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Published: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 22:28:45 +0100

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Required travel documents for St Vincent and the Grenadines
Required travel documents for St Vincent and the Grenadines: passport [...]



Electric power
Electric power: 230V / 50 Hz [...]



What to wear
Casual resort wear is the general rule for both men and women during the day, while most restaurants do not require a jacket or tie for dinner, if there is a question, it's best to find out before departure. During the cooler months, a light wrap or pullo [...]



Getting Around
Transportation options range from self-drive rental cars, to taxis, to mini-buses. Visitors must possess a current international driver's license or purchase a local driver's license to rent an automobile. A local license must be purchased at the airport, [...]



PRACTICAL MATTERS
St. Vincent and the Grenadines are in the Atlantic Standard Time zone. During daylight savings time, from April through October, local time is the same as U.S. Eastern Daylight Time, and four hours behind GMT; During the remainder of the year; the isl [...]



FINANCES AND BANKING
The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean (EC) dollar, which is linked to the U.S. dollar. The exchange rate will vary slightly depending on whether cash or traveller's cheques are involved, and whether you convert them at a hank or business esta [...]



The Tobago Cays
The Tobago Cays are a group of uninhabited islands near the southern end of the Grenadines. Many consider them to be the best in the chain, citing their fine coral reefs and turquoise waters. The islands are rocky and studded with cactus, fringed with cov [...]



Petit St. Vincent
Petit St. Vincent is about 5 miles offshore of Union. This 113 acre island resort is privately owned and offers private cottage-type accommodation and a wide range of sporting and marine activities. It is almost surrounded by white sand beaches and has ex [...]



Palm Island
Palm Island is just 400 yards offshore of Union Island - it is surrounded to the north, south and east by coral reefs - so access is limited to a launch from Union Island. Of its four beaches, the west - Casvarina is reputed to be one of the finest in the [...]



Union Island
Union Island is about 4 1/2 hours from St. Vincent (40 miles). The island is approximately 3 miles long and 1 mile wide. The island has a dramatic profile of ridges and peaks - the highest is Mount Parnassus some 900 feet above sea level for such a small [...]