Welcome back to Trips100! We hope you’ve enjoyed some quality time over the Easter holidays with your family and friends. After a two week break we are raring to go. As the weather hasn’t been particularly pleasant we are lusting for some sunshine and where better to provide it than the Caribbean! This post aims to get you in the mood for summer and inspire you to visit the Caribbean.
Be dazzled by the colourful island of Antigua
We absolutely adore this colourful post by Chloe at Wanderlust Chloe, currently ranking in number one place on our Trips100 chart. (Well done Chloe!) Her post takes you on a colourful tour around the island of Antigua. She shares stunning images of the surrounding turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, the deep blue water of the Atlantic, the colourful cocktails and of course the lush green rainforest…
Enjoy an authentic break in Jamaica
Danielle from While I’m Young proves that there is more to Jamaica than relaxing on the beach with a rum cocktail in hand (although we wouldn’t judge you if this is how you roll on holiday!). She shares her 10 favourite authentic and fun things to do in Jamaica including climbing the Dunn’s River Falls and learning about the legendary Bob Marley with both a visit to a museum built in his honour and his childhood home.
Avoid the crowds in St Thomas and St Maarten
Gary from Tips For Travellers shares tips for both cruise ship passengers and land based travellers who wish to avoid the crowds of 2 of the top 3 most visited islands in the region, St. Thomas and St. Maarten, which combined attract over 3 million visitors a year. If you wish to visit the quietest beaches and find the best secluded views over the islands turn his podcast on the next time you are on a road trip!
Get physical in Aruba
Heather from Conversant Traveller shares her top tips for an adventure holiday like no other on the stunning island of Aruba. Whether you prefer water sports or land sports she has ideas galore with ATV rides, horse backing treks, snorkelling safaris and even full moon hikes! Aruba – Adventure holidays for couples.
Sailing around the British Virgin Islands
Before setting up Travel Loving Family I spent three seasons working on cruise ships in the Caribbean which later lead to me taking on the role of Caribbean Specialist for a luxury tour operator. Without a shadow of a doubt, my favourite way to spend a day in the Caribbean is sailing onboard a catamaran discovering hidden beaches and coves in the British Virgin Islands… ideally with a Pina Colada in my hand! The islands are also incredible for snorkelling and scuba diving and have some of the most unusual bars in the Caribbean. Check out more ideas for a holiday in the BVI here – Travel Loving Family’s guide to the British Virgin Islands.
Capture Instagram worthy photos in Curaçao
James from Only By Land shares his fave places to capture the true beauty of Curacao including the vividly painted houses of Handelskade, underwater whilst scuba diving and Hiking at Christoffel National Park.
(A story which really tickled me during my time at sea featured these houses in Curaçao. A tour guide told my group that it was a legal requirement that the houses by painted bright colours because the governor suffered from severe headaches, apparently caused by the sun’s reflections off the white buildings. It was later discovered that the governor was a shareholder in the island’s only paint store!)