waterfront

The entire Grenadine Islands land mass is less than 20 square miles; the largest of the islands is Bequia (around 7 square miles). Canouan, Union and Mustique are the only other islands of any significant size.
The larger islands are volcanic with the highest point being Mount Tobai (1,000 feet) on Union Island.

At anchor off Petit St Vincent

Sailing in the Tobago Cays

The Grenadines are popular with the rich and famous and offer some of the best sailing in the Caribbean on a par with the Virgin Islands.

Many of the islands are coral with fabulous beaches, luxury hotels and private villas. Mustique in particular is known throughout the world for it's gracious private villas and famous residents.

Carib Indians prevented the islands from being settled until the 18th Century. Ownership passed between the British and French and then back to the British in 1763. Saint Vincent and the Grenadine islands gained full independence in 1979.
 

Grenadine Islands Map

Jamesby Tobago Cays

 

Petit Bateau Tobago Cays

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Quick Facts


Capital

Kingstown
St Vincent

Main Airport
Argyle
International

Main Port
Kingstown
St Vincent

Language
English

Currency
Eastern
Caribbean
Dollar

Government
Independent

All Islands Size
20
Square Miles

Grenadines
Population

9,000
 

Bequia Photos

Island Scenes

Britannia Bay Mustique

Britannia Bay

Bequia Whaling

Bequia Whaling

Model Boat Building on Bequia

Boat Building