Carriacou Webcam – Paradise in the Grenadines

This week’s Caribbean webcam comes from the island of Carriacou, which is the largest of the Grenadines, a necklace of island gems scattered between St. Vincent and Grenada. It is part of the independent tri-island nation of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. That I didn’t know. I thought it was part of the island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Someone help me out if I’m wrong here.

Carriacou is about 7 miles in length and averages 2 miles across. Volcanic actions created an interesting topography mainly of wooded hills, rising up dramatically in places, (the highest being 956 feet up), and giving the island an irregular coastline. Coral reefs surround the island providing a base for beautiful sandy beaches. The main town and port of entry is Hillsborough and there are several smaller villages dotting our island.

Carriacou Webcam – St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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This Carriacou webcam refreshes automatically and looks east towards the island of Petite Martinique. It’s not the clearest or most beautiful Caribbean Webcam we’ve posted on RumShopRyan, but it showcases the gorgeous blue water and makes you dream about sailing the seas around them.

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Comments

  1. You are on the right track. previously Grenada and St. Vincent came under the same governance. The flag was said to be represented by 3 diamonds. Two diamonds were of on colour whilst the third was of another. The top diamond represented St Vincent. The bottom diamond Grenada, the middle the Grenadines. This was never used universally. St Vincent still has this flag but it now represents St. Vincent and the Grenadines with eh diamonds being in a V shape.

    At Independence, Grenada took charge of Carriacou and Petite Martinique . A small section of Petite St Vincent is also under Grenada.

    My bedrooms look out towards the islands, a little north to the position of your webcam.

    Carriacou is unique but lots of the original beauty has been destroyed, possibly for ever.

  2. Thanks for the comment Stephan, that cleared up a bit of confusion that was bouncing around my heads.

    Why has most of the original beauty of Carriacou been destroyed? Has the island been complete transformed for tourism?

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