Like a sprinkling of crystals in the azure Caribbean Sea, St Vincent & Grenadines are a string of blissfully unspoilt and beautiful islands in the south-east of the Caribbean and a great choice for a luxury beach vacation. Access to the Grenadines is by small shared charter flights from Barbados, but well worth the effort for the idyllic beaches, dazzling blue waters and perfect sailing conditions.
The island of St Vincent is still gloriously unspoiled and offers lush tropical natural beauty, a sleepy culture and just a smattering of luxury accommodation.
This string of Robinson Crusoe islands includes the tiny, privately owned island of Mustique, a popular retreat for the rich and famous, many of whom own villas here. And with good reason. With beautiful beaches and only one hotel, the much revered Cotton House, this is the perfect Caribbean hideaway. Another of our top Caribbean picks in the Grenadines is Canuoan Resort on Canouan island, perfect for a real island experience but with a good choice of facilities. And don't miss a snorkelling trip to the Tobago Cays, a group of four spectacular uninhabited islands accessible only by yacht.