A Caribbean Dream Vacation

Contributed by: Elegant Resorts, specialists in the field of luxury holiday travel! 

If you’re planning an exotic Caribbean vacation, there are many destinations to choose from.  Whether it is a family holiday or just a personal getaway, you won’t be disappointed with some of these exciting options.  The Caribbean is rich with history. Christopher Columbus visited this area and no doubt was amazed by its beauty.

The food of this region is a delicious mixture of these cultures. So, sit back, relax and enjoy local land and seafood specialties surrounded by super friendly locals!

The music of the people here is a blend of Afro-Caribbean and Latin American.  Steel drum bands play calypso, salsa, reggae & classical island drumming. You can’t help but get up and dance!

The Caribbean is also famous for its strong Rum.  Pirates and rum has always been part of the islands’ history. Many a-drunken battles were fought between swashbucklers and buccaneers.

Rum is made from sugar cane that is harvested and processed to remove the cane juice which is molasses. It is then distilled and put into barrels to age. If you are lucky you can find a distillery tour in the area you will be visiting. Distillery tour locations are in Jamaica, Barbados, Croix, Martinique and Grenada.  Take a tour and see how it is made and hopefully take home a sample or two!

Depending on the time of year, you may be able to find a festival or two going on in the area. Carnivals and music and dance are a way of life in the Caribbean.

Where to stay:

Sandy Lane Hotel, Paynes Bay, Barbados

112 Exotic Suites set in classical coral stone, gorgeous views, and beautiful groves. Restaurants, Lounges, Hair Salon, Health Club, Car Rental Service, Doctor on call, and Airport Shuttle Service are just a few of the hotels amenities available at the Sandy Lane Hotel.

Hermitage Bay, St John’s, Antigua

The breathtaking Hermitage Bay Hotel has luxurious rooms with excellent service. Hotel amenities include swimming pools, spas and restaurant. Things to do in St. John’s: Sailing, Yachting, Luxury Safari Tour, Cruises, Golf, Visit the Botanical Gardens, and the Antigua Brewery Tour.

Carlisle Bay, Antigua

The beautiful Carlisle Bay Hotel has 82 suites with beautiful balconies and terraces looking out onto the beach. The hotel offers Pilates and Yoga instruction, tennis courts, library and kids club. Indigo on the beach, one of the hotels restaurants’ serves delicious barbecue, healthy grills, seafood and Asian cuisine.

Cobblers Cove Hotel, Barbados

The Cobblers Cove is set up like an old English-Style house. It has 40 luxury suites and 10 2-story cottage houses and 8 ocean front suites. Experience English-Style elegance with the comfort of the Caribbean. Things to do in Barbados: Zed’s Surfing Adventures, Sailing Cruises, Dive Tours, Surf School, Museums and Local Attractions, Art Galleries, and various Day Trips.

The Sandpiper, St. James, Barbados

Beautiful colonial-style rooms, 24 hour Guest desk, Swimming Pools, Hair Salon, and Restaurants.

Palm Island , St Vincent and The Grenadines

Another destination is Palm Island.  Located in a private hideaway next to the Casuarina beach it is a perfect getaway to relax in comfort. Surrounded by a white sand bay the rustic cottages are decorated in island style fits perfectly into the area. For the more adventurous there are many watersports available such as snorkeling, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing.

Your holiday in the Caribbean is filled with the best attractions to visit, the best places to eat and the best places to stay. Summer is the best time for Carnival and local festivals, but there are different types of festivals and events going on year round. Some well known music artists show up for the big music festivals held in Jamaica. And there is always plenty of food to be found and sights to see.

Thanks to our friends at Elegant Resorts for contributing this article!

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