Dipping My Toes in The Grenadines

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

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.

Enjoy!

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

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12 Responses to Dipping My Toes in The Grenadines

  1. Steve May 19, 2012 at 9:48 am #

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

    • Abi May 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

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

  2. Italian Notes May 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    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 May 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

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

  3. Darlene Foster May 19, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

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

  4. Abi May 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

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

  5. Jeremy Branham May 27, 2012 at 8:54 am #

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

    • Abi June 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

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

  6. JoAnna May 30, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    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 June 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

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

  7. Cam May 31, 2012 at 5:01 am #

    looks fantastic! You’ve captured it well

    • Abi June 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

      Thank you!

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