Caribbean Tourism

The Windward Islands

The Windward Islands include four independent nations: Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada as well as the French Antilles which are departments of France. They form a series of volcanic peaks jutting out and forming a barrier between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Sulphur fumaroles and hot springs can be found on some islands where the volcanoes are dormant but not dead.


There are large areas of rainforest with national parks protecting places of biodiversity or natural beauty, and the islands are a haven for birds and other wildlife. Hikers and birdwatchers are spoilt for choice in the larger islands of the Windwards, while yachtsmen are similarly blessed when navigating among the smaller Grenadines, one of the world’s most popular sailing destinations. Bananas are still an important source of income on the Windward Islands, but agriculture is diversifying with other tropical fruits now being exported. Tourism is the leading foreign exchange earner, providing the jobs which have been lost in traditional activities.


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The Interior

Mount St Catherine can be climbed quite easily, contrary to popular opinion, although in places it is a climb rather than a walk. There are...

The North Coast

Just outside Victoria, another fishing port and capital of St Mark’s Parish, is a rock in the sea with Amerindian petroglyphs on it (best...

Petit Martinique

Petite Martinique (pop: 800), is the only offshore island from Carriacou on which people live, about 900-1,000 of them, descended from...

The Southwest

From the Carenage, you can take a road which goes round the Lagoon, another sunken volcanic crater, now a yacht anchorage. It is overlooked...

St George’s

The island’s capital, St George’s, with its terraces of pale, colour-washed houses and cheerful red roofs, was established in 1705 by...

The West Coast

The west coast road from St George’s has been rebuilt with funds from the government, the Caribbean Development Bank, the EEC and USAID. It...

The East Coast

On the east side of the island, Amerindian remains can be seen on rock carvings near Hermitage (look for a sign on the road) and at an...