These relatively small south Caribbean islands have beautiful beaches, mountains or hills with breathtaking views of blue water and other islands, and great weather. However most historical sights and traditional lifestyles have been replaced by tourists’ desires. In many cases 70% or more of the inhabitants of these islands cater to the tourists who arrive in droves on cruise ships to take part in water sports, enjoy the beaches, get driven around the island in a tour bus, and to shop (for souvenirs to advertise where they have been). Hotels and resorts have popped up for those wanting a longer stay.

Following are images from each of the islands mentioned above.




This is definitely my favorite of these islands. It boasts lovely communities, cultural areas, beaches, street art, creativity, and beauty.


St Thomas


People – tourists, those serving tourists, and an occasional local resident