Colourful Caribbean underwater world
Eye to eye with parrotfishes, ocean turtles and damselfishes – the Tobago Cays and St Lucia are considered the best diving and snorkelling haunts in the Caribbean. The crystal-clear water with tropical temperatures offers metres deep views and invites to excursions through fascinating, colourful underwater worlds.
Grenada – the island of spice
Although Grenada has been blessed with around 45 picture-perfect beaches, the country’s real treasure
remains its lush, green island interior. Deep volcanic lakes, dense rainforests, waterfalls and small river courses form the primordial backdrop of the island’s sugar cane fields and spice plantations. Not surprising that the scent of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg hangs in the air wherever you go on Grenada.
Nature’s paradise St Lucia
Wild orchids beguile with their seductive scent; the volcanic cones of the Pitons rise emerald green from
the blue ocean; hidden beaches dot the coast – St Lucia is an island that charms all senses. The botanical garden offers a close-up view of this natural paradise’s many treasures: In the thousands of flowers and plants, the diversity of the island’s flora reveals itself in all its splendour.
French flair on the Îles des Saintes
Roughly 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) off Guadeloupe, the Îles des Saintes rise green from the sea. Columbus, who set foot on them on All Saints’ Day in 1493, gave the “holy islands” their name. Terre-de-Haut is the most charming of the eight isles: Beneath the historical Fort Napoléon, you can take a relaxed stroll through the little town and enjoy the French flair of its bars, cafés and boutiques.