Once you’ve landed in this corner of the Tropics; breathtaking beaches, delicious rum punch and infectious reggae beats are never far away. Each island has a unique history, but they all share a warm hospitality, a love for colourful Carnivals and a distinct laid-back vibe.
Lively calypso beats, stunning natural wonders and some of the world’s best beaches make Barbados a favourite Caribbean island. From the star-studded Platinum Coast to the family-friendly all-inclusives and local fish-fry celebrations, this island has something for everyone.
Mexico holidays offer all the bliss of the Caribbean, with a sprinkling of Latin fiestas and mythical Mayan sites. Glorious beaches, fabulous shopping and excellent cuisine also make it the ideal place to kick back and indulge.
With zip-lines tours, island safaris and breathtaking mountain lookout points, Antigua boasts thrills for the most intrepid traveller. Beach bums will be just as happy: this lively island has 365 gorgeous beaches.
Home to the dramatic Pitons, pristine beaches and divine sunsets, a romantic energy oozes from St Lucia. Rainforest treks please the adventurers, while ‘jump up’ parties make for a vibrant nightlife. Foodies flock here for cocoa plantation tours and tasty Creole cuisine.
The largest and perhaps most intriguing of the Caribbean islands, Cuba is a unique place, perfect for the intrepid adventurer, where time-stood-still heritage has been captured for all to see.
With reggae, jerk chicken and rum on tap, Jamaica is a large and lively gem of the Caribbean where the Blue Mountains and Dunn’s River Falls enchant everyone who visits. For dizzying cliff divers and stunning sunsets, the famous Rick’s Café in Negril has it all.
Tobago is the slightly smaller sister island of Trinidad, but it’s bursting at the seams with natural wonders. From the volcanic beaches inhabited by Hawksbill turtles to the rejuvenating ‘powers’ of Nylon Pool lagoon, this a magical eco-destination to explore.
Those who travel with their tastebuds head straight to the ‘Spice Isle’, where aromas of nutmeg, cloves and ginger fill the air. Its underwater wonderlands offer top-notch snorkelling and the spectacular waterfalls and Grand Etang Forest Reserve never cease to amaze.
The large and lively Dominican Republic is an enthralling land of modern attractions alongside an authentic and fascinating island culture. Zip lining, water sports and diving around the Punta Cana Reef please the avid adventurer, while stunning beaches offer the perfect slice of R&R.
Thrilling water parks, world-class golf and classic white sandy beaches are all a given on this exotic island chain. Designer retailers draw in the shoppers to Nassau, while island-hopping, sailing and deserted beaches make for uninterrupted holiday bliss.
A tiny Dutch island off Venezuela, Aruba is known as one of the ‘happiest’ Caribbean islands. And with a weekly ‘Carubbian’ festival, uncrowded beaches and tiptop surf, it’s easy to see why. The vibrant capital of Oranjestad is great for folk-themed events, shopping and nightlife.
Fresh seafood, cocktail calypso and sunset watching are all on the agenda in St Vincent. A unique black coral surrounds this secluded paradise where tropical sea life thrives. In other words, it’s a diver’s paradise.
This pair of islands exist in an enviable sweet-spot, where extraordinary natural beauty, momentous history and an effortlessly mellow vibe meet colonial luxury and the warmest welcome. St Kitts and Nevis holidays are blissfully laid-back, with both St Kitts and it’s sleepy sister, Nevis being late bloomers when it comes to tourism. St Kitts holidays promise extraordinary natural beauty amongst its modest bustle, while Nevis delivers a mellow vibe that’ll pamper you with sandy shores and boutique hotels.
Anguilla holidays offer a tiny sliver of paradise for those in search of an under-the-radar haven. With its highest peak, Crocus Hill, a very scrollable 65m – exploring all the laid-back luxuries around the island couldn’t be easier. So find your favourite of Anguilla’s resorts and 33 sugar-soft beaches and join the sea turtles on their tiny commute into perfect, warm waters.
This small chain of islands and tiny cays is a British Crown Colony. Some parts feel so secluded, it can feel like you’re the only one there. Alongside blissful beaches and a castaway feel, it’s also offers unbeatable diving, upscale shopping and world-class golf.
Hotels in the Caribbean
The Caribbean is the world’s go-to destination for year-round sunshine, unspoiled scenery and spectacular all inclusive resorts. But that’s not all. Humble hospitality and a good reggae beat are never far away – nor is a splash of rum punch!
Lazy days have never sounded so good. Relax into the laid-back lifestyle of the tropics from the sanctuary of your own floating suite, or indulge the senses at a romantic spa experience for two. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, grab a snorkel and explore the colourful world under the waves in Grenada, or pull on your hiking boots and scale the rugged peaks of Jamaica. Whatever your pace, the Caribbean is your personal Eden.
With miles of sparkling white sand and clear blue waters, how could you not be enchanted by the Caribbean’s tranquil beaches? Whether you’re looking to lie back under an umbrella for some much-needed R&R, or splash around in the sea and make a few waves of your own, these beaches are delightful spots with fun for all the family.
Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey: in the Caribbean, you’re in for a real treat. From punchy jerk chicken to creamy coconut rice, discover the Caribbean’s best foodie delights.
Slip away from the all inclusive Caribbean resort and soak up the local culture your chosen isle has to offer. The Caribbean islands each boast their own unique heritage, remarkable architecture and friendly communities.
Looking for more than kicking back and relaxing on the sand? You’re in luck, because the islands aren’t short of big thrills. If you fancy yourself as an adventurer, there’s plenty of action on the Caribbean islands. Zip lining, kitesurfing, rainforest trekking – thrill-seekers can choose from a huge variety.
The Caribbean knows how to throw a party, so keep an eye on the calendar for spectacular events. From carnivals to sporting glory, the Caribbean islands play the perfect host to all manner of festivities.
In the Caribbean, you’ll find food to knock your socks off, unforgettable sunsets and an incredible selection of events and activities to fill your holiday. Browse our Caribbean holiday offers and start planning your once-in-lifetime experience today.