St Vincent Around St. Vincent South Coast


indianbay_200For sand, sea and great places to eat and drink, head for the south coast. Sail into Young Island Cut, drop anchor and splash out on a spot of luxury. Explore ancient forts, go scuba diving or take a boat trip around the island and beyond.

To the south east of Kingstown are the very popular beaches of Indian Bay, Villa, Calliaqua Bay and Blue Lagoon. Also along this short and very pretty stretch of coastline are many of St Vincent’s resort hotels and restaurants.

Just across the water is the privately owned Young Island which is a luxury resort. Access to the resort and its facilities is via a very short ferry boat ride from the Young Island dock in Villa.

Fort Duvernette

Fort_DuvernetteNext to Young island is a tall, rocky pinnacle and home to the ruins of the elevated canon battery of Fort Duvernette.  Fort Duvernette which is located south of mainland St. Vincent, is a 195 foot high volcanic plug comprised of hard columnar basalt. It is also known locally as ‘Rock Fort’.  One can find two batteries with cannons, which were constructed during the colonial era of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, for the defence of the then important town of Calliaqua. The site is also rich with flora and fauna.

Fort  Duvernette is accessible only by boat. Water taxis offer transportation to Fort Duvernette from the Villa Beach area.  There are 255 steps and a handrail leading to the peak  providing an outstanding view of the surrounding areas. In 2010, rehabiliatation work was done which includes rebuilding of the jetty, installation of protective netting a bridge and a gazebo,  erection of signage, and placement of garbage receptacles.

Fort Duvernette is owned and operated by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Trust, having been conveyed to it in 1971. Visitors to the site must contact the National Trust for organized tours. 
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Fort Charlotte



Fort Charlotte is an historic fort with spectacular views overlooking Kingstown. It is located just to the west of Kingstown and perched at 600 feet overlooking the bay - a short drive from Kingstown.



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Constructed in 1806, Fort Charlotte was a significant fortification that housed around 600 troops and a battery of over 30 canons. The canons were mostly pointed inland, to defend against Caribs.

With wonderful panoramic views of Kingstown it is certainly worth a visit.

Cannon at Fort Charlotte, Kingstown