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Windward Islands

Dominica has been affectionately the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its pristine natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as demonstrated by the world's second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. The island was named after the day it was discovered Sunday or “Dominica.” The island is segmented with over 365 rivers through the island. The spectacular flora and fauna of Dominica make it a must see as the northern-most island in the Windward Islands.

Martinique, an overseas region of France, is directly north of St. Lucia, northwest of Barbados, and south of Dominica. As with the other overseas departments, Martinique is one of the twenty-seven regions of France and an integral part of the French Republic. As part of France, Martinique is part of the European Union, and its currency is the Euro. Its official language is French.

St. Lucia is in the middle of the Windward Islands. The British and French fought over the island and sovereignty was shifted between these two country’s 14 times. The vivid history creates a culture unlike the other island in the Caribbean. The uniqueness of the island makes it a tourism hotspot with a playful Caribbean vibe. As one of the more mountainous islands, St. Lucia offers gorgeous mountain scenery.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines are a perfect gateway to the Caribbean. St. Vincent has the modern amenities to get too and the calmness of the Grenadines lure most visitors to them. Stretched out with St. Vincent in the North and the Grenadines to the South offer a glimpse of the Caribbean life of the past. Many of the inhabitants do no solely rely on tourism as their main sources of income. It is easy for anyone to appreciate the lush rainforests and spectacular interior. A fun and easy cruise through the Grenadines will be a timeless memory.

Grenada nicknamed the “island of spice” because of the production of nutmeg and mace crops of which Grenada is one of the world's largest producers. Relaxing beaches surround the island and the interior is lush tropical rainforest. Eclectic villages string together on the coast of the island to form a beautiful drive through the country side. The Grenadians make a habit out of being relaxed and it is infectious. The lull of island life is in full force and make Grenada and special place.

Windward Islands Map