Chartering a Sailboat in the Windward Islands

The Windward Islands is commonly referred to as the yachting paradise of the Caribbean thanks to the prevailing trade winds that blow from East to West in the West Indies.  The place offers every experience one could ever want in the Caribbean.

Whatever you may care about, be it discovering the local culture, taking in the tranquil vistas of the Caribbean or simply enjoying snorkeling and sunbathing in some of the most beautiful waters in the world, you can be sure that you will find everything in Windward if you are looking for a place to relax and spend your holiday. The Windward Islands are generally covered by forest, mountainous, rugged terrain and criss-crossed by rivers and streams. They also enjoy plenty of rainfall and are covered with rich soil, making them rich in tropical agricultural produce like limes, bananas, spices and cacao.

The Windward Islands are characterized by rugged mountain scenery and volcanic activities that combine to produce an astounding panoramic view for visitors.  Each island is uniquely beautiful in its own right and the visitants are sure to discover an island that will suit their needs, tastes and preferences.

The Windwards are surrounded by a plethora of cays and reefs to make it a magnificent stretch of islands that make up the Lesser Antilles.  On top of that, visitors get to enjoy the sight of several beautiful rivers and streams which help in keeping the soil rich.  This in turns helps in providing the perfect conditions for flourishing flora and fauna to adorn the islands and make them the best sailing destinations in the world.

The vibrant Windward Islands are made up of Martinique, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Grenadines and Saint Vincent, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago.

St Lucia

St Lucia is well-known for its majestic mountainous landscape formed by ancient volcanic activity. As one might imagine, its deep green mountains and the two iconic Pitons are best observed from the sea, so when sailing around St Lucia, prepare for stunning views. If you like snorkeling, St Lucia’s coastal waters won’t leave you disappointed either, thanks to the flora and fauna rich coral reefs on the west side of the island. Should you decide to go on shore, there’s plenty to do as well: relax on a beautiful sandy beach, take a tour into (yes, into) a volcano, eat delicious seafood at a cozy seaside restaurant, go hiking and discover the local wildlife or simply explore the island’s numerous port town on foot.


Martinique is one of the most famous jewels of the Caribbean. Because of its great harbors as well as its attractive docks, Martinique is the best destination for cruisers. However, that is not all. Martinique is also home to all aspects of French culture, all types of French goods and art. The beaches in the Martinique are spotlessly clean; you’ll also find beautiful reefs, lush vegetation, hot springs, rugged peaks and certain secluded coves for swimming.

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is nuzzled between Grenada to the south and Saint Lucia to the north. It is composed of 32 breathtaking islands and cays that are collectively called Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The chain of islands is considered by many people to be some of the most beautiful holiday islands in the world.  It is important to note that although the islands are physically close to one another, each is unique in its own right, so a little sailing will get you plenty of variety.


Grenada is also known by the name “Spice Isle”. This mountainous island covered with aromatic trees and plush flowers is considered as the ultimate chartering destination for those who are looking for beauty, tranquility and unique art. The imposing beauty of the Granada is reinforced by a vibrant cultural heritage and rich history, thanks to the local festivals, fairs and markets that exhibit the rich cultural and historical background of this Caribbean island.

Saint Vincent

As already mentioned, Saint Vincent is found in the northern part of the main island in the chain. It is characterized by lush vegetation as well as volcanic activity with several waterfalls, steep valleys and mountain ridges. One thing that makes Saint Vincent unique are its black stretches of volcanic sand. The western side of the St. Vincent is the Leeward side, and it is characterized by fishing villages, as well as beautiful docks. If you are a nature lover, you will find this islands to be a dream destination.


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