There’s nothing more idyllic than strolling along a beach, a quiet breeze in the air and the waves sweeping over your toes. The peaceful islands of the Caribbean are the ideal place to come for a relaxing beach holiday – whether you want to lie by the pool or get out and explore.

Relax on the white sands of Bottom Beach in Barbados | Travel Nation

Our favourite islands are Antigua & Barbuda, Saint Lucia and Barbados – each one showcasing the best of the Caribbean’s history, culture and beaches. These are our favourite beach holidays in this gorgeous part of the world.

1. Take a twin centre trip to Barbados & St Lucia

Relax on this Caribbean island holiday to Barbados and Saint Lucia. Soak up the island vibe in Barbados, where you can snorkel with sea turtles, stroll along picturesque bays and sample the local rum. After a few days relaxing, head to Saint Lucia, where majestic mountains, bubbling mud pools and lush forests await. If you’re looking for the perfect Caribbean island holiday, you’ve found it.

Admire the pretty peaks of Gros Pitons in Saint Lucia | Travel Nation

2. Go island-hopping through paradise

Go Caribbean island hopping between the paradise islands of Barbados, Antigua, and Saint Lucia, enjoying dramatic beaches, lush rainforest and towering peaks. Start in Antigua, where you’ll learn about the island’s history at Betty’s Hope plantation and soak up the views of English Harbour from Shirley Heights. Head to Barbados, where you can snorkel with turtles, relax on peaceful beaches, and explore the majestic Harrison’s Cave. Finish your holiday in Saint Lucia, with walks along the golden sand, tasting local chocolate and hiking to the top of Gros Piton for panoramic views over the ocean.   

Admire the spectacular views from Shirley Heights in Antigua | Travel Nation

3. Look for hummingbirds & pink beaches in Antigua & Barbuda

Visit Antigua & Barbuda on this relaxing beach holiday. Based on the paradise island of Antigua, spend ten days exploring and relaxing on this spectacular island. Kayak between uninhabited islands, take a jeep safari through the interior and relax on the perfect beaches. Spend the day in Barbuda, sailing across on a catamaran to visit the peaceful mangroves, pink-sand beaches, and large frigate bird colony. Finish your holiday at the Shirley Heights party, where Caribbean food and rum cocktails compliment the spectacular views over English Harbour.          

Visit the restored windmills at Betty's Hope Plantation | Travel Nation

4. Indulge at the Jade Mountain Resort in Saint Lucia

Indulge on this luxury St Lucia holiday at Jade Mountain Resort. Enjoy your private infinity pool overlooking the Pitons mountains, stroll along golden beaches and enjoy a peaceful breakfast with ocean views. Soak in the bubbling mud pools in Soufriere, taste locally made chocolate in vast cocoa plantations and relax in luxury at a 5* hotel. If you’re looking for a luxury St Lucia holiday, then look no further.

Tour the vast cocoa plantations in Saint Lucia | Travel Nation

5. Taste rum in beautiful Barbados

Visit Barbados, an island full of pristine beaches, fascinating history, friendly locals, and delicious rum. Start with five nights on the east coast, where the vast Atlantic carves out wild coves, rugged beaches, and huge swells for various water sports. After a jeep tour of the north-east corner, you’ll head west, where soft sands and luxury hotels await. Swim with turtles in Carlisle Bay, watch hummingbirds’ flit through the air and toast your Barbados holiday with a Mount Gay rum cocktail.

Enjoy the peaceful sands of Crane Beach | Travel Nation

6. Caribbean honeymoon to Antigua and Barbados

Embark on a romantic Caribbean honeymoon to Antigua & Barbados, with pristine beaches, sunset cruises and endless rum cocktails. Start in Antigua, where you can explore the lush island, learn about local history at Betty’s Hope plantation and swim with southern rays in the crystalline water. Stroll along the beach under swaying palms before heading to Barbados. Spent your time here snorkelling with turtles, tasting local Mount Gay rum and relaxing on the beach. This is the perfect Caribbean honeymoon.           

Take a tour of Barbados' rum distilleries | Travel Nation

7. Combine the bright lights of New York with the beaches of Antigua

Enjoy this twin-centre Caribbean trip to New York and Antigua, taking in relaxing beaches, towering skyscrapers, and fascinating history. Start with a city break in New York, where you can stroll through Central Park, eat hot-dogs on the sidewalk and take the train to Coney Island in Brooklyn. After a few days of exploration, you’ll fly to Antigua, an island paradise in the Caribbean. Spend a week relaxing on peaceful beaches, snorkelling with turtles in the warm water and learning about the fascinating history of this beautiful island.

Stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City | Travel Nation

8. Stroll along the beach in Miami and Saint Lucia

Visit St Lucia & Miami on this spectacular city and beach holiday. Start with a few nights in the exotic city of Miami, where neon nights and perfect beaches await. Admire art deco architecture, taste delicious Cuban cuisine in Little Havana and watch the sunset over the vast sands of Miami Beach. Next head to Saint Lucia for a relaxing week on this paradise island. Hike the Pitons, stroll along golden sands and enjoy a rum cocktail in your all-inclusive hotel.

Snorkel with colourful fish and coral in Saint Lucia | Travel Nation

Inspired to visit the Caribbean?

Whether you want to go snorkelling with turtles in Barbados, dine under the stars in Antigua or hike in the mountains of Saint Lucia, we can plan your Caribbean holiday. If you want to start to plan, give us a call on +44 1273320580 or request a quote. We are experts in planning tailor-made holidays, as well as round the world flights, so we can work together with you until we’ve created your perfect trip.

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