Honeymoons in St Vincent and the Grenadines
The beautiful islands of the Grenadines are the perfect romantic retreat for newlywed couples to spend their time together. With fabulous temperatures and spectacular carnivals and festivals to enjoy throughout the year, plus a wide range of activities on offer, a couple can relax and unwind or explore to their heart's content. There's a wide range of hotels, villas and small cottages from which the loving couple can enjoy all that the Caribbean has to offer.
If you're after a magic combination of stunning beaches, tropical forests, sparkling clear waters, and the occasional active volcano thrown in, then why not consider the Grenadines. With St. Vincent being just a short hop from Barbados, even if you're coming from South Africa, you could be stretching out on a sun drenched beach in just over 36 hours. St. Vincent is the largest of the islands with plenty of attractions to visit, including the bustling Kingstown Market and a spectacular botanical garden which dates back to 1762. With lots of smaller islands to explore, many of them uninhabited, you could have an island all to yourselves for the day. If you want to yacht, fish, or reef dive, or simply lounge on stunning white sand beaches, then the island of Mustique is a must place to visit. Whatever you choose to do, your honeymoon in the Grenadines will be unforgettable.
St Vincent and the Grenadines Overview
If you're looking for tranquillity and seclusion in which to unwind after all the hectic planning then why not consider the Grenadines for your honeymoon location. With miles of empty beaches, lush tropical forests, and countless uninhabited islands to explore, you can spend a wonderfully romantic time with the one you love. Why not hire a private villa or cottage, or stay in one of the hotel resorts and enjoy the magical experience of the Grenadines.
With rolling green hills and cliffs that plummet into crystal blue waters and soft white sands, the Grenadines are islands where sarongs and sandals are the name of the game. Just a short hop from Barbados, getting to St. Vincent is quick and easy and if you're coming from Canada you could be here in under 8 hours. A honeymoon in the Grenadines gives you lots of opportunities for relaxation and exploring. Bustling Kingston Market is a place not to be missed and it's well worth taking a look around St. George's Anglican Cathedral which has a fabulous stained glass window that was apparently intended for St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Enjoy a spectacular underwater dive in the calm waters of Indian Bay or Wallilabou or take a hike in the rainforests. By night enjoy some fabulous sea food dishes and listen to a live steel drum band.
Key Facts for St Vincent and the Grenadines
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar and U.S Dollars
Flight time: 18 hours from Toronto
When to Honeymoon in St Vincent and the Grenadines
When to go:
The Grenadines enjoy warm weather year-round. January to May is the best time to visit.
Barbados is approx 8 hours from London with onward shared charter flights of 1 hour.
Eastern Caribbean Dollar & US Dollar
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Getting Married in St Vincent and the Grenadines
If you're dreaming of a romantic tropical island on which to get married then why not consider St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Located in the south of the Caribbean, SGV as the islands are often referred to gained acclaim thanks to the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the black Pearl which was filmed here in 2004. With fantastic beaches, lush tropical forests and reef protected waters, weddings abroad in the Grenadines can make your dreams come true. It's hard to imagine anything better than getting married on a white sandy beach looking out to the sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and with plenty of stunning hotel resorts able to help host your reception, your special day will be unforgettable.
It's fairly easy getting married in St. Vincent and the Grenadines with the main requisite being that you need to reside for at least one day after your arrival. You will need valid passports, an ongoing plane ticket and full birth certificates. To apply for a Wedding Licence you both need to travel to the Solicitor General's Office in St. Vincent to present the application and revenue stamp to be approved by the Ministry of Justice or the Registrar. You will also need 2 witnesses to be present at the ceremony. The cost of the Licence is US $185 if applied for 24 hours in advance from Ministry of Justice or US$7.50 if applied for 7 days in advance from the Registry. Additional costs are US$1.84 stamps for application form and US $5.52 for revenue stamp. For more information visit http://www.islandbrides.com/destination/St+Vincent+%26+The+Grenadines/requirements/29/
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