Just to the east of Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands provide
a base for thousands of charter boats and cruisers - busy, crowded and a little
run down, they are still fun. The British Virgin Islands are a little more laid
back and have a little more snob appeal.
The Leewards, a string of sun-drenched islands from St Martin
to Guadeloupe were colonies of England, Holland, and France - they are a
mix of colonial cultures with the African influence of the freed
The southernmost islands in this string of pearls, from
Dominica to Grenada are more
remote, and thus less 'touristy' - locals are easier to meet - we found the people far friendlier than the busy Northern islands.
They also have some of the best diving in the Caribbean.
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Unfortunately we have NO pictures of these beautiful islands because of the
of our storage locker in the USA.