In the southern part of the Windward Isles lay St Vincent and the Grenadines, lying 75 miles north of Grenada and 24 miles south of St Lucia. The group contains more than 30 islands, with St Vincent the largest covering 150 sq.Miles. Attended by Bequia, Mustique, Mayreau, Union Island, Palm Island, the Tobago Cays and Petit St Vincent or PSV.
St Vincent is quite mountainous, with plenty of bays and anchorages on the Leeward coast. Nearby Bequia is approx. 7 sq. Miles and the largest of the Grenadines. The Island of Mustique is famous for its annual blues festival and a "Hang out" for some Rolling Stones. Canaan lies in the centre of the Grenadines Islands. Then to the southeast, lies the Island of Mayreau, which is ideal for sailing and diving with a local population of 255 people.
The Tobago Cays are great for hiking with friendly locals offering a warm welcome. Or relax in the seclusion of the most idyllic beaches. The Cays are protected by the Lage Horseshoe reef which offers some of the worlds finest diving and are also a protected wildlife reserve.
From the 18th of January to the 4th of February, the Islands are swarming with blues fanatics for the St Vincent and Grenadines Blues Fest. Local, regional and International Artists perform for the 17 day Festival.