St. Vincent & the Grenadines is an enchanting archipelago of 32 islands and cays. Many of them are inhabited, but most you haven’t heard of before. Bequia and Mustique are two that might be on your radar and for good reason.
Mustique is a private island, but unlike the private island resorts of Petit St. Vincent and Palm Island, Mustique is home to dozens of luxury villas, a famous watering hole, and only two charming inns. Mustique caters to the exclusivity of the barefoot-chic variety. In fact, the island could be credited with coining the term because nowhere is it more evident than at the weekly cocktail parties attended by locals and villa owners alike, where bare feet and designer sundresses are the staple.
When you visit Bequia, you might feel as though you’ve time-traveled backward to the early days of Caribbean tourism. The island is very casual, laid-back, and cozy, exemplified in its charming gingerbread houses and hotels.
St. Vincent is worth a visit because the geography is some of the most dramatic in the Caribbean. The island is also home to one of the oldest botanical gardens in the Western Hemisphere, where you can find an abundance of exotic flora.
Many will agree that these islands are best explored by boat. Our dream itinerary would include a week at a luxury villa on Mustique before jumping aboard a crewed catamaran or sailboat to explore the other islands.