In the Bahamas flit from island to island scuba diving – The Abacos, Andros, Bimini, Eleuthera, Exuma – these are places where parrots, angels, tigers and butterflies are all species of fish.
330 miles from Miami, Cuba is ready to be rediscovered. Explore the Jardines de la Reina archipelago where the scuba diving is some of the best in the Caribbean. Snorkel off the pristine Cayo Lago and then stroll along the white sand beach with turtles and iguanas for company. What to do? Golf, sportfishing, a tour of the Cohiba factory, countless galleries, a night out at Tropicana, see Ché’s house, take a private tour of the Rum distilleries, museums or just chill out and mingle with some of the friendliest people you have ever met.
Volcanic islands and coral reefs, white and pink sandy beaches or mangrove swamps, strong Rasta culture on Dominica, French and Caribbean combined on Guadeloupe – the Leewards are a group of incredible variety, all within a leisurely cruising distance of one another.
Over 5,000 reefs, cays and islands make the Windwards prime for cruising. Perhaps the best known of the islands, St Lucia, rears emerald green from the ocean.