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Things to see and do in the Caribbean

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Destination Gurus – The Caribbean

Stacey Lusty, from the Virgin Holidays store in Woking, tells us why life’s a beach in the Caribbean.

15 things to do in Barbados

A white-sanded paradise and the Caribbean home of stage and screen’s finest, Barbados makes a lasting impression upon visitors. Whether it’s the kind climate, hospitable culture or traditional food and drink, we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to just kick back with rum punch in hand and simply drink in the paradise views.

Which Caribbean island is for me?

The Caribbean is a holidaymaker's paradise. The islands that make up the region are classic examples of everything we love about getting away – white beaches, fun and friendly locals, delicious food, natural beauty and bright blue seas – so it comes as no surprise that lots of people dream of visiting. If you're one of these people, you might be wondering which of the islands is for you – read on to find out your Caribbean soul mate!

Caribbean for Families

In the Caribbean we've had some of the most famous families spending time over here. Posh and Becks, Gwyneth and Chris, and Jay Z and Beyonce, all with the kids in tow. But something's missing - you guys.

Why I fell in love with Jamaica

The Caribbean is a great fly and flop destination and Jamaica is no exception. Virgin Holidays' Caron Streeter explores Jamaica's brilliant food and music scene, its unique wildlife and its sun-soaked beaches.

The Pauline Quirke Academy, Barbados

The Pauline Quirke Academy, Barbados

Hidden gems of the Caribbean

The Caribbean is famous for white sand beaches, crystal blue waters and luxury accommodation. If you’re looking for something above and beyond pure relaxation on your holiday, we’ve compiled a list of the very best hidden gems of the Caribbean. You’re guaranteed the perfect mix of history, adventure, and of course, a luxury hotel-stay that the destination is renowned for.

13 Things to do in Tobago

There's no denying it, Tobago is one Caribbean island where life's quite simply, all about the beach. But if you want to know the best way to explore, here are 13 brilliant ways to enjoy the island...

12 things to do in St Lucia

With sun-drenched shores, picture-perfect beaches and not to mention, those majestic Pitons, St Lucia is bursting with romantic energy. It’s an overflowing treasure chest of adventures too. One day, you can be a rainforest explorer, and the next, a volcano conqueror – who knew it was so jam packed with activities.

12 things to do in Cuba

As the biggest island in the Caribbean, Cuba is oozing with variety and personality. And while it’s famous for its world-class beaches and laid-back vibe, there’s something very different about this sunshine destination.

11 things to do in Antigua

There’s no denying, a holiday to Antigua is like stepping into a Bounty advert. With a whopping 365 beaches, swaying palms and emerald sea, we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to just fly and flop to this paradise destination. But if you've got a thirst for exploring, we've got just the tipple. Here are 11 brilliant things to do while in Antigua...

9 things to do in Grenada

With its heady spice markets and plantations and those deserted tropical beaches, there’s something very distinctive about Grenada. But got a thirst for exploring? We have just your tipple. Here are 9 brilliant things to do while in the exotic and wonderful Spice Isle...

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If you can manage to leave your hammock for just one day, make sure you attempt the trek to Shirley Height in Antigua as the harbour views are simply stunning. From ancient harbours to smoking volcanic islands and with the distant sounds of the Sunday rum and reggae party in full swing, this is an exceptional spot from where to sit back 

Located towards the north end of the island, Babonneau is St Lucia's oldest protected rainforest reserve, home to over 70% of the island indigenous birds, and the kind of flora and forna only viewable in the tropics - magical.

St Lucia Rainforest

We love Rick's Cafe in Jamaica - totally touristy but it's where the cliff divers hang out, so has high-adrenaline actions as a backdrop for a memorable sunset and a Red Stripe beer whilst enjoying the excellent live music and bustling social scene.

Ricks Cafe, Jamaica

Known as the 'Spice Isle', you need to only follow your nose to one of the many spice markets on Grenada. The second largest exporter of nutmeg in the world, other delights include cinnamon, ginger and turmeric. Head to Grand Anse Craft and Spice Market to replenish your store cupboard.

Grenada Spice market

Mexico is steeped in history there is so much for you to explore. Full of ancient ruins and customs passed through generations, historical sights you must see include Chichen Itza, which is the largest archaeological city of the Maya civilisation.

Mayan ruins, Mexico

From small and intimate ceremonies in exotic corners of the globe, to iconic cities and beautiful beach locations with the whole family, the list is endless. Not forgetting fabulous honeymoons, renewal of vows ceremonies, anniversary celebrations and same-sex civil partnerships

Find out more about our weddings and honeymoons

Caribbean Weddings