Are these the Caribbean’s best hikes?

Stretch your legs and take a walk: the Caribbean’s magnificent scenery lends itself to exploring on foot. From short strolls to more challenging treks, there’s a route that will suit everyone. Take a look at  our suggestions – are these the Caribbean’s best hikes? Dominica: the Waitukubuli National Trail Not for the fainthearted, the Waitukubuli National Trail … Read more

Port Royal: the city that sank

Port Royal

Port Royal, in south-eastern Jamaica, is today a sleepy fishing village not far from the capital Kingston. It’s hard to believe that just a few centuries ago it was dubbed the “wickedest city on earth”. A wild and hedonistic place To find out why, let’s go right back to the late 15th century, when the … Read more

The St Kitts Scenic Railway

One of the most popular visitor attractions on the island of St Kitts is its scenic railway. This unusual narrow gauge train, dubbed “the last railway in the West Indies” ambles along, passing through some of the island’s beautiful countryside. The rise of the St Kitts’ sugar industry Sugar cane was introduced in St Kitts … Read more

A close-up experience with stingrays in Grand Cayman

If you’re planning a vacation on Grand Cayman, then a tour to Stingray City needs to be on your wish list. It’s one of the Cayman Islands’ most visited destinations. Southern Atlantic stingrays congregate in large numbers in the shallow waters of this offshore sandbar. Everywhere you look in the turquoise water, these beautiful creatures … Read more

The story of AIR Montserrat, the island’s legendary recording studios

AIR Montserrat

The forces of nature that shape our planet are extraordinary. Nowhere in the Caribbean is this truer than the events which impacted AIR Montserrat. This iconic recording studio, now a ruin, is located on the island of Montserrat close to Antigua. George Martin, a record producer nicknamed the Fifth Beatle, already owned a successful recording … Read more

Planning a trip to Virgin Gorda? This should get you started!


The British Virgin Islands contain some of the prettiest landscapes in the Caribbean. Lush palms and forested slopes form an exquisite backdrop to jaw-dropping beaches lapped by impossibly clear waves. One of the best islands to stay is Virgin Gorda, which offers some of the best snorkelling, diving and sailing anywhere in the world. Year-round … Read more

Immerse yourself in Jamaica’s natural beauty

White River rafting in Ocho Rios

The island of Jamaica is a nature lover’s paradise. Blessed with endless beaches, hidden coves, secluded waterfalls and forested hills, visitors are rightly impressed by the country’s coastline and interior. Here’s where you need to go if you’re keen to immerse yourself in Jamaica’s natural beauty. Hike in the beautiful Blue Mountains Jamaica’s longest mountain … Read more

The best beaches in Guadeloupe

Six populated islands comprise the archipelago of Guadeloupe. Alongside the uninhabited islets, the two main islands of Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre form the most significant land masses. The shape this pretty pair makes is often likened to a butterfly. Meanwhile, to the south you’ll find Marie-Galante, Terre-de-Haut and Terre-de-Bas (which together make up Les Saintes) and … Read more

Fascinating facts about the Dutch Caribbean

Punda boardwalk in Curacao's capital of Willemstad

The islands that make up the Dutch Caribbean are all popular tourist destinations. The southerly trio of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao have the advantage of lying off the hurricane belt, and are blessed with dry sunny weather year-round. Further north, the islands of Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius form part of the Leeward Islands. … Read more