The Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands 2010-2011
by Chris Doyle
Reviewed in SAILING August 2010:
If you cannot afford a Caribbean holiday, then do the next best thing – select a destination and go out and buy the relevant Cruising Guide.
As often as not, you’ll find it written by Chris Doyle, and what he doesn’t know about cruising, visiting, even staying in that part of the world isn’t worth knowing. For years he has compiled these guides, updating and improving all the time. This 11th edition of The Leewards is no exception.
The islands covered are Anguilla, St Martin and St Maarten, Saba, Saint Eustastius, St Kitts, Nevis, Redonda, Montserrat. Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, Iles des Saintes and Dominica.
The text is detailed, taking in travel basics, island history, currency, customs, hazards, local activities, and there is a mountain of information to take care of the needs of any tourist, although of course, the guide is primarily aimed at the yachting crowd.
Each destination has its points of interest, and there the guide expands with even more info regarding accommodation, restaurants, and services for things nautical. Adverts add to the information pool and then there are the charts and maps to pore over. If all of this is not enough, then just look at the pics, and dream on.
Price: (South African Rands): R 380
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Book ID (for ordering): 2621