Who doesn’t love the Caribbean? So many islands, so much to explore! From tranquil sandy bays to hopping carnivals; volcanoes and lush rainforest, the Caribbean has so much to offer. Here at Infinite Travel we have personally experienced the likes of Cuba, Saint Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe, the BVIs, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua, Barbuda, the Bahamas, Guatemala, Montserrat and Grenada. If you’d like to increase the number of these little specs of paradise that you’ve visited, please contact us on 03330 142456 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you’ve seen (or climbed, as Emma has) the majectic twin peaks of the Pitons, you’ll never forget them. These towering volcanic mountains jutting out of the sea are symbolic of St Lucia, but there is so much more to see – beautiful sandy beaches, lush rainforests, Pigeon Island National Park, there’s even the worlds only drive-in volcano! Mix these together with friendly locals and great weather and you’ve got yourself a very captivating tropical island.
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
Antigua, known locally as Wadadli (also the name of the local beer), is famous for its sugar white sand and crystal clear waters. If you wanted to stay for a whole year you could still visit a different beach every day! With welcoming locals and great cuisine, go to Antigua to unwind at one of its beautiful resorts. Head up to Shirley Heights to take in the sounds of the wonderful steel drum band at sunset and gaze down at the beautiful natural harbour below. Waterbabies will be in heaven with the abundance of activities to do both on and under the water.
Barbuda is Antigua’s smaller, more serene sister. Seemingly trapped in a wondrous timewarp, the island can easily be explored by bike (as Emma did) from the one central village, Codrington. Due to laws in place not allowing non-Barbudans to build on the island, it is wonderfully quiet and you may well find yourself with an entire beach to yourself – pure heaven!
Cuba is the Caribbean with a difference. Due to its extraordinary history the beach is just the beginning here. Away from the beautiful beaches you can hire a 1950s car for a day, kick back and smoke a real Cuban cigar, take part in a steamy salsa class or take in the pastel hues of Havana, sip on rum cocktails to your heart’s content, the list goes on…
Barbados is exactly what you’d think of when you think tropical island – miles and miles of soft sandy beaches, calm turquoise waters lapping the shore, palm trees bending over beaches… and yet there is so much more that Bahans have to offer… dive into one of the hundreds of rum shops, dance the night away in the popular night spots or sample the wonderful Bahan cuisine which fuses sweet and savoury together.
THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Discover the beautiful British Virgin Islands and enjoy one of the best places in the Caribbean. It is reputed to be THE best sailing area in the world which accounts for the armada of yachts and motor cruisers. Wherever you stay in the BVI’s there are a few places you must visit:
The amazing beach called “The Baths” which is on Virgin Gorda. It is my favourite beach in the whole world. Be sure to take your snorkel and mask and be prepared to be astounded.
Foxy’s bar on Jost Van Dyke. This bar is world famous even though it is little more than a tin shack. At new year there will be 1000 yachts moored in the bay with everyone partying on the beach.
The Soggy Dollar bar, also on Jost Van Dyke, so named because there isn’t a jetty so all sailors arriving by sea have to moor off and wade ashore hence getting their dollars wet, which the barman will hang out on the line behind the bar to dry…
*Steve’s top tip – “You MUST try a famous ‘Painkiller‘ drink, with rum and coconut and a secret ingredient, invented at the Soggy Dollar Bar, have a swing in a hammock and I guarantee all your troubles will disappear!”