Sailing trips in the Eastern Caribbean, Sail along with boat owners.
ABOUT THE WINDWARD ISLANDS:
Come experience the Authentic Caribbean and explore the Windward Caribbean islands with lush green vegetation, panoramic views, beaches and waterfalls
This is the Caribbean of days gone by; deep blue waters, quiet coves and tropical islands dotted with powdery beaches and lush green hillsides.
Explore the caribbean islands and sail from the rugged natural beauty of St. Lucia to little-known isles that are off the tourist radar. From the colorful islands Bequia and Mayreau in St. Vincent & the Grenadines to the open-air markets of exotic St. George’s in Grenada. You’ll discover a part of the Caribbean that remains authentic and unspoiled. This is everything that makes the Caribbean Windward Islands synonymous with paradise. The Windward Islands are the southern Caribbean islands, including Martinique, St Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) and Grenada.
A topography of great beauty and environmental variety have been produced by the volcanic origin of the Windward Islands. Landscapes are ranging from mountainous rainforest to dry lowlands and coastal mangroves. Springs and waterfalls abound, and crater lakes mirror the sky. The sea coasts are indented with an equal variety of bays and beaches, some with black volcanic sand, some white, and some black and tan.
A perfect destination for sailors because of the numerous natural harbors. Every night you can drop your anchor in another dreamlike, tropical bay. The islands are an easy daily sail apart from each other.
If you are looking for a tropical paradise with lush green vegetation, panoramic views, beaches, waterfalls and abundant reefs the Windward Islands offer it all. There are plenty of ways to explore the caribbean islands. Long, adventurous hikes in the jungle of Grenada, St. Lucia or St. Vincent, open taxi tours in Bequia or snorkeling and diving in the Tobago Cays. In between all these adventures you can relax on the beach or on board of your privately hired yacht to enjoy a cocktail.
A real paradise for snorkel and dive lovers you can find at the the Tobago Cays. This group of minuscule islands is situated in the middle of an extensive reef, which is shaped like a horseshoe. The big waves coming straight from the Atlantic Ocean are blocked by this reef, which makes the anchorage behind the reef a pleasant place to stay. The shallow waters are of a mind-blowing turquoise. Only shallow yachts can visit this area. Big cruise ships can’t reach them, which means these beautiful islands will be kept untouched by mass tourism. A lot of maritime wildlife can be found here. You can be sure to see the hawksbill turtle, stingrays in different sizes and many kinds of tropical fishes. The colorful corals, which are the home of most fishes are more than worthwhile a visit.
History and culture
The Windward Islands have a long and violent history. The first inhabitants, being the Arawaks, were overwhelmed by the Caribs. After that the British and French people came to colonize the islands and brought their slaves from Africa. After slavery was forbidden, East Indian people were brought to the islands as cheap laborers.
It is no surprise that the culture on these islands is a rich mixture of African, East Indian, French and British practices. These influences has impacted in the folklore, dialect, music and general way of life.