The Windward Islands are a Caribbean yachting paradise named after the English ships in the 18th century, bound for Jamaica, were blown to this group of islands due to the prevailing trade winds in the West Indies. They are the southern, generally larger islands of the Lesser Antilles within the West Indies. They lie south of the Leeward Islands.
One Way Luxury Yacht Charter from St Lucia to Dominica via Martinique.
Meet your yacht in Marigot Bay, St Lucia.
St Lucia sits like another beautiful pearl in the entrancing string of Windward Islands, she’s been nicknamed “The Helen of the West”.
Saint Lucia is just 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, lies south of Martinique and north of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Lined with beautiful palm-fringed beaches. But beaches are just an introduction to the immense beauty Saint Lucia has to offer.
An English speaking island that was originally French (until 1796) Marigot Bay, a spectacular anchorage – one of the prettiest in the Caribbean – a perfect backdrop to your welcome rum punch! Sail in the afternoon to the Pitons where the yacht can moor at the foot of these majestic monoliths of nature.
From afar, the island is easily recognizable by its mountain peaks: Piton Flore (north), Mt Beaujolais (center), Mt Magasin (south), Gros Piton and Petit Piton (southwest coast). You can take a trip to the Sulpher springs for some restorative relaxation amid tropical gardens, or visit the Jalousie Plantation Inn.
Take a scuba dive or snorkel at the base of Petit Piton, reputed to be one of St. Lucia’s greatest The picture postcard perfect views of the famous UNESCO-designated landmark mountains, the twin Pitons, are one of the many compelling reasons to dive here. Situated in the heart of St. Lucia, it has established itself as one of the Caribbean’s top diving destinations with a focus onhaving fun and ecological awareness.
Enjoy the fabulous scenery as you sail up the leeward coast to Rodney Bay, a safe and tranquil lagoon. To the south lies the capital city of Castries, a bustling, historic center, and then, along the southwest coast, small, traditional fishing villages and Soufriere, the oldest town on the island. Visit Pigeon Island, previously the main base for the British navy in this area, but now a delightful park that hosts the annual Jazz festival, with shady gardens and a partly restored fort at the top of the peak with great views.
Sail to the southern port of Ste Anne on Martinique
Martinique, is a French Territory, known as the Island of Flowers, this French outpost in the Caribbean is a destination full of scenic and culinary surprises for you.
Ste Anne is a delightful seaside town with a holiday atmosphere, relax on the beach or try out some water-skiing from the boat.
Sail past “Diamond Rock”
“Diamond Rock” is a steep barren pinnacle, and up the Western Coast to St. Pierre, a charming town that lies at the foot of the Mt Pelee Volcano.
Mount Pelée, an active volcano at the northern end of the island, is a natural phenomenon with a tragic history: It erupted in 1902 and engulfed the nearby town of Saint-Pierre in a matter of minutes. Some 30,000 islanders perished, making it the worst volcanic eruption of the 20th century. St Pierre sits amid the most magnificent scenery in Martinique, and is a bustling town with good markets, boutiques and souvenir shops.
A morning sail to Dominica, anchoring near Scotts Head
Dominica is “the Nature isle of the Caribbean”, rain forests that sprawl across the mountains, volcanic activity, the world’s second –largest hot spring, matchless plant, animal and birdlife.
Scotts Head is at the South Western tip of Dominica which is the best location for some phenomenal scuba diving. For the non-divers, this is a good starting point for some island tours, including the boiling lake and numerous waterfalls or take an afternoon trip whale watching.
Enjoy the beautiful coastline as you sail up to Portsmouth
From Portsmouth, the second largest town in Dominica, take a trip up the Indian River to the original Carib Settlement in a small wooden boat with a local guide rowing; a truly spectacular experience.
Dominica is the only Eastern Caribbean island that still has a population of pre-Columbian native Caribs, who were exterminated or driven from neighbouring islands. Indian River boat rides are one of tourist attractions of Dominica. Some of the scenes of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, are filmed at Indian River.
After a relaxing breakfast, take a private taxi to Meliville Hall Airport and fly in an island hopper to your connecting International flight.