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Antiguans will tell you that there are 365 beaches on Antigua, one for every day of the year and it’s not hard to see why with a never-ending perimeter of gorgeous white sand beaches surrounding the island.
Antigua is a popular Caribbean holiday destination with tourists from the UK with December to February being the high season. A more relaxed atmosphere than many of its Caribbean neighbours, this island boasts history, culture and some of the friendliest inhabitants you could meet.
Antigua is an easy island to get around and as such, there is no “hot spot” for tourists. Luxury resorts surround the island, many tucked away in quiet coves. Saying that, a short taxi ride will get you to most places and a trip to St. John’s, the island’s capital, is much recommended.
This is one of the more accessible Caribbean islands from the UK with year-round direct flights on an almost daily basis. Fly direct from London with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic or indirect from other regional airports in the UK.
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A Caribbean island with a vibrant culture, passionate for life and laughter. A land of lush tropical greenery, sparkling turquoise seas and warm golden sunlight. A paradise of rolling hills surrounded by soft, white sand beaches and fringed with coral reefs.
Barbados is a popular Caribbean holiday destination for UK tourists with December to February being the high season. The south coast, especially around St. Lawrence Gap, is renowned for its bars and restaurants and is a great location for those looking to head out in the evening.
The west coast, known locally as the Platinum Coast due to the wealthy homes dotted along this side of the island, is also home to some of the island's most beautiful beaches and resorts. Holetown has a large number of fine restaurants and designer shops.
Barbados is one of the most accessible Caribbean islands from the UK with year-round direct daily flights. Fly direct from London with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic or indirect from other regional airports in the UK.
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Discover Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia is a beautiful natural landscape of gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, lush rainforest and the majestic Piton Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site of breath-taking beauty. Discover natural waterfalls and walking trails that meander through the beautiful flora.
Saint Lucia’s interior is mountainous and unspoilt and great for hiking, biking, zip-lining, pony treks and numerous other adventurous activities. There are some fantastic diving sites dotted along the west coast suitable for both snorkelling and SCUBA diving.
The international airport lies at the southern end of Saint Lucia with the majority of the island’s resorts scattered along the western and northern sides. The area around Rodney Bay in the north offers a wide range of restaurants and bars for those who like to head out. If you prefer a quieter, more relaxed vacation then the resorts around Soufriere and the Pitons are the place to go.
Saint Lucia benefits from year-round daily flights from the UK. Fly direct from London with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic or indirect from other regional airports in the UK.
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Aruba, lying at the very southerly end of the Caribbean chain of islands, is a stunning island of picture perfect white sand beaches and year-round sunny weather to welcome you.
Amongst some of the most spectacular beaches in the Caribbean, you could be forgiven for spending your entire stay on the white sand outside your hotel but there is plenty more to see in Aruba.
Explore the island by 4x4, mountain bike or horseback or enjoy the reefs around the island with some Scuba Diving and snorkelling excursions. At night head to the bars and casinos for great entertainment.
Flights from the UK arrive at the Dutch island of Aruba usually via either a stop-over in Netherlands or USA. It is only a short 2 hour flight from Miami to Aruba making this a viable travel route for UK visitors.
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The Bahamas consists of 700 islands spread out over 100,000 square miles of beautiful, turquoise ocean. Some of the most incredible beaches and glamorous hotels in the Caribbean can be found here.
Needless to say, water-based activities are aplenty here with snorkelling, SCUBA diving and sailing widely available. For those looking to relax and unwind, it’s not hard to find a secluded spot of your own.
International visitors usually arrive in Nassau and hotels located in Nassau, Freeport or Paradise Island are easily reached. Reaching the other islands will require either a boat trip or an inter-island flight.
British Airways operates 4 flights a week from the UK to Nassau. Indirect flights via the USA are a good alternative as the Bahamas lies only a short distance from Florida’s east coast.
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All of our Cuba resorts are located in Varadero, a 13-mile long peninsula of white sand and clear, blue seas. Varadero is Cuba’s top seaside destination, located on the north side of the country.
Varadero has a fantastic nightlife with plenty of restaurants and bars. The historic capital Havana is 2 hours away along good roads and is definitely worth a visit to experience its fascinating charm.
As with most Caribbean islands, Cuba is warm all year but the best time to visit is in the winter months of December to April. Despite being a little cooler, rainfall is also lower in this season.
Thomas Cook Airlines fly twice a week from Manchester to Varadero in the peak seasons but there are plenty of indirect alternatives year-round from the UK to Cuba, usually into and out of Havana.
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Discover Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic, on the island of Hispaniola, is a large and diverse Caribbean country with gorgeous sunswept beaches, tropical rainforests and a mountainous interior.
Many of our featured hotels are located in and around Punta Cana on the east-northeast coast with long stretches of white sand beaches and beautiful warm seas lapping the shore.
There are plenty of adventurous activities to do here from watersports and diving on the Punta Cana reef to zip lining, golf, jeep tours, sailing trips and cultural tours.
Temperatures don’t differ a great deal throughout the year but rainfall increases through the summer months. British Airways and Thomson fly direct from the UK to Punta Cana and there are several indirect options too.
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The beautiful, unspoilt island of Grenada, often referred to as the Spice Island, is a place of untouched beauty populated by warm, friendly people and makes for a wonderfully laidback holiday destination.
With an enchanting interior of verdant greenery, cascading waterfalls and family-friendly hiking trails and some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the Caribbean, Grenada really is an island that has a lot to offer.
Most of the hotels are located in the southwest of the island along the magnificent Grand Anse Beach and surrounding bays. The airport is located here too and the capital St. George’s is a just short drive north.
Grenada has year-round flights from London with a brief touchdown en-route, usually in Antigua. This is a great way to combine two islands in one holiday as you can stop off for a few days before travelling on to Grenada.
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Jamaica, the home of reggae music and jerk chicken, the land where laid back and taking it easy reach new levels. If you want to relax in paradise, Jamaica is the idyllic holiday destination you're looking for.
Stunning beaches, crystal-clear warm seas, swaying palms and year-round beautiful sunny weather. Take a look at our luxurious hotels in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril.
There are many luxury all-inclusive hotels in Jamaica including several Sandals and Couples resorts exclusively for adults. Beaches have two resorts which are perfect for all the family.
British Airways flies direct into Kingston and Virgin Atlantic flies direct into Montego Bay giving you plenty of flight options when planning your dream Jamaica holiday.
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Discover Cancun & Riviera Maya
Cancun and the region known as Riviera Maya sit on the stunning Caribbean coast of Mexico on the Yucatan peninsula and boast miles of long curving, white sand beaches bordered by the calm turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
The region also boasts some of the most beautiful and best preserved historical temples from the ancient Mayan civilisation and no holiday to Mexico is complete without visiting these breath-taking archaeological sites.
Cancun is the perfect holiday destination. Families love the huge all-inclusive resorts with multiple pools, a range of exciting activities and stunning beaches; Friends and couples favour the trendy nightlife and world class shopping.
Usually a little cheaper than many of the Caribbean islands, Cancun has year-round direct flights from the UK. Fly direct from London with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic or indirect from other regional airports.
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Discover St. Vincent & Grenadines
St. Vincent & Grenadines is a nation of 32 islands located in the southern Caribbean Sea and just 24 miles south of Saint Lucia. The largest island is St. Vincent with its forest-covered mountainous interior and Kingstown, the nation’s capital.
A chain of smaller islands, comprising the Grenadines trails off to the south and are home to many beautiful reefs, white sand beaches, yacht-filled bays and stunning volcanic landscapes.
Many visitors like to head to Tobago Cays a marine park of sheltered lagoons and stunning coral reefs where there are fantastic snorkelling opportunities and a great chance to swim with the sea turtles.
There are no direct flights from the UK but the islands are easily reached via a short onward flight usually from either St. Lucia or Barbados. With far fewer tourists, it’s well worth the additional effort to get here.
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