Lesser Antilles

As Lesser Antilles (English Lesser Antilles ) refers to a chain of islands in the eastern Caribbean extending from the British Virgin Islands in the north up to the Venezuelan coast in the south and forms the West Indies, together with the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles.

They are divided into the Windward and Leeward Islands. The names refer to the conditions prevailing in these latitudes northeast trade wind.


The Lesser Antilles are commonly divided as follows:

Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands Anguilla Anguilla Saint -Martin Sint Maarten Saint Martin - Sint Maarten Saba Saba Sint Eustatius Sint Eustatius Barbuda Barbuda St. Kitts Nevis Nevis Antigua Montserrat Montserrat Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Dominica Dominica and other

Martinique Martinique Saint Lucia St. Lucia Barbados Barbados Saint Vincent Grenadines St. Vincent Grenada Grenada and other


Aruba Aruba Bonaire Bonaire Curacao Curacao   Isla Margarita and other

In this assignment, there are variations in language use in different countries, such as Dominica is also attributed to the Windward Islands. Trinidad and Tobago are among the Lesser Antilles, but not to the Leeward Islands, to which they are often wrongly counted.

Associated Islands

The table contains the inhabited islands of the Lesser Antilles.