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Caribbean Sea Tour

24 April 2012

AntillesmapThe Caribbean Sea has a range of attractive islands with diverse cultures, and perfect sailing surroundings with clear water; the arch of islands is called the Antilles. Key destinations are the Virgin Islands, St Barths, Antigua, the Genadines, St Martin and St Lucia with sandy beaches and palm trees.

The weather is usually sunny for 12 hours per day with few clouds and sprinkled drops. There is a 5 Degree difference between the warmest and the coldest months of the year. The climate is ideal – the daily temperatures are fairly consistent all year round, with an average temperature of 80 Degrees Fahrenheit (27 Degrees C).

Antigua and Barbuda was once the primary port for Admiral Nelson's Fleet, Antigua ("An TEE Ga") is now a charter and vacation that offers a incredible wealth of private, fine soft beaches, dazzling coral reefs and several gorgeous bays.
Barbados is the most eastern island in the Caribbean, with an area of 430 square kilometres. Under British Rule from the 1600's until 1966 - it is a mix of British, African and Caribbean culture.

British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a group of British-controlled islands 60 miles from Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are a mecca for sailing and yachting.
Dominica is the youngest island in the Caribbean, there remains a stunning sharpness to her terrain. Beautiful, dramatic angles abound, rivers run clear and fast and forests remain untouched. The uncompromising beauty of the island is everywhere - rolling hills, secluded coastlines, virgin woods. Dominica is often called “The Nature Island of the Caribbean”.

Grenada is a rolling, mountainous island, covered with fragrant spice trees and rare tropical flowers. In the interior of this volcanic island are cascading rivers and waterfalls, lush rainforests, and one of the most breathtakingly beautiful mountain lakes imaginable. The capital, St. George's, is widely held to be the loveliest city in the Caribbean.

Guadeloupe consists of the twin islands Basse-Terre to the west and Grand Terre to the east, along with several smaller islands. Basse-Terre is a thickly forested mountainous island of volcanic origin. Grand-Terr is a limestone island of coral origin with low hills rising to 150 meters and extending through the central and southern part of the island.

Martinique is truly "A little bit of France in the Caribbean islands." It exudes a distinctly French feeling -- In the excellence of it's caribbean cuisine, the beauty of its language.

Vieques and Culebra, the Spanish Virgin Islands are often referred to as the Spanish Virgin Islands - the islands of Vieques and Culebra lie to the west of the US Virgin Islands and are part of Puerto Rico. Vieques offers the lush, unspoiled Caribbean of the past with ample, diving, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and several other activities for nature lovers.

St Barthelemy/St Barths/St Barts and Anguilla are more rugged and less lush than islands such as Martinique. Steep hills divide the island into several valleys, usually open on one side to the sea. The shoreline includes around 20 beautiful white sandy beaches, most with a coral reef, and several offshore Marine Reserves.

St Kitts is a combination of natural beauty, great weather, warm waters, and white sandy beaches make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts in 1493, when it was populated with native tribes, but the Europeans did not colonize until the British arrived in 1623. Its strategic location and valuable sugar trade led to an advanced and luxurious development that was among the best in the Colonial Caribbean.

St. Martin/St. Maarten The smallest island in the world ever to have been partitioned between two different nations, St. Martin/St. Maarten has been shared by the French and the Dutch for almost 350 years. Each side has managed to retain much of the distinctiveness of its own national culture. St. Maarten is more bustling and has been developed with more of an informal Dutch flavor.

St Lucia is the sort of island that travelers to the Caribbean dream about--a small, lush tropical gem that is still relatively unknown. St. Lucia has a south Pacific feel to it, with its soaring peaks, rain forests and colorful birds.

St Vincent and the Grenadines are remote (most easily reached from Barbados) and therefore not as touristy or glitzy as some Caribbean islands, but just as beautiful! They are the perfect for travelers searching for quiet, getaways surrounded in natural beauty.

Trinidad and Tobago can offer both a bustling city - Port of Spain - and quiet seclusion. The island has gorgeous, sandy beaches and dense forest along our North Coast, and miles of protected beaches and wetlands on the East Coast.

US Virgin Islands: St Thomas, St John, St Croix are three major American Virgin Islands are St Thomas, St John, and St Croix. They form part of the Virgin Islands chain adjacent to the British Virgin Islands.