The Telegraph gives 20 reasons to put the Caribbean on the top of your bucket list
Renowned British newspaper The Telegraph recently published an article on why travellers should visit the sizzling region of the Caribbean as soon as possible. Travel writer, Nigel Tisdall presented the 20 main reasons this destination was the ideal location to get away from the cold winter seasons and live amazing experiences under the sun.
With a reputation for reporting truthful and interesting stories around the world, The Telegraph has been a synonymous with quality and credibility for over a century. As the winter season develops, this renowned news brand just released an article on one of the world’s perpetually sunshiny destinations: the Caribbean. Travel writer, Nigel Tisdall stated avid travellers should put the Caribbean on the top of their bucket list this winter, unveiling the top 20 reasons visitors should rush to the region as soon as possible.
Though the Caribbean was recently affected by two category five hurricanes, more than 70 per cent of the region was unaffected according to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Months after the natural hazards, most islands have bounced back and are looking forward to receiving tourists.
20 reasons to visit the Caribbean now
In Tisdall’s opinion, these are the top 20 reasons visitors should flock to the Caribbean right now:
Swim retreat in Nevis
A splash of fun, Nevis Island is the perfect setting to cool off from the heat and enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the white-sand beach.
A crowd-free tour of Cuba
As President Donald Trump recently re-imposed restrictions on Cuba travel, it doesn’t seem that huge crowds of Americans will be arriving at the island’s shores. Visitors can take advantage of crowd-free Cuba to tour the enchanting Havana and explore the beach hub of Varadero.
Whale-Watching in the Dominican Republic
Witnessing the unique phenomenon that takes place from January to March as humpback whales visit Dominican Republic waters to mate and give birth is a unique and beautiful experience.
St Kitts Rum and Spa getaway
The ideal way to unwind on a holiday, this island is home to a lavish venue, the Park Hyatt St Kitts. Enjoy the nearby beach, amazing rum bar and the ample spa with nine treatment rooms.
Celebrating St Patrick’s on Monserrat
Take an unusual turn on celebrating this religious festivity by visiting Monserrat, the only country beyond Ireland where this day is an official holiday. Participate in this week-long festival complete with the boisterous fun of carnival.
Nature-loving fun in the Cayman Islands
Fun family holidays with an eco-friendly twist are available at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman hotel. Children can take part in the “Ambassadors for Environment” programme and adults can sign up for night-snorkelling and kayaking through mangroves.
Flower frenzy in Grenada
Boasting some of the world’s most beautiful flowers and crops, Grenada has won the Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show a total of 13 times. Touring the island’s bountiful gardens is a true treat.
Helping hand in Dominica
As one of the territories that suffered the most from the damages Hurricane Maria caused, Dominica is searching for volunteers to restore a segment of the National Trail. You can take some days to assist forestry staff and other days to enjoy the beach, a rewarding trip knowing you will truly help the island back on its feet.
Sipping Jamaican coffee
A culinary tour through the charming Jamaican territory can help you discover this island’s delicious flavours, including the highly regarded Blue Mountain Coffee.
Shakespeare in Barbados
Visit the Fustic House, a magnificent villa where the film A Caribbean Dream was shot. An adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this film combines the folklore of this beautiful island with the ideas behind the play-writer’s famous story.
Bequi Music Fest in St Vincent and the Grenadines
Enjoy the performance of talented Caribbean bands and singers at the Mount Gay Music Fest that takes place every year in Bequia, a small island within the charming archipelago of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Nocturnal kayak rides in Tobago
An amazing experience, described as swimming through a galaxy of stars, Tobago offers visitors the chance of kayaking or paddle boarding at night, whilst the waters are illuminated by bioluminescent organisms known as dinoflagellates.
Ayurvedic spa treatments in Turks and Caicos
Fly fishing in the Bahamas
Guests can hop on the “Andros Mothership” and try fishing for tarpon and bonefish in the waters of south-west Andros in the Bahamas.
Charm of French colony in Guadeloupe
Currently known for being the location of BBC One’s comedy drama “Death in Paradise”, Guadeloupe is a charming French-speaking island with colourful towns and tranquil beaches.
Foodie paradise in St Lucia
St Lucia offers amazing culinary opportunities through the St Lucia Rum & Food festival that starts in January, the perfect opportunity to try delicious fresh fish, tropical fruit, spices, organic chocolate and a wide range of local rums.
Volcano-climbing in St Vincent
Challenge your fitness and will power by climbing the colossal volcano of La Soufriere. Set in the colourful St Vincent, this mountain rises 4049 feet from the ground.
Bargain holiday in Antigua
Take advantage of up to 30 per cent discount on standard hotel prices by booking a stay at three-star all-inclusive Hawksbill by Rex Resorts this winter.
Colour and excitement at Carnival in Aruba
From 6th January to 11th February, the tiny Dutch island of Aruba hosts the colourful Carnival, centred on the capital Oranjestad. Take part in the festivity and observe the midnight burning of “King Momo”.
Visiting various destinations during your holiday is another tempting option. Sailing through ten of your favourite islands could be an amazing experience. Book “The Caribbean and Cuba” cruise.
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