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Dazzling turquoise seas, silky soft sands and rainforest feasts to mountain peaks – the Caribbean is a treasure trove. From relaxing beach days, island adventures, to sailing away and foodie retreats, you’ll find your ultimate getaway. Choose the tropical destination for you in this glistening haven.
Listen to the reggae beats of Jamaica, take a hike up the ravishing Blue Mountains and take a dip in the warm, glistening ocean. Enjoy the captivating charm and culture of the Dominican Republic or explore the mesmerising underwater world of St Lucia. Embrace in breath-taking paradise, grab your snorkel gear, sip on delicious rum punch and soak up the scenery. Or visit the awe-inspiring Mayan Temples in Cancun on a beach break and immerse yourself in everything bold and beautiful across the Caribbean.
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Chill out on the island in the sun. Book flights to Barbados and explore this dazzling place, to find your own spot of heaven. Explore the capital of Bridgetown, see the colonial landscape or head to Surfer’s Point, a mecca for surfers and beach-goers. Kickback on the sublime Crane Beach, get yourself drinks and a tasty bite to eat, then head out on a catamaran tour. Venture to Animal Flower Cave, sat next to the Atlantic and swim in its pools at low tide. Have drink with locals at a rum shack and try fresh seafood at Six Men’s Bay.
Be seduced by serene paradise. Book flights to St Lucia and explore the jungle gems of this enticing island. Pop into the capital of Castries and mix with warming locals at their relaxed pace. Go on an expedition to The Pitons – the magnificent volcanic features of St Lucia. See the sulphur springs, hike or zip-line through the tropical rainforest and visit the rum distillery in the glistening Marigot Bay. Visit a banana plantation, wander through the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens and relax on the glistening bays of Sugar and Sandy Beach on lazy days.
Transport yourself to the silky white sands and cooling waters of the Caribbean with our specially curated playlist of tunes guaranteed to stir up some island vibes. From skanking reggae belters to jolly calypso numbers and slinky R and B groovers, it’s all here. Grab yourself a rum punch and get into the swing of ‘tings.
Journey to the island of feel good vibes. Book flights to Antigua and discover mesmerising island terrain. With its vast choice of 365 beautiful beaches, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Revel in the powder sands, azure seas and radiant sunsets of Runaway Beach and Dickenson Bay. Or lose yourself to relaxation at Long Bay and see what dreams are made of at Carlisle Beach. Wander through the capital of St John’s, gaze at colourful shutters, nibble on food stand delights and stroll to the water quays for boutiques and rum punch.
Visit the island with big personality. Book flights to Dominican Republic and discover a diverse place with breath taking natural wonders. From the magnetising capital of Santo Domingo, to the magical El Limón Waterfall, create an adventure with the best of everything. Unwind on the spectacular Playa Rincon beach, tuck into fresh grilled fish in beach shacks or head out to watch hump back whales in the ocean. Explore the paradise of Punta Cana, move your feet to the Merengue dance in the lively beach town of Cabarete, or venture to the saltwater Lake Enriquillo and lookout for crocs.
Mexico and Cancun
Vibrant city to beach break living. Book flights to Mexico City or flights to Cancun and discover two diverse destinations. With art at its heart, Mexico City is bursting with colour, monuments, ancient ruins and vibrancy. Explore the many districts, museums and galleries, then grab a tequila and tortilla in the main square. Take it easy in Cancun, relish exotic utopian beaches, bask on white sands and lap up shimmering sapphire waters. Enjoy fish taco joints, an electrifying nightlife or see the famous Mayan Temple Kukulkan – one of the seven wonders of the world.
Make your way to the Isle of Spice. Book flights to Grenada and relish the flavours of this luscious land. Lose yourself in the colourful capital of St George’s. Hike up Fort Frederick for superb views or stroll through the harbour and markets. Trek through the beautiful Grand Etang National Park and stumble across cascading waterfalls. Go diving and explore the vibrant coral reefs, see tropical fish and make a trip to Molinere Bay for the underwater sculpture park. Visit the Belmont Estate Plantation, brimming with cocoa beans and spices. Enjoy treasures of Grooms Beach and Levera Beach at your own pace.
Take a break Reggae style. Book flights to Jamaica and see the sights of the capital Kingston. Listen to the rhythm as steel drums play and take a look at the Bob Marley Museum. Melt into the charm of Port Antonio, swim in the Blue Lagoon surrounded by lush forest and go to the beaches of Negril, for sensational crimson sunsets. Take it easy in Montego Bay, a hipster town. Enjoy bamboo rafting along the Rio Grande River, trek to the peak of the Blue Mountains. See the beauty of Boston Bay, the home of tantalising jerk chicken.
St Kitts and Nevis
An island of surreal scenery. Book flights to St Kitts and Nevis and take a look around the capital of Basseterre. Wander through the enchanting Independence Square and admire the beauty of Romney Square. See breath taking scenery from the Brimstone Hill Fortress, hop on board the train of the Scenic Railway. Take a day boat trip for snorkelling, before heading over to the beautiful island of Nevis. Soak up the contrast of the shimmering Major’s Beach Bay and Cockleshell Bay, as well as the mighty misty dormant volcano, Mount Liamuiga.
Trinidad and Tobago
Journey to the isles of traditional Caribbean style. Book flights to Trinidad or flights to Tobago and let the laid-back life carry you away. Soak up the history in the Port of Spain, stroll to Stollmeyer’s Castle and the beautiful Queen’s Park Savannah. Venture through jungle to the enchanting Rico Seco Waterfall in Trinidad, then lounge on Maracas Beach on the north or Quinam Beach to the south. Take a browse around Scarborough in Tobago, hike up to Fort King George and overlook Rockly Bay. Pigeon Point is a must for water sports, white sands, azure seas, steel drums and rum punch.
Take a trip to super sleek paradise. Book flights to Bahamas and experience the capital of Nassau, filled with a blend of culture and lively colours in Bay Street. Visit the energetic straw market and climb the enchanting Queen’s Staircase, carved from limestone. Visit the pristine Long Island, indulge in bohemian cuisine and be sure to visit the wondrous Deans Blue Hole – a deep natural sink hole in the sea. See the pink sand beach at Harbour Island, jump on a jet ski and swim with friendly pigs at Staniel Cay.
Enchanting island life and awe-inspiring wildlife. Book flights to Cayman Islands and enjoy time out in a sanctuary of bliss. Venture about the capital of George Town and immerse yourself in duty-free shopping, then relax with a spa pampering session. Find your way to the glistening waters of Stingray City and admire the fascinating creatures. Stroll, paddle and lounge along the white sands of Seven Mile Beach. Soak up the relaxed atmosphere of Rum Point, swing in a hammock or go for a snorkel. Visit Little Cayman for diving with impressive sea life and see the iguanas who inhabit the island.
Travel to a captivating gem. Book flights to Bermuda and make your way through the pastel coloured buildings of the capital, Hamilton. Hop on a bike and cycle through the charming coastal town of St George, visit the beautiful Crystal and Fantasy Caves and lounge on the divine Horseshoe Bay. Check out the pink sand on Cooper’s Island Beach Reserve, see the intriguing Sea Glass Beach and enjoy spectacular diving. Head to Admiralty House Park on the north shores to watch cliff-jumping, or have a go yourself. Or if golf is more your thing, take a swing at world-class courses.
Turks and Caicos
Relish the ultimate natural beauty. Book flights to Turks and Caicos Islands for long stretches of pearl white sands, sky blue seas and tranquil setting. Explore this slice of paradise, from the iconic charm of Grace Bay to the historic Grand Turk Lighthouse. Head to the perfectly mesmerising Long Bay Beach, relax in this dreamy place or take a turn at kite-surfing. Visit Mudjin harbour for sand, coves and caves in Middle Caicos, then discover the underwater world of Bight Reef and Smith’s Reef. Take a break at the serene Pine Cay or make a move to Pillary Beach for boat and snorkel days.
Carefully selected Caribbean & Mexico hotels
With so many exotic islands to choose between, whether you want family-fun, a slice of adventure or a romantic break away, we’ll have a hotel with you in mind. Relax on the island of Jamaica and savour a stay at the Moon Palace Jamaica – listen to the sounds of reggae, or ride a horse into the serene seas. Enjoy the adults only sanctuary of Pineapple Beach Club in Antigua, with its silky soft beaches and colourful reefs for snorkelling. Or take time out in Barbados at the Hilton Barbados Resort, where you can sit poolside and sip cocktails, before catching a mesmerising sunset on the soft shores. Kick back in St Lucia at the Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa, swing in a hammock or unwind in the spa, after days exploring the island.
For all-inclusive Mexico holidays look no further than Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa. Set among tropical gardens and jungle, this hotel is just minutes away from the ancient Mayan ruins and the bohemian town of Tulum. If you’re looking for all-inclusive holidays in Cancun try the Moon Palace Cancun, stretching along a one-mile long beachfront and offering a wide range of facilities including 11 restaurants, nine pools, a world-class spa and a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. Looking for family holidays to Mexico? Try the Grand at Moon Palace for size. This offers a fantastic spa for adults to enjoy while children make use of the excellent kids’ facilities. There’s also a large indoor theatre for nightly entertainment. When it comes to luxury Mexico holidays the UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya has you covered. The hotel offers a more personal touch than most all-inclusive resorts. The authentic Mexican restaurant is run by a rotating roster of celebrated chefs and there’s a mixology programme which delivers a cocktail of your choosing direct to your room. For cheap holidays in Mexico we recommend the Allegro Playacar. Set in the gated community of Playacar and only a short walk from Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen, this all-inclusive hotel offers fantastic value and makes an ideal base to explore the surrounding area.
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Why go all-inclusive in the Caribbean?
For a truly carefree Caribbean holiday, why not go all-inclusive? Destinations like St Lucia, Barbados and Antigua make the perfect place for an all-inclusive holiday. Going all-inclusive removes the stress of trip planning, with everything already paid for as part of your package deal.
Whether you’re booking a couples or family resort, set your budget and book the all-inclusive holiday that suits your needs. View our exciting range of offers to book your all-inclusive package deal. Choose from our array of all-inclusive resorts, where all your food, drinks and activities come at no extra cost. Gratuities are generally included, too.
What are the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean?
Coconut Bay Resort & Spa in St Lucia, set amongst 85 acres of waving palm trees, is a blissful beachfront hotel with nine restaurants. They serve buffets and a la carte dishes, as well as themed dinners. They even adapt menus to cater for various dietary requirements. After a delightful dinner, head to any of the hotel’s seven bars and treat yourself to as many drinks as you’d like. Additionally, you’ll have full access to all the pools and activities throughout the day and evening, including live music from local artists. Cocoland, the hotel’s complimentary kids’ club hosts a range of indoor and outdoor activities to occupy little busy whilst Mum and Dad sip cocktails, completely care-free.
Suitable for couples and families, the luxurious, family-run, Sea Breeze Beach Hotel sits on Barbados’ south coast, providing stunning ocean views across Oistins Bay. Your all-inclusive package will include breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and a minibar brimming with free snacks. Make the most of the hotel’s three pools and activities, including sailing, rum tasting and cocktail classes, just to name a few. Teens aged between 12-16 years can hang out at Shore Break, which features a lounge complete with TV video games and table tennis. Meanwhile, Lil Dippers Kids Club is a space for children aged four to 11 years, with puzzles and arts and crafts to entertain them throughout their stay. For adults, the hot tub is the perfect place to disappear and relax after a full day of activities.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, in the Dominican Republic, is the Caribbean’s answer to Vegas. Its swish lobby leads into an impressive casino, with live music and entertainment. This epic resort embodies retro glitz and glamour, apparent in its decadent rooms, magic shows and live rock concerts. Hard Rock offers the supreme all-inclusive experience with no hidden costs. You’ll stay in contemporary five-star accommodation, some with a double hydro spa, and 24/7 room service. The whole family can dine at any of the nine restaurants, make full use of the water sports and activities and indulge in free poolside snacks. Roxity Kids Club provides kids aged three to 12 years old with endless fun and games, while adults socialise at themed parties, contests and live concerts.
Sandals Grande Hotel is a picturesque, adults-only resort in the north of Antigua. Situated on its own peninsula between Pigeon Island and Rodney Bay, the resort is nestled amongst 27 acres of lush, tropical gardens alongside Dickenson Bay – the island’s longest sandy beach. Accommodation is arranged over four areas across the resort called The Caribbean Village, with panoramic views of volcanic mountains. All-inclusive guests benefit from gourmet dining at any of the resort’s 16 restaurants and access to all activities, plus organised trips to private offshore islands: Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Royal Bahamian. For the ultimate royal treatment, hire your own personal butler and private airport transfers.
Escape to Secrets Akumal, a secluded beachfront resort, located on Riviera Maya’s coastline. The resort’s Mexican design fuses elegance with natural elements, and rooms feature traditional Mayan artwork. Secrets Akumal provides its guests with an opulent all-inclusive experience, with excellent service, facilities and food. Dine at nine of the hotel’s restaurants, play golf on championship courses or unwind at Secrets Spa with an award-winning Pevonia skincare regime or the latest hydrotherapy treatment. Want to spy the sea turtles for which Akumal is named? Join a free snorkelling class for an unforgettable experience.
When is the best time to go on holiday to the Caribbean?
If you’re looking to catch some winter sun, The Caribbean is the ideal destination, since it benefits from warm weather all year round. The hottest seasons are from December to April, with temperatures soaring above 29 °C. July through August is considered a good time to travel, with warm temperatures in the mid-20s (and less tourists). You’ll find that hotel prices tend to drop during the cooler season, from September to November, with average highs of 25°C.
Why choose British Airways Holidays for your Caribbean holiday?
We deliver on quality and value, since your comfort and safety are our top priority. We have a fantastic array of all-inclusive resorts, ready to pamper you from head to toe. Our customer promise provides peace of mind too, with low deposits, flexible payments, a 24-hour holiday helpine and ATOL protection.
Where are the best places to visit in Mexico?
Cancun is a bustling resort, on the Yucatan Peninsula, synonymous with raucous partying, plush resorts in its Hotel Zone, 21 miles of powdery, white sand beaches, palm groves, stunning coral reefs and a smattering of Mayan ruins. Snorkel or dive to witness the incredible Cancun Underwater Museum of Art, complete with 470 submerged sculptures, where you can also swim with turtles. Splash around at the massive Xel-Ha Waterpark or go snorkelling on the world’s second largest reef, the Mesoamerican. The leisure opportunities on Cancun holidays are practically limitless.
Tulum was one of the last cities built by the Maya. At its height during the 13th to 15th Centuries, it was abandoned by the end of the 16th. The ruins of this pre-Columbian Mayan walled city are a major tourist draw today, as Tulum is one of the best preserved coastal Mayan sites. Tulum town lies about three miles from the beach and is gradually developing. It offers a good selection of small hotels, restaurants and shops. The Tulum beach strip is a small road that leads you to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sian Ka’an biosphere. The beach is open to the public and the whole area has a very relaxed, bohemian vibe.
Located in the heart of the River Maya region, the resort town of Playa del Carmen is renowned for its stunning palm-tree-lined beaches and water sports. With an average of 340 days of sunshine a year, the fastest growing city in Latin America has plenty to entice visitors. Party the night away at Coco Bongo, get a massage on the beach or take a catamaran cruise. All of Playa’s beaches are fully open to the public. Escape the tourists and mix in with locals on Punta Esmeralda or for a more secluded setting head out of town to Xcacel which even has its own cenote. Check out some of the authentic taquerias for tasty treats like tacos al pastor with cheese, delicious shavings of spit-roasted pork topped with a slice of pineapple, served on corn tortillas.
Mexico’s sprawling capital, Mexico City, has done much to clean up its image in recent years. Public spaces are being revitalised, the culinary scene is booming and a cultural renaissance is well underway. There’s plenty to discover here. Wander around the bustling downtown to take in centuries of history, pop into an intriguing museum, such as that dedicated to artist Frida Kahlo, or take a boat ride along an ancient canal in Xochimilco. Learn about Aztec history at the Chapultepec Castle, take in the splendour of Catedral Metropolitana or hang out in the Zocalo, one of the largest squares in the world. For colourful handicrafts to take home check out the city’s largest artisanal market, La Ciudadela, scale the 65-metre high Revolution Monument for panoramic city views and immerse yourself in culture at the Palace of Fine Arts.