Welcome to My Destination Barbados, an extension of the Ins & Outs of Barbados in-room guide. With 30 years' experience we provide accurate inside info about the Caribbean's most revisited destination.
The Dominican Republic is an island of stunning tropical colours and white-sand beaches, breath-taking blue waters and lush green palm trees, with a fauna and flora of an extraordinary beauty.
A holiday in the Caribbean is all about unwinding until you are positively unravelled. It is about sprawling out before kaleidoscopic sunsets under gently nodding palms on icing sugar sand while a heavenly expanse of turquoise water laps diligently at your toes. It is a place where the only umbrellas you’ll have use for are miniature paper ones to garnish your cocktails.
Welcome to the land of the beach-break cliché. Welcome to paradise.
Of course, like all clichés, the above is only half the story. Put down the rum and drag yourself from those idyllic shores and you’ll uncover a marvellous array of things to do. Explore ghostly shipwrecks in the cobalt depths of the Cayman Islands, or summit one of the volcanic mountains that rise from St Lucia like two verdant pyramids. Party all night long in the salsa clubs of Havana, the capital of Cuba, or pay your respects to the King of Reggae at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica. Fumble your way down the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua in the Dominican Republic on the so-called ‘cascading hike’, surf your way down the swell of Barbados, or, if just reading all that has made you breathless, succumb to the cliché and kick back on a beach in Puerto Rico with a large rum. Just don’t forget your umbrella.
"Travel and change of pace impart new vigor to the mind" - Seneca