Martinique on a sailing boat

The Caribbean Sea is a dream come true: crystal clear waters, islands with fascinating names and people whose desire to live and cordiality leave an indelible mark on those who decide to visit this corner of the Atlantic Ocean.

Every archipelago, every island, is a real pearl for the beauty of nature, the sea and the fauna that populates these waters and there is only one way to get to know these wonders up close: a cruise on a sailboat. Only then can you fully immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of this fascinating area and have a close relationship with these sun-kissed lands, seeing them from a different perspective.

Let's think for a moment about a sailing holiday on the routes that connect the archipelagos of Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The islands are located a short distance from each other and are part of the Lesser Antilles and their common feature is that they were colonies of European countries. Martinique is still French territory, while the other islands have become independent territories, but they are part of the Commonwealth and they still recognize today as their sovereign Elizabeth II. Well, our fascinating cruise on a sailing boat can start from the most "European" and the most touristic of these lands, Martinique where the official currency is the euro and where there are wonderful white sand beaches and lush tropical nature.

The capital of the island is Fort de Francedopo who, in 1902, the terrible eruption of Mont Pélée destroyed Saint Pierre. Le Marin, a town in the south, is a beautiful town built in the typical Creole style from whose port catamarans and boats depart for a cruise on a sailboat that takes tourists to discover the Lesser Antilles. After a glance and a greeting at the charming Eglise du Marin that overlooks the sea, you can set sail for the other islands that were once the base of buccaneers and famous pirates.

The first stop is the nearby Saint Lucia, also of volcanic origin and with a mountainous landscape. The most picturesque place to moor is the Pitons bay, which extends between the Deux Pitons, two mountains that appear to have been placed to guard that quiet corner of the sea. The bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and those two characteristically shaped peaks are the symbol of the island.

The cruise on a sailing boat then continues towards Saint Vincent to admire its coasts and then make a stop in the enchanted bay of Wallilabou that still evokes tales of pirates, boarding and memories of hidden treasures. The archipelago of the Grenadines is also part of the state of Saint Vincent, many tiny islands, many of which are uninhabited, which present an uncontaminated environment and a crystalline sea populated by a flora and fauna that can be admired by snorkeling.

Already because a holiday on a sailing boat is not only navigation, but also a real discovery of the Caribbean Sea and being able to admire the enchanting seabed is one of the activities that should not be overlooked, while those who are keen on surfing can test themselves on crest of the waves of these waters.

It is impossible not to touch islands like Bequia, a real paradise for tourists, but also to admire the private island of Moustique and then continue towards Cannouan, Palm Island, rich in vegetation and wonderful beaches. Mopion Island is so breathtaking and Petit Saint Vincent is no less.

A sailing holiday between these islands is a truly unique experience: an escape from our world for a trip to the earthly paradise.