Powder-soft white sands lapped by warm azure waters that sparkle under the light of the tropical sun; there is no destination quite like the Caribbean for an exotic escape with so much to do and see.

The Caribbean islands are all blessed with idyllic beaches and a balmy climate yet each island offers visitors a unique holiday. Barbados, with its bustling market towns, lively nightlife and endearing charm, is one of the most popular choices for first-time visitors to the Caribbean and is also one of the most affordable, whilst Saint Lucia is considered to be the island of romance, owing to its beautiful landscapes dotted with lush rainforests and majestic Pitons. Head over to tiny St Kitts to discover a taste of rustic Caribbean life or explore the sights and smells of a colourful spice market on Grenada.

If a colourful underwater world is more your thing, head to the Cayman Islands where you will find superb scuba diving opportunities, or choose Jamaica for long lazy days and lively nights to make you feel ‘irie’.