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”