Island hopping by plane becomes expensive and I'm guessing it would be a hassle at airports. So I'm doing what I never imagined I would - joining a massive P&O cruise ship (the Ventura) in Barbados and cruising to:
St Vincent - Dominica - St Lucia - Antigua - St Kitts - Gran Turk – Tortola - Barbados.
I have just one day on each of the nine islands, which is obviously insufficient to glean anything really meaningful about the island but what I hope to do is find one special thing about each island. Although that one thing might just be - great beach bar nine times over.
I've already ruled out almost everything that's offered on the usual tourist excursion menus - driving around the island in a minibus, the church, the ruins of an old colonial fortification, shopping, a heritage whatever, and one rum distillery should be more than enough for anyone.
So it looks like my island exploration might involve - getting in a taxi and saying "take me to the best beach bar on the island".
If anyone has been to any of these islands & has any useful suggestion I would love to hear them?