Culture-seekers visiting the Caribbean revel in the historical charm and cultural abundance on offer in Cuba, Jamaica and Barbados. With beautiful, ornate cities, shady, colonial pueblos and charismatic locals, there is so much to explore and delve into. All topped off with the azure Caribbean Sea, stretches of sugar white sand and glorious views, Caribbean holidays taken on the larger islands can offer you the best of both worlds. Boasting beach resorts galore, glamorous hotels and cosy, in-land guesthouses, the Caribbean’s larger islands offer the best of all worlds.
For those who want to spend Caribbean holidays soaking up the sun, the geographically small but culturally rich island of Puerto Rico is blessed with a sweeping coastline that is simply paradise. Playa Flamenco in particular stuns and seduces travellers at any time of year. Anguilla’s Shoal Bay is equally ranking in the beauty-stakes and offers a wealth of water sport opportunities including snorkelling and jet skiing.
Caribbean holidays are all about having fun in the sun and although the beaches are hard to tear away from, further inland you’ll find a veritable banquet of rambling ruins, gorgeous period architecture and an upbeat atmosphere cascading down the streets of every town and city. Visit one of the perfectly preserved plantation homes, dance the hip-swinging cha-chas in one of the Cuban bars, climb the dazzling landscapes of the Dominican Republic or explore the mystic Mayan temples of Caribbean Mexico – the secrets of this incredible region are truly endless.
With gorgeous beaches on its doorstep, there are a plethora of things to do in the Caribbean.
One of the Caribbean’s finest exports, Bob Marley is celebrated and commemorated in a poignant and comprehensive museum in Kingston. Set up in a colonial house, you can explore the legend’s life, from his younger years to world-renowned reggae legacy.
For historical splendour, Cuba offers a cultural patchwork of styles and influences sure to delight and enchant. A UNESCO world heritage site, Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca del Morro is one of the country’s best, and is 16th century fort that overlooks the stunning Santiago Harbour. For a more futuristic slice of Caribbean culture, look no further than through one of the telescopes at Observatorio de Arecibo, Puerto Rico’s astrological hotspot.
The incredible Virgin Islands National Park is an explosive rainbow of colourful beauty, replete with meandering pathways, gorgeous flowers and an array of nature including mongeese, iguanas, tropical birds, hawksbill turtles and wild donkeys. Dig out your hiking boots and get exploring!
The dazzling Dominican Republic is the complete holiday to the Caribbean, offering visitors adventure, relaxation and luxury accommodation for less!
Lively towns such as Playa Dorada mean guests can sample and taste the enticing culture, whilst beach resorts such as Punta Cana and Bavaro offer beachside beauty in abundance.
With an inviting mix of thrill and chill, the Dominican Republic is a great choice for those that want to enjoy all of the Caribbean’s charm.
Couples will love the relaxing vibes, whilst families can do plenty of exploring! The Island is also renowned for offering cheaper holidays, so kick back and enjoy all the Caribbean has to offer for less.
Enjoy laidback luxury at the beachside Occidental Allegro Puerto Plata. A great choice for those that seek leisure, with the world famous Robert Trent Golf course next door and water sports for all members of the family.
Live the beach life at the IFA Villas Bavaro Resort & Spa, perfect for a relaxing getaway. Located next to Bavaro Beach, voted amongst the top 10 in the world, it promises luxurious stress free getaways!
The Dominican Republic is filled with natural beauty to explore. For light thrills try the world famous beaches and water sports on offer.
For those with a little more adventure there is the amazing Damajaqua Cascades, a series of natural waterfalls and rivers that guests can navigate. For family entertainment try the Circus school or the horse ranches.
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We recommend the fun filled Sunset Beach Resort & Waterpark, an all-inclusive favourite with families, couples and groups.
If you’re heading to the Caribbean you want to sample the beach life, so try one of our great beachside hotels for coastal living under the sun!
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Jamaica is a cultural beach paradise. Expect fantastic food, pristine beaches and welcoming locals on the Island that is home to Bob Marley and Usain Bolt.
Enjoy some of the world’s finest beaches, whilst Jerk chicken and reggae sounds permeate the air!
Jamaica welcomes everyone, but fun-seeking families, couples and groups will really enjoy the Island situated in the middle of the Caribbean.
As with the most of the Caribbean, beach lovers will be in their element with a series of exotic beaches to explore. Those seeking excitement should try the amazing jungle bob sled which meanders through the jungle of Ocho Rios!
For five star luxury try the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa. The all-inclusive super resort offers its guests a beachside abode with a glamorous setting.
For family fun head to the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa in Ocho Rios. With a superb five restaurants and eight bars, all guests are looked after. Just remember your trunks for the for the five swimming pools, meandering river and hot tubs!
The Jamaican culture is one of a kind! Welcoming and happy, the Island is just waiting to be explored.
Food, music and celebration are a big part of way of life, so guests are sure to enjoy the party. Head to the Rose Hall Great House for a taste of the Island’s past history and current culture.
Are you a beach lover? If so, head to Antigua and enjoy the Caribbean Island known as the ‘Land of 365 Beaches’. Soak up the sun and have a new beach to enjoy for every day of the year!
Antigua is a favourite with couples and newlyweds, perfect for that romantic getaway under the sun!
If you are looking for Caribbean chill then head to beautiful Barbados! Spend sunny days bathing on the beaches and enjoy some much loved rum punch.
The Bajan people encourage their guests to take on their relaxed way of life, so get ready to trade the rush rush, for the slow and easy.
Mix Caribbean cool with a luxurious Latin lifestyle and you have the captivating country of Cuba. Home to exciting cities and beachside resorts, Cuba is a great choice for those that want equal measures of adventure and relaxation. Explore capital city Havana to sample the wonderful history of the Island, whilst beach lovers can soak up the sun in coastal resort Vardero.
Looking elsewhere in the Caribbean? No problems! The Bahamas offers guests beachside beauty and a traditional relaxed vibe, perfect for beach holidays.
Adjacent Islands the Grenadines and Grenada are great choices if you are looking to enjoy the laidback life. Sail, swim and dive round the Island’s amazing inlets and coral reefs.
For a tropical twist head to the glamorous island of St Lucia where the luxurious landscapes are a must see!