Summary and Info
Each of the islands in this chain has its own history, culture and ecology, and the author tells about each one. Rainforest, beaches, wetlands, mangrove swamps and offshore shoals afford an unlimited variety of places to create your own adventure vacation. The ultimate resource if you re heading for some fun in the sun, the guide also covers all the sites and attractions, including historical forts, plantations and in-town places of interest, but it leads you away from the tourist traps and into the heart of each island to discover hidden waterfalls, mountain streams and secret trails. For each island there is detailed information on where to stay and eat, from five-star resorts to family-run B&Bs and from haute cuisine to roadside stands selling the best BBQ chicken on the island. Focusing on outdoor activities, the author recommends local tour operators and adventure outfitters, with contact names and numbers, but also tells how to tour on your own. Color photos & maps throughout.