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The Caribbean - An Exotic Retreat

Exotic and breathtakingly beautiful, the islands of the Caribbean are a feast for the senses. While each has its own distinct character, all boast glorious beaches, crystal clear waters and an infectious, laid-back charm. Offering the ultimate backdrop, a villa in the Caribbean gives you the freedom to truly relax and enjoy island life at its best. From St Lucia’s lush, volcanic peaks to Jamaica’s rainforest and rivers, Antigua’s yacht-filled harbours to Barbados’s rolling surf, whichever island you choose for your Caribbean villa holiday, you’ll find tranquillity and fun, mouthwatering cuisine, watersports galore and a calypso rhythm that’s impossible to resist. Find your dream tropical retreat from our range of Caribbean villas.

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St. Lucia - Naturally charming, wonderfully beautiful

With its iconic volcanic peaks rising from sapphire blue waters, St Lucia is one of the Caribbean’s most romantic and picturesque islands, offering a stunning view round every cove. From coral reefs to rainforested mountains, it’s a nature-lover’s paradise both above and below the waves and there are endless ways to explore.

  • 40mins - 1hr 30minsfrom Hewanorra Int.

Jamaica - An exotic feast for the senses

This vibrant island has as much to enjoy inland as it has along its gorgeous coastline of turquoise seas, powder white sand and chilled-out beach bars. Music and dance are Jamaica’s heart and soul, yet with over sixty rivers crisscrossing its stunning rainforest terrain, there are also thrilling adventures to be had, from zip line touring to white water rafting.

  • 15mins - 30minsfrom Montego Bay

Antigua - A beach for every day of the year

Known as the gateway to the Caribbean, the charming twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda have been magnets for explorers, settlers and sunseekers for centuries. Prized for its sheltered port in Horatio Nelson’s day, Antigua now attracts luxury yachts rather than naval vessels, along with scuba divers, golfers and watersports enthusiasts keen to enjoy its natural beauty.

  • 20mins - 35minsfrom V.C. Bird Int.

Your Caribbean Villa holiday

The Caribbean's unbeatable beaches and relaxed pace of life makes it the perfect destination to enjoy a villa holiday.

Not to be missed...

  • Join Antigua’s Shirley Heights Sunday sunset barbecue with steel bands, jerk chicken and rum punch. Visit the beautiful English Harbour, Nelson’s former dockyard, now graced with luxury yachts from around the globe.
  • Visit Bridgetown, Barbados – the island’s bustling capital and home to beautiful colonial buildings and the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Barbados Garrison. If you’re a cricket fan, pop along to the Legends of Barbados Cricket Museum for a trip down memory lane.
  • Explore Jamaica’s stunning rainforest interior with its incredible rivers and waterfalls and enjoy a view of Mystic Mountain from a chair lift or zip wire.
  • Explore St Lucia’s underwater world with a chance to spot octopus, turtles, eels and parrot fish. The island’s iconic Piton Mountains offer some superb hiking trails for those with an adventurous spirit or you may prefer to simply admire them from a far.

About The Caribbean

About The Caribbean Image

Lying south of Florida and north of Venezuela is the ribbon of islands of varying shapes and sizes that together make up the Caribbean.

Their geographical location has attracted explorers and opportunists from a host of European nations across the centuries, from the French and the British to the Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish. The infamous slave trade introduced a rich African heritage that has blended with a range of colonial and other cultural influences to ultimately create the fabulous melting pot that is today’s Caribbean.

Though they share many attributes, each Caribbean island is unique and our villas have been chosen from five of our favourites: the sizable Dominican Republic and Jamaica to the north and the much smaller Antigua, Barbados and St Lucia further east.

When to go to The Caribbean

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With their tropical climate, the islands of the Caribbean enjoy sunny days, balmy evenings and delightfully warm seas for much of the year. December to April is considered to be one of the best periods, with wall to wall sunshine, daytime temperatures around 26°C, low humidity and pleasantly cool nights.

By May and June, temperatures are beginning to rise a little, cooled by the odd tropical downpour while heavier storms may occur from July to November. The official hurricane season is June to November, however most tend to arrive during September and October, and even then they rarely affect more southerly islands such as St Lucia and Barbados.

Cultural highlights

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With their fascinating collective and individual history, the islands of the Caribbean have an intriguing range of museums, tours and heritage sites to share with their visitors. Many seventeenth century plantation houses, sugar mills and old government buildings have been preserved and restored and offer an insight into the lives of the settlers and the slaves who were brought over to cultivate the sugar plantations.

Countless naval battles between European rivals gave Caribbean ports a highly strategic importance and it’s well worth taking the time to stroll around them and picture scenes from their past.

Music and sport, are two of the more modern cultural highlights you’ll want to check out during your Caribbean villa holiday. From folk to reggae, calypso to steel pan, you won’t have to go far to catch the beat, nor to discover the islands’ ultimate passion: cricket.

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