An adventure of islands awaits in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Caribbean but my first impression of this unspoiled archipelago is the friendliness of the people.

Vincentians, or Vincies as they commonly call themselves, are truly welcoming.

From the moment I board a direct flight in Toronto to the customs and immigration lineup, in St. Vincent, conversations with locals flow easily.

“You are going to love St. Vincent,” one young woman tells me after learning this was my first visit to the country, which lies between St. Lucia to the north and Grenada to the south. It’s made up of 32 islands — nine of which are inhabited — and smaller cays like the protected Tobago Cays Marine Park, where swimming with wild turtles is a given and the…

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