You can opt for an intimate experience in the Caribbean by staying at boutique properties. Caribbean specialist Annabel picks out some of the best hotels, from a cocoa plantation in Saint Lucia to a spot on Nevis that was beloved by Britain’s Admiral Nelson.
Caribbean travel guides
A good starting point when planning a trip to the Caribbean, our travel guides are written by our specialists and based on their personal experience. Our specialists return regularly to keep up to date on new developments, and whether you’re planning to wine and dine your way around Barbados, retreat to a villa on a private island or want to trace the development of colonial rule across the region, we aim to help you make the most out of your time.
Along the way, we can offer tips on where to find the best dives sites, secluded beaches, historic plantations or the liveliest Friday night fish fry.
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Ideas for how to explore the Caribbean
Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for the Caribbean. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.
With a variety of islands to choose from, Caribbean specialist Francesca explains the appeal of each one, from the sugar plantations of Saint Kitts to luxury yachts in the British Virgin Islands. Discover some of the best Caribbean resorts as well as converted colonial plantations and an organic farm.
Caribbean specialist and former resident Ludo has sailed across the archipelago. In this guide he explains why each island is distinct, helping you to choose your ideal Caribbean getaway. Explore the historic Nelson’s Dockyard on Antigua, eat in one of Barbados’s fine-dining restaurants or escape to a private island in the Grenadines.
Known for beach vacations, the Caribbean is often overlooked as a multi-stop destination for wider exploring. Caribbean specialist Annabel picks out her top three trip ideas to give you an idea of what’s possible, if you want to get beyond your resort.