St. Vincent has had an explosive past thanks both to its Carib history and the 3,000ft (950m) Soufrière volcano that dominates the island – but it looks forward to a peaceful future basking quietly in the sun.
You can see evidence of the island’s earliest inhabitants in rock carvings at Layou. You can walk on a nature trail through the lush Buccament Valley to enjoy the sights and sounds of the rainforest. The Trinity Falls, three falls dropping 100ft (30m) to a natural whirlpool, and the 60ft (18m) sheer Falls of Baleine are a must. And you can also take a restorative dip in the Owia Salt Pond.