Situated past the south east of Mexico, the Caribbean islands offer tropical sun and white, sandy beaches - perfect for a relaxing, tranquil holiday. Flanked by clear, blue seas on one side and fringed with palm trees on the other, the beaches are known for their beauty. However, a stay on the Caribbean islands is so much more than a beach holiday...
The Caribbean is a diverse region that offers a multitude of holiday experiences, from luxury holidays in St Lucia to sailing holidays in the Grenadines and bird-watching retreats in Dominica.
There is a great variety of accommodation on each island, with options ranging from prestigious luxury hotels and all-inclusive resorts to boutique gems, self-catering villas, and even charter yachts – there really is something for everyone.
Some resorts in the Caribbean are more or less self-contained, offering a variety of dining venues and numerous activities to occupy guests – you may find that there is no reason to leave! Water sports available often include sailing, windsurfing and kayaking; many resorts offer more sedate pastimes such as yoga and pilates; tennis courts and fitness centres are common features; and luxurious spas provide a space in which to relax and indulge.
The Caribbean is incredibly family-friendly, with a huge number of hotels and resorts across the islands welcoming children with open arms. Some have excellent kids clubs as well as child-friendly dining venues, suitable accommodation and varied facilities, while others are simply a pleasure to stay at as a family.
For those who do choose to venture outside the hotel, there is a huge amount to see on each island, particularly those with a mountainous rainforest such as Tobago, St Lucia or Grenada. Many hotels and resorts offer excursions to nearby places of interest as well as boat trips and visits to nearby islands, allowing visitors to discover the culture and Caribbean scenery.
There is also a warm and friendly local character to experience, as well as the food, drink and music that makes the Caribbean so unique. Some of the islands are well known for gourmet dining experiences, particularly Barbados where an abundance of excellent dining venues serve traditional Bajan cuisine and international dishes. Whether you visit a gourmet restaurant or a charming beach bar, you are sure to find tasty and high quality cuisine.
Many of the Caribbean islands offer excellent scuba diving opportunities, with consistently warm sea temperatures, clear waters and spectacular dive sites with shallow reefs and fascinating wrecks.
For those who wish to explore more than one Caribbean island, a multi-centre island hopping holiday is the perfect solution – you might want to take a week in a secluded beach resort followed by a week on a lively and vibrant island, or team a stay in a beautiful hillside resort with something a little more active. Our vast experience and knowledge means that we are able to create a bespoke island hopping package that is perfect for you.
In summary the Caribbean is great for:
An excellent range of accommodation including high quality inns, all-inclusive resorts, luxury hotels and affordable self-catering villas.
Listening to reggae, calypso and steel bands.
Experiencing the great local colour and meeting warm, friendly people.
Exploring mountains and rainforests.
Weddings, honeymoons and romantic breaks.
Taking part in watersports and scuba diving.
Find out more about the hotels and resorts in the Caribbean or call our friendly travel specialists on 01752 880 880 to discuss your next holiday!