Barbados has retained its British colonial heritage. Being in the Caribbean, it has pristine beaches, powerful surf, and gin-clear waters, but also 17th century English churches.
Castries, Saint Lucia
St. Lucia seems like a South Pacific island set down in the Caribbean. Its dramatic twin coastal peaks, the pyramidal Pitons, soar above the sea, sheltering verdant rain forests.
Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis
St. Kitts offers quiet beaches, remnants of the old British plantation culture, and dreamy days under silk-cotton trees, soothed by the scents of flamboyants and frangipani.
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten is a constituent country of The Netherlands. Philipsburg is its capital and a popular port for cruise ships, with sightseeing activities and a well-served airport.
Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy
Gustavia's harbor is a favorite stop for sailing yachts, and the majority of visitors to the island are the privileged who treasure its laid-back chic and small-gem perfection.
The verdant “Nature Island” resolved not to succumb to casino culture. Instead, the island nation is the source of Rose’s Lime Juice, a requisite of the perfect gimlet cocktail.