Must-see attractions in Windward Islands

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    Sugar Beach

    St Lucia

    The most famous beach on the island, gorgeous Sugar Beach is spectacularly situated between the two Pitons, ensuring phenomenal views both from the sand…

  • Saltwhistle Bay

    St Vincent & the Grenadines

    On the northern, uninhabited side of Mayreau you'll find Saltwhistle Bay, a double crescent of beautiful beaches split by a narrow palm-tree-fringed…

  • Shark Hole


    Well off the beaten track, the pint-sized Shark Hole is one of those special places for which your selfie will not do justice. Down a short flight of…

  • Lifegard's paradise

    Miami Beach


    A somewhat hidden gem that is the antithesis of its American namesake. Small, shady and intimate, it's well removed from the often frenetic south-coast…

  • Caribbean, St. Lucia, Cap Estate, Pigeon Island National Park and Fort Rodney

    Pigeon Island National Landmark

    St Lucia

    Pigeon Island is a fun place to explore, with paths winding around the remains of barracks, batteries and garrisons; the partially intact stone buildings…

  • Princess Margaret Beach, Bequia, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Windward Islands, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

    Princess Margaret Beach


    Simply divine. Located just around the corner from Port Elizabeth, this is one of the loveliest stretches of sand on the island. It is backed by a wall of…

  • April 22, 2019: Exterior of St. Nicholas Abbey, a sugar cane plantation heritage museum and rum distillery.
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    St Nicholas Abbey


    St Nicholas Abbey is a Jacobean-style mansion that is one of the oldest plantation houses in the Caribbean and a must-see stop on any island itinerary…

  • Parliament Building, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

    Parliament Buildings


    On the north side of National Heroes Sq are two stone-block, neo-Gothic-style buildings constructed in 1871. The western building with the clock tower…

  • Grenada Cooperative Nutmeg Association Plant

    Nutmeg Processing Cooperative

    Grenada Island

    On Gouyave's main road, you can literally smell one of the most important aspects of Grenada's heritage: nutmeg. This large nutmeg processing station is a…

  • Dominica, Calibishie, Batibou Beach.

    Batibou Beach


    Easily Dominica's best beach, this gorgeously wild coconut-palm-fringed crescent has good swimming and snorkeling, and there's an (often unmanned) beach…

  • Fort Duvernette

    St Vincent & the Grenadines

    Perched atop a large volcanic rock offshore from Villa, this eerie fort was constructed to defend the town of Calliaqua and affords fantastic 360-degree…

  • Underwater Sculpture Park

    Grenada Island

    An underwater gallery beneath the sea, just north of St George’s in Molinière Bay. The project was founded by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor and…

  • Fort Frederick

    Grenada Island

    Constructed by the French in 1779, Fort Frederick was soon used – paradoxically – by the British in defense against the French, although it never fired a…

  • Middleham Falls


    The trail to one of Dominica’s highest waterfalls (200ft) traverses thick rainforest with towering trees and ferns. Although well built and not terribly…

  • Montreal Gardens

    St Vincent & the Grenadines

    Tucked away at the end of a rough road at the top of the valley above Mesopotamia – the SVG version – St Vincent's other botanical gardens are in many…

  • Bottom Bay


    On an island blessed with beautiful stretches of sand, Bottom Bay is up there with the best. With translucent turquoise waters framed by rocks and…

  • Rockley Beach


    The largest beach in the area, Rockley is a picture-perfect crescent of sand. Backed by shade trees, there’s moderate surf. The new boardwalk allows you…

  • DOMINICA - APRIL 23: Ancient cannon in Fort Shirley, 18th century, old British outpost on the island of Dominica, Cabrits National Park, Dominica. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

    Cabrits National Park


    The star attraction of this small national park on a forested headland a mile north of downtown Portsmouth is Fort Shirley, an impressively restored 18th…

  • Traditional basket weaving, Carib Heritage Village, Kalinago Barana Aute, Dominica

    Kalinago Barana Autê


    This re-created traditional village on the Crayfish River near the Isukulati Falls is a good spot to get an overview of Kalinago history and culture. The…

  • Levera Beach

    Grenada Island

    Backed by low, eroding sea cliffs, Levera Beach is a wild, beautiful sweep of sand that gets few visitors. Just offshore is the high, pointed Sugar Loaf…

  • Photographer at the Mamiku Gardens, the largest gardens in Saint Lucia. The winding footpaths escort you among tropical plants and orchids, flowering shrubs and herbs, moving from a small garden to another. A path leads up the hill towards the ruins of the house and down along the creek, giving splendid views over the coast. The park was built around an ancient house dating back to 1766 and belonged to Baron Micoud, a French army colonel and former Governor of Saint Lucia. Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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    Mamiku Gardens

    St Lucia

    A relaxing focal point for any eastern day trip, the Mamiku botanical gardens are located on the grounds of a former plantation and boast an extensive…

  • Paynes Bay Beach


    Fringed by a fine stretch of sand, gently curving Paynes Bay is endlessly popular and its calm waters make it one of the west coast’s best spots for…

  • Hunte's Gardens


    These gardens at the home of famed local horticulturalist Anthony Hunte already have a magical aura. Set mostly within the confines of a collapsed cave,…

  • Mopion Island

    St Vincent & the Grenadines

    A tiny pure-sand island northwest of PSV with just a single thatch umbrella in the middle, Mopion is the place of tropical castaway fantasies. Measuring…

  • Animal Flower Cave


    At the northern tip of the island, near where the Caribbean and Atlantic meet, you'll find this large waterside cave carved into a cliff face. It is…

  • Sandy Island


    Sandy Island, off the west side of Hillsborough Bay, is a favorite daytime destination for snorkelers and sailors. It’s a tiny postcard-perfect reef…

  • Pebbles Beach


    Running between two high-end hotels, this lovely stretch of sand is really just an extension of Brownes Beach. It has soft sands and calm waters and is…

  • Sandy Beach


    This wonderful strip of white powdery sand was hit hard by the sewage failures of 2017/18 when it was closed to visitors after waste from nearby roads…

  • Chatham Bay

    St Vincent & the Grenadines

    A favorite hangout among Union Island locals and a popular anchorage for yachties in the know, Chatham Bay is a lovely thin crescent of white sand backed…

  • Mt Standfast Beach


    A narrow but pretty stretch of sand just north of Holetown with good swimming. The real reason to come here is the marine life. The waters are inhabited…

  • Grand Anse

    Grenada Island

    Grenada's main resort area is a lovely long sweep of white sand fronted by turquoise water and backed by hills. It has the highest concentration of big…

  • Crane Beach


    Crane Beach, 7km northeast of the airport, is a hidden beach cove backed by cliffs and fronted by aqua-blue waters. An adventurous trail over rocks along…

  • River Antoine Rum Distillery

    Grenada Island

    River Antoine has produced rum since 1785 and still produces in the traditional way. Tours here cover all aspects of the smoky, pungent production process…

  • Paradise Beach


    Carriacou's premier stretch of sand, Paradise Beach lives up to the name with a long stretch of white sand backed by palms and sea grape trees that fronts…

  • Brownes Beach


    A fine beach close to downtown Bridgetown (a 10-minute walk) that makes a good break before and after lunch and shopping. A long white crescent of sand…

  • Big Sand

    St Vincent & the Grenadines

    One of the best beaches on the island, Big Sand on Richmond Bay is around half a mile north of Clifton. It has plenty of white sand and brilliant blue…

  • Sulphur Springs.

    Sulphur Springs

    St Lucia

    Looking like something off the surface of the moon, the Sulphur Springs are saddled with the unfortunate tagline of being the world’s only drive-in…

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    Anse Chastanet

    St Lucia

    Stretched out in front of the resort of the same name, Anse Chastanet is a fine curving beach. The sheltered bay is protected by high cliffs. The…

  • TiTou Gorge, Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica

    Ti Tou Gorge


    The short swim from a swimming hole through a narrow gorge to a powerful waterfall is charmingly spooky; it's dark down there with steep vine-clad lava…