- Caribbean Luxury holidays
The Caribbean islands are a group of over 700 islands, cays, reefs and islets, located in the Caribbean Sea and generally belonging to about 30 different territories and sovereign states. They are usually classed as part of North America, although their position south-east of the Gulf of Mexico means they are also quite close to both Central and South America, and holidaymakers come to the Caribbean to experience this taste of the Americas, and for the islands' own unique personalities too.
The Caribbean - lands of desire
The possibilities for a luxury break in the Caribbean are almost endless, and even just the main islands and groups include some of the most desirable destinations for tourists from all over the world. The Greater Antilles include the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, while the Lesser Antilles are broadly separated into the Leeward Islands - the Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Martin, among others - and the Windward Islands, including Dominica, Saint Lucia, Barbados and Grenada, and many more. All of the Caribbean islands were colonised by Europeans at one time or another, and many still belong either to a European nation, or to the USA, with different influences on culture and cuisine accordingly.
The Caribbean mainland
The Caribbean region overall doesn't just include the islands, but also the coastal regions of some Central and Southern American mainland destinations too, such as Belize, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Venezuela, providing seasoned travellers with an alternative to taking an island break.
When should I visit the Caribbean?
The best time to visit the Caribbean really depends on why you are going there, and for many people the whole point of taking a luxury break in the area is to experience the hottest conditions with the strongest sunlight. Outside of the peak summer season though, holidaymakers choose the Caribbean all year round because of its warmer temperatures, and the daily peak temperature should be over 30°C in every month of the year. Even the record lows have never dropped below 20°C but there is more variation in terms of rainfall, from less than 10 mm of precipitation in March on average, to nearly 100 mm in November. This makes the Caribbean a fine destination for a winter sun escape, but you might be slightly more likely to need an umbrella at this time of year.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays to the Caribbean are all about you. If you fancy a delicious cocktail by the pool, your luxury hotel will make sure you get it, and if your heart is set on a room with a spectacular view of a pristine beach, they’ll arrange that too. You can expect to be provided with everything you need to have an incredible time on your luxury holiday. Paying a little more for a luxury package is a smart move in the Caribbean, and the degree of pampering you receive is your choice. The Caribbean offers genuine luxury - this is an island chain that specialises in providing the ultimate in pampering holidays for those who demand the very best. Although you’ll be a long way from the closest ski-slope, you’ll have some of the world’s most incredible beaches to enjoy, and the meticulous attention to detail and warm welcome that the Caribbean people are famous for.