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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Background

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Resistance by native Caribs prevented colonization on Saint Vincent until 1719. Disputed between France and the United Kingdom for most of the 18th century, the island was ceded to the latter in 1783. Between 1960 and 1962, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was a separate administrative unit of the Federation of the West Indies. Autonomy was granted in 1969 and independence in 1979.

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation in the Caribbean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. It shares the southernmost Grenadines Islands with the independent island nation of Grenada.

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesPETIT ST VINCENT RESORT 

PETIT ST VINCENT
THE GRENADINES
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Price (US$): $1400 - $1900 / night

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PETIT ST VINCENT IS A 115 ACRE PRIVATE ISLAND HOTEL AWAITINGTHE MOST DISCERNING TRAVELERS. SURROUNDED BY OVER A MILE OFWHITE SAND BEACH, THIS IDYLLIC RETREAT BECKONS WITHSWIMMING, WINDSURFING, SNORKELING, SAILING, DIVING, BEACHCABANAS AND SEA SIDE ROOM SERVICE. THERE ARE 22 NEWLYRENOVATED COTTAGES SPREAD OUT FOR MAXIMUM PRIVACY ANDCOMFORT. THE UNIQUE FLAG COMMUNICATION SYSTEM ADDS CHARM TOTHE ATTENTIVE AND UNOBTRUSIVE SERVICE. THERE IS TENNIS DAYAND NIGHT, COLORFUL CARIBBEAN COCKTAILS, AND… more »

Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesCanouan Resort at Carenage Bay - The Grenadines 

Grand Bay Street
Canouan Island VC0450
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Price (US$): $1740 - $4260 / night

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Location. Canouan Resort at Carenage Bay The Grenadines is located on the beach in Canouan Island, close to Trump International Golf Club, Mysore Bay beach, and Mount Royal. Other points of interest near this luxury hotel include Mahault beach and South Glossy Bay Beach. Hotel Features. Canouan Resort at Carenage Bay The Grenadines's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel… more »

Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesTamarind Beach Hotel & Yacht Club 

Grand Bay 1
Canouan Island
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Price (US$): $543 - $617 / night

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Location. Tamarind Beach Hotel & Yacht Club is located on the beach in Canouan Island's Charlestown neighborhood, close to Trump International Golf Club, Mysore Bay beach, and South Glossy Bay Beach. Other points of interest near this hotel include Mount Royal and Mahault beach. Hotel Features. Tamarind Beach Hotel & Yacht Club's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A beach bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Spa amenities include massage/treatment rooms, facials, and body… more »

Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesBuccament Bay Resort 

Buccament Bay
PO Box LY39 Layou
Kingstown
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Price (US$): $741 - $2925 / night

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Location. Buccament Bay Resort is located on the beach in Kingstown's St. Vincent neighborhood, close to Fort Charlotte and Botanical Gardens. Other points of interest are St. George's Aglican Cathedral and Kingstown Market. Resort Features. Buccament Bay Resort features a beach bar and a poolside bar. Recreational amenities include 2 outdoor swimming pools. Also located on site are a children's pool, outdoor tennis courts, and a health club. Spa amenities include spa services and a hair… more »

Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesPalm Island Resort 

Palm Island
Palm Island
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Price (US$): $591 - $756 / night

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Location. Palm Island Resort is located on the beach in Palm Island and local attractions include Tobago Cays. Regional points of interest also include South Glossy Bay Beach and Trump International Golf Club. Property Features. This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities. Dining options at Palm Island Resort include 2… more »

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Capital
Kingstown
Location

Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago

Geographic coordinates

13 15 N, 61 12 W

Area comparative

twice the size of Washington, DC

Coastline

84 km

Climate

tropical; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)

Terrain

volcanic, mountainous

Lowest point

Caribbean Sea 0 m

Highest point

La Soufriere 1,234 m

Natural resources

hydropower, cropland

Population

104,217 (July 2010 est.)

Ethnic groups

black 66%, mixed 19%, East Indian 6%, European 4%, Carib Amerindian 2%, other 3%

Religions

Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%, Roman Catholic 13%, other (includes Hindu, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant) 12%

Languages

English, French patois

Government type

parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm

Independence

27 October 1979 (from the UK)

National holiday

Independence Day, 27 October (1979)

Chief of state

Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor General Sir Fredrick Nathaniel BALLANTYNE (since 2 September 2002)

Head of government

Prime Minister Ralph E. GONSALVES (since 29 March 2001)

Internet country code

.vc

Internet users

76,000 (2009)

Airports

6 (2010)

Ports and terminals

Kingstown

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