Dipping My Toes in The Grenadines St Vincent and the Grenadines in Photos

By Abi King | St Vincent & The Grenadines

May 19
Sunset from Young Island

Sunset from Young Island

Grenadines boat to Bequia

From St Vincent’s to Bequia Island

Grenadines boat building

Building boats in Bequia

Oldhegg Turtle Sanctuary, Bequia Island

@IsabellesTravel at the Bequia Beachfront Hotel

@IsabellesTravel at the Bequia Beachfront Hotel


St Vincent & The Grenadines in Photos

This week, I’ve been dipping my toes in the Caribbean waters of the Grenadines. St Vincent and the Grenadines to give it its full title – and since St Vincent’s is the main island it seems almost disrespectful not to.

To locals, however, St Vincent’s is Vincy and the whole speckled island flock goes by the name of SVG.

It’s an interesting flock, full of clean beaches, palm trees and pineapple-spiced jerk but it also has plenty of character beyond the brochure. Black volcanic sand, a volcano to climb that leads up into the clouds, a turtle sanctuary, a thing called breadfruit and much more besides.

I’d tell you more about it, but unfortunately I’ve just had my first ever bout of seasickness and my hands are still trembling over the keyboard. So please excuse the runty travel sick writer with a note from matron and sit back and enjoy the photos. I’m off to look at a horizon and to get some fresh air and I hope to be back with you shortly.


Disclosure: I am dipping my toes in St Vincent’s and the Grenadines thanks to DiscoverSVG. All words, pictures, opinions and seasickness are most definitely my own.

You can follow along as I travel on Twitter using the hashtag #svglab

Which photo is your favourite?


About the Author

Abigail King is a writer and photographer who swapped a career as a doctor for a life on the road. Now published by Lonely Planet, the BBC, CNN, National Geographic Traveler & more, she feels most at home experimenting here: covering unusual journeys, thoughtful travel and luxury on www.insidethetravellab.com

Steve May 19, 2012

Stunning first shot – taking photos directly into the sun CAN work!

    Abi King May 24, 2012

    Hehe. What can I say? I like to break the rules…

Italian Notes May 19, 2012

Such beautiful views can make anyone dizzy. Hope you’ll get round to writing about the breadfruit and the turtle sanctuary some other time.

    Abi King May 24, 2012

    Alas, things progressed much further than the dizzy stage… :( But yes, breadfruit and turtles are on their way!

Darlene Foster May 19, 2012

The turtle phot is my favourite but they are all fabulous!

Abi King May 24, 2012

Thank you! I think I prefer the second one – because I know it meant that the boat trip was soon coming to an end!

Jeremy Branham May 27, 2012

I love the sunset and the turtle. Again, I don’t know much about the Grenadines but this seems like a fascinating place.

    Abi King June 8, 2012

    Lots of different things going on, that’s for sure.

JoAnna May 30, 2012

I’ve been to several of the Caribbean islands (though never the Grenadines) and continue to be surprised by how different they are from each other. I adore the photo of the turtle.

    Abi King June 8, 2012

    Yes, it’s a little like travelling through Europe in that regard. So many similarities yet so very many differences.

Cam May 31, 2012

looks fantastic! You’ve captured it well

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