Tours of the Caribbean allow you to experience more than one island, or immerse yourself in the culture and natural beauty of just one culture. From green forests to white sands and sparkling blue waters, the Caribbean’s landscapes are as lively as the flavours of its markets, cities and people. Speak to one of our Destination Specialists today and plan your bespoke luxury Caribbean tour, or browse our selection below for inspiration.
Cruise in style on our luxury cruise of the Caribbean with the Seven Seas Voyager Caribbean Cruise. See the many beautiful islands of the area from the comfort of your opulent cruise cabin. Begin your cruise in Miami before sailing around the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Tortola, Antigua, Barbados and more. Stop off to see picturesque pastel coloured villages, glorious sandy beaches and lively, colourful markets. If you prefer to explore one island in more detail, book our Viva Dominicana Escorted Tour. Explore the Dominican Republic’s ancient history, pretty towns and gorgeous beaches. Taste chocolate and see how it grows before heading into the emerald green forests inland.
For the ultimate luxury break and the chance to explore at your own pace, book one of our luxury catamaran cruises. Our Luxury Bahamas Catamaran Cruise is ideal for those who love deserted beaches, excellent dining options and a sense of history. For volcanoes, luscious rainforests and a chance to visit chocolate plantations, book the Luxury St Lucia Catamaran Cruise. Or to visit the Spice Island and see its black sandy beaches, villages and colourful underwater coral, our Luxury Grenada Catamaran Cruise is the best choice.
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“Bird lovers will be in their element in the Caribbean. St Lucia is home to a number of endemic birds, including the Saint Lucia wren and warbler, while elsewhere you may happen across the bay-breasted cuckoo, the Antillean mango (a species of the hummingbird), the West Indian woodpecker and the Bahama woodstar.”
“I recommend snorkelling in the ocean, at the foot of the Pitons. The water is unbelievably clear and allows for spotting the likes of trumpet fish, puffer fish, sea horses and turtles – all among a thriving rainbow of coral.”
“Take the Puerto Plata cable car up Isabel de Torres for breath-taking vistas of the vibrant Dominican Republic, before getting a picture with the Christ the Redeemer statue – the sister statue to Rio de Janeiro’s iconic monument.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the official currency of the Caribbean?
As the Caribbean is made up of 28 island nations, there are a number of different currencies in circulation. Our tours cover the Dominican Republic, St Lucia, Grenada, Antigua, The British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.
The Dominican Republic, St Lucia, Antigua and Grenada all use the East Caribbean dollar, while the British Virgin Islands use US dollars, and the Bahamas use Bahamian dollar. Our itineraries here maintain a focus on rainforest hikes, sailing and snorkelling – we highly recommend you withdraw the necessary currencies prior to arrival, as ATMs will be scarce once you venture from city centres.
When is the best time to visit the Caribbean?
As the Caribbean enjoys a tropical climate, you can expect sunshine and clear skies almost all year round. We recommend visiting at the start of May, with the average temperature being around 26°C, and the sea being at its warmest. From mid-June to October, the Caribbean will enter its hurricane season. This should not be a cause for alarm – though rainfall will increase, and there may occasionally be strong winds – major storms aren’t all that common.
What languages do the people of the Caribbean speak?
The vast majority of Caribbean islands speak English as a first or second language, as it is known as the language of tourism and business. Other languages spoken here, depending on your destination, will mostly likely be of European origin, including French, Spanish and even Dutch. English is the official language of the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, St Lucia and the Grenadines, while it is Spanish in the Dominican Republic.
Explore the tropical paradise of the Caribbean islands, laden with dense jungle, soaring volcanic peaks and pristine beaches. Each island offers its own distinct character – from a wealth of fascinating history and culture to exotic wildlife and sweeping coastlines. Wherever you choose to visit, you can rest assured you’re in for an unforgettable journey.
Why you'll love the Caribbean...
• Sailing across the Caribbean Sea aboard a luxury catamaran
• Observing angelfish, turtles and barracuda while snorkelling at the Great Guana Cay in the Bahamas
• Ziplining through the canopies of the Antiguan rainforest
• Hiking up the volcanic spires of St Lucia’s Pitons before quenching your thirst with a well-deserved beer at the summit
• Shopping in the tax-free shopping malls of Rodney Bay’s Marina
• Exploring the extraordinary granite boulder formations of Baths National Park in the British Virgin Islands
• Snapping hilarious pictures with the Bahamian swimming pigs of Piggyville at No Name Cay on the Abaco Islands
• Enjoying a ‘painkiller’ cocktail in the Soggy Dollar Bar in White Bay
• Soaking up the sun on the white sands of palm-fringed Sandy Island off Carriacou, Grenada
Did you know?
• Should you have $100,000 to spare, you can become a citizen of Dominica by donating it to the Economic Diversification Fund.
• The Caribbean is made up of 7,000 islands, of which roughly only 10% are inhabited.
• The coves and bays of Norman Island in the British Virgin Islands is said to be the inspiration behind Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island
There’s no question too small. Start planning your dream trip by talking to our Destination Specialists.
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