French Caribbean yacht charterCollectively known as the French West Indies or French Caribbean, St Barts, St Martin, Guadeloupe and Martinique are slices of France in the tropics, meaning you can enjoy Caribbean beauty alongside modern roads and infrastructure, a higher standard of living than elsewhere in the Caribbean, and the best medical facilities in the Lesser Antilles.
Anywhere in the French Caribbean, visitors will be delighted to find excellent bakeries, wines and cheeses and the same chain stores and brands as in France.
The islands enjoy a warm tropical climate, with St Barts and St Martin drier than many. The hurricane season is from July-October and it can be windy in December and January.
St Martin is the ideal place for those looking for a fun destination, with days and nights filled with excitement. Its cosmopolitan atmosphere attracts tourists from all over the world who enjoy the great shopping, beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants and nightlife.
St Barts is the favourite destination of the ‘rich and famous’ but, despite all the hype, remains harmoniously developed. As a large number of devotees will attest, St Barts is ‘l’ile par excellence’, unspoiled, gorgeous, selective and seductively glamorous.
Guadeloupe and Martinique are still undiscovered wonders with strong personalities. These large islands are for those looking forward to getting off the beaten track to appreciate their lush tropical beauty and genuine Creole culture found in language, music and cuisine.
Whatever you are looking for, the French West Indies offers the Caribbean’s most spectacular natural beauty and diversity. You will find a choice of pristine anchorages, spectacular beaches, exceptional restaurants and shopping; and you can walk in rain forests, climb active volcanoes and swim in rivers or in underwater national parks.
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