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Luxury liming in St Vincent & The Grenadines and competition

When I was invited to go liming in St Vincent and the Grenadines I was at first confused. Why would I want to travel to the Caribbean to pick limes, I mused.

But when I discovered that liming means “any activity dedicated to relaxation, provided that it has no explicit purpose beyond itself”, I told them to sign me up.

I’ll be focusing on luxury liming – all the ways to lime in style – for the next few weeks here on LiveShareTravel. And from April 24 I’ll be Liming Live on a number of the 32 islands that make up this Caribbean haven. What’s more, there’s a way you could lime for yourself – read on for details of an exciting competition.

La Soufrière is an active volcano – I hope it’s liming on the day of my visit

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Luxury liming in the Caribbean

Liming at Bequia Beach Hotel

Liming may sound like rather a lot of lounging around, but as I’m on a mission to unearth the best liming hotspots, it won’t all be lazy days on the beach (I’ve got to give you something to look at other than photos of my toes sinking into the sand).

I’ll be hitting the islands’ great boutique hotels such as Young Island Resort, Bequia Beach Hotel, Sugar Reef Bequia, Palm Island Resort, and the larger, but ultra luxurious Buccament Bay Resort. I’ll also visit the best beaches and sites of outstanding natural beauty, tasty restaurants and cool cocktail bars.

The first day starts with a climb of La Soufrière volcano – not exactly what I call liming, but I’m told the views are not to be missed and it should set me up for a much-needed rest that afternoon. As La Soufrière is an active volcano I just hope it’s liming on the day of my visit.

Climbing La Soufriere volcano is likely as stressful as liming week will get

Liming at Union IslandA beach for limingYoung island at night a liming paradise

As we continue to discover St Vincent and the Grenadines I’ll take in the delights of Owia Salt Pond, the waterfall at Dark View Falls, great snorkeling and dive sites and botanical gardens.

And, all in the interests of research you understand, I’ll be trying the local cocktails. In fact I’ll be putting the islands’ signature cocktails to the test in a quest to find the best cocktail and cocktail bar in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Cocktails on St Vincent & the Grenadines

I won’t be liming alone – after all, liming was made for good company. I’ll be exploring the islands with Nellie and Alberto of Wildjunket Magazine, Graham of Global Grasshopper and Matt of Places To Go For Luxury.

We’ll be highlighting everything right here on LiveShareTravel, as well as on the #SVGLiming hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

There’s also a couple of events where you can join us and get in the mood for liming. On April 18 we’ll be talking about the best books for the beach on Twitter’s #TravelBookChat from 7.30pm GMT. Then as we arrive in St Vincent and the Grenadines we’ll be co-hosting #PinupLive on Pinterest, from 7.30pm Eastern Time on April 24. Hope you can lime along.

Now for your chance to go liming in luxury

Join the Liming Appreciation SocietySt Vincent and Grenadines Tourism is giving you and a partner the chance to visit Young Island Resort and enjoy a seven night all expenses paid trip.

Young Island Resort is a 35-acre private island just off St Vincent, with white sand beaches, chaise lounges and hammocks hanging from thatched roofs to welcome limers. Click here to join the Liming Appreciation Society and win this luxury liming break.

How do you like to lime? Do you read a good book on the beach or sip cocktails under the shade of an umbrella? Share your favourite ways to lime with us below.

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LiveShareTravel's founder and editor Sarah, has long been passionate about luxury travel and, with a nose for a deal, has helped many friends book trips as affordable as they are stylish. As a journalist and travel magazine editor with expert knowledge of shared ownership, starting LiveShareTravel was a natural progression. She can't live without her smartphone, loves dancing (especially salsa), wine and massages; and is never happier than when she's wandering the world. She is co-author of The Luxury Traveller's Handbook.

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7 Responses to Luxury liming in St Vincent & The Grenadines and competition

  1. I think it’s safe to save I’m reeeeaaaallllly close professional when it comes to liming, but a week in SVG could help confirm that. 🙂

    How do I lime? With a great book, with fab friends or solo, cocktail in hand, reggae, soca or dancehall in the background and of course a dip in the sea. Doesn’t take much to enjoy a day in the Caribbean.

  2. With my Kindle and a cocktail – or with my husband at a swim up bar. Decisions decisions!!

  3. The true meaning of liming encompasses the sharing of food and for me true happiness is eating outside in the sun. So a perfect limey week in SVG would involve endless visits to beachside restaurants to sample as much wonderful Carribean food as possible….

  4. The best of liming for me would be lying on a double sized beach towel with my partner at my side, ready to massage my suncream in to my back , listening to a Caribbean steel band, and a non-alcoholic fruit cocktail nearby (cos I want to remember every single minute months later in the grey dreary British winter.

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