St. Vincent and the Grenadines Journals

Staying in the Jewel of the Caribbean - Part 2

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A travel journal to St. Vincent and the Grenadines by yackers1

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Fort Charlotte

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Attraction | "The Protector of St Vincent"

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Fort Charlotte is the largest fort on St Vincent. It overlooks Kingstown, the capital, and was built to protect the town from invasion. Fort Charlotte was built in 1803, between the American Revolution and the American war of 1812.The fort is well preserved and quite complete, but there is not much to do there. On the entrance to the courtyard, which is now used as a car park, you come across the powder house, the women’s prison and some other buildings. It is not possible to enter these buildings, however, there is a small room within a guard house that you can get in to. In this room there are a few, and by a few I mean a few, historic paintings featuring old maritime war scenes. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 16, 2010

Fort Charlotte

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A trip around the Tobago Cays

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Attraction | "An Amazing Trip Around the Tobago Cays"

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****What is the Cays Tour?****The Cays tour is a trip around the Tobago Cays and other Caribbean islands in the area. The Cays tour was held on a large twin hulled catamaran that has been kitted out to cater for tourists and the excursion around the islands. The maximum number of passengers on any one trip cannot exceed 25, even though the boat can obviously hold much more than this. The small(ish) amount of passengers means you get plenty of room, don’t have to fight for the sun deck or the cargo net over the sea.****Where does it go?****This tour is a day sailing around the famous Tobago Cays (Pronounced "Keys") and other smaller islands in the area. Historically,...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 10, 2009

Basil's Bar - Mustique

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Restaurant | "A Famous Bar for the Rich and Famous"

Basil's Bar - Mustique Photo, St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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Basils Bar is located on the exclusive island of Mustique, considered to be the island of the rich and famous. It is the place where, supposedly, celebrities like Bryan Adams, Mick Jagger and Shania Twain amongst many others go for a sociable drink. However, during my visit to Basils Bar we didn’t see another person, other than the staff, let alone a celebrity so I was a bit disappointed.Prior to going to Basils Bar I was told what a wonderful place it was and how I was sure to see someone famous. The venue was really hyped up and I couldn’t wait to go and although my expectations were high I was assured they would at least be met, if not exceeded.Basils Bar is no more than a w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 10, 2009

Basil's Bar - Mustique

Mustique, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
(784) 488-8350

Bequia

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Attraction | "A Gorgeous Island in the Grenadines"

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During my stay in St Vincent I really wanted to do a bit of island hopping to really soak up the culture and see what the Caribbean has to offer. The closest island to St Vincent, well one of any size that is actually public, is Bequia and with daily boats to the island I just had to go and explore it as a day tripper.****Location****Bequia is located in the southern part of the Caribbean chain known as the Windward Islands. This gorgeous island is seven square miles of land and has a population of around 5,000 people. There are no international chains of retail shops, no fast food places or the typical tourist tat you find in many of the better known Caribbean islands since th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 10, 2009

India Bay, St Vincent

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Attraction | "Rough Seas in the Caribbean?"

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Before I was fortunate enough to go to St Vincent if asked to describe a beach on a typical Caribbean island I would have said it would consist of white sandy beaches full of palm trees and crystal clear waters that are as smooth as glass.After my visit to St Vincent and the Grenadines I can confirm that on one hand my description was absolutely spot on but on the other I was way off the mark. The type of beach is determined by the island itself, i.e. whether it is volcanic, and whether the beach is facing the Caribbean Sea or the Atlantic Ocean. St Vincent is a volcanic island that has built up around La Soufriere, which is an active volcano. Because of this the sands are not ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 10, 2009

Sunsail Yacht Club

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Attraction | "Living the Life of a Player"

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Sunsail is a yacht club located on the island of St Vincent that organises sailing holidays for tourists. In addition to holding a large fleet of catamarans and some extremely exquisite yachts the organisation generates income through bar and restaurant sales at the club, mooring fees and the letting of a small number of rooms.I was introduced to the delights of Sunsail through my friend’s mother, who now resides on St Vincent. She got talking to the manager whilst stuck at Barbados airport, struck up a friendship and now frequently drinks at the bar. With my other half’s dad being a traditional boat builder and working on several boats for the members of a well known Norfolk B...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 10, 2009

Pirates of the Caribbean Set

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Attraction | "Where Captain Jack Sparrow Hangs Out"

A prop from the set Photo, St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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St Vincent and the Grenadines was the location of choice for the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series of films. That’s right, this tiny little island was the setting for a blockbuster series of films starring many A list celebrities including Jonny Depp, Kiera Knightly and Orlando Bloom amongst many others.Whilst the films were shot at many different locations in and around the island, including the fort, the Falls and other various landmarks the most famous location, and most recognizable will be that of Wallilabou Anchoraage, which was the scene of "Port Royal" where Captain Jack Sparrow and Will had their first encounter.A lot of the original props, film set and scenery remains...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 10, 2009