Comprised of 32 islands and cays, St Vincent and the Grenadines is nothing short of spectacular. Blessed with intense natural beauty from top to bottom, this glorious archipelago features verdant mountain peaks and dramatic volcanic landscapes that both overlook white sand beaches, hidden coves, sky-blue waters, and stunning coral reefs. Such natural riches, which have managed to avoid over-commercialisation, are what make St Vincent and the Grenadines one of the region's most famed destinations for indulgent and relaxing beach retreats, especially among the rich and famous. Even so, the locals retain a charm that is quintessentially Caribbean - as warm and welcoming as the climate. St Vincent and the Grenadines is more than just laid-back luxury though. There are rising ranges to conquer and waterfalls to explore on many a remarkable walking tail. Hopping between the archipelago's many islands by boat is a great way to get a feel for the personality of this nation, and is sure to offer a unique glimpse into the lives of local fisherman and farmers. Just make sure you sample the local seafood and produce at dinner, as it's sure to make your taste buds sing.