Top Caribbean islands to visit

by Travelbag on 12 October 2015, 11:10AM

With over 700 Caribbean islands to choose from it was really difficult to narrow it down but we’ve managed to pick our Top 10 must-see Caribbean islands. In this three part guide we’ll reveal what makes these islands so special and why you should check them out for yourself.


Every Caribbean island has something unique to offer and we hope these blogs will give you plenty of food for thought. The Caribbean is a wonderful place to go on holiday as it caters for all types of holidaymaker, those who like to take it easy and those who like to get involved and try new things.


Part 1 - Antigua, Bahamas and Barbados


Antigua


Antigua is one of the Leeward Islands and is roughly 14 miles long and 11 miles wide. It has wonderful coral reefs which is why snorkelers from all around the world flock to the island. There are plenty of events for sailing fans to get involved in, in February there’s the Royal Ocean Racing Club Caribbean 600, in April there’s the Classic Yacht Regatta and in May there’s the annual Antigua Sailing Week for you to enjoy.

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Cricket is a big deal in Antigua and if you holiday on the island you’ll no doubt witness a few matches as you make your way around. During your stay why not visit the Antigua and Barbuda Museum to see the cricket bat of Vivian Richards, one of the greatest batsmen ever?


If you’d rather relax on the beach with a cocktail then of course you can, your holiday can be as active or as chilled out as you like. If you do fancy a day-trip then why not go on a boat trip and see if you can spot a dolphin or whale, or perhaps explore the wonderful Nelson's Dockyard and hidden caves.

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Bahamas

The Bahamas is the ideal holiday destination for families and couples. Each year around 5 million people holiday on the islands because there’s so much to see and do.  While you’re on the islands you can sign up be partnered with a volunteer Bahamian ambassador who will teach you about the Bahamian culture, cuisine and history – all for free.

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During your holiday you’ll be blown away by the natural beauty of the islands, the miles and miles of pink-sand beaches and water that unbelievably clear. You can go diving and explore sunken Spanish galleons and swim with reef sharks, check out the world’s deepest blue hole and visit a wild horse preserve. The Bahamas is home to the world’s largest colony of pink flamingos and a wonderful array of exotic animals and birds.

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Barbados

 
Barbados is an island where the party never stops. It has more attractions per square mile than any other Caribbean island so if you like to be active on holiday, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You can take a ride on the Jolly Roger pirate ship, take an island safari tour, visit the Flower Forest, see potters at work at the Earthworks Pottery… there are so many different things to try that you’ll struggle to fit in everything you want to do during your stay.

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If you’re an art lover then the Frangipani Art Gallery is a must-see. You’ll be able to see works by artist Marilda Weatherhead and other Caribbean artists. There are some wonderful museums to be explored, including the Sunbury Plantation House which has a collection of horse-drawn carriages and the interactive museum Arlington House.

In the evenings, you can experience the Harbour Lights: Beach Extravaganza Dinner Show or perhaps go for a romantic meal on a catamaran. If you want to dance until the early hours then they are plenty of bars and clubs to try.


Need more inspiration?

Why not check out Part 2 [coming soon) of this guide which covers Cancun, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Grenada?
If you dream of visiting Jamaica, St Lucia or Tobago then Part 3 [coming soon] is the blog for you!

To see our latest Caribbean package deals click here.

If you require any further advice about what the different islands offer, our expert consultants would be happy to help. Their phone number is 0845 543 6615.


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