Getting To and Around St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Travel Team
By Travel Team 2 Min Read

Argyle International Airport is one of SVG’s most important infrastructure assets and the country’s first international airport. It is the largest international gateway into the country and connects SVG to major airports such as Miami International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, London Heathrow Airport, as well as many others across the Caribbean. 

It is the largest of five airports in the multi-island nation of SVG, the others being J. F. Mitchell Airport in Bequia, Canouan Airport, Mustique Airport, and Union Island Airport, all in the Grenadines.  

For boat service to the surrounding islands, you’ll want to check with your accommodation. Chartering a boat is recommended, as it is easily the most convenient option for island-hopping. 

By car, SVG’s twisting roads are tricky to navigate due to potholes, steep turns, and aggressive drivers, but if you’re up for a roadside adventure, keep in mind you need to drive on the left side of the road.  

For rented vehicles, you’ll need to present a valid driver’s license as well as a temporary local license, which you can pick up from the police station on Bay Street in Kingstown or at the Revenue Office located in Port Elizabeth, Bequia.  

If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of renting a car, buses provide an easy and affordable way of getting around, but be prepared for slow speeds and crowded conditions.

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