Known for its white sand beaches and warm, turquoise waters, the Caribbean is paradise, providing the perfect escape from it all. There is so much more to this stunning archipelago than just its beaches, however. Each island has its own culture and history to explore, as well as tropical scenery, a range of water sports and delicious local food. Whether you’re planning for a relaxing break, exciting adventure, or a bit of both, holidays to the Caribbean are always unforgettable.
Take in the natural beauty
From volcanos to valleys, Caribbean holidays are guaranteed to include beautiful natural scenery. You can watch the sunset over Vinales Valley in Cuba, jump into the Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica, or soak in the view at Shirley Heights in Antigua. When it comes to beaches, you will be spoilt for choice, but one of the most impressive is Bathsheba Beach in Barbados. Located on the east coast, Bathsheba boasts wide, sandy beaches and dramatic rock formations. You can surf at the Soup Bowl, which hosts international surfing competitions, or paddle in the Bathsheba inshore pools.
Looking for something adventurous? A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pitons are twin volcanic peaks located on the island of St Lucia. Trekking along the Gros Piton trail to the summit is a popular activity and provides phenomenal views across the island. You can also get an aerial view of St Lucia’s natural landscape, fauna and flora by taking an open-air gondola ride as part of your package holidays to the Caribbean.
Discover marine life
Beneath the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean lies an underwater world, filled with vibrant coral reefs and exotic fish. With wildlife such as southern stingrays, hawksbill turtles and nurse sharks, the Cayman Islands is a hotspot for divers and ocean lovers. Visiting Stingray City, a sandbar surrounded by barrier reefs, is an absolute must. Here you can encounter friendly stingrays, who allow you to pet and photograph them.
Taste the local cuisine
Holidays in the Caribbean are not complete without a taste of the delicious food on offer. A key component of much of Caribbean cuisine is ‘rice and peas’ (rice with kidney beans, coconut milk and spices), which is served with dishes such as jerk chicken, saltfish and ropa vieja (shredded beef). Caribbean cuisine also makes full use of the fresh ingredients growing locally, such as coconuts, mangoes, papaya, and plantain.
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