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Wind season: November – June
Air temperature: 27˚C/80˚F – 33˚C/90˚F
Water temperature: 25˚C /77˚F – 28˚C/82˚F
Wave spots: Yes

The Windward islands are the more Southern islands continuing where the Leeward islands end, and together form the pearl belt of islands that closes off the Caribbean to the Atlantic Ocean. Each island has its own character influenced by its European roots, and you can find kite spots on most of them, from butter flat and secluded paradise spots in the Grenadines to all levels wave riding in Barbados. A trip to the West Indies would certainly benefit from some island hopping as you get to experience a variety of cultures, spots and local rums all within close proximity. The islands included in the Windward archipelago are:

  • Dominica
  • Martinique
  • Saint Lucia
  • St Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Grenada
  • Barbados (included here because of its proximity and wind season)

Wind season

Windward islands wind season

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