With a rugged eastern coast that is pounded by the roiling breakers of the Atlantic and a western coast that is lapped by the gentle waves of the Caribbean Sea, Barbados has a beach for everyone. Just 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, Barbados retains a distinctive West Indian Culture, rich in arts, theatre, music and nightlife, and the capital city of Bridgetown offers great shopping, art galleries and theatres. The island has a number of sites of historical, architectural and natural interest and it is these that make Barbados unique and your time here something special.
Antigua is the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, and with its immaculate beaches, coral-rich waters and superb accommodation it is a stunning Caribbean escape. In addition to the beaches, the capital, St John’s, is a fascinating town with some excellent restaurants, while the recently refurbished English Harbour is the world’s last Georgian dockyard.
Laid back even for the Caribbean, St Lucia is a great place to lounge in your hammock and enjoy total relaxation. Needless to say, there are some wonderful white beaches skirting the island, but it is the mountainous interior that sets St Lucia apart. Dominated by the sharp peaks of the World Heritage-listed Pitons, you’re guaranteed some breath-taking photo opportunities. The island’s beauty is indisputable and the lush forests and picturesque waterfalls are a delight to explore.
“Sun is shining, the weather is sweet” were the words of Jamaican native Bob Marley – and when you visit the island you’ll find it hard to disagree. Endless sunshine combined with golden beaches and a culture as colourful as any you’ll find, adds up to create an unforgettable holiday destination. Join in with the locals and party the night away at one of the many bars and clubs.
The Dominican Republic is one of the largest countries In the Caribbean, with a fabulous diversity of scenery to match. From sweeping sands to roll sugar plantations, towering mountains to huge freshwater lakes, there is always something different to explore, and somewhere great to stay, too, as you select from a superb range of all-inclusive beach resorts.
The magical cays of the Bahamas captivate with their friendly welcome and strong colonial influences in neat colonnaded streets and pastel painted houses, their white roofs gleaming under broad blue skies. From the glitz and glamour of Nassau’s Paradise Island to sultry tropical evenings that are perfect for beachside barbecues, the beautiful Bahamas are difficult to beat for pure holiday relaxation.
Escape to this lush hideaway island, where tropical flowers burst into bloom, a riot of brilliant hues, and white sands edge glorious colourful reefs. Grenada’s picturesque capital of St George’s brims with harbourside stalls piled high with woven straw baskets and pungent spices, as water taxis ply their trade across the bay to the superb sands of Grand Anse Beach, one of the Caribbean’s finest.