St Martin

Named after St Martin of Tours by Christopher Columbus, Sint Maarten/St Martin is administered by Holland/France. Marigot is in St Martin on the French side (No border controls – don’t worry). It is as good a visit as there is if you are in transit at the airport – there are no left luggage lockers at Princess Juliana airport –Continue reading “St Martin”

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Extract from Travel Tales from Exotic Places Kingstown is the capital of the small Caribbean nation of St Vincent and the Grenadines. It’s quite a shabby place that appears run down. However, you can catch the ferry from here to Bequia (pronounced Beckway), Mayroun, and Union Island, some of the Grenadine Islands. There are some ATMs on Grenville StreetContinue reading “St Vincent and the Grenadines”

Antigua

Extract from Travel Tales from Exotic Places Antigua boasts of its 365 beaches, one for each day of the year, so I could understand the pained look on the taxi driver’s face when a cruise ship tourist asked him to take her to the beach for three hours. I was at Redcliffe Quay in St John’s theContinue reading “Antigua”

Barbados

Extract from Travel Tales from Exotic Places Laying on the verandah of my hotel the crash of the Atlantic Ocean waves is constant. The view both ways along the coastline shows white-topped waves smashing into the boulders and beaches. This is Bathsheba on the East coast of Barbados and it’s not visited by many tourists. In the late afternoonContinue reading “Barbados”

Bathsheba on Barbados

Bathsheba is situated on the palm tree-lined east coast of Barbados. Waves that have travelled hundreds of miles land rhythmically and hypnotically on the beach every three or four seconds and the water swirls around the erratically shaped boulders that line the shore. The Andromeda Botanical Gardens are located up the hill from the blueContinue reading “Bathsheba on Barbados”

Grand Turk

Grand Turk sits apart from the other islands in the Turks and Caicos, separated from South Caicos by a trench 7,000 feet deep. People flying over to Grand Turk from Providenciales – one of the Caicos Islands – will notice the change in the colour of the sea from a light-blue to a dark blue,Continue reading “Grand Turk”