Kingstown is the capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on the southwest coast of St. Vincent Island. Kingstown's population is approximately 18,000 it is the chief port of St. Vincent and the capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Kingstown is a nucleus for the island's agricultural industry and a port of entry for tourists. Ships anchor off of St. Vincent's main town of Kingstown and tender into the wharf. Kingstown is on top of the cliff that face the wharf area. In Bequia and Mayreau ships anchor and tender as well.
If you are blessed
enough to anchor in Kingstown be sure to visit the Kingstown Market where people
form all over come to sell their spices, fruits, flowers and so on. It is a
truly fascinating experience. The town's churches date back to the 18th century
and are well worth visiting.
The Botanical Gardens, just a short walk from the center of town are also well worth a visit. One marvels at the density of vegetations as well as the diversity. St. Vincent is also known for its magnificent rain forests, and waterfalls. Many hikes are available, as well eco tourism adventures.
La Soufriere, the main volcano on St. Vincent last erupted in 1979 and is available to visit after a stout hike. The extreme topography of St. Vincent has also created some of the best scuba diving a photography in the world. Sharp drop-offs, riddled with sea life and easy access make St. Vincent one of the finest dive areas in the world.
All of the water sports (snorkeling, fishing, scuba diving, sailing and so on) are superb in this area.