The Caribbean has to be up there with some of the top bucket list destinations to go. When you think of the Caribbean you probably think of coconuts and white sand, cocktails of rum and spice, bright colours and small islands.
This beautiful part of the World is made up of many Islands, all varying in size with varied ecosystems on both land and sea. Equally diverse are the people, languages and cultures with an abundance of places to visit and things to experience.
The Caribbean is South East of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland and East of Central America, and North of South America. Much of the Caribbean is located on the Caribbean tectonic plate, and the Caribbean islands are usually regarded as a sub-region of North America.
Flight time from London is approximately 10 hours.
When is the best time to visit the Caribbean?
When it comes to weather, the Caribbean is renowned for having arguably the most desirable climate on the planet, with temperatures a gorgeous 24-29°C all year-round. The rain even falls to a fairly predictable rhythm – keeping these tropical islands lush and leafy.
The best time to visit the Caribbean is generally considered to be December to April, when it’s slightly cooler (particularly in the northern Caribbean). At this time of year it is slightly drier and less humid, and tourists flock to escape the Northern winter. May to November can be a little wet, with hurricanes possible from July to October.
Must do and see places to visit
Pig Beach – Bahamas
Pig Beach is an uninhabited island located in Exuma, the Bahamas. The island takes its unofficial name from the fact that it is populated by a colony of feral pigs that live on the island and in the surrounding shallows.
Bob Marley Museum – Jamaica
The Bob Marley Museum is a museum in Kingston, Jamaica, dedicated to the reggae musician Bob Marley. The museum is located at 56 Hope Road, Kingston 6, and is Bob Marley’s former place of residence. It was home to the Tuff Gong reggae record label which was founded by The Wailers in 1970. In 1976, it was the site of a failed assassination attempt on Bob Marley.
Seven Mile Beach Cayman Islands
Seven Mile Beach is among the many reasons why Cayman is considered the ultimate destination. Situated on the western side of Grand Cayman, the area attracts travellers from all over the world.
Harrison’s Cave – Barbados
Harrison’s Cave is a tourist attraction in the country of Barbados, first mentioned in 1795. Tourists can access the subterranean environment on a tramway.
Grace Bay Beach – Turks & Caicos
Grace Bay Beach, one of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful beaches in the world with the clearest water and whiter than white sand.
Our top 5 recommended hotels
Colony Club – Barbados
This luxe beachfront retreat tantalizes your senses with well-appointed accommodations, bespoke activities, superb dining offerings and unparalleled service. It is all about the little things…from finding your sunglasses cleaned as you return to your beach lounger or your bookmark neatly placed on your bedside table with our signature bookmark souvenir.
St. James’s Club – Antigua
Tucked away on a secluded 100-acre peninsula on the southeastern coast of Antigua, the all-inclusive St. James’s Club & Villas exudes a casual, club-like ambience. This exclusive hideaway caters to families, singles and couples with plenty of amenities and activities for all. The resort has a longstanding reputation for exceptional, caring service. Here, guests can retreat from the world or enjoy a wide array of island and water-based diversions.
Jade Mountain Resort – St. Lucia
Rising majestically above the 600-acre beachfront resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain Resort on St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St. Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty. Wrapped around an infinity pool with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colours, the Jade Mountain Club celebrates James Beard Award winner Chef Allen Susser’s “Jade Cuisine.” Hovering in space above the Jade Mountain Club is the Celestial Terrace, perfect for sunset cocktails or star-gazing.
COMO Parrot Cay Resort – Turks and Caicos
Set on its own private island. With 1,000 unspoiled acres and mile-long beach, we deliver foot-in-the-sand luxury. All rooms, suites and beach villas have soothing interiors along with COMO’s service ethic, holistic therapies, yoga, diving, and world-class cuisine.
The Ocean Club – Bahamas
Since opening in 1962, The Ocean Club has been a playground for celebrities and discerning travellers set along an 8-kilometre (5-mile) stretch of natural, white-sand beach on Paradise Island. Connect with Bahamian beauty in an enclave of remarkable seclusion, where intimate low-rise buildings are immersed in 14 hectares (35 acres) of Versailles-inspired lawns and gardens.
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