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5
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Destination: Jamaica
Trip type: Beach, Eco, Winter Sun
Most visitors to Jamaica hole up in large, characterless all-inclusive hotels – but you don't have to. Here are five quirkier, small-scale and affordable alternatives with oodles of local charm... read more »
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Destination: Jamaica
On the north coast of Jamaica, in Oracabessa, there are lots of villas fringed by lush gardens with a private beach. This one, called Goldeneye, is special. It's where Ian Fleming wrote the 007 books... read more »
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Destination: Cayman Brac
Pirates stopped of in Cayman Brac to replenish their supplies, with the abundance of turtles supplying fresh meat for the crews. But now the turtles are drawing divers to the Caribbean island... read more »
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No need to wade through brochures and guidebooks. Here is my short cut to finding five appealing but affordable Caribbean hotels, all with direct access to a perfect beach that ticks all the boxes... read more »
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Destination: Martinique
Martinique combines the best of the Caribbean and France, with lush vegetation, beautiful sandy beaches and fantastic food. And with eight rum distilleries on the island, they mix a mean cocktail, too... read more »
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Jamaica is a country full of life, colour and joy. The smells are intoxicating and the people sure know how to party. When you've been to Jamaica once you feel like you are always welcome to return... read more »
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4.2
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Destination: Barbados
Trip type: Beach, Romance, Winter Sun
This beautiful Caribbean island is where Sir Cliff escapes from the British winter. Here he explains why he loves it so much, and lists his favourite restaurants and the best hotels ... read more »
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The world is your oyster if you want to learn to dive. From luxury resorts in the Cayman Islands, the Maldives and the Seychelles to a Red Sea chalet closer to home, I pick top dive spots for novices... read more »
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Destination: Cayman Islands
To most people, the Cayman Islands are all about offshore banking or diving - which means the perfect beaches, wild interiors and cultural diversity are among the world's best-kept secrets... read more »
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Destination: Barbados
Trip type: Beach, Winter Sun
Yes, the people are warm and friendly, and the rum flows freely - but the real reason to go to Barbados is to make the most of those beautiful beaches... read more »
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Destination: St. Lucia
Trip type: Beach, Romance, Winter Sun
Jump up and get down on the lush and sandy island of St Lucia, where celebrities go to play and every meal tastes better with some hot sauce and a cool Piton beer ... read more »
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Destination: Grenada
It's not difficult to get a taste for one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets – the spice island of Grenada... read more »
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Destination: Antigua
Antigua is the perfect place to escape the shops, the crowds and spend Christmas on the beach...... read more »
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Destination: Montego Bay
Trip type: Beach, Family, Winter Sun
Travel east from Montego Bay and you will discover a number of exclusive resorts hugging the coastline. Keen to get a taste of Jamaica, I sampled two of them to find out what they had to offer... read more »
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Destination: Negril
Searching for the "real" Jamaica, we found the perfect compromise on the edge of Negril's finest sands... read more »
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3.5
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Known as the BVI, the British Virgin Islands are truly some of the most lovely places on earth ... read more »
#17/24
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3.5
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Not every Caribbean escape is a paradise of rainforest and fine white sand. To help you choose the best island for you, I weigh up the pros and cons of Cuba, Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua and Jamaica... read more »
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3
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Destination: Puerto Plata
The Caribbean is a magnet for beach-lovers and sun-worshippers, and a few days on the party island of the Dominican Republic is guaranteed to bring a grin to your face... read more »
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Destination: Bahamas
Trip type: Beach, Winter Sun
With around 700 islands to choose from, cruising around the Bahamas in a hired boat is the ideal way to see as much as possible, and is surprisingly reasonable... read more »
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Destination: Tobago, Crown Point
The Caribbean island of Tobago has a breathtaking coastline and laidback people with two speeds: slow and slower - making it the perfect spot for a little relaxation... read more »
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