After spending a long winter last year in extraordinarily cold places (think Antarctica and Lapland), we have packed this year with plenty of trips to hot, tropical islands – from the Caribbean island of St Kitts to the Pacific treasure trove of Fiji and the volcano isles of Hawaii.
Alberto and I love discovering pristine beaches and exploring lush rainforests – but what we love most is going beyond the holidaymakers’ trail and seeking out our own adventures on these islands. We’ve been scuba diving, trekking in jungles, white water rafting and doing a lot more than just beach bumming; it seems about time for us to kick back, relax, and do some serious ‘liming’ (as the people of Caribbean love to say).
Our next stop after Fiji and Honduras will be the Caribbean isles of St Vincent and the Grenadines – the perfect spot for some liming. Sprawled across the West Indies, this chain of 32 islands stands buried deep within the Caribbean Sea, undisturbed by tourism. These islands were once the realm of real pirates, but now they’re home to tranquil villages and peace-loving Caribs. Picture deserted islands, looming volcanoes, and colonial towns – and that’s St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Over the week of 24 to 30 April, we’ll be hopping from one island to the next in SVG, finding out different ways of liming – from hiking volcanoes to chilling on private islands. We’ll start off the trip on Young Island, where we’re climbing La Soufriere Volcano. Then we’ll head on to the main island St Vincent, to explore the town and visit waterfalls and a botanical garden. Continuing our journey around the islands, we’ll be hopping over to Bequia, Palm Island, and Tobago Cay – to swim with turtles, go sea kayaking, and explore the lush jungles on nature walks.
But our main mission in SVG is to find out what exactly liming is, how to lime, and the best places to lime! And we want you to join in. We’ll be reporting back from Liming Live Week: sharing with you our experiences along the way – from the people we meet, the beaches we find, to the outdoor adventures we delve in and the cocktails we’re tasting. We want to hear from you, so please share your tips and photos here with us.
To follow us on our journey and keep up to date with everything that’s going on, as it happens, here are the following ways:
- Take part in Pin Up Live, live from SVG on 24 April at 7pm EST. If you’re on Pinterest, come and join us!
- Join us on Twitter (follow @discoversvg and @wildjunket) with the hashtag #SVGLiming– we’ll be sharing photos and tips throughout the trip.
- Follow our #SVGLiming Instagram wall to see our pictures from the trip.
- We’ll be traveling with fellow limers and good friends, Travel with a Mate, Live Share Travel, Global Grasshopper, and A Place to Go for Luxury. Please head over and say hi!
Win Your Own Liming Week
Dying to have a break on these Caribbean islands? Head on down to Discover SVG’s Facebook page, ‘like’ it and stand to win your very own Liming Week on a private island in SVG!
Disclaimer: This campaign was made possible by DiscoverSVG, but all opinions expressed above are our own.