Welcome to Windward Islands


In many ways, Dominica is the ‘non-Caribbean’ Caribbean island. Beaches are few, as are resorts. Instead this volcanic island is blanketed by untamed rainforest that begs exploration.

Rising like an emerald tooth from the Caribbean Sea, St Lucia grabs your attention with its arresting Pitons. In hills above small beaches, you'll find a variety of charismatic boutique hotels and resorts.

St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) offers the sort of adventure that defines a Caribbean trip – hopping boats between islands ringed with untouched beaches and few other visitors.

To the south, Grenada might offer the best of all worlds – long, gorgeous beaches, a neat little capital and a lush interior brimming with fragrant bounty.

Finally, Barbados is rich with island life and culture and has more beaches, nightlife and nature than you can ever digest.


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$59.99 Transfers & Ground Transport

Barbados Airport Fast-Track Immigration, Customs, with Host

Book Fast Track arrival service, VIP travel assistance that allows you to cruise past the hordes of people disembarking from planes and skip long lines at immigration and customs. When you arrive at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, an elegantly dressed representative holds personalized name signage and greets you outside the arrivals hall. From there, the representative escorts you to a line at immigration dedicated for Fast Track passengers, takes you to baggage claim and helps you collect your luggage, and guides you to another dedicated line at customs. After exiting the terminal, your representative guides you to your next mode of transport. Time to start your vacation! Please ensure that a Barbados customs and immigration form is fully completed on both sides in black or blue ink for each member of your party prior to meeting with the Five Star Fast Track Representative, failure to do so, may delay your Five Star Fast Track Service. Please note that wait times will depend on the number of flights that are arriving at the same time and on the efficiency of the baggage handling. As per airport regulations individuals will be responsible for identifying and collecting all checked bags from the luggage carousel.  You can procure the services of an authorized airport porter known as "Red Caps" to assist you with your bags at a nominal fee.

$128 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

St Lucia Catamaran Day Sail

Disembark at the magical town of Soufriere and explore two of the island's most spectacular natural attractions. View the majestic Pitons on your way to the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano, the Sulphur Springs. Continue onto a plantation estate where you'll enjoy a leisurely walk along trails complete with tropical flora and fauna. A tasty Creole-styled buffet lunch awaits you at a local restaurant. Rejoin the boat for a sail up along the coastline with a stop for swimming and snorkeling. Sail into beautiful Marigot Bay where the original Dr. Doolittle movie was filmed, before returning to the dock and heading back to your North Island hotel.

$75 Water Sports

Barbados Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise

After hotel pickup, head to the marina in Bridgetown to board your catamaran, El Tigre, a 60-foot-long (18-meter) and 24-foot-wide (7-meter) schooner that’s big enough to carry 50 passengers but is limited to 36 per cruise to provide more space. The boat offers both shady and uncovered areas so you can choose to sit wherever you’ll be more comfortable. Pull out of the marina and head along the west coast of Barbados, enjoying the sea breeze on your face and admiring the picturesque coastline. While you sail, just relax, sipping a cup of coffee or a glass of juice, rum punch or beer, and enjoy a slice of coconut bread.Make your way to your first snorkeling spot, where you should be able to see sea turtles. Spend 45 minutes snorkeling, and then hop back on board the boat to sail to your second snorkeling location, a shipwreck that has become a habitat for many tropical fish. You have another 45 minutes to snorkel here.If you’ve chosen the 3-hour option, you’ll then be dropped off at a west coast beach, where your cruise ends. Your transportation will be waiting for you at this beach to return to your hotel.If you’ve selected the 5-hour option, continue along the west coast to a third location, where you’ll stop to enjoy lunch on board the boat. Then hop in the water to cool off, swimming up to the nearby beach, if you wish, for a stroll along the sand. Back on board, enjoy a cocktail and listen to soca — a style of Caribbean calypso music — while the boat returns you to the marina in Bridgetown, where your cruise ends.Unlimited drinks (soda, beer and rum punch) are provided on both cruise options.

$21.99 Transfers & Ground Transport

St Lucia Roundtrip Transfer: Hewanorra International Airport

You'll be met at the airport and be taken directly to you hotel in St. Lucia. An English-speaking representative will greet you when you clear airport customs and your vacation can start! For a complete list of hotels and their zones, please click on the 'View Additional info' icon.

$145 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Best of Barbados Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Harrison's Cave, Saint Thomas Parish, BarbadosThe spectacular HARRISON'S CAVE in Barbados is geographically located in the centre of the island, a natural phenomenon unique to the tropical world. Specially designed transport takes you down through the underground tunnels to a sight so beautiful, that few can compare. In the specially lighted caverns at Harrison's Cave, view the majestic stalactites and stalagmites which have been growing from the floors and ceilings for many centuries. Cascading through the caves, the crystal blue waters form magnificent pools and waterfalls, filling the senses with sights and sounds of such pure wonder.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Welchman Hall Gully, Saint Thomas Parish, BarbadosWelchman Hall Gully is located in the center of Barbados. This tropical hideaway is home to wild monkeys, majestic rainforest trees and delicate native plants.Walk along its shaded path. See Barbados as it appeared to the first settlers.Enjoy a spectacular view of the east coast and marvel at the abundance of life tucked away inside this collapsed cave.Watch monkeys feed on a specially built platform, swing from vines and groom each other in the trees.The gully and its occupants have fascinated tourists for hundreds of years.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown, Saint Michael Parish, BarbadosCarlisle Bay is named after the Earl of Carlisle who stole Barbados away from Sir William Courteen in the Great Barbados Robbery.Today Carlisle Bay has the whitest sand in Barbados & the mostbrilliant turquoise sea.The Carlisle Bay Marine Park has 6 shipwrecks in close proximity. The great diversity of brilliantly coloured marine life include, turtles, star fish, sand dollars, rays and more. You wil be visiting Copacabana on Carlisle Bay and joining Tranquility Cruises for a Turtle & Shipwreck Adventure in carlisle BayDuration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Copacabana Beach ClubCopacabana Beach Club is a great beach club located on the beautiful Carlisle Bay. This is where you will have lunch on your tour before you board Tranquility Cruises for your Turtle & Shipwreck Snorkel AdventureDuration: 1 hourStop At: Tranquility Cruises, Bridgetown, Saint Michael Parish, BarbadosJoin us aboard Tranquility Cruises The boat has 2 washrooms on board, a bar and an upper and lower deck with lots of seating. There is a glass bottom area for those who prefer to stay on board and enjoy the sights bellow. Tranquility is also equipped with life vest, snorkel and mask for those who wish to get wet and explore a shipwreck or swim with turtles and fish. An extra treat for kids on board is the boats waterslide.Our Turtle and Shipwreck Cruise is 1 hour and 30 minutes long. On most days Carlisle Bay boasts calm turquoise waters with no undertow, delicately lapping on the soft white sand. This bay draws both locals and tourists alike with its breath-taking beauty above water, but also its’ thriving marine park that is enjoyed by scuba divers and snorkelers alike. Under the surface of the sea Carlisle Bay comes alive with vibrant tropical fish in abundance, sea horses, sea turtles, octopus, rays, and much more! This unique array of marine life is due in part to the six different ship wrecks in the water as shallow as 12ft. The wrecks are obviously another important contributor to the popularity of Carlisle Bay. For those seeking an adventure, you will not be disappointed with the sight of these sunken treasures.​Please note that the sea life seen from day to day varies.​Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Glory Tours, Bridgetown, Saint Michael Parish, BarbadosTour operator

$110 Outdoor Activities

Rainforest Adventures St Lucia Aerial Tram and Zipline Tour

Upon arrival at the park in Chassin, you'll be given a brief orientation and safety instruction, followed by your gondola journey into the rainforest. The ride provides you with a bird's-eye-view of the tropical forest its wildlife, including the endangered jacquot parrot. During your ascent, you'll be riding towards the top of the mountain, enjoying spectacular coastal views along the way. With gondolas fitting only eight people and one experienced naturalist guide, you'll have the chance to enjoy a small group tour in the heart of St Lucia's tropical rainforest.Disembarking at the top, you'll be led on a short guided hike through the rainforest. This experience allows for you to see the forest on foot and the opportunity to examine the impressive buttress root systems up close. Arrive at the first zipline platform and be prepared to buckle up and batten down because it's all downhill from here!Experience the thrill of gliding high through the tree canopy as you look down at the rainforest below. With a total of 10 different ziplines, you'll fly through the rainforest from platform to platform, enjoying breathtaking views as you go! Held together by the sturdy and stoic trees, the zipline course provides for a safe and exciting adventure not to be missed!After your ziplining adventure, you'll set off for another short rainforest hike and prepare for the final descent on the aerial tram. On the way down, you'll enjoy more commanding views of the island and its rainforest and a spectacular panoramic vista of the northern side of St Lucia.

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