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diversity. Trek through the untamed interiors of Guyana, Jamaica or Saint Lucia, and then relax on the dazzling white sand beaches of Anguilla, the Turks & Caicos or the Cayman Islands. Combine the desert-island simplicity of the British Virgin Islands and the Grenadines with the commercialised big resort vibe of Nassau or St Thomas (US Virgin Islands), or the upmarket cosmopolitan aura of Barbados and Saint Martin with the undiscovered feel of Anguilla and St Eustatius. Four distinct cultures  Dutch and English.


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Getting around It is relatively easy to jump from one island to another and such is the proximity of South and Central America, you can even pop across to Venezuela, Belize or Guyana which share a Caribbean coastline along with their own distinct character.


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ince he sailed into the region more than 500 years ago, many others have followed and combining destinations ensures great


With an extensive choice of inter-island  getting around the Caribbean is child’s play. It’s the planning that is crucial. The main tip is to start at one of the main


‘gateway’ islands with direct air services from the UK, such as Barbados, Jamaica, Grenada, Antigua and Saint Lucia, and then link into local services. Trinidad in the southern Caribbean offers more


Venezuela and Guyana are relatively close, while Barbados is a natural hub for exploring the Eastern Caribbean. Antigua and Jamaica are good jumping off


points for the north of the region, and Belize can be reached from islands such as Curaçao. Travellers looking to visit two or


three destinations should stick to island groups which are close together 


 


are used by locals as well as tourists, and chugging from one scenic outpost


Main: island hopping can be a great adventure Above and right: snorkelling  Bahamas and sailing in St. 


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