The island of St. Vincent is by far the largest landmass in the nation known as St. Vincent and the Grenadines. St. Vincent is also the location of Kingstown, which is the nationís capital. St. Vincentís foliage is lush and its landscape bears dramatic testimony to the islandís volcanic birth. St. Vincent is not especially alluring to those who seek miles of white sandy beach. Most of the coast consists of black volcanic sand, and the bays are more suited to mooring yachts. And yes indeed, the yachting set does gravitate to St. Vincent, anchoring their decadent dinghies in a number of harbors along the Leeward coast.
Rock stars and millionaires have called St. Vincent home. For the most part St. Vincent is sleepy wilderness, but it is studded with vestiges of modern society that cater to the needs of the crowd who launch their boats southward through the Grenadines. St. Vincent features the Caribbeanís oldest Botanic Garden. The ruins of Fort Charlotte provide an afternoonís distraction. Ascending Johnson Point to visit the fort also affords one with a view of the vast horizon. A rainbow of tropical fish flash in the waters of St. Vincent, attracting snorkelers and scuba divers to Wallilabou Bay.