St Vincent & the Grenadines is a glorious-looking archipelago. Lush mountain peaks, white sands, secluded coves, volcanic landscapes and spectacular coral reefs all go towards making this one of the region’s most diverse spots. For hikers, sailors and those who just fancy kicking back in wave-lapped sunshine for a week or two, it’s some proposition. The various islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines are fairly close together. Whether you go by boat or by plane, traveling between them is not difficult. And each island is unique—once there, you'll definitely want to sample more than one. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is an archipelago of 32 islands and cays in the Southern Caribbean. St. Vincent itself is one of the least touristy islands in the entire region—an unpretentious and relatively quiet destination where active, eco-friendly vacations focus on hiking jungle trails, catching a glimpse of rare parrots, trekking to spectacular waterfalls, and climbing an active volcano. Beneath the surface, snorkeling and scuba landscapes are similarly intriguing. The Grenadines, on the other hand, dazzle vacationers with their amazing inns and resorts, fine white-sand beaches, excellent sailing waters, and get-away-from-it-all atmosphere. The inhabited islands are Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Union, Palm, and Petit St. Vincent—and most are quite exclusive.