ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
WHY WE LOVE IT
Remote and therefore utterly unspoiled, this chain of islands is no longer just for the rich and famous
Variety: Lush St. Vincent, sleepy Bequia, jet-set Mustique, the uninhabited Tobago Cays, and wee-sized Mayreau
One-of-a-kind resorts like the classic Petit St. Vincent and the newly opened Raffles, Canouan
Good buys: scrimshaw from Bequia Bookshop; pandana baskets from Wallilabou Crafts Co-op; colonial collectibles from Basil's at Villa, St. Vincent; Mustique Blues Festival CDs
WHEN TO GO
December to April is high season. Seek bargains in May and November, but beware of June to October—though it's south of the hurricane belt, St. Vincent has lots of rain. The Grenadines are drier.