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The parliament, or House of Assembly, of St. Vincent and the Grenadines meets in a 1798 building in Kingstown that would not be out of place in a typical English town. Erected after the French were expelled, it's one of a number of...

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Around since 1765, the St. Vincent Botanical Gardens claims to be the oldest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Tour the gardens with an informative guide, who will point out all the native and exotic plants growing here, including a...
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The well-marked Vermont Nature Trail in St. Vincent’s Buccament Valley, about a half-hour north of Kingstown, passes through the lush forest of the St. Vincent Parrot Reserve and crosses several flowing streams. Two miles long and relatively...
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Dotting the sea south of St. Vincent are the 30-some islands that make up the Grenadines. The closest of them is Bequia, just 14 kilometers (nine miles), or an hour's ferry ride, from Kingstown. The island's capital, Port Elizabeth, sits on...

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Within shouting distance of Port Elizabeth on Bequia, Princess Margaret Beach features a broad strip of white sand framed by palm trees and seagrape plants. Get here by water taxi, car, or a fairly rough cliffside nature trail, then head to...
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A favorite among beach bums, yachters and rock stars, Basil's Bar, on Mustique, is a legend in the world of beach bars. The second Basil's brings some of the flavor of the original to Kingstown. Located near the Cobblestone Inn, the bar/restaurant...

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At Paradise Beach Hotel Restaurant on Villa Beach, about 15 minutes south of Kingstown, you can get a meal of local specialties like crab back, Creole chicken, grilled fish, and lobster straight from the holding tank, along with a picture-perfect...
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This three-story New Central Market in Kingstown is where locals come to shop for fruit and vegetables, and it offers plenty of photo opportunities of vendors selling colorful tropical produce. If you are looking for something more substantial...

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Gonsalves Liquors, at the corner of Melville and Middle streets, has developed a following among the yachters who stop in Kingstown. The selection of international wines is impressive, especially for the West Indies. The duty-free store also...