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What’s Hot! Latest news from the Caribbean 4-6 Family holidays - hang loose Love in the sun - wedded bliss


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Connecting the dots - island hopping Wild things – eco-tourism Island roots – culture


Make a splash – sports and activities Unwind & indulge - spa and wellness Tropical tastes – food and drinks Home sweet home - backpacking plus Map of the Caribbean Not to be missed - events


DESTINATIONS Introduction


Your guide - country by country


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With more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs, cays and countries, covering French, Dutch, Spanish and English cultures - there are so many experiences on offer, holidaymakers can be quite


literally spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing between the Caribbean destinations. Whether its sport, adventure, luxury resorts and sandy beaches or hidden lodges and hideaways off the tourist trail you want, there is something for everyone with a warm welcome and great hospitality guaranteed wherever you go.


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Anguilla 30  Antigua & Barbuda


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Bahamas 31 Barbados 32  Belize 32 Bermuda 33 Bonaire 33  British Virgin Islands  Cayman Islands


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 Cuba 35  Curaçao 35 Dominica 36 Grenada 36  Guadeloupe Islands


“from the local jump ups and vibrant carnivals to a simplemeal at the water’s edge - the choice is yours in the Caribbean. ”


Here too you can experience some of the best scuba diving in the world, play on championship golf courses, hike in dense rainforest or shop for the latest designer wear.


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Guyana 37 Haiti 38 Jamaica 38  Martinique 39 Montserrat 39  Nevis 40  Puerto Rico  St. Eustatius  St. Kitts


 Saint Lucia  St. Maarten  Saint Martin


 St. Vincent & The Grenadines  Trinidad & Tobago  Turks & Caicos  US Virgin Islands


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BOOKING IT Airlines to the Caribbean


Operators to the Caribbean Caribbean Tourism Organization


Directory of Members National Tourist Of ces


Caribbean Platinum Travel Agents


www.caribbean.co.uk LovetheCaribbean @_LoveCaribbean


Creole cookery courses, lessons in mixing exotic cocktails or perhaps simple revitalising yoga classes on the beach to name but a few. When it comes to nightlife the Caribbean has it all from the local ‘jump ups’, and vibrant carnivals to a simple romantic meal at the water’s edge. The accommodation will not disappoint either. We have some of the world’s most established and best


known top end hotels and luxury catered villas, as well as some great value accommodation, family guesthouses and even campsites to suit every taste and budget.


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Director of Marketing UK & Europe, Caribbean Tourism Organization


The Caribbean Tourism Organization is an international development agency, which represents over 30 Caribbean countries and assists them to work towards the development of a sustainable tourism programme throughout the Caribbean. We also work with airlines, cruise lines, tour operators and hoteliers, to offer some great holiday options throughout the region. So go on, treat yourself and visit the Caribbean, we are sure this guide has plenty to tempt you!


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