Caribbean Holidays

Holidays in the Caribbean take you to a region rich with diversity. With over 7,000 islands, it offers more than just an opportunity to relax on aquamarine shorelines. Venture inland to find vibrant towns and cities heavily steeped in culture and history. Enjoy thriving music scenes in Puerto Rico, where hispanic influences have allowed genres such as Reggaeton to flourish. The Caribbean also provides an inviting array of cuisines – from grilled white fish, fresh from the Atlantic and doused in intense jerk seasoning, to the sweet zing of indigenous papaya fruit.

We can help you tailor your holidays in the Caribbean to get the most from the region – whether it’s sailing around the British Virgin Islands or unwinding on the beaches of Tobago – this area has something for everyone.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Beaches lined with luxury hotels
  • Verdant green rainforests
  • Secluded areas with few tourists
  • Snorkelling and surfing
  • Opportunities to sail and explore
  • Colourful towns packed with culture

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Unique

Castara Retreats

Tobago

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,399 pp

Castara Retreats

COMO Parrot Cay

Turks and Caicos Islands

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,569 pp

COMO Parrot Cay

Grand Isle Resort & Spa

Bahamas

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,319 pp

Grand Isle Resort & Spa
Unique

Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba

Aruba

H&J Rating
Average: 3.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

£1,939 pp

Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba

Time Zone

GMT -4 to -8 hours depending on country

Flight Time

Varies by country, please see individual island page for more information

Currency

Varies by country, please see individual island page for more information

Visa Information

Varies by country, please see individual island page for more information

Language

Varies by country, please see individual island page for more information

Health Information

Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid are recommended.

The Caribbean isn’t easily categorised. A corner of the world where culture-filled colonial cities rub shoulders with palm-fringed, castaway beaches, it’s as diverse as you’d expect from a collection of 7,000 islands. But there’s an undeniable vibrancy that runs through the region’s veins, and somehow manages to tie it all together. Perhaps it’s the reggae, perhaps it’s the rum. Either way: it’s incredibly infectious.

  • Caribbean Cuisine

    Another great way to explore the Caribbean is through your taste buds. Each island has its own mouth-watering menagerie of seafood, fresh from the Ocean. Discover indigenous staples such as Conch, a large meaty shellfish found all over the Bahamas and housed in pastel pink shells. Dive into aromatic variations of jerk, the signature flavour of Jamaica, with influences ranging from Portugal to Latin America.

  • Sail away

    For a true sense of freedom on your Caribbean holiday, consider exploring the region by boat. Each island is a promise of another unique experience. With our range of luxury yachts, you'll be equipped to go on your adventure in comfort and style. Negotiate the quiet islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines before hopping over to the British Virgin Islands where you can snorkel among majestic granite rock faces.

  • St Lucia

    Nature and wildlife

    With beautiful tropical landscapes and indigenous wildlife, the Caribbean could easily be considered paradise to any nature lover. Explore St Lucia's breath taking volcanic landscape, covered with rainforest, and climb Gros Piton. Visit Lake Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic to spot crocodiles and exotic birds such as the American Flamingo.

  • Islands of The Bahamas

    Island-hopping

    Why just visit one island when you can see more? With ferries, water taxis, private yacht charters and many flights less than 1 hour you can easily see several Caribbean islands on one fantastic holiday.

Best time to visit the Caribbean

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
25ºC
30mm
Aruba
26ºC
64mm
Bahamas
24ºC
60mm
Barbados
26ºC
68mm
Jamaica
27ºC
31mm
St Lucia
26ºC
92mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
24ºC
30mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
25ºC
20mm
Aruba
26ºC
29mm
Bahamas
25ºC
55mm
Barbados
26ºC
44mm
Jamaica
27ºC
23mm
St Lucia
26ºC
57mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
24ºC
21mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
25ºC
30mm
Aruba
27ºC
12mm
Bahamas
25ºC
55mm
Barbados
27ºC
55mm
Jamaica
27ºC
30mm
St Lucia
27ºC
60mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
24ºC
27mm

Average weather in April

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
26ºC
30mm
Aruba
27ºC
8mm
Bahamas
26ºC
70mm
Barbados
27ºC
55mm
Jamaica
28ºC
21mm
St Lucia
27ºC
66mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
25ºC
33mm

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
27ºC
60mm
Aruba
28ºC
23mm
Bahamas
27ºC
110mm
Barbados
28ºC
74mm
Jamaica
29ºC
104mm
St Lucia
28ºC
63mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
26ºC
27mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
28ºC
70mm
Aruba
28ºC
17mm
Bahamas
28ºC
267mm
Barbados
28ºC
104mm
Jamaica
30ºC
60mm
St Lucia
28ºC
140mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
28ºC
33mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
28ºC
80mm
Aruba
28ºC
31mm
Bahamas
28ºC
170mm
Barbados
28ºC
118mm
Jamaica
30ºC
54mm
St Lucia
28ºC
172mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
29ºC
18mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
28ºC
90mm
Aruba
29ºC
19mm
Bahamas
29ºC
235mm
Barbados
28ºC
153mm
Jamaica
30ºC
66mm
St Lucia
28ºC
174mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
28ºC
33mm

Average weather in September

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
28ºC
110mm
Aruba
29ºC
48mm
Bahamas
28ºC
195mm
Barbados
28ºC
186mm
Jamaica
29ºC
120mm
St Lucia
29ºC
180mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
27ºC
54mm

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
27ºC
90mm
Aruba
28ºC
82mm
Bahamas
28ºC
144mm
Barbados
27ºC
169mm
Jamaica
29ºC
151mm
St Lucia
28ºC
237mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
27ºC
90mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
26ºC
50mm
Aruba
27ºC
102mm
Bahamas
26ºC
94mm
Barbados
26ºC
185mm
Jamaica
28ºC
99mm
St Lucia
28ºC
167mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
25ºC
54mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
25ºC
Aruba
27ºC
76mm
Bahamas
25ºC
73mm
Barbados
26ºC
105mm
Jamaica
28ºC
46mm
St Lucia
27ºC
102mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
24ºC
24mm
  • Martyn, Destination Executive

    Martyn

    Destination Manager

    "Whenever and wherever i go to the Caribbean, i think i know what i'll see. Without fail, i'm amazed at the vast beauty, diversity and ease of the West Indies, a feeling we should all be lucky enough to experience". 

  • Sue

    Customer Experience Executive

    "Every Caribbean country is very different, talk to us about what matters to you. Whether its wildlife, adventure or utter privacy, we will discover an island that’s perfect for you". 

  • Melissa, Destination Specialist

    Melissa

    Destination Specialist

    "Try something new. Nothing beats learning to sail, braving a rainforest zip line or seeing a turtle for the first time, all of which are really accessible in the Caribbean islands". 

Our Caribbean destinations

Clifftop sunset

Caribbean

Jamaica

Jamaica
Aerial view of St. Kitts

Caribbean

St Kitts & Nevis

St Kitts & Nevis

Caribbean

Tobago

Tobago
Shirley Heights

Caribbean

Antigua

Antigua

Caribbean

Aruba

Aruba

Caribbean

Bermuda

Bermuda

Caribbean

The Bahamas

The Bahamas
Sea Turtle

Caribbean

Barbados

Barbados

Caribbean

Grenada

Grenada

Caribbean

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic
The Pitons in the evening

Caribbean

St Lucia

St Lucia
Tobago Cays Aerial View

Caribbean

St Vincent & the Grenadines

St Vincent & the Grenadines
Grace Bay

Caribbean

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands
Lago Lucchetti

Caribbean

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Caribbean

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands

Types of Caribbean holidays

Caribbean Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Caribbean Cruises

Caribbean Cruises

Frequently Asked Questions

There are around 28 island nations in the Caribbean, made up of more than 7,000 individual islands. The Bahamas is the nation that has the most islands with a total of around 500.

Many Caribbean islands use the Type A and Type B plugs while some former European colonies may use the standard Euro plug known as Type C or the French plug known as Type E. Other islands such as St Vincent may also use the British Type G.

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