The further afield you travel the more expensive it’s going to get and as the saying goes “One man’s paradise is another man’s hell” so it’s vital you do your research and find either a quiet tranquil spot or a high activity party zone.
A popular image of paradise would include turqoise calm sea, white beaches stretching as far as you can see and fresh local food available pretty much every moment of the day. We know one place on earth that ticks all those boxes and extends to some pretty awesome sights if you want to adventure
So here is our guide on where to go in the Caribbean. Turn your heating up, grab the coconut water and read on!
Best For: The Long Romantic Walk
Jamaica is home to Seven Mile Beach and it is just as breathtaking as it sounds. There are hotels dotted all the way along the bright white sand, the beach is protected by a natural reef making diving a popular activity here and due to the lack of a high tide, the sea is almost level with the edge of the beach. This offers a safe environment for young children to play in whilst parents relax and soak up the sun. The beach here is actually five and a half miles long, but that’s is still plenty of space to stroll hand in hand as the sun goes down and the stars come out.
Best For: An Old School Buzz
Cuba itself is a huge island and stepping into Havana is like jumping onto a film set. It’s streets a bright and colourful treat for the eyes. Music is part of the soul of the country and if you are after a little bit of culture and buzz then you will find it here in abundance. Most cities have an aroma of their own and Cuba has this delicate flow of papaya and tobacco. Sounds strange but there is something deeply beautiful about it. Art is a strong theme here too and the island holds some of the most passionate, vibrant paintings you will see. Recent changes to laws mean there are lots of boutiques popping up too. Take a look at these 15 Best Things To Do In Cuba for more ideas on how to enjoy this incredible island
Best For: Partying Like A Rock Star
If your idea of heaven is partying all night and sleeping all day then St Bart’s is for you. A playground for the rich and famous you won’t have to look far to find a group of life loving party goers hitting the decks. From villa parties to huge beach bbq’s there isn’t much opportunity for quiet time! In fact P Diddy just celebrated Christmas on this small island – well on a superyacht by the island.
The West Indies and particularly the Caribbean offer a paradise for everyone. Just make sure you do your research and end up in the right paradise for you!