12 Nights round trip St. Lucia French West Indies and Windward Islands
Bequia may be known for its boat building and seafaring heritage, but it’s the seafood pizza at Mac’s that shipmates can’t seem to forget. Be sure to visit the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, but save some time for shopping at tiny boutiques filled with local art, scrimshaw and model boats. A sail, kayak or dive excursion from the white beaches of Bequia completes your visit.
You’ll love the nature when you visit Dominica. Take a short hike to majestic Trafalgar Falls, or how about a slow and easy ride down a mangrove-lined, lazy river? Visit the second largest boiling lake in the world, or watch women weave baskets at the Kalinago Culture Village. Top off your day with a romantic swim in Champagne Beach, where tiny bubbles escape from vents in the ocean floor and surround yo
Iles des Saintes
Picturesque and serene, Iles des Saintes is an island archipelago of French delights. Cruise around in a glass bottom kayak, grab a baguette and a bottle of wine and head to Pompierre Beach, or take a hike to Fort Napolean.
Rhum, ruins and a smoldering volcano are only part of Martinique’s story. She’s as French as a croissant and as elegant as Coco Chanel. Her gorgeous beaches, fashionable shops, fabulous restaurants, and flora filled nature preserve make Martinique a sophisticated island, balanced with tropical chic.
Take a hike through the village to the other side of Mayreau for a refreshing swim in gleaming Saltwhistle Bay, arguably the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean. Be sure to stop at the crest of the hill by the church for a majestic view of Tobago Cays, Canouan and Union Island. The highlight of any visit to Mayreau is the Cultural Walk, a progressive tour of local watering holes that offers an “intoxicating” taste of the local nightlife.
St. Lucia is romantic, a little wild and very seductive. Imagine an afternoon swim in the shadow of the majestic Pitons, or a drive to the top off a volcano, to watch it bubble and steam. Zip-line through the tree tops of the lush rainforest, mountain bike, sail, golf and dive. Eco-adventurers will have a thrill a minute; everyone else will just be thrilled!
Play in beautiful Wallilabou Bay where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed. See ancient Amerindian rock carvings at the Layou Petroglyph Park. Stroll the cobblestone streets of Kingstown and get to know the locals in the bustling marketplace. Take in the beauty of the fertile Mesopatamia Valley, where crops, fruit, vegetables and spices are grown.
Why settle for one perfect uninhabited islet when you can have many? Tobago Cays are what tropical dreams are made of: stretches of unspoiled beaches, water as clear as glass, and “t-shirt trees” that beg you to bring unique home colorful souvenirs. You'll be counting the days until you can return!
Happiness is basking in the sun on pearly white powder beaches, or taking a hike on one of the many trails that criss-cross the island. Slip into brilliant blue water for a swim, and call it a perfect day.