With over an impressive 7000 islands and a climate sought after by even the already sun blessed, the Caribbean has a little something for everyone, of course apart from the winter activities.
Just a few miles shy of Florida, the Caribbean Islands enjoys a good Floridian climate, without the hint of Disney. The Caribbean Sea is truly crystal clear, complimented with a diverse marine ecosystem, including a large proportion of the world’s coral reefs. Combine the sea with the varying terrains the islands have to offer, and you’ll quickly see where the Caribbean got its charm, which has inspired holidaymaker and even movie makers alike.
A trip to the Caribbean may have you thinking about cultural Barbados, the lively island of Jamaica or maybe Dominican Republic holidays takes your fancy, however the Caribbean has thousands of island’s each unique with a little something different to offer, which can appeal to a variety of people.
Best for Couples:
If you are looking for the perfect Caribbean island for just you and your partner, whether it’s for a valentines surprise or even a honeymoon, then Nevis may just be the place. Sister to the St Kitts island, Nevis isn’t relatively straight forward to get to, leaving this island with an element of charm, with unspoiled terrain and very little in the way of crowds. Nevis has a few sandy beaches, either secluded or lively with bars and sports. Nevis is the home to the Caribbean’s most enchanting plantation hotels, and even with its seclusion, this volcanic gem is home to a few good restaurants, churches, historic house and is also excellent for golfing, hiking, biking and some watersports.
Nevis has been winning hearts for over 200 years, and is even among the top honeymoon destinations of choice due to its seclusion. At only 6 by 8 miles, the volcanic cone of Nevis peak is the islands dominate feature, the peak gives the island a breathtaking beauty, which will truly make a visit one to remember.
Best for the Family:
A family holiday needs to be one that has the activities to keep everyone happy, while being easy to get to, hassle free transfers and accommodation that’s relatively close to all the action, the perfect island for this has to be Antigua.
At 108 square miles, Antigua has a lot to offer children as well as the adults. For family fun, there’s the Jolly Beach Resort, which is situated along the islands whitest beaches, this tropical resort has something for all the family, including dancing, water and beach sports, biking, bands and even movie shows. The resort also has the free Jolly Kidz Club, which is perfect for keeping any under 12 year old busy for a while.
Antigua is fantastic value, and is very lively during the peak times. If the resort has shown you everything it has on offer, then you can of course explore the island and all the other activities it has available, such as turtle spotting, soca music and a zip line tour that will take you through the rainforest.
Best for Singles:
If you’re single and looking for a bit of piece and relaxation or looking for a little bit of adventure, then Jamaica is the place to be. Jamaica is a lively beautiful island, which has quite a bit to offer with its vibrant culture
For the party scene, it may be worth venturing to Montego Bay and the Margaritaville bar, which is especially popular for its water area and its multiple levels. Of course Jamaica has a number of all inclusive resorts, including those which are for adults only. The famous Hedonism resort is for adult singles only, and even if you’re not staying at the resort, you can buy day passes that allows you access to all their activities.
Best for Sun Lovers:
For any sun worshiper, there’s the Anguilla Island. Of course no matter what island you visit in the Caribbean, you’ll be blessed with fantastic weather; however Anguilla has 33 stunning uncluttered white beaches accompanied with crystal clear waters, which makes this island the perfect setting for just enjoying the sun and relaxing.
If you’re looking for solitude, then a visit to Shoal Bay west will surely keep you in peace. Shoal Bay east has the Ku beach hotel, which serves great food while remaining incredibly affordable.
A romantic walk is best done along the Rendezvous Bay, while those looking for a little snorkelling or bodysurfing to break up their day can either visit Little Bay or Savannah Bay.
Best for Partiers:
St Lucia is a magnificent island situated in the Eastern Caribbean at the heart of the Windward chain. It is home to many forested peaks and its varied terrain sees valleys and volcanic mountains populating the island, yet the astonishing views aren’t the only thing that has holidaymakers interested as St Lucia’s combination of excellent music, bars, homebrewed rum and accommodation makes the island a fantastic party destination.
In recent years, St Lucia has become the destination of choice for partiers, so much so that their streets close to motorists after 9pm in order to allow the supply of alcohol to flow uninterrupted, while 3 new hotels have been constructed to accommodate the ever increasing holidaymakers.
St Lucia produce home brewed Bois Bandé rum, which is even enough to distract visitors from the islands towering Pitons. You’ll find the wild partying and drinking through top the early hours is incredibly secure, and every local will want to greet and meet you with a smile.