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St. Vincent and the Grenadines: A pastel-hued paradise

Warm up with these scenes from the Caribbean island chain

  • Jan 08, 2019
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A hazy sunset at Petit St. Vincent Resort.
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As the Canadian winter sinks in its teeth, you may be looking at your calendar and bank account and wondering exactly how soon you can justify jetting off to someplace where the air doesn’t hurt your face. If white sand beaches, hillside houses painted to match the colourful tropical foliage, and warm hospitality sound like just the thing to get you through until spring, consider St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Canadian Geographic Travel sent photographer Kael Rebick — better known by her Instagram handle, @punkodelish — to explore this chain of 32 Caribbean islands. From luxurious resorts to heart-stopping sunrises, these images are all the excuse you need to begin planning a getaway to “SVG.”

After a whirlwind tour of the main island of St. Vincent, home to the capital, Kingstown, I arrived at Wallilabou Bay on the leeward side of the island around 4 p.m., just in time to catch this beautiful light at sea. Fun fact: The opening scenes of Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl were filmed at Wallilabou Bay, and although much of the movie set has been destroyed by storms over the years, the location is still worth a visit for the beautiful scenery. 
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Carla Bragagnolo makes her way across a bamboo bridge at Dark View Falls on St. Vincent. These beautiful twin falls, easily accessed by a short hike, spill down a cliff face into a bamboo grove where visitors can swim and relax.
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At the end of my tour of the mainland, I paused to snap this view of the St. Vincent marine, where I would catch the ferry to my next destination, the island of Bequia.
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A vivid sunset at Young Island Resort, just a two-minute ferry ride from St. Vincent.
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At just over 18 square kilometres, Bequia is the second-largest of the Grenadine islands. I was captivated by the flowers spilling over every garden wall.
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When strolling the three hectares of tropical gardens that make up the grounds of the Bequia Beach Hotel, why not match your dress to the flowers of the poinciana trees?
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I rose at 5 every morning to take in the dreamy St. Vincent sunrises. This little jetty was right outside my secluded villa at Petit St. Vincent Resort.
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Dusk on Palm Island, a private all-inclusive resort located a short boat ride from Petit St. Vincent. Romantic private dinners are held in this gazebo, where tropical breezes bring relief from the heat of the day.
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The sun-dappled Lagoon Cafe at the Mandarin Oriental Canouan.
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