CARIBBEAN & MEXICO
Head to this area of the Tropics for gorgeous beaches, warm hospitality and a distinct laid-back vibe, the perfect combination for a relaxing holiday.
Antigua . Aruba . Bahamas . Barbados . Bermuda . Cuba . Dominican Republic . Grenada . Jamaica . Mexico . St.Lucia .
St.Kitts & Nevis . Turks & Caicos
HIGHLIGHTS IN THE CARIBBEAN & MEXICO:
Go whale watching in Samaná Bay, Dominican Republic. This is one of the best places to observe humpback whales in their natural environment and between January and March you are virtually guaranteed to see them!
Take a tour in the birthplace of Rum – Barbados. With over 1500 rum outlets, there are no shortages of places to sample the country’s national drink! Join a tour at Mount Gay Refinery, Barbados’ oldest distillery, or visit Foursquare Rum Distillery & Heritage Park, a 350 year old plantation house featuring a small traditional rum distillery.
Head to Shirley Height’s lookout in Antigua. Across the bay from Neilson’s Dockyard, this is the perfect place to watch the sunset. Don’t miss the legendary Sunday nights here with barbeques, steel bands and calypso music.
Climb to the top of Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica. There are many special waterfalls on the island, but this is one of the most visited, and one of Jamaica’s national treasures.
Snorkel the Great Mayan Reef off the coast of Mexico, the world’s second largest reef after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Take a trip to the island of Cozumel where the snorkelling and diving is fantastic!
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
December to April is generally considered the best time to visit the Caribbean, when it is slightly cooler, drier and less humid. The rains start in June, with the most prolific months for hurricanes as September and October.