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.
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport. On arrival, you’ll be met at the airport and driven to your hotel, checking in for four nights.
You have a few days to relax and enjoy the spectacular island of Antigua. Stroll along perfect beaches, snorkel with colourful fish in the turquoise water and watch the sunset over the curved bays.
During your time here, we’ve included a full-day tour of the island, seeing all of the highlights that Antigua has to offer. You’ll be picked up in the morning and taken by an experienced guide to Devil’s Bridge, a natural arch formed by soft and hard limestone on the rocky northern coast before heading to Betty’s Hope. This restored sugar plantation is a fascinating glimpse into 17th Century life in Antigua. Gain even more insight into the history of Antigua at Nelson’s Dockyard, a working harbour for many yachts and boats, with restored 18th Century buildings, boutique shops and cafes. Stop to take some photos from the spectacular viewpoint at Shirley Heights before tucking into a delicious alfresco lunch in Falmouth. Finish your day on the white sands of Darkwood Beach, the perfect end to a day exploring Antigua.
After breakfast, you will be driven back to the airport for the short flight over to Barbados. On arrival, you will be met and taken to your hotel, checking in for four nights.
Barbados has long been known as an island paradise, with white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees and a fantastic restaurant scene. You’ve got 3 full days to enjoy the best the island has to offer.
During your time in Barbados, we’ve included a day tour of the island. You’ll be picked up in the morning and head off with a guide to explore. Take the tramway through Harrison’s Cave, a magnificent cavern made of crystallised limestone, passing cascading waterfalls and towering stalagmites. Next, you’ll visit Welchman Hall Gully and enjoy a tour of the rainforest, looking for wild green monkeys in the natural habitat. Relax on the beach at Carlisle Bay before tucking into a delicious Caribbean lunch at the Copacabana Beach Club. In the afternoon, you’ll board a glass-bottom boat and search for sea turtles, snorkelling with these beautiful creatures in the clear waters.
After breakfast, you will be driven back to the airport for the short flight over to Saint Lucia. On arrival, you will be met and taken to your hotel, checking in for five nights.
The mountainous island of Saint Lucia is the jewel in the crown of the spectacular Caribbean Islands. The majestic Gros Pitons tower over the golden sands, creating perfect views from the beachside hotels. Spend your time here relaxing on the beach, enjoying your hotel, and soaking up the peaceful island atmosphere.
During your time in Saint Lucia, we’ve included a guided hike to the summit of Gros Piton. You’ll rise early, but don’t worry, the panoramic views over the Caribbean Sea from the top are so worth it. You’ll be led along the route, learning about the iconic peaks and be rewarded with 360 degrees views of the island and the ocean from the highest point of Saint Lucia.
After breakfast, you will be driven back to the airport in time for your flight home.
Antigua has a tropical climate in line with its neighbouring islands. While the temperature doesn’t vary much throughout the year, the humidity changes hugely between the seasons. December to April is the coolest and driest time, perfect if you’re looking for some winter sun. The hurricane season looms between June and November, with spells of intense rainfall and thunderstorms. There is still plenty of sunshine, but the chances of rain are high. Hurricanes are most likely between August and October.
Barbados is a good destination for year-round sunshine, with the driest part of the year falling between December and April. Wet season arrives between June and November, with sporadic rainfall and bright but rarer sunshine. This time is very humid and although Barbados’ position as one of the easternmost Caribbean islands means it doesn’t often experience hurricanes, it is still a possibility.
Saint Lucia has a typical Caribbean climate, with a dry season stretching from December to May, with endless sunshine, dry days and cooler temperatures. The wet season brings humidity and heavy rain that keeps the island lush and green.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.