The Caribbean is one of the most luxurious holiday destinations on the planet. The tropical heat and a welcome sea breeze creates the perfect climate: warm and refreshing. A far cry from the summer we're currently experiencing here in Blighty which so far is best described as damp and dismal. The Caribbean however is far more predictable providing you avoid the hurricanes and the only real quandary is how to spend your time there.
The islands of the Caribbean come in many different flavours. Barbados is positively British whereas St Martin is distinctly Dutch in the south and firmly French in the north. Other Caribbean islands were settled by the Swedes, Danes & Spanish and all have a unique blend of European, Latin American and of course Afro-Caribbean cultures.
Taking a cruise is the best way to see a lot of the Caribbean in a short space of time. You'll wake up to a different view every morning and disembark to a new island every day, taking in the many aspects of Caribbean life as you cruise across this sapphire sea. However to fully enjoy the Caribbean lifestyle you need to while away your time in one of the many Caribbean villas for rent.
Offering a level of luxury we can usually only dream of here in Blighty, the villas almost always enjoy a fantastic sea view where the azure blue waters are peppered with numerous islands, islets and cays. The properties themselves boast private swimming pools and well kept gardens where children can play freely, and some even have their very own private stretch of beach. Don't believe us? Then have a look at www.simplycaribe.com, one of the most comprehensive websites for Caribbean villas rentals.
Whether you choose a Caribbean cruise or rent a private villa, you'll have plenty to do if soaking up the sun, sipping cocktails and watching the world go by is not your thing. Hiking, pony trekking, sightseeing, playing golf and tennis are common activities for land lovers, whilst scuba diving, surfing, snorkelling, yachting and a host of other water based activities are ideal for the more aquatic amongst us.
So if you're a sea dog or a land lover the Caribbean will not disappoint, and with so many different Caribbean cultures to sample, you'll never tire of this tropical paradise.