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Windward Islands Geography
The Caribbean island chain is over two thousand miles long. To the east of the islands is the Atlantic Ocean, to the south is the Caribbean Sea and the north of South America, to the right in the Gulf of Mexico and to the north is mainland America. The Caribbean Islands became known as the West Indies when Columbus arrive there and thought he was …
Windward Islands Weather
Part of the popularity of this region with holiday makers is the high year round temperatures and tropical climate. Summers and hot and humid and winters cool with minimal rainfall.
The south Windward Islands such as Grenada lay outside the storm zone. Atlantic hurricane season is from August to October, peaking in September. December to May is …
Windward Islands Cuisine
Caribbean food is similar across most of the islands. Chicken in spicy (Jerk spice for example) or fruit sauces served with vegetable sand rice. Goat, lamb and beef are also common in meals. Fish is a staple especially where the coastline occupies a large portion of the island land mass.
Specialties include Sorrel flowers which are brewed into a …
Windward Islands Culture
Due in part to the colonial efforts of Europe the demographics of the Caribbean islands is very diverse with British, French, Chinese, Indian and a small number of descendants from the original native people of the Caribbean. A large proportion of the population are descended from the slave population brought there by the French and British in …
Windward Islands Overview
Caribbean cruises background information exploring the paradise of the Windward Islands. Learn background history and about tropical island life in preparation for Caribbean cruise getaway!
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