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Discover the Caribbean A Melting Pot of Cultures & Festivals

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Discover the Caribbean, a melting pot of cultures. A synthesis of races, ethnicities, and religious beliefs. Famous for something unique to each island, from music, food, to festivals. Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, and the Bahamas are just some of the most popular and culturally diverse islands. From the world’s greatest show on earth to the birthplace of rum, there is so much the Caribbean has to offer.

Discover a Kaleidoscope of Colours

Experience Carnival like no other in some of your favourite Caribbean destinations. Celebrate life, love, and unity in colour. Party as one big family. Dance, in a costume, to the beat of the sweet music from sunup till sundown. No matter your age you will find something to enjoy. Jump and gyrate to Soca or Calypso music with a drink in one hand and a flag waving in the other at Crop Over Festival in Barbados. Chip down the road to Steelpan in Trinidad. Discover an array of colours and sounds across 16 islands of the Bahamas on Boxing Day. Sway your feathered costume and bounce your headpieces to the beat of the contagious music with Spicemas in Grenada. Feel the pure Caribbean energy by partaking in this celebration in St. Lucia.

Wait, there is more. Did you know that Trinidad’s Carnival is the greatest show on earth? You heard that right. Tens of thousands around the world flock to the little island annually to celebrate. Experience the Carnival season in Trinidad when the Christmas Season ends with fetes and other events lasting until Ash Wednesday.

Do not miss a magical celebration of culture that welcomes you to the region with open arms.

Embrace the Caribbean Spirit

Have you ever had Caribbean rum? If not, you are truly missing out on the Caribbean spirit. Try Caribbean Rum, the best rum in the world from Cuba’s Havana Club, Puerto Rico’s Bacardi, Jamaica’s Appleton Estate, Trinidad, and Tobago’s Angostura rums to Guyana’s El Dorado. Embrace the uniqueness of the rum across the Caribbean region. Visit the birthplace of rum, Barbados, to sip some of the world’s best rums, from Foursquare to Mount Gay. Enjoy the distinct flavour and blend of Angostura. Learn how the pot and column stills are used at a distillery in Jamaica. Attend a Rum Festival, like the one in Barbados, to enjoy a diverse Caribbean rum experience.

An Unimaginable World Without Caribbean Music

Discover over 20 genres of music in the Caribbean. Dance to Zouk, Chutney, Extempo, Dancehall, Parang, Bouyon, Bachata, and Dub. Enjoy a mixture of rhythms, melodies, and musical styles. Embrace Bouyon music native to Dominica, which combines Soca, Zouk and other genres. Immerse yourself in the cultural diversity and history of the Dominican Republic with Bachata music. ‘Wine’ to the beat of Jamaica’s Dancehall.

Experience the incredible reggae music of one of history’s greatest artists – Bob Marley. Or visit Jamaica and immerse yourself in other reggae music at Reggae Sumfest or Reggae Sultan. In Trinidad, chip to the magic of an Afro-Caribbean influenced genre – Calypso, from legends like the Mighty Sparrow and Calypso Rose. Or jump and wave to the beat of Soca Music with popular artists like Machel Montano or Kes The Band.

Can you imagine what the world would be like without Reggae, Steelpan, Calypso, and Soca music? Caribbean music is contagious and sweet.

To really embrace the Caribbean, you must visit and choosing the right place to stay and enjoy the culture is essential. Below are our top destinations to experience Caribbean festivals and culture.

Here are our Top Picks for Places to Stay in Trinidad

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Hyatt Regency – Trinidad

5 dining outlets with a Waterfront Restaurant, Rooftop infinity pool, Sushi Bar, and Conference Centre, Hyatt Regency Port of Spain, has it all.

The Hilton – Trinidad

Nestled on a hillside overlooking the famous Queen’s Park Savannah. Take advantage of the wedding services, and the many business services offered.

Kapok Hotel – Trinidad

Stroll to the Queen’s Park Savanah, The Magnificent Seven, the Emperor Valley Zoo and the Royal Botanic Gardens from this business friendly hotel.

Radisson Hotel – Trinidad

Within easy walking distance of Independence Square and the picturesque seafront of the city, the hotel is ideally located in the center of Port of Spain.

Here are Our Top Picks for Places to Stay in Grenada

Silversands – Grenada

One of the most beautiful resorts in Grenada, Silversands sits on the shores of Grand Anse Beach, hosting the longest pool in the Caribbean.

Coyaba Beach Resort – Grenada

Located on the world famous Grand Anse Beach, Coyaba Beach Resort is one of the most amazing vacation spots on the beautiful Caribbean island, Grenada

Here are Our Top Picks for Places to Stay in the Dominican Republic

Here are Our Top Picks for Places to Stay in Tobago

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Villa Being – Tobago

Heaven Can Wait! Enjoy bespoke rock star treatment, utter privacy, and total comfort at Tobago’s most luxurious getaway, Villa Being. Book your stay today!

Blue Waters Inn – Tobago

Overlooking Batteaux Bay and set on a tranquil beach, this understated hotel is 2.2 km from the town of Speyside, Tobago.

Bacolet Beach Club, Tobago

Elegance. Luxury. Paradise. Bacolet Beach Club offers superb hotel accommodations with stunning panoramic views of the ocean.

Castara Retreats, Tobago

Eco-tourists this is the place for you! Castara, situated in a fishing village is encircled by Tobago’s rainforest and has a stunning view of the Caribbean Sea.

Here are Our Top Picks for Places to Stay in the Bahamas

The Royal at Atlantis – Bahamas

Atlantis Bahamas is home to the largest casino in the Caribbean, a 141 acre waterpark, the Mandara Spa, an 18-hole golf course, and 24 restaurants on-site.

Here are Our Top Picks for Places to Stay in Dominica 

Jungle Bay Resort Dominica

Overlooking the Caribbean Sea is Jungle Bay Resort, an ecolodge mere distance away from Boiling Lake in Morne Trois Pitons National Park, and Canefield Airport.

Fort Young Hotel – Dominica

Nature & Luxury. Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort located on the coastline of Dominica, in the capital of Roseau provides an all-inclusive Caribbean experience.

Here are Our Top Picks for Places to Stay in St. Lucia 

The Landings – St. Lucia

An all inclusive Caribbean resort, with luxurious ocean view suites and villas, features a marina, 3 pools and activities for couples and families to enjoy.

Ladera Resort – St. Lucia

With 37 suites, each suite provides magical views of the island. Experience pure nature, luxury and an eco-adventure at Ladera Resort.

Royalton – St. Lucia

An Autograph Collection, All Inclusive Resort with 10 on-site restaurants, 8 on-site bars including a beach bar and pool bar.

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