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Time:Local time is GMT -4.Electricity:Electrical current is 220/240 volts AC, 50Hz (except Petit St Vincent which has 110 volts AC, 60Hz).Language:The official language is English.Health:Vaccinations against tuberculosis and hepatitis B are recommended. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over one year of age arriving from an infected area.Tipping:A service charge of 10% is often included in bills.Safety:The beaches do not have lifeguards and drowning is one of the leading causes of death for tourists.Business:Office hours are 8am to 4:15pm, Monday to Friday, with some business places opening for a few hours on Saturday mornings.Communications:A modern fibre optic digital telephone system is available. Internet, boat phone, cellular service, telex, telegraph and facsimile access are also accessible. The international access code is +784 followed by the local seven-digit number. International calls can be made using a credit card (Mastercard, Visa and Discover are accepted) by dialing the operator.Customs:Swimsuits are not appropriate away from beach and pool areas, except at some of the beachfront bars. A few beaches are designated for topless swimming which include Hope Beach on Bequia Island, Macoroni Beach and parts of some beaches on Mustique.td>Duty Free:Customs duty is not levied on 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225 grams of tobacco and 1.136 litres of alcoholic beverages.

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White sand beaches, crystal blue waters, swaying palm trees — St. Vincent and the Grenadines offer all the hallmarks of a tropical getaway in the Caribbean, without the tourist traffic of its better-known isles. Located just south of St. Lucia, St. Vincent and its neighboring 32-island chain have long been the destination of choice for elite travelers (think Tommy Hilfiger and Mick Jagger) who moor their private yachts off its secluded shorelines. Now, an airport on the main island makes travel to St. Vincent and the Grenadines a more democratic affair, but it’s still sufficiently off the beaten path to provided peace and quiet to all of its visitors. Let Travel + Leisure’s St. Vincent and the Grenadines travel guide lead you there.

Things Not to Miss in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

• A day spent sunbathing on the beaches of Bequia island
 • A stroll through the public market in Kingstown, the region’s largest city
 • A visit to the St Vincent Botanic Gardens, the oldest in the Western Hemisphere
 • A swim with sea turtles at the Tobago Cays wildlife preserve

When to Go to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

An idyllic Caribbean climate and year-round temperatures hovering in the mid-80s means travel to St. Vincent and the Grenadines is sure to satisfy, no matter the season. Most tourists visit St. Vincent and the Grenadines between December and April for a break from the winter cold, but hotel rates tend to drop at the beginning and end of this high season, in May and June and November. The area is at risk for hurricanes each July through October.

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