Caribbean Leeward Islands

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The Leeward islands are situated in the Caribbean, they form a major part of a line of land masses called the Caribbean Lesser Antilles which widen out in the north. Most of the Leeward islands are volcanic with a few that are flat coral structures.
Necker Island
The whole Caribbean / West Indies region encompasses over 5,000 plus island land masses, reefs and cays. This section of the guide concentrates exclusively on the Leeward islands (see map) of the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean from the British Virgin Islands in the north to Dominica in the south.


Anegada British Virgin Islands Jost Van Dyke Virgin Gorda Tortola Barbuda Antigua Windward Islands Map Leeward Islands Map USVI St Martin and St Maarten Anguilla Island Montserrat Dominica Guadeloupe St Thomas St John St Croix Saba St Kitts Nevis Saint Barthelemy Leeward Islands Map

Leeward Islands


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 Jost Van Dyke
 Necker Island
 Peter Island
 Virgin Gorda

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 m Guadeloupe Map
 Puerto Rico
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 St Barts
 St Kitts
 St Maarten
 St Martin

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 US Virgin Islands
 St Croix
 St John
 St Thomas

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 Virgin Islands
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The Caribbean Leeward Islands are named due to the prevailing winds blowing north and they consist of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Martin, the British and United States Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saba and Saint Barts.
St John USVI
These islands are in the "Lee" of the wind, in other words the prevailing trade winds are blowing towards them. Click on the map above for more information.
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Philipsburg Sint Maarten

Shirley Heights Antigua


The Leeward and Windward islands together make up the Caribbean islands group of the Lesser Antilles. The Leeward islands of the West Indies are one of the most popular tourist travel destinations in the World with a huge demand within the Caribbean cruise industry. The Leeward islands have high temperatures all year and the region attracts large numbers of people seeking a vacation on an idyllic tropical Caribbean island paradise.

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