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Before you set sail for the remote isles of the Grenadines, take some time to explore Kingstown, St. Vincent's colorful capital city located along the island's southern coast. Punctuated by cobbled streets, rolling hills, and a bustling harbor, Kingstown lures travelers with its arresting scenery and its vibrant market area.

Recent visitors suggest visiting Fort Charlotte to admire dramatic bay views. The fort "Has been well preserved," one TripAdvisor user writes. "It now serves as a museum and a great vantage point to enjoy a panoramic view of this lush and natural paradise." If you don't want to make the uphill trek to Forth Charlotte, consider simply meandering downtown. According to one VirtualTourist user, "One of the pleasant options in Kingstown is just walking about to either of the surrounding summits of the crescent shaped bay."

For exquisite architecture, head to Bay Street and admire the Georgian-style arches lining the city's 18th-century buildings. For souvenirs and fresh fruits and veggies, head to the vibrant Kingstown Produce Market (a three-story complex found at Upper Bay, Hillsboro, and Bedford streets). And for more restaurants and storefronts, head to Grenadines Wharf, at the end of Bay Street.

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This cluster of small, uninhabited isles perched at the east end of Mayreau boasts some of Grenadine's finest underwater sites. The remote cays' calm, clear waters teem with bright coral reefs and exotic marine life. In 2006, the area was named a wildlife reserve to maintain its natural setting. As a result, yachts are not allowed to drop anchor here, so you'll feel like you've discovered untouched Caribbean waters. One TripAdvisor user describes the Tobago Cays as "One of the most beautiful places to sail to and simply relax."

A wide variety of diving, snorkeling, and sailing companies offer excursions to Tobago Cays. Friendship Rose Cruise, a reputable charter company, offers full-day sailing and snorkeling excursions via schooner from Bequia to the cays. Boats depart every day at 7 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.; breakfast and lunch are included. A full-day cruise costs around $380 XCD (roughly $140 USD) per adult; children under five can sail for free. For more information on the Tobago Cays, visit the SVG Tourism Authority's website.

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