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Unspoiled. Unexpected. All but undiscovered. That sums up the Windward Islands of the Caribbean, site of SI's 1990 swim suit salute. From Dominica to Grenada, beaches lie undisturbed except for tracings left by tides and shorebirds. Many of the 40-odd islands have only one hotel—or none at all—-and most are not for vacationers who must have golf or gambling. The Windwards are about sea, sun, sand and serenity.
Visiting Mayreau Island was evidently an invigorating experience for Akure Wall, who's all tressed up at Salt Whistle Bay in a bikini by Randolph Duke ($74).
Ashley Richardson dreams away a perfect day on a spectacular piece of driftwood on Petit St. Vincent. Her good-as-gold suit is from Gottex ($86).
At Argyle Beach on St. Vincent, Rachel Hunter (left) looks peachy-keen in a maillot by LisaLomas for Viewpoint ($58). Sun's up and so is Elle Macpherson, who greets the day in glitter by Gottex ($240).
On St. Vincent, la belle Estelle Lefebure is the catch of the day in a fishnet tank top ($62), bikini bottom ($49) and jacket ($600) from Andre Van Pier.
Akure (left) displays some fancy foot work in a suit ($56) and shorts ($33) by Darling Rio. Roshumba Williams covers up, on Petit St. Vincent, in a sheer maillot by Andre Van Pier ($450).
The Royal St. Vincent Police Hand serenades Elle in a not-so-quiet corner of Fort Charlotte. Her suit is from Adrienne Vitiadini ($66).
Fabulous flotsam. On the beach at Salt Whistle Bay, Akure makes like a castaway in a bikini from Macarena Gutierrez ($60).