Caribbean islands for any kind of traveller

With winter setting in here in chilly Great Britain, we’re thinking about heading to warmer climes, with our luxury Caribbean hotels being the perfect place to head to for any kind of holiday we could wish for. Why not join us and find a Caribbean holiday destination to suit you?

Best for families: The Bahamas

A perfect playground for kids of all ages, The Bahamas has plenty to keep all the family entertained. Travel along the islands’ pristine shores on horseback, have a go at beach volleyball, or even make friends with the dolphins on Blue Lagoon Island.

Best for watersports: Barbados

Graced with over 70 miles of flawless coastline, Barbados’ waters are perfect for enjoying a wet and wild holiday where the action never stops. Discover shipwrecks and coral reefs on a diving excursion, ride the ‘white horses’ as you surf the waves of the powerful Atlantic Ocean, or try a more adrenaline-fuelled activity such as waterskiing or windsurfing.

Best for boating: British Virgin Islands

A chain of islands consisting of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, the British Virgin Islands are definitely best explored by boat or yacht. With the ideal combination of consistent winds, warm sunshine and beautiful blue waters, the islands are truly a pleasure to navigate, with sailing being the best way to discover many of the hidden cays and beaches.

Best for nature: Dominica

Lined by striking black sand beaches, Dominica is one of the most unspoiled islands in the Caribbean; a gorgeous place lined with hundreds of miles of hiking trails, taking you through breath-taking rainforests, waterfalls and diving sites. Known as the ‘Nature Island’, Dominica is perfect for outdoorsy types who enjoy hiking, swimming, exploring and kayaking.

Best for low-key holidays: Grenada

A small British ex-colony with friendly and welcoming locals, Grenada is perfect for a quiet and unassuming Caribbean getaway. As well as relaxing on the small and inviting beaches, you can also lose yourself in the rainforest-lined hills further inland.

Best for foodies: Jamaica

From the numerous ethnic groups which have populated the island over the years, one prominent and unique cuisine has emerged, which really makes the most of the island’s plentiful supply of fish, tropical fruits and fiery spices. Favourites include jerk chicken and meat patties, though you’ll also be able to sample a host of local delicacies such as escoviche-style fish, plantains and gizzadas.

Best for glamour: St Barts

The Caribbean island of choice for the extremely rich and famous, this small French island just oozes glamour and beauty. From the gingerbread cottages which line the streets of the capital, Gustavia, to the millionaire’s yachts which line the coast, St Barthélemy is definitely the Caribbean destination to head to for sheer and unadulterated indulgence.

Best for romance: St Lucia

A popular honeymoon destination, St Lucia was simply made for romance, with its palm-fringed beaches, stunning coastal scenery and the dramatic backdrop of the iconic Piton Mountains. St Lucia provides some truly unforgettable couples’ experiences, including sunset catamaran cruises, romantic candlelit dinners on secluded beaches or luxurious spa treatments.

Andrew is a firm believer that travelling like a local inevitably leads to the best off-the-beaten-path finds which truly make a destination remarkably more memorable. From traditional Indian festivals in humid Hyderabad to fresh seafood pasta by the Sorrentine Peninsula, he appreciates variety when travelling. He hasn't been everywhere, but it’s on the list.