The Caribbean has year-round warm weather, delicious local cuisine and offers bright white sands and warm seas. Sit back and enjoy the views, watch a carnival, or drift off to the soothing sound of the waves.
Covering the Caribbean Sea and reaching all the way to the eastern tip of South America, the Caribbean region has average summer temperatures of 30°C. The temperature hovers around 27°C even in the cooler months, making it a favourite 'unwind and recharge' destination all year round. There are a wide variety of holiday options for the sun seeker, adventurer and nature lover here, as well as activities of cultural and historical interest.
A small island just off the South American coastline, Aruba enjoys ideal weather, idyllic beaches and a buzzing tourism industry; it's no wonder it's known as the Happy Island.
Luxury hotels and accommodation has sprung up in Aruba over the last few years making this resort one of the trendiest in the world. This country enjoys Dutch origins which add a new twist to the Caribbean charm with perks such as a windmill on the beach.
Families can relax here but couples and adults can enjoy the romantic restaurants and evening entertainment at the many bars and casinos.
One of the quietest but most enjoyable islands in the Caribbean, the phenomenal coastline boasts miles of golden beaches. Built on a huge coral reef formed millions of years ago, it's no surprise that Barbados also offers top notch diving.
Barbados is the go-to island for the rich and famous with plenty of beachside hotels and property being blessed with an unrivalled climate to relax in.
Packed with historical sites and excellent music bars and restaurants, Barbados runs on rum and calypso. It's all about having a good time.
The most famous Caribbean island in recent history, much of Cuba displays proud traditions from the 1950s era.
A seasoned favourite among honeymooners, Cuba enjoys great year-round weather, versatile surroundings and is bathed in rich culture.
In the city you'll see Cadillacs cruising the streets filled with cafes and restaurants while the Cayo islands are the perfect image of paradise. In either location, you'll be tempted to sit back with a mojito in one hand, Cuban cigar in the other and watch the Caribbean sunshine glide across the clear sky.
A fantastic all-rounder, the Dominican Republic has it all, from beaches to weather to water sports, and the island is so affordable that it's become one of the most sought-after destinations in the whole of the Caribbean.
Over a dozen beach resorts are spread throughout the north, south and east coast of the country with spectacular nature distributed among each. Off the coast, the Dominican Republic is blessed with dreamy islands as well as the humpback whale mating season which sees thousands of the creatures visit the shores.
This country offers family resorts, destinations for singles as well as romantic couple's getaway spots.
The home of reggae, rum and relaxation hardly needs an introduction. It's culturally rich and more laid-back than a fully reclined sun lounger.
If you like cities, you can explore the likes of Kingston, Montego Bay and Negril where friendly locals enhance your holiday as much as they can.
If you're after calmer surroundings, then spend your time on Seven Mile Beach and listen to smooth island beats before tucking into the island's succulent cuisine. Aside from the beaches, there's also adventures and exploration to be enjoyed throughout the island's jungles, forests and waterfalls.