The Antilles, what a magical destination... When you think of this place, you inevitably imagine: fine sandy beaches, turquoise water, dreamy scenery, coconut palms, the sweetness of life, mangroves, forests or the kindness of the locals. In the Antilles you will get all of this. A must-see destination for all cruise lovers who are looking for mild temperatures in winter, the Antilles have seduced millions of travelers.
Why go on a cruise to the Antilles ?
Between Guadeloupe, Cuba, Saint-Martin, Martinique, the Virgin Islands or the Bahamas, this archipelago bathed in the Caribbean Sea is a unique and exotic destination. Don't wait any longer, if this destination makes you dream, discover Ponant and some of the best cruise in the Antilles. Perfect for enjoying moments with family, couples or friends in a setting where the beauty of the landscape has few equals. If you are still in doubt, we have listed some of the points that may make you think twice before choosing another destination.
In the Antilles you will discover :
A wide variety of itineraries
Did you know that the Antilles offer more than 4,000 square kilometers in a vast archipelago spread between the Caribbean Sea (Greater Antilles and Lesser Antilles), the Gulf of Mexico (northwest coast of Cuba) and the Atlantic Ocean (the Lucayan Islands, which includes the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands) ? For your cruise, you will have a wide choice when it comes to choosing your itinerary. Indeed, you can, for example, spend two weeks in the southern part of the Caribbean and the following year in the western Caribbean, your stopovers will be totally different each time. As well as the wide variety of itineraries and destinations, the Antilles offers a wide variety of cultures and languages.
Archipelago located in the Northern Antilles, the Bahamas have waters of exceptional clarity. A true paradise for any traveler. The island of Andros, is a mecca for scuba diving and hosts thousands of species, coral reefs, shipwrecks or dolphins... If you decide to go on a cruise to the Bahamas, you will certainly have the opportunity to discover the Big Major Cay. You must have already seen it on instagram since you will meet wild pigs swimming beside you or sunbathing on your towel. You will surely discover the "Pink Sand Beach", the pink sand beach of Eleuthera Island. Between San Salvador Island, the first island touched by Christopher Columbus, Nassau, the capital with its pastel-colored houses, and Lucayan National Park! The Bahamas are full of must-sees and Instagrammable places.
Martinique is a perfect blend of French and West Indian culture. This island is a great place to visit with friends or family. Explore the turquoise coastline, cotton, coffee, cocoa, tobacco and sugar cane crops by boarding the train in Sainte-Marie, the island's cultural cradle. Take the time to visit the distilleries lost in the middle of the green forests to taste the famous West Indian rum. You will be delighted by the joie de vivre of the Martinique people.
The British Virgin Islands
The Virgin Islands are the little jewel of the Antilles. Its lush coastlines attract thousands of visitors every year. When discovering the most beautiful spots, you can't miss the Baths National Park on Virgin Gorda Island. These spectacular sculptures, carved out of granite rocks, form a round cave in which a natural pool has been created. In search of more tranquility, its white sandy beaches are the ideal place to enjoy life while relaxing under the Caribbean sun.
Ideal destination for your children
If this time you decide to go with your family rather than as a couple, then you're making the right choice by booking your cruise in the Antilles. Both a source of wonder and fun for the youngest, the Antilles offers many advantages. Beaches, nature walks, culinary discoveries, there is something for everyone!
One thing is certain, with a cruise in the Antilles, as a family or as a couple, you will be amazed and you will live exceptional moments!
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