32 islands. One country.
This is St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Imagine 32 islands dotting the blue Caribbean, kissed by gentle tradewinds, all vying to hold the title of “most relaxing”, and you’ll have a picture of this tropical archipelago. Your first point of entry may be the largest of the islands – St. Vincent, home of the chain’s capital Kingstown. Intriguing, may be the best way to describe the way of life in this modern city. This will be your gateway to one of the spas or health and wellness resorts a few miles away on the island or on one of the outlying Grenadines where world class spas, representing some of the most prominent names in the industry, may be found.
The Grenadines offer you the opportunity to get away from it all. Those watching their budgets will find islands where you can live like a king on a pauper’s pocketbook. And for those with the cash of kings, there’s magnificent Mustique, where the weekly rental of a villa may, in some cases, rival the cost of a luxury vehicle. The 70 villas (and everything else on the island!) are operated by the private Mustique Company which ensures that every wish of the clients – celebrities, royalty and the well-heeled – is accommodated.
All of the islands have one thing in common – miles and miles of undisturbed beaches, interrupted only by the gentle waves that wash ashore and then retreat like curious sightseers. Forget the modern electronics that elevate stress levels and tie you to the office. You won’t need them here. Relax and enjoy spa treatments using the natural products that are to be found in these islands’ rich agricultural environment.
For those seeking an active wellness holiday, you can find it in St. Vincent and the Grenadines; part of the paradise region the Caribbean.
Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association Members
- Lauraine Davis