Bottom Bay, Barbados - Paradise beach on the Caribbean island of Barbados. Tropical coast with palms hanging over turquoise sea. Panoramic photo of beautiful landscape.

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Swaying palms, pristine beaches, coral reefs… find your dream trip to this world-class paradise

Holidays to the Caribbean

Coastlines and islands are what make up the Caribbean, specifically those fringed by the gentle lapping waves of the Caribbean Sea. For the very best white sand beaches, you’ll find Turks & Caicos, The Bahamas, Aruba, Antigua and Puerto Rico have them in spades, while St Lucia offers some of the most dramatic – in particular volcanic black-sand beaches like Anse Cochon and Anse Chastenet.

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Or, perhaps it’s wildlife adventures you’re after? Search for leatherback, hawksbill and green turtles in St Kitts & Nevis, the elusive agouti on Tobago, or even the mighty whale shark off Mexico’s Riviera Maya. And let’s not forget the national parks and volcanoes – incredible and tremendous, you can find these volatile yet beautiful peaks on several Caribbean islands.

Manchebo Beach. Aruba
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Saona Island, Dominican Republic, Caribbean Sea.
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St. Lucia's Twin Pitons lit by sunset glow
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Caribbean beach
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St. Lucia's famous Twin Pitons in the early morning light.
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Bottom Bay, Barbados, Caribbean
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Paradise beach at Morris Bay, Tropical caribbean island Antigua
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Makena Beach Makena Cove Sunset #1
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