Christopher Columbus first gazed upon the beauty of the Caribbean over 500 years ago, and ever since we have been enraptured with its charm, beauty and varied landscapes. It has coral reefs for diving, jungle canopies for exploring, mountains to hike and golden beaches to relax on. The Caribbean has had a huge draw for holidaymakers for years and will do for years to come.
The historical colonisation of the majority of the islands leaves behind a melting pot of languages and cuisine. It is now home to fine French dining combined with Creole and Caribbean cuisine. However it’s not just the food which shows its influence: the architecture also shows this blend of styles – visit La Capital in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic to find a host of the ‘first’ buildings of the Americas.
Picture white sands, azure seas, beautiful luscious palm lined beaches and mountainous tropical landscapes and you have the Caribbean. But don’t underestimate what the islands of the Caribbean can offer. Each island has its own character and flair. Tobago for example is the more relaxed sister-isle to Trinidad and has a slower pace of life and easy-going atmosphere with beautiful lagoons. A truly spectacular display is put on from May to June each year as some of the world’s endangered turtles lay their eggs on the beaches. Grenada, the Spice Isle, is again more sleepy, more relaxed and offers unspoilt beaches and a little paradise with mouthwatering local cuisine.
For those who want something in between the escapists dream of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the more colourful and lively Jamaica. St. Barts offers chic shops, fine dining and charming French influences, offering absolute bliss.
The wildlife, the culture and scenery is incredible throughout the Caribbean. National Parks can be found on many of the islands. Head to the Dominican Republic to seek out the dolphins of the Parque Nacional Del Este, wander the elegant streets of St. John’s in Antigua or sample some of the enchanting cuisine of the Caribbean, it will leave you wanting more.
The Caribbean is the perfect destination for any island holiday. Each has its own distinctly individual heart and soul and we will help guide you to the right one which matches your dream of paradise.