Serving as the chief port and the capital city of Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Kingstown portrays an agricultural industry facilitating large exports of bananas, coconuts and arrowroot. Home to over 25,000 residents, it is the first stopover for tourists visiting this Caribbean island nation. Founded as a French settlement around 1722, Kingstown tourist attractions include a historic Botanical Garden which is one of the oldest within the Western hemisphere.
Overlooked by Fort Charlotte perched on the Berkshire Hill located west of downtown, this building in its heydays supported 600 troops and 34 guns. At a height of 180 meters above the bay, this 19th century fortification of Saint Vincent & the Grenadines offers spectacular views. With fairly decent amount of hotels and restaurants, Kingstown is a convenient starting point for the visitors.