The Caribbean is one of the most beautiful areas of the world to visit with spectacular islands, warm weather, white sandy beaches and lots of activities on offer. This region is usually known as a luxury travel destination but there are options for all budgets - from exploring on a activity holiday or just kicking back and relaxing at a resort. View our featured travel opportunities today.
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The following countries make up the Caribbean region:
You can visit the Caribbean all year round - there really is not best time to visit. Some periods of the year like summer and Christmas/New Year are generally the most expensive in terms of flights and accommodation.
The Caribbean is a really spectacular area of the world with paradise beaches and crystal clear seas. However, the character of the islands varies greatly, from relatively flat and non-volcanic landscapes on islands such as Barbados and Antigua to dramatic, rugged landscapes on other constituent islands of the Caribbean.
There are so many adventures available to thrill seeking tourists with dramatic rugged spots throughout the region, so those looking for their ‘mountain-top experience’ can choose to escape the beach and join trekking, hiking and adventure holidays in the Caribbean. Whichever islands are included in your Caribbean experience, choose carefully if you would like to see the grandeur and beauty of these towering island giants. To really splash out on your trip go with an established operator we have listed on our website and for whatever type of holiday you opt for; try to fit in at least one mountaintop experience.
The highest mountain in the Caribbean can be found in the Dominican Republic on the Island of Hispaniola. Pico Duarte rises 3,098m above sea level, and forms part of the Cordillera Central range on the island. Climbed for the first time in 1851, the mountain is accessible to fit walkers, and is easiest to access from the town of La Cienega, from which point the summit is just over 23km away, and with just under 2,000m to climb.
Mount Pelee on the island of Martinique is an active volcano, and forms the highest point on the island. The volcano’s last eruption, in 1902, is considered to have been the worst disaster involving any volcano in the 20th century, with 30,000 people losing their lives. The volcano is now considered quiescent, and scientists know what warning signs the mountain will display before another major eruption.
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