With the world cup cricket commencing on Thursday, we thought it to be fitting to explore the tropical islands of Jamaica, Antigua, Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis.
The West Indies is a region of the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean that includes the island countries and surrounding waters of three major archipelagos: the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles and the Lucayan Archipelago. The region includes all the islands in or bordering the Caribbean Sea, plus The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, which are in the Atlantic Ocean.
Fly in to Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation with a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in Montego Bay, with its British-colonial architecture, and Negril, known for its diving and snorkelling sites. Jamaica is famed as the birthplace of reggae music, and Kingston is home to the Bob Marley Museum. Mid December - April is the peak travel season and the rain/hurricane season from June - November.
SLEEP AT DOCTORS CAVE BEACH HOTEL
A stay at Doctors Cave Beach Hotel places you in the heart of Montego Bay, steps from Hip Strip and Doctor's Cave Beach. Their family-friendly hotel is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from Rocklands Bird Sanctuary and 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Cornwall Beach.
SLEEP AT GREEN CASTLE ESTATE HOUSE
A Jamaican vacation at Green Castle offers not just a get-away, but an experience. The Green Castle Estate entrance is only one mile from the main highway yet is away from the main tourist track, so they welcome visitors as friends, and you can feel safe and comfortable exploring the Estate and its beautiful scenery. Come to Jamaica ‘MON’ and have an unforgettable experience at Green Castle Estate.
SLEEP AT HOME SWEET HOME RESORT
Nestled on the beautiful cliffs of Negril, you'll find your tropical home away from home. Offering 14 spacious rooms, each with a private veranda and a breathtaking view of the Caribbean. Explore the island or never leave the resort!
SLEEP AT HOTEL MOCKINGBIRD HILL
Set on a hilltop on Jamaica’s northeast coast between the majestic Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, Hotel Mockingbird Hill is Jamaica’s foremost 'green' hotel minutes from the most romantic Frenchman’s Cove Beach. A tranquil, serene, sanctuary with breathtaking vistas, laid back luxury and world class cuisine, Hotel Mockingbird Hill is the ultimate, authentic Jamaican experience.
EAT AT QUALITY'S SEA BREEZE RESTAURANT & BAR
Located across from Mary's Bay on Negril's West End, Quality's Sea Breeze Restaurant and Bar is place for authentic Jamaican cuisine! Specializing in seafood, Sea Breeze will give you the true taste of Jamaica!
PLAY AT SUZETTE TOURS JAMAICA
Suzette Tours Jamaica has been around for 18 years. Suzette Tours Jamaica is a family owned company operated by a Jamaican couple, Suzette and Warren.Suzette Tours Jamaica offers tours from Cruise Ship Terminals, Resorts and Airports in Ocho Rios and throughout Jamaica to explore exciting new destinations such as the Hampden Rum Factory Tour and the Blue Mountain Coffee Tour.
PLAY AT TOURWISE JAMAICA
Tourwise Jamaica is a complete destination management company. With over 30 years experience offering the best tours and transfers in Jamaica. Tourwise Jamaica deliver high quality services across Jamaica, transfers, excursions and tours including the Blue Mountain, Bob Marley, Horseback Riding, Dunn’s River Falls, Black River Safari, Historical & Cultural tours as well as music events.
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (2 HOUR 20 MIN FLIGHT FROM JAMAICA)
Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth country comprising its two namesake islands and several smaller ones. Positioned where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet, it's known for reef-lined beaches, rainforests and resorts. Its English Harbour is a yachting hub and the site of historic Nelson's Dockyard. In the capital, St. John's, the national museum displays indigenous and colonial artefacts.
SLEEP AT VILLA OMARD
Villa Omard is set atop Friars Hill, where from this vantage point you can look out across the Caribbean Sea and take in the sights below, including Marina Bay, Dickenson Bay and Runaway Beach. On a clear evening you will be able to see St Kitts & Nevis also known as The Emerald Isle, as the sun sets behind it and drops away below the horizon of the Caribbean Sea.
EAT AND PLAY AT NICOLE'S TABLE
At Nicole's Table they welcome foodies who love to learn new recipes, trade stories, and meet new people. Nicole's Table explore foods from across the Caribbean... some in their traditional forms and others with their own “Caribbean twist” which marries Caribbean and other cuisines. Each “class” includes recipes for a starter, main course and a dessert along with their “old fashioned” rum punch, juice, or fresh water from their cisterns. The creations are served on the veranda overlooking the Caribbean and St. John's Harbour.
PLAY AT CREOLE ANTIGUA TOURS
An award-winning combination of small intimate groups, relaxed laid-back vibe and the personal service of a local family-run business has made this one of Antigua’s top rated tours. They will take you to secluded islands – beautiful Bird Island and Maiden Island – where you will have the chance to snorkel Antigua’s colourful coral reefs. Watch out for dolphins, turtles and stingrays!
PLAY AT INTERAC'DADLI TOURS
At Interac'Dadli Tours they offer guests an experience of a life time, exploring Antigua from an Agri-tourism point of view. Their tours provide a safe, entertaining and interactive experience. Enjoy local food and drinks whilst sight-seeing historical sites, learning the native language and taking scenic pictures.
SAINT KITTS & NEVIS (30 MIN FLIGHT FROM ANTIGUA)
Saint Kitts and Nevis is a dual-island nation situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It's known for cloud-shrouded mountains and beaches. Many of its former sugar plantations are now inns or atmospheric ruins. The larger of the 2 islands, Saint Kitts, is dominated by the dormant Mount Liamuiga volcano, home to a crater lake, green vervet monkeys and rainforest crisscrossed with hiking trails.
SLEEP AT NISBET PLANTATION BEACH CLUB
Intimate and relaxing, Nisbet Plantation Beach Club is the Caribbean's only historic plantation inn on the beach. Not ultra fancy and opulent. Just private, romantic and personal. Located on the unspoiled Caribbean island of Nevis, this boutique resort is steeped in history and now attracts praise from discerning travelers worldwide. Come be captivated by the idyllic beach setting, warm personal service and gourmet dining.
PLAY AT TATEM'S TAXI & TOURS
Let their friendly tour operator and guide Mr. Toussaint Tatem, take you safely and comfortably into tropical areas of stunning beauty. Look across the gently sloping Caribbean hillsides at the stunningly blue Atlantic waters touching sands on distant beaches. Experience well preserved heritage sites where you may even catch a glimpse of scampering green monkeys. Let them offer you an experience of a lifetime.
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