With its stunning beaches, tropical jungles and friendly locals, the Caribbean is a true sun-drenched paradise. From the vibrant streets of Havana to the exotic shores of St Lucia, there’s nowhere in the world quite like this colourful, easy-going groups of islands. Wherever you stay in the Caribbean, from Barbados to Antigua or the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, you can rest assured you’ll have the trip of a lifetime.

If you love relaxing on the beach, the Caribbean has endless stretches of soft, white sands sloping into sparkling blue waters. From the breathtaking coastlines of Cayo Coco to the calm waters of Doctor’s Bay Beach in Jamaica, there’s a beach to suit everyone, whether you love bustling stretches of sand or quiet, deserted coves.

Beyond the beaches, the Caribbean’s vibrant towns and villages have everything from live music bars to family-run restaurants and delicious ice cream parlours. From Creole-inspired fish to deep-fried plantain, the food is colourful and tasty. To try the most authentic dishes, follow your nose to street food stands serving up delicious snacks and filling meals made from treasured family recipes.

To experience the Caribbean’s nightlife, perfect your salsa moves in Mexico’s bars, try merengue in the Dominican Republic, or party until the early hours in Montego Bay’s famous nightclubs. To find out how the Caribbean’s most famous export is made, head to the Brugal Rum Factory in Puerto Plata or visit the Havana Club Museum in Cuba. So grab yourself a Cuba Libre, order some freshly-cooked jerk chicken, and soak up the atmosphere that only the Caribbean can deliver.