The local folks in the southern Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines invite you to come on down to their 32 islands for some serious “liming.”
Actually, whether you opt to lime on a powdery white beach, around the pool or in a hammock shaded by palm trees, there's nothing really serious about liming. As St. Vincent and the Grenadines' (SVG for short) just-launched Liming Appreciation Society puts it: “(Liming) encompasses any leisure activity which entails the sharing of food and drink, the exchange of tall stories, jokes and anecdotes.”
Put another way, liming is aimed at “encouraging people to dedicate more relaxation time provided that the activity has no explicit purpose beyond itself.”
The Liming Appreciation Society, just debuted across SVG’s various social media channels, offers an interactive way for consumers to both share and discover liming news, stories, photos, cocktail recipes, music, blog posts and the like – all presided over by local liming expert Dr. Vince E. Lime.
Tourists or wanna-be visitors to the SVG are invited to join the Society on Facebook .
Joiners are eligible to enter the Society's month-long “Win a Lime Green iPod Nano” global sweepstakes. Five winners will receive the iPod Nano at their doorsteps complete with a suggested SVG liming playlist “full of the best music to lime to, whether you're just hanging out, relaxing or partying.”
“When you step foot in SVG, liming is inevitable for everyone – myself included,” said Glen Beache, CEO of the SVG Tourism Authority.
“We are a destination that has long embraced the art of liming…our beautiful beaches, tortoise-pace of life, striking sunsets, and hammocks swaying in the tropical breeze make it nearly impossible not to adapt to our laid-back ‘Vincy’ lifestyle.”
It won’t be long until visitors can lime much quicker, thanks to mainland St. Vincent's new Argyle International Airport. Scheduled to open in late 2013, the new terminal will welcome passengers flying to SVG on new, direct jet routes from key gateway airports in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
About SVG: The 32 islands and cays of the Grenadines stretch for 45 miles south from the main island of St. Vincent and include eight inhabited islands: Young Island, Bequia, Union, Mayreau, Mustique, Canouan, Palm Island and Petit St. Vincent. Tobago Cays is a horseshoe-shaped reef that shields five deserted islets and is renowned as a sailing and snorkeling mecca.