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Imagine yourself sipping a tropical cocktail on the terrace in the heart of the city. a dream villa in the West Indieswith panoramic views over the sparkling sea. The West Indiesrich in history, culture and natural beauty, offer an endless array of places of interest to suit all tastes. Each island has its own unique character, friendly people and breathtaking scenery. Here are the ten destinations must-haves not to be missed on your next trip to the West Indies, to help you choose where to put your suitcases.

1. Guadeloupe

Known for its breathtaking scenery and turquoise waters, Guadeloupe is a heavenly getaway. Visit Guadeloupe National Parkon Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin and the Pointe des Châteaux are just some of the remarkable sites to visit. Activities not to be missed include

  • Take a hike in the rainforest of the National Park.
  • Explore the seabed by scuba diving.
  • Sample Creole cuisine at a local inn.

2. Martinique

Martinique is renowned for its white sandy beaches, rum distilleries and rich culture. Don't miss the House of Caneon Mount Pelée and the charming Anses d'Arlet. We strongly recommend that you :

  • Visit a rum distillery and taste the different varieties.
  • Stroll through the gardens of Balata.
  • Take a boat trip to the Diamond Rock.

3. Saint-Barthélemy

Saint-Barthélemy, nicknamed St Barth, is synonymous with luxury and glamour. From upmarket boutiques to pristine beaches such as the Shell BeachSt Barth offers an incomparable holiday experience. Activities not to be missed include

  • Shopping in Gustavia's luxury boutiques.
  • Enjoy a lazy day on Shell Beach.
  • Enjoy French cuisine in a Michelin-starred restaurant.

4. Les Saintes

Les Saintes is an archipelago of Guadeloupe known for its Baie des Saintesone of the most beautiful in the world. Fort Napoléon also offers breathtaking panoramic views. Must-sees include :

  • Visit Fort Napoléon and its museum.
  • Snorkelling in the bay of Les Saintes.
  • Discover the local cuisine in a local restaurant seaside.

5. Saint-Martin

Saint-Martin, a Franco-Dutch island, offers a unique cultural experience. The bustling markets of Marigot and the Saint-Martin Island Nature Park are musts. Here are a few must-do activities:

  • Stroll around Marigot's markets and sample the local produce.
  • Visit the Natural Park and discover the island's flora and fauna.
  • Take a boat trip to see the sea turtles.

6. Dominica

Dominica, the " Nature Island" is famous for its diverse flora and fauna. Visit Trafalgar Falls and the Morne Trois Pitons National Park are not to be missed. You won't want to miss these activities:

  • Take a hike to see Trafalgar Falls.
  • Explore the Morne Trois Pitons National Park.
  • Snorkelling in the island's crystal-clear waters.

7. Barbados

Barbados, renowned for its dream beaches and colonial heritage, promises a memorable holiday. Don't miss The historic city of Bridgetown and its garrison, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Activities not to be missed include

  • Visit the historic centre of Bridgetown and its garrison.
  • Enjoy a day on the beach at Bathsheba.
  • Enjoy fish and chips, a local speciality.

8. The Grenadines

The Grenadine Islands are a true jewel of the Caribbean. The crystal-clear waters of Tobago Cays and the natural beauty of Palm Island make this archipelago a dream destination. Not-to-be-missed adventures include:

  • Scuba diving in the Tobago Cays Marine Park.
  • Explore Palm Island by kayak.
  • Watching sea turtles at Petit St Vincent.

9. Cuba

Cuba, the largest country in the Caribbean, is rich in culture and history. The incomparable Old Havana and the picturesque Trinidad are major destinations in Cuba. Be sure to check out :

  • Visit the historic centre of Havana.
  • Discover Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Enjoy a Mojito cocktail in a typical bar.

10. Jamaica

Jamaica is famous for its magnificent beaches, reggae music and spicy cuisine. Don't miss Negril with its seven-mile beach and the famous Blue Mountains. Here are the things you absolutely must do :

  • Soak up the sun on Negril beach.
  • Hiking in the Blue Mountains.
  • Visit a coffee plantation.

Each Caribbean island offers its own unique experience, guaranteeing unforgettable moments. Whether you're looking for peace and quiet, adventure or culture, you'll find what you're looking for in the West Indies.


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