The Grenadines Holidays

A pocket of Caribbean wilderness where empty beaches and storied towns set the scene for faraway island adventures.

Hugged by the waters of the Caribbean Sea lies a string of wild, untamed islands. The Grenadines gives you an authentic taste of local Caribbean life without the crowds. It’s a treasure trove of deserted white-sand bays, volcanic peaks and coral reefs. A beguiling backdrop which made it an ideal setting for the Pirates of the Caribbean films.

The Grenadines’ slow-motion vibe is impossible to resist, and relaxation is taken seriously here. But there’s lots to see and do, too. Its underwater utopia is a hotspot for snorkelling and diving, so pop on a scuba mask to discover its shallow reefs and majestic marine life. On dry land, there are rainforest trails, plantation tours and picturesque towns bursting with Caribbean charm.

We can help you explore undisturbed shores only accessible by boat, can tell you the beaches where A-listers unwind, and let you in on which private island resorts have the most spectacular rooms. Talk to us today.

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The Grenadines - Perfect for

  • Private island resorts

    Get away from the stresses of everyday life at a remote Grenadines retreat, set on its own exclusive private island.

  • Incredible underwater world

    Snorkel or dive among The Grenadines’ coral gardens for the chance to swim with sea turtles, rays and reef sharks.

  • Beautiful Bequia

    Uncover the rich seafaring past and bougainvillea-backed beaches of Bequia – the Caribbean’s best kept secret.

  • World’s best beaches

    Kick back on the sugary sands of the Grenadines’ palm-studded shores, where you’ll barely see another soul.

The Grenadines Hotels

Our recommendations for the best places to stay in The Grenadines

Palm Island Resort & Spa

Enjoy blissful relaxation on a 135-acre private island paradise, accessible only by boat.

Bequia Beach Hotel

Set on Bequia Island, this intimate hotel is surrounded by lush gardens overlooking the ocean.

Young Island Resort

This private island just off the coast of St Vincent has watersports, great food and a boutique f...

Sandals St Vincent & the Grenadines

The latest offering from adults-only, all-inclusive luxury brand Sandals spoils guests with fabul...

Get to know the islands of the Grenadines and those important practicalities when planning your perfect Caribbean adventure.


GMT -4 hours


Eastern Caribbean Dollar; many establishments will accept US dollars


10 hours (not including stopover time)


Christianity (majority Anglican)


English; most locals also speak Vincentian Creole

Where are the Grenadines?
The Grenadines is a cluster of emerald islands scattered between St Vincent and Grenada. Part of the Windward Islands, they sit to the west of Barbados and south of Saint Lucia.

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A 45-minute flight from Barbados takes you to the idyllic island of Bequia and its untouched beauty. The island has a deeply rooted seafaring heritage of fishing, whaling and boat building; today, visitors can watch local craftsmen carving intricate models of the island’s traditional double-ended fishing boats. Secluded beaches and green hills are a stunning backdrop for activities including diving, sailing and hiking. The charming Bequia Beach Hotel is in Friendship Bay on one of Bequia’s best beaches and has a serene setting, laid-back vibe and superb cuisine.

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Palm Island
A 45-minute flight from Barbados to Union Island, then a ten-minute boat trip takes you to beautiful Palm Island, which is dominated by a private 135-acre island resort. The intimate Palm Island Resort & Spa shares the island with just a scattering of private houses, so guests are treated to blissful seclusion for the most romantic of holidays with nature trails to explore and private dining on the beach.

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Young Island
Take a 45-minute flight from Barbados to St Vincent then a three-minute private ferry ride to this little gem, just 200 metres from St Vincent’s south coast. Like Palm Island, there’s only one hotel here – Young Island has 29 cottages nestled in 13 acres of tropical greenery, complimentary watersports and the swim-up Coconut Bar.

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Grenadines beaches
Lapped by crystal-clear waters, Casuarina Beach runs the length of the western side of Palm Island – it’s one of the finest beaches in the Grenadines. Bequia’s capital, the sleepy harbour town of Port Elizabeth, is at the heart of Admiralty Bay on the west coast of the island. This natural harbour is a popular mooring site for yachts and nearby Princess Margaret Beach is a glorious sweep of white sand. The sugar-white sands of Friendship Bay on the south-east coast of Bequia have sheltered waters, ideal for watersports.

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The Grenadines are great for diving thanks to its shallow-water reefs and abundant marine life which can be seen at depths of only 25 feet. Canouan is Carib for the ‘Island of Turtles’ and this tiny gem of an island features beaches, a barrier reef and an 18-hole championship golf course. The talcum-powder sands and turquoise waters of the spectacular Tobago Cays epitomise the Caribbean dream of deserted islands. This archipelago of uninhabited islands is home to a national marine park where you can explore stunning coral reefs and sea turtle nesting sites. It’s easy to explore these compact islands by foot and a hike through the countryside and along the coastline will reward you with breathtaking views.

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The Grenadines Weather

Nov - Mar