Shades of Blue: The Grenadines From Above

Posted on May 8, 2013 by

We’ve just returned from Liming Live Week in St Vincent and the Grenadines! It was a fantastic week of chilling, island-hopping, exploring and hanging out with friends.

Over the past week, we found all means to explore the islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines: on foot, by car, and by boat. We hiked La Soufriere volcano, drove inland to see its waterfalls and towns, and island-hopped by boat. But it was only when we took to the sky that our understanding of the Grenadines really came together.

By a stroke of luck, our ferry had broken down and the next alternative was hiring a private plane. On board a tiny 8-person charter plane with Mustique Airways, we left the island of Bequia behind and flew over a few tiny uninhabited Caribbean islands, to land on Union Island. As we took off, the brightly colored houses of Bequia and patches of farm land faded quickly into the distance.

From above, the islands looked like patches of mountains that rise from the sea, with spearmint blue water sparkling off their craggy coastlines and green vegetation adding a splash of color inland. Sailboats floated on the choppy sea, looking like little lego pieces lost in the big blue sea. Under the sunshine, the water danced in different shades of blue: from light aqua to cyan and dark ominous navy.

Flying over the Grenadines was an experience on its own, and in this case, the journey itself made the whole trip whole the while. To give you a better idea of what I mean, here are some of Alberto’s photos shot from the plane.

A beauty beach from above
Houses from above
An uninhabited island
A lonesome island
Different shades of blue
Leaving Bequia
Union Island
Above the clouds
a quiet cove

Disclaimer: This trip was made possible by DiscoverSVG, but all opinions expressed above are our own. 

About Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is a professional travel writer and blogger with a special interest in off-grid destinations and adventure travel. Her mission is to visit every country in the world. In her quest, she's climbed an active volcano in Iceland, swam with sealions in the Galapagos, built a school in Tanzania, waddled with penguins in Antarctica, crossed into North Korea and drank beer in Palestine.

6 Responses to “Shades of Blue: The Grenadines From Above”

  1. Visa USA May 8, 2013 8:43 pm #

    The island looks like a paradise!

  2. Andrea May 9, 2013 6:18 am #

    This is a dream destination for me – gorgeous!

  3. Villen Toscana May 13, 2013 8:00 am #

    The Grenadines really looks wonderful. One can have heavenly experience there. Isn't it? Thanks for the share.

  4. William Yao October 15, 2015 8:04 pm #

    So beautiful! Must arrange a trip to have a visit!


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