St. Vincent and the Grenadines - the gemlike island chain in the southern Caribbean - has maintained its off-the-beaten-track appeal by being hard to reach from the U.S. mainland.Ê But while its remote location will continue to shelter it from the mainstream, starting next month - March 21 - travelers with a yen for the unspoiled Caribbean will find themselves one flight closer to the riches of this unspoiled destination via Caribbean Sun Airline’s new direct flights from San Juan, Puerto Rico.Ê
The new non-stop service aboard the 37-seat Dash 8-100 Turbo Prop aircraft from San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) will depart at 2:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. EST) for St. Vincent’s ET Joshua Airport (SVD) four times a week, giving travelers flexible choices and ample time to connect in Puerto Rico from their home city.Ê Return flights will depart St. Vincent at 9 a.m. (8 a.m. EST).Ê Flight time is 2? hours, with flights to St. Vincent operating Thursday through Sunday and return flights Friday through Monday.Ê Partnering with US Airways, Caribbean Sun’s new non-stop service from Puerto Rico will be easily accessible from numerous U.S. feeder markets, making travel to St. Vincent and the Grenadines easier and more convenient than ever.
“We’re delighted that our friends and partners at Caribbean Sun recognize the potential in launching this new service, making the exceptional St. Vincent and the Grenadines destination experience more easily accessible from the U.S. market.Ê Visitors will now be able to enjoy the option of connecting flights from the convenient hub of Puerto Rico, opening up several key markets for us,” said the Honourable Minister of Tourism & Culture Rene Baptiste.Ê “These flights will play an active role in our plans for the sustainable, measured growth of St. Vincent’s dynamic tourism industry.”
“It’s an excellent route for Caribbean Sun Airlines,” said airline President Yolanda Suarez. “St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the islands in the southern Caribbean will benefit from the service.”
St. Vincent, the largest, greenest and most mountainous island in the chain, offers a breathtaking array of sights and activities, from the towering volcano La Soufrière to the island’s black-sand beaches and lush rainforests. Visitors enjoy hiking, scuba diving and sailing, as well as the laid-back nightlife.Ê South of St. Vincent, the Grenadine Islands are strung across 40 miles of intense blue ocean.Ê With stunning white sand beaches, coral reefs and flowered hillsides spilling down to tranquil harbors, the Grenadine Islands recall a Caribbean of long ago.
Caribbean Sun Airlines and its sister airline, Caribbean Star Airlines, serve 17 of the most beautiful island destinations in the Caribbean.Ê For information on Caribbean Sun Airlines, its schedules, destinations, fares and products, please visit www.flycsa.com. For information on Caribbean Star, please visit www.flycaribbeanstar.com