Saint Lucia:  A Day at Soufrière and the Pitons
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Saint Lucia: A Day at Soufrière and the Pitons

We’ve been cruising the Caribbean for 3 months on our boat, Starry Horizons.  We spent 13 days cruising Saint Lucia, and the town of Soufrière – with its lush nature, stunning landscapes, and the rugged silhouettes of the Pitons – was a highlight. About Soufrière The French founded Soufrière and made it the first capital of Saint…

Sailing Saint Lucia: Rodney Bay, Marigot, & Soufrière

Sailing Saint Lucia: Rodney Bay, Marigot, & Soufrière

We’ve been cruising the Caribbean for 3 months on our boat, Starry Horizons.  We spent 13 days sailing Saint Lucia, stopping at the towns of Rodney Bay, Marigot Bay, and Soufrière. Chartering in Saint Lucia We were cruising Saint Lucia via our own sailboat, but there are charter bases in Saint Lucia.  The Dream Yacht Charters itinerary includes going…

Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

We’re cruising our way through three months in the Caribbean.  We’d spent eight days on Basse Terre, the main island of Guadeloupe, and had just two nights in Îles des Saintes, also known as Les Saintes.  Looking back, Les Saintes was one of our highlights in the Caribbean, and we wish we’d spent more time…

Sailing Guadeloupe for Ten Days
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Sailing Guadeloupe for Ten Days

About Guadeloupe Guadeloupe is a region of France in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean.  While it’s commonly referred to as having one main island, there’s actually two big islands (Basse-Terre to the west and Grande-Terre to the east), plus La Désirade, Marie-Galante, and the Îles des Saintes.  Guadeloupe gets a bit confusing; Basse-Tere is the island, the district,…