32 of the Grenadine Islands are associated with St. Vincent, nine of which are inhabited. The remainder are associated with Grenada, but all are part of the same the extraordinary windward chain, exhibiting a bountiful menu of tropical rainforests, stellar dive sites, volcanic hikes and waterfalls, and warm, friendly welcomes. St. Vincent is a popular point of departure for Grenadine yachting itineraries because of its airport and shopping, but its black sand beaches, active volcano and voluptuous rainforests are worth a peek.