Sail in the Caribbean and experience its magical islands The Caribbean stretches in a chain all the way from Florida down to Venezuela. Farthest north is Cuba and farthest south are Trinidad and Tobago. The islands border the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean. Today, the Caribbean consists of more than 700 islands, copper and reefs and there are 13 independent island nations. The islands today belong to several different nations Some of the islands in the Caribbean today belong to different nations such as France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States. We have so far chosen to sail in the southern part of the Caribbean, more specifically in the area known as the Grenadines. We will initially sail between two nations of St. Lucia and St. Vincent / Grenadines. Both St. Lucia and St. Vincent / Grenadines are independent nations, the currency used is the East Caribbean Dollar. St. Lucia The island of St. Lucia itself is today a 620 square kilometer large island with approximately 170,000 inhabitants, most often described as the paradise on earth. Notably, however, St Lucia has previously belonged to France a full 7 times and England as well. From 1814 to 1967, when the island gained self-government, St. Lucia belonged to Britain during that time. However, on February 22, 1979, it became completely independent St Lucia’s most famous landmark is today the two mountain peaks Pitons which lies between Soufrière and Choiseul on the west side of the island. St. Vincent & the Grenadines St Vincent and the Grenadines consist of 32 smaller and larger islands and here live about 100,000 inhabitants. The main island is St. Vincent and together with two thirds of the archipelago of the Grenadines, they form the country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Grenadines are today divided between St. Vincent and Granada. In addition to St. Vincent and the Grenadines belong to St. Vincent islands such as Bequia, Canouan, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Union Island and Petit St. Vincent. Since October 27, 1979, it has finally been possible to call itself an independent state. However, it is important to mention that you are still part of the British Commonwealth. The total land area is 389 square kilometers and only St. Vincent is 344 square kilometers. St Vincent is a volcanic island where you can find both black and white beaches, all islands in the Grenadines now have white sandy beaches.