Your sixteen-night Caribbean Island Hopping tour gets underway with your flight from the UK to Tobago. Start your spectacular adventure of the Caribbean with two nights here to explore its village-like port capital Scarborough to find the Fort King George or enjoy a day spent at Argyle Falls. Further your travels with two nights in Grenada; discover its nutmeg plantations and visit Grand Etang National Park to take in the nature.
Your next stop for three nights is Barbados where you can take the chance to marvel at its beaches, botanical gardens, and take a tram through the iconic Harrison's Cave formation. Another three nights can be enjoyed in stunning St Lucia to spot its reef-diving sites, fishing villages, and volcanic beaches. On your visit sample authentic Caribbean cuisine, including green figs, salt fish, plantain, accra, and callaloo soup.
Guadeloupe can be explored for a further three nights. Perhaps pause and take in the dramatic views on the Pointe de Chateaux or browse the markets of Pointe-a-Pitre and check out the lively strip of La Darse. Finally, Antigua is your last destination. Hike through the rainforest to get to Rendezvous Bay, one of Antigua's most remote but nevertheless stunning beaches; or take a rainforest canopy tour by zip-wire.
On Day 17 you'll transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK having made many unforgettable memories!
|Day 1-3||Bacolet Beach Club, Scarborough, Tobago|
|Day 3-5||Allamanda Beach Resort, Grenada|
|Day 5-8||Worthing Court, Barbados|
|Day 8-11||Bay Gardens Marina Haven, Rodney Bay, St Lucia|
|Day 11-14||Bwa Chick Hotel & Golf, Guadeloupe|
|Day 14-16||Ocean Point Hotel & Spa, Antigua|
|Day 17||Antigua - UK|
Your exciting Caribbean Island Hopping adventure starts with your flight from the UK to the island of Tobago. Iconic for its wide sand beaches and beautiful tropical rainforests, discover the village-like port capital Scarborough framed by mountains and known for its bustling food market. Find that the 18th-century ruins of Fort King George overlook the city and house the Tobago Museum home to many fascinating artefacts and local art. Explore Buccoo Reef here; hop aboard a glass-bottomed boat and experience unbeatable underwater sights.
Spot three different types of turtle on a diving safari, as well as giant sand seals, sea horses, and shipwrecks. Join Tobago's carnival bursting with outlandish colourful costumes and dance to calypso beats on an organised tour. Enjoy a day at Argyle Falls as the natural wonder will simply take your breath away; the rewarding hike will take through several cascades for the chance to spot stunning birdlife and healthy vegetation. Take a scenic drive to visit Pigeon Point, the island's highest mountain, brimming with coconut-filled gardens and traditional restaurants.
Next, you will continue your journey to Grenada, a Caribbean country comprising a main island and smaller surrounding islands often dubbed the 'Spice Isle'. This hilly destination is home to a number of nutmeg plantations and the south of the island introduces you to the spectacular Grand Anse Beach, bustling with resorts and lively bars. Perhaps visit Grand Etang National Park to escape the heat and take in the nature. Its waterfalls, lake and variety of walking trails make this the perfect day for exploration.
Watch the golden sunset of La Luna with a glass of wine or discover one of Grenada's best beaches lined with palm trees and clear waters; La Sagesse Beach. Just a short boat ride from Whisper Cove Marina, hop onboard and sail to the gorgeous Hog Island for the chance to hike and uncover a wealth of wonderful views. Shop in the Market Square for handmade crafts, fresh produce, and spices or take a tour to visit Belmont Estate & The Grenada Chocolate Company to learn about the island's rich favours, including ginger, pimento, turmeric, and nutmeg.
For your next three nights head to beautiful Barbados. This breathtaking island is known for its beaches, botanical gardens, and the Harrison's Cave formation. Take time out of your trip to explore the caves by tram to spot streams, pools, stalagmites, and stalactites. Enjoy an island safari through gullies, forest, remote bays, and coastal views or wander Andromeda Botanic Gardens to appreciate the trees, palms, and other plants Mrs Bannochie has collected from her travels across the world.
Take a walking tour of Bridgetown; see the National Heroes Square and marvel at St Michael's Cathedral, the Bridgetown Jewish Synagogue, and Parliament Buildings. A visit to Queen's Park will introduce you to the magnificent Baobob Tree; one of the largest trees on the island. Sample street side local delights such as macaroni pie, fried chicken, rice, and peas. Speightstown is home to some of the best flying fish and traditional specialities, including cou-cou and pepper pot.
Extend your travels to the Eastern Caribbean island of St Lucia. The Pitons are this island's dramatically tapered mountains and a perfect photo opportunity. Discover St Lucia's many reef-diving sites, fishing villages, and volcanic beaches. Considered 'the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean' by novelist James A Michener, Marigot Bay is well worth a visit for the chance to notice its white sands, swaying palms, blue waters, and verdant green hillsides. Torraille Waterfall is one of St Lucia's most popular attractions, find the falls near the town of Soufriere at the end of a nature trail amid a tropical garden.
Party with the locals at the Jump Up! Street Party in the small fishing village of Gros Islet or drink sundowners at Rodney Bay and head to Reduit Beach in the late afternoon for a golden hour swim and a stroll along the soft sands. Hike the Pitons and take the Gros Piton trail which takes approximately 4-5 hours which starts at the hamlet of Fond Gens Libres and take you to the top of the mountain. Sample authentic Caribbean cuisine, including green figs, salt fish, plantain, accra, and callaloo soup.
Travel from St Lucia to Guadeloupe and enjoy all that there is to do and see. Experience the hot springs and hiking trails of the volcano La Grande Soufriere or head to Guadeloupe National Park to seek out the wildlife. Pause and take in the dramatic views on the Pointe de Chateaux; a craggy headland of rock and salt-washed stone that is undeniably one of the must-sees here. Perhaps tour the beaches and distilleries of Maria-Galante and discover the crumbling ruins of old plantations with chimney stacks looming over beautifully secluded sands.
Spend some time browsing the markets of Pointe-a-Pitre and check out the lively strip of La Darse, where fishmongers tout snappers and whitefish, scents of aromatic cumin, nutmeg, and cinnamon flow in the air, and the locals gather to chat on weekend mornings. Refresh with a swim in the Carbet Falls, found deep amidst the rainforests of the Guadeloupe National Park. Here the falls cascade down the volcanic mountains of Basse-Terre to form a dramatic set of three vertical steps.
The final three nights of your thrilling adventure will conclude in Antigua; one of the two major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Hike through the rainforest to get to Rendezvous Bay, one of Antigua's most remote but nevertheless stunning beaches; or take a rainforest canopy tour by zip-wire. Get up close and personal with the marine life as you swim with stingrays at Stingray City or explore the local wildlife at Frigate Bird Sanctuary.
Get cultural at the Georgian-era marina, Nelson's Dockyard National Park that was made a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll across the soft sands of Galley Bay to take in the idyllic views looking out to sea or visit Prickly Pear Island if you're an enthusiastic snorkeler to uncover mesmerising sea life. Spend your Sunday nights at Shirley Heights, a favourite amongst the local for truly unforgettable vistas of your surroundings. Finish the day by watching the sunset with a Caribbean meal and a few drinks at Bumpkins.
Make your way to the airport for your flight back to the UK.