Caribbean 2018-01-21T17:43:05+00:00

Caribbean

With year round sunshine, glittering white sands and warm waters the Caribbean really is a tropical paradise. With the tranquil waters of the Caribbean sea or the more rugged coastline of the Atlantic ocean each of the islands have their own character and offer different activities. Island hopping is a fantastic way to experience more than one Caribbean Island and the different cultures and flavours they endeavour to offer.

One thing you are sure to find everywhere is the friendly Caribbean welcome

Best time of year to visit

With temperatures barely dropping below 28 degrees the Caribbean really is an all year round destination. The best time to visit is between December and May, when the rainfall is at its lowest and warm temperatures are cooled by the gentle breeze.  The summer months, June to October, tend to be more humid with greater chance of a rain shower and the threat of a tropical storm, however, these rarely materialise into anything more.

Antigua

An enchanting and utterly peaceful island, Antigua has a unique culture that sets it apart from many other Caribbean locations. Friendly, quiet, welcoming, and relaxed, it is all you hope to find when seeking a perfect place for a tropical getaway.

There is a long list of immensely beautiful beaches in Antigua, from the archetypically stunning Dickenson Bay, and the beautiful crest of white sand at Pigeon Point, to the three beaches in the southwest (Frye’s Bay, Darkwood, and Johnson’s Point) to mile-long Jolly Beach and Half Moon Bay.

But, for breathtaking beauty, it is Jumby Bay where the discerning traveler goes. It is a private retreat just six minutes by boat from the coast of Antigua. And though Antigua and its beaches are amazing, Jumby Bay is a world all its own. As home to a preserve for hawksbill sea turtles, Jumby’s beaches are pristine, bucolic and tranquil yielding an immediate impression of paradise found.

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Aruba

This small Dutch Caribbean island lies just 18 miles off the coast of Venezuela and is a unique cultural melting pot of people, languages and cuisine.

Here, you can enjoy year-round sunshine, the picture-perfect palm-fringed white sand beaches of the south, dramatic landscapes of the north and the wild scenery that is found in the middle of the island, spreading out to the west.

The rugged Windward coast is home to limestone coves and desert scenery while Arikok National Park’s hiking trails lead to abandoned gold mines, ruins and ancient paintings and fossils.

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Bahamas

A former haven of pirates, smugglers and rum-runners, the Bahamas has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Enjoy long days below the surface as tropical fish swim by, kick back on powder-soft sands, go island-hopping to explore this beautiful archipelago of 700 islands and perhaps experience the charming swimming pigs on Pig Beach. Spend a week or two here and adjust to the islands’ three paces of life… slow, stop and reverse, and enjoy the hedonistic, manmade delights of Paradise Island.

A beautiful island fringed by the purest white sands and tranquil, turquoise seas, Paradise Island is perfect for those looking for absolutely everything whilst on their holiday to the Caribbean. Decadent Atlantis, Paradise Island and neighbouring sister-resort, The Cove Atlantis, are host to enormous lagoon swimming pools, endless dining and entertainment and even an innovative marine habitat and exciting water park. Should you prefer to stay at one of the more sedate, lower key resorts, then be sure to still visit the complex and tour its fabulous aquarium (local charge). Known as ‘The Dig’, this breathtaking manmade marine habitat is the Caribbean’s largest and theatrically themed around the archaeological ruins of the fabled city of Atlantis.

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Barbados

Located on the eastern edge of the Caribbean islands, Barbados is composed of distinct districts, each with its own unique character. The upscale west coast, called the Gold Coast, offers amazing pink sand beaches, calm Caribbean waters and inviting golden sunshine. This part of the island is the playground of the rich and famous who stay in the mansions and villas that dot the area. The south coast is known for its party atmosphere and plentiful bars, bistros and night clubs along the strip called St. Lawrence Gap. The east coast of the island along the Atlantic Ocean features a rugged coastline and crashing ocean waves that make it a surfer’s paradise.

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Bermuda

The hook-shaped nation of Bermuda is a treasure trove of natural beauty, culture and historic sights made up of 181 islands, islets and rocky outcrops. Spend lazy days on pink sands, dive and snorkel, tee off in a variety of championship courses or explore the UNESCO site of St George’s.

Bermuda boasts an abundance of natural beauty along its shores and throughout its interior but this is not limited to solely above the ground. The cavernous underground world of Hamilton Parish is home to dramatic stalactites and stalagmites as well as pools of crystal clear waters that both provide a window to the cave’s floor and reflect the beauty of its roof. The Grotto Bay Beach Resort features its very own cave which is home to their unique spa.

For such a small island stranded in the Atlantic some 650 miles from the coast of North America, there is a surfeit of activities for visitors to enjoy. From world class golf courses to incredible dive sites Bermuda is an island playground that offers more than just a beach escape – but that’s not to say the beaches themselves aren’t reason enough to visit. Unwinding on one of Bermuda’s famous pink-sand beaches, which are kissed by inviting turquoise waters, is best enjoyed with a Dark ‘n Stormy in hand.

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Bonaire

From the depths of its pristine waters to the height of its tallest peak, Brandaris, you will feel Bonaire’s magic wash over you from the Omoment you arrive and throughout the days as you become attuned to Bonaire’s unhurried pace. On Bonaire, there is a peaceful ambiance for daily life, without the hassle of traffic lights, hustle and bustle, or normal, day-to-day worries, your only concern will be how to spend each new day.

Bonaire has a long history of nature preservation, and always seeks to find the delicate balance between environmental protection and growth, while maintaining nature and culture. Bonaire was one of the first Caribbean islands to collaborate with the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) to conserve its reefs. Next to other activities such as, kite surfing, windsurfing and snorkelling, Bonaire continues to be recognised as one of the top destinations worldwide for its sustainable tourism.

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British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are part of the Virgin Island archipelago located 50 miles east of Puerto Rico. Visitors are attracted to this tropical paradise by scenic ocean views, unspoiled beaches, sparkling turquoise water and excellent yachting conditions. For vacationers ready for memorable island retreat away from the hustle and bustle typical of other destinations, the British Virgin Islands offer a laid-back Caribbean experience. Explore by island hopping from the major islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada, and then visit the smaller islands such as Jost Van Dyke and Anegada as well as the intimate cays that make up the chain.

The possibilities for adventure and relaxation are endless in our treasure trove of the British Virgin Islands. Spot beautiful Green Turtles and Eagle Rays while snorkelling or scuba diving around Cooper Island, and then head back to the luxurious Bitter End Yacht Club, an island retreat which oozes fun and relaxation. With over 60 gorgeous islands, most of which are uninhabited, the British Virgin Islands are the ideal destination for a wonderfully relaxed and luxurious getaway.

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Dominican Republic

If you are seeking a break where the focus is solely on sun, sea and sand then a holiday in the Dominican Republic – staying at one of the all inclusive resorts for which the Caribbean is famous – is the ideal choice. Occupying the eastern half of the Caribbean’s second largest island it comes as no surprise that the beaches here can stretch for miles.

The Dominican Republic has seemingly endless activities and a superb selection of dining venues to suit all tastes – from traditional local cuisine as well as a number of international dishes. From fine dining to casual poolside snacks; and elegant lobby bars to chic clubs where you can dance the merengue, there is something to suit all moods and occasions.

Sitting at the eastern tip of the country, the fast-growing resorts of Punta Cana and Bavaro is famous for its incredible beaches, championship golf courses and its outlying coral reefs and is perfect for first time visitors to the Caribbean. Fashionable, yet family friendly resorts sit side-by-side offering everything you could ever want from your Caribbean beach escape.

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Grenada

Aptly named the ‘Spice Island’, Grenada has more spices per square mile than anywhere else in the world. A beautiful tropical paradise of palm trees, bougainvillea, nutmeg & oleander, this quietly exciting island is one of the friendliest in the Caribbean.  Offering both couples and families so much more than glorious beaches and turquoise seas on their Grenada holiday; visitors to the island can enjoy an eco-adventure, experience the thrill of a lifetime tubing down the Balthazar River or scour the vibrant markets in the capital of St Georges for souvenirs.

Located at most southerly end of the Windward Islands, the island of Grenada is the epitome of a paradisiacal Caribbean island. An emerald and mountainous interior, which is ideal for exploration, makes way for a coast that boasts mangrove forests, talcum-white beaches, turquoise seas and coral reefs seething with flamboyant marine life. Combine these natural marvels with an interesting history, diverse culture, a kind and hospitable population and the fact that the island is less frequently visited than its more recognised neighbours, and you have an authentic Caribbean paradise.

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Jamaica

Jamaica is lush Caribbean island located just an hour and a half south of Miami. Water sports, golf, eco adventures and glorious beaches are just some of the attractions for vacationers seeking the good life in a fully catered villa in Montego Bay. Private Jamaican villas provide understated elegance and contemporary design with British accents echoing Jamaica’s historical past. Arrive to find groceries already in place, and start off by toasting the island with rum from your own personal bar.

Discover amazing white sand beaches on the preferred north side of the island and snorkel to explore the colorful underwater world. Try your hand at deep sea fishing and then book a romantic cruise around the island as the sun goes down. Jamaica is a golfer’s paradise with multiple championship courses, and if you are looking for action, you can take a raft trip down the river, climb up Dunn’s River waterfalls and horseback ride through the tropical vegetation of the interior mountains.

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Mexico

Mexico offers so much more than just its world famous Caribbean coast – strikingly vibrant and full of cultural gems from pre-Hispanic ruins to grand colonial architecture. Cultural and historic exploration can begin in the capital sprawling Mexico City, where the ancient, colonial and modern sit side by side. Head east through a heartland with a rich heritage to the Yucatán Peninsula. This is the Mexico you’ve dreamed of, home to iconic sights such as Chichen Itza, Tulum, and of course those picture-perfect beaches.

The waters between Cancun and Isla Mujeres off the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula offer an underwater paradise of magnificent reefs, pristine coral gardens, freshwater caverns and wrecks as well as the world’s largest underwater sculpture museum. Whale sharks, dolphins and turtles are just some of the incredible marine life that can be spotted here.

Chichen Itza, one of Mexico’s most famous archaeological sites and an extraordinary feat of architecture. Once one of the most powerful Mayan cities on the Yucatán Peninsula, Chichen Itza served as a ceremonial centre between 550 and 800 AD and was mysteriously abandoned for 100 years before being resettled in 900 AD. The remarkably preserved ruins include the iconic El Castillo, the Temple of the Jaguars and the Mayan Observatory.

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Mustique

Mustique is home to its own coral reefs, several small villages, and is actually privately held by the Mustique Company that is comprised of the island’s homeowners. They have upheld the initial goal of preserving the pristine natural beauty of the island, also its unique island way of life.

The lavish and secluded world of Mustique is one that is replete with luxury amenities and upscale accommodation supplied with ample services. This is but one of the many reasons that savvy world travelers, celebrities and head of states have chosen Mustique as a preferred location. A private island with a history as intriguing as its modern, luxury accommodations, it will quickly become your preferred tropical retreat.

Guests on Mustique immediately sense its laid-back spirit, its upscale atmosphere, and gaze on a setting dotted with luxurious villas and colorful public spaces. The Old Sugar Mill and the historic Cotton House reveal the style and esthetic that dominates the island. Set against the flawless beaches and lovely landscape, they make it a setting ideal for the knowing traveler in search of peace and plenty of recreation.

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St Barths

Exclusive St. Barthelemy is a tiny island known for attracting the jet set crowd to enjoy trendy restaurants, electrifying hot spots and amazing beaches like Gouverneur, St. Jean and Saline. St. Barthelemy, affectionately known as St. Barts or “Saint Barths”, is an island of magnificent private villas and amenities designed for the over-the-top rich and exceedingly famous. Expect to see sleek mega yachts, high end spas and exciting international events like the Bucket Regatta that draws sailing participants from all over the world. The island is a scuba divers delight with numerous dive sites in the warm blue waters surrounding the island. The restaurant scene is the definition of chic, and sizzling nightclub hotspots are the place to be after the sun goes down. Add to that the duty free boutique shopping in Gustavia, uncrowded beaches and spectacular views, and you have a perfect retreat for upscale vacationers who want to escape from the ordinary.

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St Kitts & Nevis

Holidays in St Kitts & Nevis are ideal for people wanting to head off the tourist track a little. Separated by a two-mile channel, St Kitts & Nevis both have lush mountainous interiors and a rural vibe. St Kitts is ‘busier’ with a larger land mass and population, although the must-explore south east peninsula remains compellingly wild. The smaller island of Nevis is one that time forgot, dominated by 3000ft Nevis Peak it has just one main road that circumnavigates the island in under 2 hours.

The idllyic and verdant island of Nevis lies just miles to the south of St Kitts. Framed by beautiful beaches and a towering extinct volcano that hides most days in the clouds, the bucolic island of Nevis is the destination to seek out for your escape. An island that leaves your worries miles behind to enjoy a simple but yet decadent retreat.

Anchored by the Four Seasons Nevis, travellers to Nevis can enjoy golf, beaches, biking and hiking. Whether you entertain your inner Cortez as you adventure into the rain forest or you take your mountain bike on an island tour while avoiding the monkeys, goats and donkeys that commandeer the local roads on occasion.

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St Lucia

St. Lucia is a tiny dot of an island set like a gem in the warm blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. But do not get the idea that this beautiful island is simply a beach destination. Pristine white sand and crystal clear azure waters are definitely a main attraction, but St. Lucia offers much more for romantics, adventurers and lovers of the good life. As a volcanic island, St. Lucia is more mountainous than its neighbors, providing breathtaking natural beauty with verdant hills culminating in the twin peaks of the majestic Pitons.

Explore the island by driving straight into a volcano and playing a round of golf with spectacular views of the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean. Snorkel among the bays and intricate coral formations to discover a tranquil world under the sea. If you crave an adrenaline rush, try windsurfing or soar along the treetop canopy above the rainforest on a zip line high in the air. Visit the Diamond Waterfalls Botanical Garden, and celebrate the end of another perfect day on St. Lucia by watching the sun set from a romantic waterside restaurant.

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St Vincent & The Grenadines

Situated south of St Lucia and west of Barbados, this cluster of 32 islands and cays (only nine of them inhabited) are fondly referred to as the ‘jewels of the Caribbean’. Their inimitable Robinson Crusoe charm is captivating. It is here that you will find the beguiling islands of Bequia, Mustique, Palm Island, Young Island and Petit St Vincent – all of which boast their own distinct personality and offer a wonderful St Vincent & the Grenadines holiday! Breathtaking natural beauty reigns supreme here – this Caribbean tranquillity and escapism at its irresistible best.

Set amid tropical seas between the teardrop islands of St Vincent and Grenada, the tiny emerald-clad volcanic islands of The Grenadines offer a tranquil and intimate alternative to the Caribbean’s larger islands. Renowned for their untouched beauty and natural landscapes, these picturesque islands boast powdery white-sand beaches and tropical rainforest. Undeveloped, unspoilt and sufficiently inaccessible to stay that way, these picturesque islands provide the perfect setting for relaxation, eco adventures and scuba diving.

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