Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island chain in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, located in the Lesser Antilles island arc, make up this island country. The capital city, Kingstown, lies on the southwestern coast of Saint Vincent and serves as the primary port of entry.

Over the course of its history, Saint Vincent has been both a French and British colony. The country celebrated its independence in October of 1979. It currently occupies a seat in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. The most popular languages are English and French. Also, the predominant religion is Christianity.

Things To Do In Saint Vincent

If you have watched the film Pirates of the Caribbean, you must have been stunned by the splendid ocean sceneries. It may surprise you to learn that the films were shot right here in Saint Vincent.

Money

The official currency is Eastern Caribbean Dollar. The approximate exchange rate is EC$2.7 for US$1. Currency exchange is available at banks and at the airport. All major credit cards are accepted. ATMs are also available in almost all banks. You can exchange your traveler’s cheques here as well, but bring them in US Dollars, to avoid additional charges.

Electricity

As for electricity, the country uses type G sockets. You need to bring a travel adapter to fit the proper socket type. Check out the above-linked page to see the photos and other useful information. The standard voltage can be 110V or 230V.  Your devices may need a step-up transformer to match the electrical voltage.

Rent Vs. Taxi

It is very easy to rent a car, as there are several local and international agencies. Keep in mind, though, that people here drive on the left. Taxi fares are standard, according to government regulations. You can also share a taxi, to reduce the price. Also, tipping the taxi drivers is not common here.

August 1, 2016 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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