The Caribbean islands have been captivating travellers for centuries. They are most famous for their beaches – stretches of palm-backed sugar-soft sand that rise from gin clear shadows in a striking blue sea - but it’s also an easy life in the islands.
The pace of life is laid-back and the people are generally charming and welcoming. And the islands are relatively close to the USA and UK, by comparison with other tropical destinations. The Caribbean is a perfect place to take time out and relax.
Although the islands are often visible from one another over just a few miles of sea, they are surprisingly different. Some are lively and developed, with a strong local culture of music and dance, some have excellent hotels and restaurants. Others are the archetypal dozy island idyll, just a spit of sand with a few palm trees. And there are literally scores of them, so there’s bound to be one that’s ideal for you.