The warmth of the Caribbean

David Pollard

Guest blogger David Pollard explains why he loves the Caribbean above all the other destinations he has been lucky enough to visit during his career in the travel industry.

David is the owner of Classic Hideaways, representing some of our favourite boutique hotels & resorts in the Caribbean – The Inn at English Harbour in Antigua; Coral Reef Club and The Sandpiper in Barbados; Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain in St Lucia; and Peter Island Resort & Spa in the British Virgin Islands.

Continue reading “The warmth of the Caribbean”

Trip diary: Island hopping in the Grenadines

I recently set off on my first trip to the Caribbean, travelling as part of a group on an island hopping journey through St Vincent and the Grenadines, courtesy of the nation’s tourist board. We travelled southwards through the islands, visiting Young Island (just off the coast of St Vincent), Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Petit St Vincent and finally Palm Island. Having spent such a lot of time reading and writing about these beautiful destinations, I was eager to see them for myself! Continue reading “Trip diary: Island hopping in the Grenadines”

Trip diary: Off the beaten track in Barbados

Jo and Mark recently returned from a trip to Barbados, with a few days on a private island resort in the Grenadines. Having visited Barbados many times over the years, Jo knows the island extremely well and has discovered some hidden gems. Below she talks about the hotels they stayed in on this trip and shares some of her top tips for visitors wishing to get off the beaten track, from riding the bus and relaxing at local beach bars to spending a day at the races and visiting botanic gardens! Continue reading “Trip diary: Off the beaten track in Barbados”

Trip diary: Old favourites & new additions in Antigua, Barbuda & Barbados

Jo and Mark recently spent a few days hopping between the islands of Antigua, Barbuda and Barbados, rediscovering old favourites and experiencing new options.
Here Jo talks about their trip…

“We began our Caribbean island hopping trip in Antigua, where we stayed at COCOS Hotel as we wanted to make sure that this old favourite was as special as we remembered. Continue reading “Trip diary: Old favourites & new additions in Antigua, Barbuda & Barbados”

Top 5 hotels for 2017

east-winds-beach-2-top-5-900-450-2Below is an introduction to some of our most popular hotels and resorts in the Caribbean and the Maldives…each of these exceptional properties has special offers available for 2017 so take advantage and plan your tropical getaway now!

Call us on 01752 880880, email to discuss your next holiday to the Caribbean or Maldives or view all our holidays on our website. Continue reading “Top 5 hotels for 2017”

An authentic Caribbean retreat: Montpelier Plantation & Beach.

A former sugar plantation, the privately owned hotel Montpelier Plantation & Beach is set in sixty acres of grounds that are steeped in the history of Nevis, this stunning Caribbean island . Once the site of the wedding between the British Navy Admiral, Horatio Nelson and Fanny Nisbet in 1787, the Montpelier Plantation & Beach is now a member of the prestigious Relais and Chateaux group.

Montpelier - Tree Restaurant - TB 500


Continue reading “An authentic Caribbean retreat: Montpelier Plantation & Beach.”