The Gem of the Antilles

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a multi-island state located in the southern portion of the Caribbean archipelago of islands. Nicknamed the ‘Gem of the Antilles’, it is approximately 179 km (111 miles) to the West of Barbados, and 76 km (47 miles) South of St. Lucia.

Relatively untouched by the hashness of over-industrialization and other factors that degrade the environment of many other countries, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a haven ripe with numerous investment possibilities.

Additionally, there are several niche opportunities within our Tourism sector for investors to engage in. Namely: eco-tourism, marine tourism and hotel development.

From its lush tropical rainforests – full of eco-adventures – to the idyllic white sand and black sand beaches, coral reefs and turquoise lagoons of the Grenadines, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is truly a tropical paradise.


Opportunities are opening up for increased investment in more diversified activities related to tourism such as:



Our 32 islands and cays are a paradise for visitors and enthusiasts interested in yachting, scuba diving, exploring nature and relaxing in luxurious hideaways.


Located in the southern end of the Lesser Antilles (within the Caribbean Archipelago), St. Vincent and the Grenadines encompasses an area of 389 km2 (150 sq miles). The unique value offering of this multi-island state is its necklace of 32 islands and cays; making St. Vincent and the Grenadines a highly-rated destination for sailing enthusiasts and those who enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving, exploring nature and relaxing in tropical hideaways.


In 2013, the northern Grenadine island of Mustique won the Best Exotic Beach Award from the  Travel Channel. Additionally, in 2014, Palm Island and Petit St. Vincent made the ‘Gold List’ on Condé Nast Traveler. St. Vincent and the Grenadines also features in Lonely Planet’s 2014  ‘Top 10 Islands and Beaches’ list; and was judged to be one of the ’50 Best Dive Sites’ by Sport Diver. A more comprehensive list of awards can be viewed HERE.


Our recently opened Argyle International Airport facilitates easy airlift and gateway access to major markets, including North America and Europe. In 2016, the total tourist foot-falls were 227,230 (flight, cruise & yacht arrivals) with stay-over visitors being one of the most important visitor categories. The majority of the stay-over visitors are from the USA, followed by visitors from the Caribbean, the UK, Canada and continental Europe.


St. Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the best places to do business in the Caribbean. Its unspoilt landscape and natural beauty create numerous opportunities for investment; not to mention the attractive business incentives.

New investments in hotels, resorts and enabling infrastructure are expected to come on-stream through private entities – including hotel chains and airlines – especially given the commencement of operations at the Argyle International Airport on February 14, 2017. This will further bolster and develop the tourism sector, as well as significantly improve the macro economic outlook with the accruing of capital investments.

Despite being a relatively unknown destination on the international stage, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a multi-island state with a multitude of investment opportunities. Of the various economic sectors, Tourism is the single largest income generator, while also accounting for the highest export earnings (receipts). According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), 19.9% of the country’s total economic revenue came from tourism (EC$388 million) – including 5.4% through direct contribution.