Western Caribbean is really typical and totally distinct from the continent side. Each islands have is own authentic identity. There is no island like another.
When people think to the western Caribbean islands the first image is Jamaica or Cuba, and this two islands are sublime, but there is so much more to see in the western Caribbean. The Grenadines are still wild and authentic like was Jamaica in the 80's. Some have really distinct culture as Martinique or Guadeloupe. Their French identity make them a really surprising mix of French and Caribbean culture. With a unique way of life.
Western Caribbean islands is also the famous Sint-Maarten and Saint-Barth islands, the winter meeting point of the jet set. The extravagance of oversized yachts, and extraordinary sailing boats, the pleasure of starred restaurants and luxurious hotels and villas. These two islands become every December the highlight of Caribbean. Have a look to the pictures and full article to understand what are the west indies islands. "the art of living" It s also the meeting point of the "golden youth" dancing barefoot on the white sand of the SXM Festival. This Caribbean festival offers to visitors every year the top of the electronic music, with famous DJ's coming from all around the globe, to play front of the turquoise water of Happy bay beach.
Western Caribbean is also pleasure of sailing. The best is to visit the islands by boat. To really appreciate your holiday week we suggest to start by Sint-Maarten (the international airport facilitate the flight part of the travel) and to cruise the islands, sailing to the south if you are looking for surprising culture and preserved lifestyle, or to the north west if your are looking for short sailing and high touristic place. The Virgin Islands are extraordinary. The turquoise color of this shallow area make pictures unrealistic and short sailings from an island to another one help to have a full experience of your sailing week.