When you go off on vacation, you are typically going to get to see one or two islands. Some of the island adventures that you are going to go on may leave you wishing you had more time to see even more islands. Some of them, like the Virgin Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles, or the smaller islands of the Windward Islands are so close to one another that you could almost dance on the shores of one from the music you hear on another. The more islands you can see during your Caribbean sailing cruise vacation, the happier you will be.
When you talk about the Caribbean, you usually come up with the names of the most famous islands, including the US Virgin Islands, St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John, as well as the British Virgin Islands, Tortola and Virgin Gorda. But there are many others, and a number of island groups to choose from. Imagine being able to sail from the Lucayan Archipelago and then around to the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles and the Windward Islands. Any trip that allows you to see Jamaica and then later to sail to Aruba or to Martinique can’t be all that bad, right?
Regardless of which islands that you go to during your Caribbean sailing cruise vacation, you will have a beautiful time, exploring the sandy beaches, interacting with the locals and shopping and eating in the exotic locations. Sailing is a great way to travel because you will see the island as you approach and you can have a better vision of where you just came from as you sail away. You miss all of that when you travel by an airplane.
When you go off on a sailing adventure, you go back to the slower days of travel, but you also get another advantage: the relaxation of being out on the open sea, communing with nature, and wearing the turquoise blue sky like a hat as it spreads out above you as far as the eye can see.