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Thursday, April 02, 2009

How to get to | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the harder to reach Caribbean nations. Few cruise ships visit, but it can be reached by boat, water taxi or ferry from Grenada; and by air from neighbouring islands (Saint Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago). Flight options include:

  • Star Alliance - none
  • Oneworld - American Airlines from their San Juan hub to Canouan
  • Sky Team - none
  • Other - local Caribbean airlines such as LIAT & SVG Air to Kingstown & other islands

TIP On the Caribbean airlines the cheapest fares tend to be only available booking directly (on website if airline has one).

TIP If fares are high consider flying to Grenada and taking the short ride across the channel.

TIP Only small prop aircraft fly into Saint Vincent and the Grenadines so limit your luggage to avoid nasty excess baggage charges (or bags being left behind).

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