Hundreds of years ago, pirates sailed to the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands, in search of riches and other treasure. What they may have failed to recognize at the time, was that the real treasures were the islands themselves. St. Barts, St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Martin, Saba and Statia. Gems that jut out of the Caribbean Sea and provide endless opportunities for discovery, exploration, and fun, both above and below the water line.
What you’re likely to discover are vivid marine parks teeming with rays, sharks, octopus and turtles. Below the water line, towering pinnacles and sheer wall drop offs take your oxygen away. On surface intervals, visit 17th century forts perched on top of verdant hills and beaches that couldn’t get any whiter or waters more turquoise if they tried. On these islands, experience authentic Dutch, British and French Caribbean culture, expressed through the food, music, language and warmth of its people.
“He loved the independence of planning each day… Dives, navigation, and even chores were an adventure!” — Bob and Kate, Rosso, Hailey, ID
Throw boredom into the wind. Toss preconceived notions overboard. Plunge down into a whole new world and re-surface with a bunch of new skills under your weight belt. The Leeward Islands are the ultimate place to earn scuba and sailing certifications, bond with crewmates and discover the leader in you.
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The Leeward Islands
Cast off from French St. Martin to beaches, reefs, wrecks, volcanoes, and more. So much to discover.
These islands have been here long before you arrived and will be here long after you’re gone. But for right now, they’re all yours.
Hike to the summit of this uninhabited island to look over vast Caribbean. Then plunge down into a protected and pristine dive site.
A lush green volcano and true Caribbean spirit dominate this small yet breathtaking sister island to St. Kitts.
Pristine, bio-diverse marine parks with pinnacles that jut right out of the sea. The best diving anywhere in the Caribbean.
St. Barts is a Caribbean fantasy come true: crystal blue waters, thriving underwater ecosystems, and Caribbean joie de vivre.
The diving enters a new realm on this green island that is home to black sand beaches and flourishing reefs.
In Grand Case bay, soak up crystal blue waters and a mile and a half beach with the finest white sand your feet have ever felt.
On St. Eustatius (Statia), discover a wealth and diversity of wreck dives. Hike into the crater of “The Quill” volcano.