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Holidays to the Caribbean

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Popular Caribbean Holiday Destinations

holidays to the Bahamas


Thousands of stunning islands with white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Accommodation ranges from quiet villas to 5 star luxury resorts.

holidays to Barbados


A favourite for Brits with multiple direct flights from the UK to a popular and well established island.

holidays in Jamaica


Laid back, sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and if you fancy it, adventures in the Blue Mountains.

holidays in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

The soft sandy beaches which are fringed by towering palm trees are the perfect setting for your next holiday in the Dominican Republic.

holidays in mexico


The Caribbean coast of Mexico is home to grand, all inclusive resorts set upon gorgeous beaches with loads to do.

holidays in st lucia

St Lucia

Lush green landscapes from mountain jungle to beach, soft sandy beaches and fabulous accommodation options make for an ideal tropical holiday.


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Caribbean Destination Guide

Caribbean Destinations

Popular Destinations In The Caribbean


With direct flights from London Heathrow, Manchester and Glasgow airports to Barbados, enjoying a holiday in the tropics is much easier than you might think. You can also use flight connections via places like London and New York to travel from your local airport. Great hotels booked as packages through TUI, Virgin Holidays and others ensure you don't have to worry too much and it's all done for you.

The perfect beach holiday destination, areas along Barbados' west and south coasts like St Lawrence, St James and Worthing, are most popular with Brits. Hotels like Sandals, Southern Palms Beach Club and Turtle Beach Resort.


Jamaica has long been a favourite for holidaymakers in search of some Caribbean sunshine. While the capital city, Kingston lies on the south coast, it's the northern resorts of Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay which are most popular for a Jamaican holiday. From it's warm hospitality and laid back vibe, to the crystal clear waters and tropical Blue Mountains, there's something truly special about this island.

The Bahamas

16 main islands help make up the many thousands of islands and islets in the Bahamas. This place is true paradise but you'll want to pick wisely. Many of the cruise ships stop in the Bahamas as part of their trips and Royal Caribbean even has its own private island, CocoCay.

While there are direct flights from the UK, indrect flights via Miami may be a good option if you're travelling from a regional airport. Once arrived, take your pick from the the luxurious Atlantis Hotel and Aquaventure waterpark on Paradise Islands, to much smaller boutique stays like La Bougainvillea on Central Eleuthera.

St Vincent

A much less touristy and developed island, St Vincent upgraded their airport which allowed Virgin Atlantic to start flying direct from the UK. Despite this, you'll still find some gorgeous hotels on the island and in the Grenadines. Places like the Blue Lagoon Hotel are popular here, or Bequia Beach Hotel on the island of Bequia.


After many years of being closed to much of the world, Cuba began to start opening up and now is the perfect time to visit and enjoy an authentic Cuban experience. Whether you prefer the latin vibe of Havana or would rather spend your days relaxing on the beach, or perhaps a little of both, Cuba can make a great twin centre style holiday in the Caribbean.

When to go

When To Go


While Summer is a very typical time to go to the Caribbean, it's also the typical hurricane season from around June until November. Tropical storms can happen outside of these months but are far less common. Like most tropical climates, during the rainy season, downpours of rain are generally short sharp bursts, but it's best to pack for a little bit of rain.


Winter is usually considered the high season with regular warm weather and a dry climate between December and April. It's the most popular time to travel here both for Brits swaping dark clouds for clear blue skies, but also for the Americans too. What that does mean is higher prices though so be prepared to pay a bit extra, especially in December, January and February.

Caribbean holiday types

Types Of Holiday In The Caribbean

There are lots of different types of holidays available in the Caribbean to suit all tastes, whether you're a bit of an adventurer, wanting to experience jerk chicken and reggae music, or simply want to spend some quality time with the family on the beach.

Cruise Holidays

With so many islands on offer, a Caribbean cruises are the perfect way to discover several islands in one go so you get a taste for a few different ones, all without having to pack, unpack and change hotels each day. Most cruises around the Caribbean leave from Barbados or Florida (often Miami) with lots of different companies to choose from including Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), Princess Cruises, MSC Cruises, Disney Cruise Lines and Virgin Voyages.

All Inclusive

If you simply want to fly and flop at your hotel, enjoying the pool and beach and not wandering too far from your hotel, all inclusive could be a good option, especially if you're on a strict budget. Along with all inclusive cruise options around the Caribbean, brands like Sandals and Beaches can both offer a premium all inclusive holiday experience.

Self Catering

There's nothing quite like staying in a private home or villa and getting out and experiencing the place. Going self catering to the Caribbean ensures that you're buying from local markets and supermarkets and trying out the local cuisine in little eateries and beachside bars. Wherever you choose for this, make sure you have suitable kitchen or cooking facilities.


Villas in the Caribbean can be small one bed places, or sprawling multi-bedroom homes with private pools. These can be great for a group of friends or a larger family who like plenty of space and privacy, with that homely feeling too.

For Couples

The islands are well known for being the home of weddings and honeymoons. Tropical paradise really doesn't get much more romantic which is why it's great for couples. Take a look at adults only resorts like the Sandals Grenada, Secrets Riviera Maya or the Hilton La Romana.

For Families

With an incredible friendly atmosphere, the Caribbean is really family friendly and what better way to let the kids have fun than to splash around by the pool or go snorkelling in tropical waters. If you want to make it the best kid friendly holiday, make sure to stay at the exciting Nickelodeon Hotel in Punta Cana for some real family fun.

Golf Holidays

If you're a golfer, you might not automatically think of the Caribbean as a golf destination, but there really are some impressive golf resorts here. What better way to unwind that with your favourite sport in the sunshine near tropical beaches.

Travelling To The Caribbean

Travelling To The Caribbean

There are multiple direct flights from the UK to the Caribbean, to islands including Bermuda, Jamaica and Barbados with three airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and TUI. Some of the smaller islands are a little harder to reach so you may either need to change planes somewhere or stay overnight and pick up a commuter plane, especially if you're staying in a very out-of-the-way place.

Unless you have somewhere specific, lesser known accommodation like an Airbnb villa, booking a package can usually be the best option and will also mean you're financially protected by the ATOL scheme when you book through brands like loveholidays, Trailfinders or Expedia. When booking through BA Holidays, Virgin Holidays or TUI, you may find that your luggage, airport transfers and seat selection are automatically included.

Most companies will offer 7 nights, 10 nights and 2 week holidays but you can organise to stay longer or shorter on a more tailormade holiday. Cruises are usually around 7 nights, however, Royal Caribbean does have much shorter, 3 night options to the Bahamas to help you test the water and try a cruise if you've never been on one before.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is all a personal preference, however some of the most popular Caribbean islands are Barbados, St Lucia and Jamaica.

Cuba, the Dominican Republic and St Lucia can all be some of the cheapest islands to visit.

The best time to visit the Caribbean is during the winter months when the weather is generally dry and sunny with minimal rain.

Depending on where you fly from and to, the flight time is between 8 1/2 and 10 hours.

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