Antigua may have an enchanting colonial past, with rugged cobblestone streets and historical ruins to explore. Yet, it’s the coast that’s by far the real attraction. There’s no better way of appreciating Antigua than from one of its 365 beaches and the best vantage point is at sea.
With exquisite beaches, true-blue waters and a liberal helping of action, The Bahamas is long reputed to be the Caribbean’s hottest spot. Not surprising considering the list of lavish hotels, fine dining restaurants and water sports of every imaginable kind at your disposal.
Think of Barbados and more than likely you will picture glittering azure waters and golden sands fringed with palm trees. Rightly so, but this ‘Little England of the Caribbean’ also boasts an intriguing colonial history, spectacular scenery and a lively Calypso music scene.
Quintessentially English, with a Bermudian twist, many love the quiet, calm sophistication of Bermuda, which provides an enchanting contrast to the exuberant nature of the colourful Caribbean.
On holiday in the Cayman Islands, dive below the surface of duty free paradise Grand Cayman, find the unspoiled beaches of Cayman Brac, or don your tank for world-class diving in the waters surrounding Little Cayman. They're all highlights of any Cayman Islands holiday.
With its unlikely mix of influences and interesting blend between ancient and modern times, holidays in the Dominican Republic will tick all the boxes - with its perfect beaches, incredible heritage and diverse geography.
Grenada, the Isle of Spice, boasts magnificent natural beauty. With its flourishing rainforests, picturesque national parks and miles of immaculate beaches. Where nutmeg groves outnumber hotels and relaxing pursuits are hard to ignore.
Head straight for capital Kingston for a holiday exploring Jamaica's reggae roots. Or chill out on Jamaica's shaded Long Bay beach in Negril. Work up an appetite for spicy jerk chicken and local snapper fish on hiking holidays through Jamaica's forested Blue Mountains.
Mexico's different climates, cuisines and cultures make for an enticingly varied trip. Visit desert canyons in the north, Spanish colonial towns in the centre or Mayan jungle cities in the south. In the middle of it all is frenetic Mexico City, one of the world's largest conurbations. Or escape to the Riviera Maya with flights to Cancun.
St Kitts & Nevis
If the bustle of some of the larger Caribbean islands doesn’t appeal, then consider the small but perfectly formed gems that are St Kitts and Nevis. These modest neighbours offer an unspoilt paradise of traditional charm, natural splendour and beach bliss.
Whether it’s romance, natural beauty or adventure you’re looking for, St Lucia ticks all the boxes. This beautiful destination will seduce you with its secluded bays, translucent waters and colourful sea life.
Trinidad & Tobago
They may be close geographically but this dual island nation couldn't be any more diverse. Uniting a myriad of colours and cultures, combine the vibrancy of Trinidad with the introvert nature of Tobago.
Turks & Caicos
A beautiful British Crown colony, Turks & Caicos consists of 40 islands and cays, eight of which are inhabited. With miles of unspoilt coral reefs and magnificent natural wonders - from the breathtaking cliffs of Mudjidin Beach to the spectacular limestone caves of Middle Caicos.
Gallop gaucho-style over the Pampas, taste fine wines with the snow-capped Andes as a backdrop and experience Patagonia's city-sized glaciers close-up. Most visitors arrive in Argentina via its capital, Buenos Aires, and few fail to be charmed by its faded grandeur, proud traditions and buzzing nightlife.
Friendly locals are one of Brazil's greatest assets. Meet the people on the sun-kissed beaches of Rio de Janeiro, or learn the fluid dance-martial art of capoeira with them amid the colonial splendour of Salvador. Get up close to Brazil's fauna and flora in the incomparable Amazon or lesser-known Pantanal wetlands.