Home to the smallest inhabited island in the world, the Caribbean continues to be one of the most popular holiday destinations. Its tropical climate means hot and sunny weather all year round, with peak months being from December to April, during the dryer season. Although the Caribbean is one of the most popular cruise destinations, it has so much more to offer to holiday makers. With the extensive adventure activities on offer and the vast range of hotels, there really is something for every taste and budget!
Due to its geographical features, the Caribbean Islands present some of the most spectacular views; green volcanic peaks emerging from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. They can be seen from the white sand beaches but for more panoramic views you can take up some of the adventure activities on offer; there are some fantastic hiking trails such as Mount Pelée on the island of Martinique and Gros Piton on the island of St Lucia. Hiking is just one of many activities that is on offer when exploring the tropical islands; the luscious forests are perfect for ziplining, the south coast of Barbados offers some fantastic spots for windsurfing, the extensive coral reef is perfect for scuba diving and the breath-taking geographical formations like the Baths on Virgin Gorda are excellent for snorkelling!
The exotic wildlife and marine species can play a big part in making your trip to the Caribbean unforgettable! Whether it’s spotting the beauty and grace of the Pink Flamingos in Bonaire, showering in natural waterfalls, swimming with the pigs in the Bahamas or swimming with the stingrays in the Cayman Islands, it will be a trip you will never forget.
Although the flora and fauna of the tropical region sets the tone for a holiday to remember, you cannot overlook the unique culture. The art, music, tradition and cuisine of the Caribbean is not to be ignored when visiting! Leading up to Ash Wednesday is usually when the majority of the islands will host their carnival which is a significant tradition to celebrate the end of slavery. With vibrant music, bright and bold costumes at every turn, it really is a parade not to be missed if you are visiting! The cuisine in the Caribbean reflects all the cultures that have had an influence on the region over many years; European, Chinese, Indian, African and Indigenous. Each island has their own unique flavours such as the fiery Jerk flavour of Jamaica, the street food culture of Trinidad and the Spice Island of Grenada, known for growing its own spices, both sweet & savoury.