Wonders of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
This Caribbean country offers great scenery and has many interesting natural landmarks, archaeological and architectural values. Especially interesting are the mysterious petroglyphs.
Map with the described wonders
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Top 17 wonders of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Moonhole arch of Bequia
An enormous natural arch at the seaside, with a small, ecologically oriented community under it and next to it. Moon can be observed through the arch at certain times of the year.
Hanging Arch in Wallilabou Bay
Small island – natural arch at the shores of Young Island.
One of the most impressive waterfalls in Saint Vincent, 19 m high, with a single drop.
Large grotto – cave where one can enter with a boat. Numerous bats live in the cave.
Dark View Falls
Picturesque falls with two drops. The lower drop is some 18 m high.
Possibly the most impressive waterfall in Saint Vincent, with three drops, approximately 12 m high. The upper drop is wide, with three separate streams falling vertically.
Spectacular gorge with petroglyphs – eight engraved rocks. Most of these prehistoric engravings depict faces, one (so-called Cacique) shows a man with thirteen rays around his head – unique in the Caribbean. Part of the engravings was endangered by airport extension.
Buccament petroglyph cave
Cave shelter with a near-unique group of petroglyphs – rows of abstract symbols that look like primitive writing.
Layou Petroglyph Park
Group of enormous petroglyphs on a large stone, the largest ones in the Lesser Antilles. Petroglyphs are made by indigenous people before the 18th century.
Petit Bordel petroglyphs
Group of thirteen boulders with man-made, circular holes.
St. Vincent and Grenadines Botanical Gardens
The oldest botanical garden in the Western Hemisphere and, possibly, the oldest in the tropics. The collection started in 1765, gardens contain many rare plants. Here grow breadfruits brought by William Bligh from Tahiti. Aviary of the endemic St. Vincent Parrot.
A group of buildings located in a natural setting – on a steep coast, some under a giant natural arch. The development of this ecologically oriented community was started in 1967 by Thomas and Gladys Johnston. Part of the construction is made from whale bones.
Kingstown St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral
Highly unusual, even a phantasmagoric building, constructed in the 19th century in a mix of different styles.
Montreal Estate Gardens
One of the most attractive parks in the Caribbean with a multitude of tropical plants. This 3-ha large garden is surrounded by rainforest and mountain scenery.
Black Point Tunnel
Some 90 m long tunnel, hewn through the live rock around 1815 by slave work. This tunnel provided an access route for sugar exports.
Kingstown St. George’s Anglican Cathedral
Neo-Gothic cathedral, built in 1820. Impressive stained glass windows.
Historical fortification some 180 m above Kingstown. Construction started in 1763, completed in 1806. Built by the English to protect Kingston from French and Caribs, living on the island.
A mesmerizing journey through a chain of tropical islands in a little-known part of the Eastern Caribbean. The peaceful azure waters, lagoons, untouched rainforest, and stunning white sand beaches will have you packing your bags to leave the world behind.
St Vincent was the last island in the Caribbean to evolve after a series of volcanic eruptions. Together with the Grenadine islands, this is one of the most beautiful regions of the Eastern Caribbean. Photographer Mike Toy has toured the islands, and here he provides a photographic collection.