Many shops in St. Vincent tend to open at around 8 am and close at 4 pm. On Saturdays most of our shops close at 1 pm and very few are open on Sundays.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines is a nation of 32 islands located in the Lesser Antilles between St. Lucia (24 miles to the north) and Grenada (75 miles to the south).
The largest and northernmost island is St. Vincent (about 133 square miles) which has a forest-covered mountainous interior that is dominated by La Soufriere, a 4,000ft tall active volcano. On the south west coast is Kingstown, the nation’s capital.
The remaining Grenadines lie to the south of St. Vincent. The largest and most populated are Bequia, Mustique, Canouan and Union Island. Young Island is a small private island right off the coast of Kingstown, St. Vincent. Smaller inhabited islands include Mayreau, Palm Island and Petit St. Vincent. The Tobago Cays is a marine park located to the east of Mayreau and is a collection of five tiny islands, sheltered lagoons and coral reefs.
The average yearly temperature is 27° C (81° F). The coolest months are between November and February. During the rainy season, May through October, rain is frequent in the mountains of St. Vincent with the annual average rainfall being 380 cm (150 inches) inland and 200 cm (80 inches) on the coast.
The Annual Tourism Statistical report provides information on visitor arrivals for stay-over visitors, same day-visitors, cruise visitors and yacht visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Ministry of Tourism acknowledges the Immigration Department, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Port Authority and the Statistical Department for their contribution to the production of the statistical report.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines offers an unhindered and stable foreign exchange regime, stable labour relations, an independent and efficient judiciary system, significant tax holidays, tax-free status for international entities, a tradition of support for foreign private investment - Mustique and Canouan being fine examples, excellent telecommunications and low operating costs among other investor benefits.