The Caribbean is a vibrant mosaic of island nations. Famous for being a crossroad of diverse cultures, one thing you can count on is stunning weather, virgin beaches and a warm welcome. But a truly exceptional Luxury Travel Manager knows that there is much more than beaches for you and your family to explore.
1. A Presidential Cricket Experience
Nothing unites the islands of the Caribbean like cricket. And no other teams in the world can turn a test match into a carnival, so seeing a match is a must. The slow pace of the game, mixed with the celebratory atmosphere of the West Indian fans, makes it the perfect opportunity to enjoy some famous Caribbean hospitality.
We recommend the Presidential Suite at Antigua’s Sir Vivian Richard Stadium, where you will receive breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, along with a complementary premium bar service and memorabilia signed by the Knight of Cricket himself, Sir Viv. It is the perfect way to experience the Gentleman’s Game with the whole family.
2. Take the Kids to Sea
Where better to learn to master the waves than the placid beauty of the Caribbean. Sunsail give classes to sailors of all abilities and their teachers are all RYA approved. With bases on most major islands, this amazing experience can be part of any Caribbean family trip.
If they get bored of being above water, they can explore the depths on an Atlantis submarine, viewing old shipwrecks and marine life from the porthole of a submersible. Naturally, we recommend the VIP treatment with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails to await you back on land.
3. Charter a Yacht for an Island-Hopping Adventure
With over 700 islands, the Caribbean is defined by its waters as much as its lands. Chartering a yacht is a classic way to make the most of your Caribbean experience; Sunsail offer a range of beautiful, stylish yachts with which to navigate the stunning islands.
With an on-board shower room, their 42-foot flagship catamaran is perfect for sailing out for a swim. Why not go for a tour around St. Lucia’s beautiful coast? You can hire a skipper to show you hidden beaches and coves, or take the helm yourself for total freedom.
4. Dine at The Restaurant Where James Bond Was ‘Born’
If Jamaica is your destination, be sure to visit the GoldenEye. Hosted on the site bought by Ian Fleming, it is the perfect place to try Jamaica’s unique Caribbean cuisine – 007-style.
Have your own Bond adventure in the 30-acre grounds of lagoons and forest – we recommend exploring on paddleboard and mountain bike. Or for nature fans, take in the island’s unique birdlife and try to spot all of the island’s 26 unique native species.
5. Shark Safari in Jamaica
While in Jamaica, why not take advantage of the rich seas surrounding you? The crystal-clear waters around Jamaica are an ideal place to scuba, with dozens of fantastic locations.
The Silver Reef location is only 15 minutes from shore, the perfect place for young divers to see colourful coral reef fish, 12 meters underwater. More advanced divers may want to venture out to King Fish Point for hammerheads and turtles.
6. Become King of a Whole Island
For the ultimate luxury experience, look no further than Necker Island. One of the stunning Virgin Islands, Necker is a serene piece of paradise rising out of the clear blue ocean. And you and your family can take control of it all.
Wake up to an entire island staffed with people there to ensure you have everything you need. Take the family wakeboarding, then revitalise in the island spa with a 90 minute Balinese Massage. Finish off the day by catching the stunning Caribbean sunset with a bonfire on the beach.
A day on each island would take more than two years, so there are always more unique family experiences to find. If you would like your own, special Caribbean experience, speak to one of our Luxury Travel Managers today. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.