The Windward Islands are stunning with high mountains, lush green vegetation, waterfalls, and beautiful beaches surrounded by shimmering blue water. On the windward side, the Atlantic Ocean washes the shoreline while on the leeward side the Caribbean Sea is calmer. As a result, the nicer beaches are on the leeward side of many of the islands.
The French island of Martinique is north of St. Lucia followed by St. Vincent and the Grenadines then Grenada. Each island has its charm. Since the islands are near to one another, in one week of sailing you will experience many different cultures.
To sail these islands is to experience the Caribbean. Enjoy a roti on the beach in Bequia under the sea grape trees. Drink a local Carib beer. Watch fishermen in colorful fishing boats bring in freshly caught fish and lobster, which they will cook on the beach for you.
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List of Windward Islands
- Dominica offers natural experiences. Rivers, Carib settlements, excellent scuba diving, and fishing.
- Martinique, which is part of the French West Indies, is a piece of France. Here you'll find not only excellent rums but also bakeries and small supermarkets.
- St. Lucia has stunning Pitons, waterfalls, and Creole ambiance.
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines vary in scenery from lush, green St. Vincent to the dry Grenadines. There are beautiful white-sand beaches on Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Palm Island, and Union Island.
- Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique form the country of Grenada. Here you'll find excellent beaches, waterfalls, river rafting, and Grand Etang Lake. Grenada is world-renowned as the Spice Island.
Things to see and do
- Windsurfing on St. Lucia.
- Hiking the mountains in St. Lucia and Grenada.
- Scuba diving.
- Rafting in Grenada.
- Kayak tours.
- Kiteboarding at Union Island in the Grenadines.
- Spice Shopping on the Spice Island of Grenada.
- Chocolate tasting and making on Grenada.
- Rum Factory tours.
- Bird Watching.
- Hashing on Grenada.