Our cruise ship passengers are a diverse lot, from many different countries, but when we hit an island we share one common goal: find an Internet cafe with free wireless so we catch up on our email since the last stop. Amazingly, this is not difficult. Even on the tiny island of Mayreau, population 300, you can find multiple internet options that not only allow to connect with the world but also drink cold local beer — on Mayreau, it’s Hairoun — with Bob Marley playing on the jukebox and views like the one below. Not bad . . . but it is the 21st century after all.
Tobago Cay is a tiny island that is part of the St. Vincent island group. It’s uninhabited, although natives from surrounding islands camp there to sell clothing or offer to grill you some freshly caught Caribbean lobster or offer to take you for a spin around the island on an evocatively named boat.
One of the nice things about the Windstar cruise line is that you stop at little islands rather than commercialized cruise line terminals in the big towns. It is wonderful to see unspoiled islands in this beautiful part of the world.