Discover the Caribbean

Discover the Caribbean

This gorgeous territory within the Atlantic Ocean conjures up tantalizing images of coconut palms, rum cocktails, turquoise waters and reggae beats in a tropical climate. And of course it’s all of that.

From Barbados to the Bahamas, you’ll discover glorious beaches, relaxing resorts and laid-back towns where you can easily slip into the slower pace of life. It’s also a region riddled with a rich maritime history, the evidence of which is everywhere. Learn about the harrowing stories of the slave trade and the treachery of the famous pirates and buccaneers who once sailed these waters. Caribbean food is also delicious, influenced by a wealth of world cuisines.

Maritime History

The Caribbean was once fiercely fought over by the colonial powers and the waters teemed with pirates and smugglers. Many of its museums have a maritime theme and tell the story of slavery and piracy. 

Naval Past

Bermuda consists of 181 islands ringed by coral reefs. See the pink-sand beaches of Astwood Park and explore the well-preserved old naval fort at St George's, now fuill of cafes and shops.

Spice Islands

From the Bajan-style cuisine of Barbados to its famous spicy jerk chicken and saltfish fritters, the Caribbean serves up diverse dishes for every palate. It's been influenced by everything from Chinese to Indian and more.

Bask in the Bahamas

South of the Florida peninsula you'll find the Bahamas, an archipelago of dreamy islands and candy-coloured houses - it's a popular playground for the wealthy. Bask in the sun at the beaches of its capital Nassau.

Botanic Beauty

A riot of Caribbean colour, Barbados is awash with botanic gardens and cultural experience. Discover its flora and fauna on a safari or learn about the history of the island at the National Heroes Gallery and Museum of Parliament in St Michael. Learn more about the national tipple at the Mount Gay Rum visitors centre in the capital, Bridgetown.