The Grenadines are a string of small islands set in pristine blue waters, arching 72 km between St-Vincent and Grenada. These fabled sailing waters, dotted with 32 islands and cays, offer sailors relatively protected waters, great mooring sites, obscure destinations and local interest. Although still a little off the beaten track, they are increasingly sought after for their fine diving and snorkelling opportunities, good beaches, privacy and informal lifestyle.
With a population of around 109,000 (90% of whom live in the capital city of Kingstown and on the main island of St-Vincent), the official language is English. The inhabited islands of Bequia, Canouan, Mustique, Mayreau, Union Island, Petit St-Vincent and Palm Island make up the St-Vincent Grenadines, while Petit Martinique and Carriacou are part of Grenada.