Vacationing in the Caribbean

From the laid-back charm of Jamaica to the lush rainforests of Dominica, the Caribbean islands offer a treasure trove of delights for every traveller. Whether you seek adventure in the form of snorkelling among coral reefs, indulgence in world-class cuisine, or simply relaxation under swaying palm trees, this tropical paradise beckons with its warmth and hospitality.

Visit one of the oldest distilleries

Mount Gay Rum Distillery | Image by Captmondo via Wikimedia Commons 

Barbados holds the distinction of being the birthplace of rum, with Mount Gay standing as the world’s oldest continuously operating rum distillery, boasting over 300 years of heritage. For a mere $20 USD, visitors can delve into the rich history and heritage of Mount Gay, exploring its storied past and sampling a curated selection of their finest rums.

Discover the birthplace of Reggae

Jamaica stands as the birthplace of reggae music, ensuring that the melodic strains of Bob Marley’s legendary tunes permeate the island’s atmosphere. A must-visit destination for enthusiasts is the Bob Marley Museum, housed within his former residence on Hope Road in Kingston, where he resided and created from 1975 to 1981.

Go for a dive

For divers and snorkelers alike, the Caribbean offers an abundance of underwater wonders to explore, from shipwrecks to vibrant coral reefs. In the Bahamas, adventurers can discover the Tongue of the Ocean, an expansive oceanic trench that stretches alongside the coast of Andros Island. There are many inter Caribbean flights and businesses that would be perfect for a dive tour – such as the well-known InterCaribbean Airways. 

Experience a Caribbean carnival

The vibrant St. John’s Carnival unfolds in late June, culminating in a festive 4th of July parade, coinciding with the celebration of United States Independence Day on the island. The event showcases colourful mocko jumbies, pulsating calypso rhythms, the coronation of St. John, and the crowning of the Carnival King. The festivities reach a crescendo with dazzling fireworks lighting up the night sky, creating a truly spectacular display.