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Islands In The Caribbean

Cruise the Spanish Main of pirate legend. Discover rainforests, tropical wildlife, colonial cities, blue skies, sandy beaches and salsa.

From£3,150

  • Trinidad & Tobago

    Cuba

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  • 15, 16, 17 nights
  • Pioneer

    Sightseeing

  • Jan

    Feb

    Dec

Moderate

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Tour codes: 88000

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain.

Most of these holidays have an element of sightseeing as well.

Half day walks will probably involve about 3 hours of walking, with full day walks having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to 600m.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Tropical white sand beaches, swim, relax, snorkel...
  • Coastal walks with stunning seascapes
  • Endemic birdlife
  • Beautiful gardens to explore

Our programme of fly-cruises which visit the sun-kissed Caribbean are always popular. They offer the opportunity to discover rainforests, tropical wildlife, colonial cities, blue skies, sandy beaches and exotic cocktails.

SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:

Barbados - We walk through the lush tropical world of Welchman’s Hall Gully and Andromeda Gardens, Gun Hill Signal station, George Washington House and maybe enjoy a flying fish sandwich lunch at Sunbury Plantation.

Antigua - We hike with a local guide through rain forest to Signal Hill for a 360º view over the island, and then enjoy a barbeque at our guide's art gallery home. Before embarking we may visit the old naval base for Admiral Nelson's Fleet.

Grenada - ‘The Island of Spice’ where we take a trail through the Grand Etang forest followed by a trip by water taxi to Grand Anse beach, two miles of palm-fringed white sand beach.

St Kitts - We drive in Land Rovers to Romney Manor for the opportunity of two walks. St Kitts is a birding paradise. We finish in the capital Basseterre for free time and retail therapy!

St Maarten - From Guana Bay we walk through grassy fields and along the island's wild east coast, on the way viewing bizarre rock formations and maybe views of neighbouring St Barth’s.

Tobago - With a local guide we travel to the main ridge of Tobago. We walk along the Gilpin Trace trail, well known for its birds and along the coast.

Bonaire - We visit the high point of the island then spend time in the capital Kralendijk, visiting the bustling outdoor craft and produce market.

Aruba & Curaçao - We visit both islands, situated on the coast of Venezuela, surrounded by coral reefs and blessed with a beautiful year-round climate.

St Lucia - A local guide accompanies us to the viewpoint above the Fond D’Or Estate and down to the beach before continuing to a small village for lunch. Given time we end the day with a swim in Marigot Bay.

Tortola - Capital of the British Virgin Islands, we visit the Botanical Gardens and then, with a guide, walk to a sheltered lagoon at Beef Island where you can try paddle boarding or kayaking.

Please note, ports of call may change between different departure dates. It is important to check the individual tour date proposed itinerary for details of your cruise.

  • Outbound economy class flights with British Airways and Iberia Airlines from London Gatwick or Heathrow to Barbados or Dominican Republic. Flights return from Barbados or Dominican Republic to London Gatwick or Heathrow. See individual itineraries.
  • One hotel night in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Breakfast and dinner throughout your tour, plus lunch on sea days
  • Complimentary tea and coffee at select locations throughout the ship
  • All entertainment, sports & leisure facilities on board
  • A programme of walks and excursions from our ports of call including any necessary transportation costs
  • Tips to the ship’s restaurant staff
  • All drinks on board
  • Any local excursions not included in the Ramblers Cruise & Walk Holidays programme including entrances to museums, sites or Fred Olsen on shore activities
  • Access to Wi-Fi on board the ship. At the time of writing Fred Olsen offer various packages from £16 for 30 minutes to £84 for unlimited access on a 14-day cruise. Please ask for more details at the Reception Desk on the ship.
  • Personal laundry and dry cleaning, hairdressing, health, beauty treatments and selected fitness classes
  • Holiday Insurance
  • Occasionally a local guide or your Ramblers Cruise & Walk leader might suggest entering a site or monument in a city for which there is an entrance fee to pay. Please allow approximately £30 for this.
  • Discretionary gratuities to the crew, drivers, guides etc both on board and ashore.

Holiday Information

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NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Barbados

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

We depart from London Gatwick and on arrival, mid afternoon in Bridgetown, Barbados, transfer by coach to:

Accra Beach Hotel & Spa

P.O. Box 73W Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados WI

+1 (246)-435-8920

[email protected]

www.accrabeachhotel.com

for one night. Dinner this evening will be in the hotel.

Transfer Time = 30m

Day 2

Walking & Sightseeing on Barbados

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

After checking out of our hotel we start our day with a visit to Welchman Hall Gully, an area of collapsed caves and one of the island’s few remaining sites of indigenous plants. Our next stop is the Andromeda Gardens where we see many tropical plants, the regular winners at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Day 3

Walking & Sightseeing on Barbados

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

On our second full day in Barbados we start with a short walk around the island’s capital, Bridgetown. We continue past the Garrison area and Savannah to Gun Hill Signal station for fine views across much of Barbados. Finally, we visit one of the earliest sugar cane planters, where there is a museum of farm implements and pictures depicting the life of slave workers. We return to Braemar and set sail into the Caribbean late afternoon.

Day 4

Walking & Sightseeing on Tobago

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we travel with a local guide up to the main ridge of Tobago. We walk along the Gilpin Trace Trail, well known for its birds. We then drive down to the coast for some more bird spotting and sightseeing.

4km (2 ½ miles), 100m ascent & descent, 2 ½ hours

Day 5

Cruising to the Lesser Antilles

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a day at sea on Braemar to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities as we sail west towards Bonaire in the Lesser Antilles Islands. There is usually a range of activities available on board – you may choose to join a fitness class or visit the on-board gym, attend one of the on board lectures, treat yourself to a treatment in the spa or just simply relax in one of the lounges with a coffee and a book from the library.

Day 6

Walking on Aruba. Date change for this port of call. Originally 21st January

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 ½ hours

  • Distance

    3 ½ miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    100/150m

We come ashore in Oranjestad. From here we drive to the Arikok National Park Visitor Centre. Our walk with a park ranger takes us through the park’s rugged, hilly terrain with views over the breathtaking coastline. Particular features of the park are the rock bridges on the coast and candelabra cacti.


Day 7

Exploring Bonaire. Date change for this port of call. Originally 20th January

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

From Kralendijk where we come ashore we drive up into the hilly interior with our local guide. From the Millennium Cross where there are great views across the island, we descend the Seru Largu trail, mostly on dirt tracks, passing kunukus (small farms) as well as brazil, saddle and mesquite trees on the way. Our guide is great at pointing out birds and explaining the use of medicinal plants. At the bottom of the trail you can complete a circular walk back up the hill, or take the coach. After lunch on the ship we can swim or visit Kralendijk’s excellent craft market


  • Time

    2 ½ –3 hours

  • Distance

    4-5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    130m

We come ashore in Oranjestad. From here we drive to the Arikok National Park Visitor Centre. Our walk with a park ranger takes us through the park’s rugged, hilly terrain with views over the breathtaking coastline. Particular features of the park are the rock bridges on the coast and candelabra cacti.

5.5km (3 ½ miles), 100m ascent & 150m descent

Day 8

Cruising to Grenada

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have at sea to enjoy the comforts of Braemar as we sail east to the spice island of Grenada.

Day 9

Walking on Grenada

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we explore Grenada’s southern peninsulas. We start with a short drive past colourful local houses to the Tower Estate, where we visit the gardens containing exotic trees, and also an organic vegetable garden. From here we continue to La Sagesse Beach for a short walk. This is an idyllic Caribbean beach – waves lapping the white sands overhung by palm trees. After a picnic and a swim we return to the capital St George’s for free time.

Day 10

Walking on St Lucia

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

From Castries where we come ashore we drive to the Dauphin area, one of the first places to be settled on the island. Our walk takes us along an unpaved track to interesting rock formations and petroglyphs. After a short walk along the beach to look at the sargassum seaweed in the ocean, we continue uphill past farms to meet our coach. A buffet lunch is included today at Greenwood Terrace gardens where there are 300 fruits and flowering trees.

7km, (4 miles), 200m ascent & descent, 2 – 2 ½ hours

Day 11

Walking on Antigua

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Our local guide Dassa will accompany us to the summit of Signal Hill for excellent views over the south side of the island. After the walk there will be free time in St John’s for sightseeing or visiting the beach.

4km (2 ½ miles), 250m ascent & descent, 2 hours

Day 12

Walking on St Kitts

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We come ashore at Basseterre on St Kitts. We have a half day excursion with a local guide to the Valley of the Giants, so called because of the huge rainforest trees which grow there. During our walk we have the opportunity to climb to a ridge from where there are fabulous views over the rainforest. We also make a stop at Romney Manor, home of the Caribelle Batik Factory, which has wonderfully landscaped gardens overlooking the Caribbean coast.

4km (2 ½ miles), 200m ascent & descent, 3 hours

Day 13

Walking on St Maarten

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

St Maarten is split between the southern half with a Dutch heritage and the northern, historically French St Martin. We come ashore in Philipsburg from where a coach and guide take us to Anse Marcel. From here we walk around the northern tip of the island along the ‘Sentier des Froussards’. There are very attractive views throughout the walk, and a stop at the Petites Cayes beach half way around is very pleasant. We will see red gum trees, tamarinds, frangipani trees and several species of cacti such as ‘tête à l’anglais’, an endangered species.

3km (2 miles), 100m ascent & descent, 2 hours

Day 14

Walking on Tortola

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today Braemar docks in Road Town on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. At the time of writing the island is still recovering from Hurricane Irma in 2017, so our itinerary might change. Our current intention is to visit the Botanic Garden, then walk with our local guide in the Sage Mountain area. This is a forest walk on the edge of a former plantation. We then continue to Cone Garden Bay for a swim, before having the rest of the afternoon available to sightsee in Road Town.

Day 15

Sailing to Hispaniola

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have another day to relax aboard Braemar as we head northwest towards the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti.

Day 16

Exploring from La Romana and return flight to the UK

Meals

Breakfast

We’re not planning a final day of packing and thumb twiddling at the airport. Before you board your flight, you will have had a taste of the Dominican Republic around La Romana, where we come ashore. We go to the National Park of the East, an area of subtropical forest, underground lakes, mangrove swamps and two small islands. Our forest walk takes us to caves and there should be lots of local flora and fauna, as well as traces of the indigenous Taino culture. A great day before we transfer to the airport and bid farewell to the Caribbean!

2.5km, little ascent & descent, 1½ - 2 hours

Day 17

Arrival back in the UK

We arrive back in Gatwick in time for breakfast.

From (GBP)£3,199

Departure dates for your selected tour

15th Jan 2020 - 31st Jan 2020 (16 Nights)

20th Jan 2021 - 5th Feb 2021 (16 Nights)

Travel Details

Flights with British Airways to and from London Gatwick to Barbados, 2020 dates return from the Dominican Republic. Flight upgrades and/or domestic add on flights available, please ask for a competitive quote.

All Caribbean fly-cruises begin with an overnight hotel stay in Barbados.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Barbados

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Due to the high demand on this departure date, this trip includes two groups and two leaders.

We depart from London Gatwick and on arrival in Bridgetown transfer by coach to:

Group One:

Accra Beach Hotel & Spa

P.O. Box 73W Rockley, Christ Church,

BB15139 Barbados

www.accrabeachhotel.com

Group Two:

Dover Beach Hotel

St. Lawrence,Christ Church

BB15026 Barbados

www.doverbeach.com

We stay in Bridgetown for one night. Dinner this evening will be in the hotel where you stay.

Transfer Time = 30m

Day 2

Walking & Sightseeing on Barbados

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

After checking out of our hotel we start our day with a visit to Welchman Hall Gully, an area of collapsed caves and one of the island’s few remaining sites of indigenous plants. Our next stop is the Andromeda Gardens where we see many tropical plants, the regular winners at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Day 3

Walking & Sightseeing on Barbados

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

On our second full day in Barbados we start with a short walk around the island’s capital, Bridgetown. We continue past the Garrison area and Savannah to Gun Hill Signal station for fine views across much of Barbados. Finally, we visit one of the earliest sugar cane planters, where there is a museum of farm implements and pictures depicting the life of slave workers. We return to Braemar and set sail into the Caribbean late afternoon.

Day 4

Walking & Sightseeing on Tobago

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we travel with a local guide up to the main ridge of Tobago. We walk along the Gilpin Trace Trail, well known for its birds. We then drive down to the coast for some more bird spotting and sightseeing.

4km (2 ½ miles), 100m ascent & descent, 2 ½ hours

Day 5

Cruising to the Lesser Antilles

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a day at sea on Braemar to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities as we sail west towards Bonaire in the Lesser Antilles Islands. There is usually a range of activities available on board – you may choose to join a fitness class or visit the on-board gym, attend one of the on board lectures, treat yourself to a treatment in the spa or just simply relax in one of the lounges with a coffee and a book from the library.

Day 6

Exploring Bonaire

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

From Kralendijk where we come ashore we drive up into the hilly interior with our local guide. From the Millennium Cross where there are great views across the island we descend the Seru Largu trail, mostly on dirt tracks, passing kunukus (small farms) as well as Brazil, saddle and mesquite trees on the way. Our guide is great at pointing out birds and explaining the use of medicinal plants. At the bottom of the trail you can complete a circular walk back up the hill, or take the coach. After lunch on the ship we can swim or visit Kralendijk’s excellent craft market

6-8km (4-5 miles), 130m descent (optional 130m ascent), 2 ½ –3 hours

Day 7

Walking on Aruba

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We come ashore in Oranjestad. From here we drive to the Arikok National Park Visitor Centre. Our walk with a park ranger takes us through the park’s rugged, hilly terrain with views over the breathtaking coastline. Particular features of the park are the rock bridges on the coast and candelabra cacti.

5.5km (3 ½ miles), 100m ascent & 150m descent

Day 8

Cruising to Grenada

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have at sea to enjoy the comforts of Braemar as we sail east to the spice island of Grenada.

Day 9

Walking on Grenada

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we explore Grenada’s southern peninsulas. We start with a short drive past colourful local houses to the Tower Estate, where we visit the gardens containing exotic trees, and also an organic vegetable garden. From here we continue to La Sagesse Beach for a short walk. This is an idyllic Caribbean beach – waves lapping the white sands overhung by palm trees. After a picnic and a swim we return to the capital St George’s for free time.

Day 10

Walking on St Lucia

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

From Castries where we come ashore we drive to the Dauphin area, one of the first places to be settled on the island. Our walk takes us along an unpaved track to interesting rock formations and petroglyphs. After a short walk along the beach to look at the sargassum seaweed in the ocean, we continue uphill past farms to meet our coach. A buffet lunch is included today at Greenwood Terrace gardens where there are 300 fruits and flowering trees.

7km, (4 miles), 200m ascent & descent, 2 – 2 ½ hours

Day 11

Walking on Antigua

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Our local guide Dassa will accompany us to the summit of Signal Hill for excellent views over the south side of the island. After the walk there will be free time in St John’s for sightseeing or visiting the beach.

4km (2 ½ miles), 250m ascent & descent, 2 hours

Day 12

Walking on St Kitts

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We come ashore at Basseterre on St Kitts. We have a half day excursion with a local guide to the Valley of the Giants, so called because of the huge rainforest trees which grow there. During our walk we have the opportunity to climb to a ridge from where there are fabulous views over the rainforest. We also make a stop at Romney Manor, home of the Caribelle Batik Factory, which has wonderfully landscaped gardens overlooking the Caribbean coast.

4km (2 ½ miles), 200m ascent & descent, 3 hours

Day 13

Walking on St Maarten

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

St Maarten is split between the southern half with a Dutch heritage and the northern, historically French St Martin. We come ashore in Philipsburg from where a coach and guide take us to Anse Marcel. From here we walk around the northern tip of the island along the ‘Sentier des Froussards’. There are very attractive views throughout the walk, and a stop at the Petites Cayes beach half way around is very pleasant. We will see red gum trees, tamarinds, frangipani trees and several species of cacti such as ‘tête à l’anglais’, an endangered species.

3km (2 miles), 100m ascent & descent, 2 hours

Day 14

Walking on Tortola

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today Braemar docks in Road Town on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. At the time of writing the island is still recovering from Hurricane Irma in 2017, so our itinerary might change. Our current intention is to visit the Botanic Garden, then walk with our local guide in the Sage Mountain area. This is a forest walk on the edge of a former plantation. We then continue to Cone Garden Bay for a swim, before having the rest of the afternoon available to sightsee in Road Town.

Day 15

Sailing to Hispaniola

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have another day to relax aboard Braemar as we head northwest towards the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti.

Day 16

Exploring from La Romana and return flight to the UK

Meals

Breakfast

We’re not planning a final day of packing and thumb twiddling at the airport. Before you board your flight, you will have had a taste of the Dominican Republic around La Romana, where we come ashore. We go to the National Park of the East, an area of subtropical forest, underground lakes, mangrove swamps and two small islands. Our forest walk takes us to caves and there should be lots of local flora and fauna, as well as traces of the indigenous Taino culture. A great day before we transfer to the airport and bid farewell to the Caribbean!

2.5km, little ascent & descent, 1½ - 2 hours

Day 17

Arrival back in the UK

We arrive back in Gatwick in time for breakfast.

From (GBP)£3,225

Departure dates for your selected tour

12th Feb 2020 - 28th Feb 2020 (16 Nights)

Travel Details

Flights with British Airways to and from London Gatwick to Barbados, 2020 dates return from the Dominican Republic. Flight upgrades and/or domestic add on flights available, please ask for a competitive quote.

All Caribbean fly-cruises begin with an overnight hotel stay in Barbados.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Barbados

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Due to the high demand on this departure date, this trip includes two groups and two leaders.

We depart from London Gatwick and on arrival in Bridgetown transfer by coach to:

Group One:

Accra Beach Hotel & Spa

P.O. Box 73W Rockley, Christ Church,

BB15139 Barbados

www.accrabeachhotel.com

Group Two:

Dover Beach Hotel

St. Lawrence,Christ Church

BB15026 Barbados

www.doverbeach.com

We stay in Bridgetown for one night. Dinner this evening will be in the hotel where you stay.

Transfer Time = 30m

Day 2

Walking & Sightseeing on Barbados

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

After checking out of our hotel we start our day with a visit to Welchman Hall Gully, an area of collapsed caves and one of the island’s few remaining sites of indigenous plants. Our next stop is the Andromeda Gardens where we see many tropical plants, the regular winners at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Day 3

Walking & Sightseeing on Barbados

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

On our second full day in Barbados we start with a short walk around the island’s capital, Bridgetown. We continue past the Garrison area and Savannah to Gun Hill Signal station for fine views across much of Barbados. Finally, we visit one of the earliest sugar cane planters, where there is a museum of farm implements and pictures depicting the life of slave workers. We return to Braemar and set sail into the Caribbean late afternoon.

Day 4

Walking & Sightseeing on Tobago

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we travel with a local guide up to the main ridge of Tobago. We walk along the Gilpin Trace Trail, well known for its birds. We then drive down to the coast for some more bird spotting and sightseeing.

4km (2 ½ miles), 100m ascent & descent, 2 ½ hours

Day 5

Cruising to the Lesser Antilles

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a day at sea on Braemar to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities as we sail west towards Bonaire in the Lesser Antilles Islands. There is usually a range of activities available on board – you may choose to join a fitness class or visit the on-board gym, attend one of the on board lectures, treat yourself to a treatment in the spa or just simply relax in one of the lounges with a coffee and a book from the library.

Day 6

Exploring Bonaire

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

From Kralendijk where we come ashore we drive up into the hilly interior with our local guide. From the Millennium Cross where there are great views across the island we descend the Seru Largu trail, mostly on dirt tracks, passing kunukus (small farms) as well as Brazil, saddle and mesquite trees on the way. Our guide is great at pointing out birds and explaining the use of medicinal plants. At the bottom of the trail you can complete a circular walk back up the hill, or take the coach. After lunch on the ship we can swim or visit Kralendijk’s excellent craft market

6-8km (4-5 miles), 130m descent (optional 130m ascent), 2 ½ –3 hours

Day 7

Walking on Aruba

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We come ashore in Oranjestad. From here we drive to the Arikok National Park Visitor Centre. Our walk with a park ranger takes us through the park’s rugged, hilly terrain with views over the breathtaking coastline. Particular features of the park are the rock bridges on the coast and candelabra cacti.

5.5km (3 ½ miles), 100m ascent & 150m descent

Day 8

Cruising to Grenada

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have at sea to enjoy the comforts of Braemar as we sail east to the spice island of Grenada.

Day 9

Walking on Grenada

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we explore Grenada’s southern peninsulas. We start with a short drive past colourful local houses to the Tower Estate, where we visit the gardens containing exotic trees, and also an organic vegetable garden. From here we continue to La Sagesse Beach for a short walk. This is an idyllic Caribbean beach – waves lapping the white sands overhung by palm trees. After a picnic and a swim we return to the capital St George’s for free time.

Day 10

Walking on St Lucia

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

From Castries where we come ashore we drive to the Dauphin area, one of the first places to be settled on the island. Our walk takes us along an unpaved track to interesting rock formations and petroglyphs. After a short walk along the beach to look at the sargassum seaweed in the ocean, we continue uphill past farms to meet our coach. A buffet lunch is included today at Greenwood Terrace gardens where there are 300 fruits and flowering trees.

7km, (4 miles), 200m ascent & descent, 2 – 2 ½ hours

Day 11

Walking on Antigua

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Our local guide Dassa will accompany us to the summit of Signal Hill for excellent views over the south side of the island. After the walk there will be free time in St John’s for sightseeing or visiting the beach.

4km (2 ½ miles), 250m ascent & descent, 2 hours

Day 12

Walking on St Kitts

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We come ashore at Basseterre on St Kitts. We have a half day excursion with a local guide to the Valley of the Giants, so called because of the huge rainforest trees which grow there. During our walk we have the opportunity to climb to a ridge from where there are fabulous views over the rainforest. We also make a stop at Romney Manor, home of the Caribelle Batik Factory, which has wonderfully landscaped gardens overlooking the Caribbean coast.

4km (2 ½ miles), 200m ascent & descent, 3 hours

Day 13

Walking on St Maarten

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

St Maarten is split between the southern half with a Dutch heritage and the northern, historically French St Martin. We come ashore in Philipsburg from where a coach and guide take us to Anse Marcel. From here we walk around the northern tip of the island along the ‘Sentier des Froussards’. There are very attractive views throughout the walk, and a stop at the Petites Cayes beach half way around is very pleasant. We will see red gum trees, tamarinds, frangipani trees and several species of cacti such as ‘tête à l’anglais’, an endangered species.

3km (2 miles), 100m ascent & descent, 2 hours

Day 14

Walking on Tortola

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today Braemar docks in Road Town on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. At the time of writing the island is still recovering from Hurricane Irma in 2017, so our itinerary might change. Our current intention is to visit the Botanic Garden, then walk with our local guide in the Sage Mountain area. This is a forest walk on the edge of a former plantation. We then continue to Cone Garden Bay for a swim, before having the rest of the afternoon available to sightsee in Road Town.

Day 15

Sailing to Hispaniola

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have another day to relax aboard Braemar as we head northwest towards the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti.

Day 16

Exploring from La Romana and return flight to the UK

Meals

Breakfast

We’re not planning a final day of packing and thumb twiddling at the airport. Before you board your flight, you will have had a taste of the Dominican Republic around La Romana, where we come ashore. We go to the National Park of the East, an area of subtropical forest, underground lakes, mangrove swamps and two small islands. Our forest walk takes us to caves and there should be lots of local flora and fauna, as well as traces of the indigenous Taino culture. A great day before we transfer to the airport and bid farewell to the Caribbean!

2.5km, little ascent & descent, 1½ - 2 hours

Day 17

Arrival back in the UK

We arrive back in Gatwick in time for breakfast.

From (GBP)£3,225

Departure dates for your selected tour

12th Feb 2020 - 28th Feb 2020 (16 Nights)

Travel Details

Flights with British Airways to and from London Gatwick to Barbados, 2020 dates return from the Dominican Republic. Flight upgrades and/or domestic add on flights available, please ask for a competitive quote.

All Caribbean fly-cruises begin with an overnight hotel stay in Barbados.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Barbados

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

We depart from London Gatwick and arriving late afternoon in Bridgetown, Barbados. We transfer by coach to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Accra Beach Hotel & Spa

P.O. Box 73W

 Rockley

Christ Church

 BB15139 Barbados  

www.accrabeachhotel.com

Transfer Time = 30m

Day 2

Walking & Sightseeing on Barbados

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

After checking out of our hotel we start our day with a visit to Welchman Hall Gully, an area of collapsed caves and one of the island’s few remaining sites of indigenous plants. Our next stop is the Andromeda Gardens where we see many tropical plants, the regular winners at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Our lunch stop is at the Sunbury Plantation House which gives an intriguing insight into the life of the early sugar cane planters. They do delicious flying fish sandwiches. Time permitting we may also visit a rum distillery before boarding Braemar for our first night on board.

Day 3

Walking & Sightseeing from Kingstown

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

A 40 minute drive into St Vincent’s hinterland brings us to the Vermont Valley, our start point for the nature trail through the St Vincent Parrot Reserve. A local guide will keep an eye open for the parrot, of which there are 700 on the island, and give an insight into the island’s ecology, flora and fauna.


On returning to St Vincent town we have time to look around. If you are feeling peckish, hunt out some of the national dish – roasted breadfruit and fried jackfish

Day 4

Cruising to Aruba

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a day at sea, being a good opportunity to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities. There is usually a range of activities available on board – you may choose to join a fitness class or visit the on-board gym, attend one of the on board lectures, treat yourself to a treatment in the spa or just simply relax in one of the lounges with a coffee, a book from the library or to reflect on our journey so far.

Day 5

Walking & Sightseeing on Aruba

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We come ashore in Oranjestad and travel to the Arikok National Park for a tour with the local rangers. The park’s desert-like terrain is full of giant cactus and its east side runs along a jagged coast. The rangers can adapt the walks to our group’s needs, but the walk will probably be around 4-5 miles and involve small amounts of ascent and descent.

Day 6

Cruising to Cuba

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have another day at sea to relax and enjoy the comforts of Braemar as we cross the Caribbean towards Cuba.

Day 7

Walking & Sightseeing in Santiago de Cuba

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We explore the historical centre and outskirts of Santiago by coach and on foot with a local guide. We see the Parque Cespedes surrounded by colonial villas, the Moncada Barracks, which Castro attacked in an attempt to start the Cuban Revolution and El Morro Fort protecting the bay. We’ll see the guard change in Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, honouring Jose Marti, the nineteenth century Cuban freedom fighter… and a lot more… there’s a lot of history in this city.

Day 8

Cruising around Cuba

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a day at sea to enjoy the comforts of Braemar as we sail around in the Cuban capital.

Day 9

Arrival in Havana

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We arrive in Havana late afternoon. We may have the chance to go ashore this evening after dinner.

Day 10

Exploring Havana

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

This morning a local guide will take us on a walking tour of the Cuban capital, which will include a visit to a rum factory and to the Museum of the Revolution. After lunch we’ll hop into some classic American cars to be driven around greater Havana, including the seaside drive of the Malecón, the Plaza de la Revolución with its memorial to Che Guevara and the Castillo del Morro at the entrance to the harbour. We’ll finish with a cocktail at the Hotel Nacional for a touch of 1930s glamour. Quite a day.

Day 11

Cruising to Jamaica

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a day at sea to relax and enjoy the comforts on Braemar as we continue our partial circumnavigation of Cuba on the way to Jamaica.

Day 12

Excursion from Falmouth

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Falmouth lies on the north coast of Jamaica. On coming ashore we meet up with our local guide and transport from Barrett Adventures who give us a great afternoon climbing up the Mayfield Falls. You’ll get wet, but you’ll have a lot of fun. If anyone doesn’t want to get in the water, there is an alternative trail beside the falls.

Day 13

Cruising to the Dominican Republic

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have another day to relax aboard Braemar as we head east towards the Dominican Republic.

Day 14

Walking on Santo Domingo

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we are going on an excursion to the real Dominican countryside and hop in our open air safari truck. We begin our adventure with a walk through a sugar cane plantation where we visit a small village and learn about the traditional ways of living and working in the field. We continue our journey to the beautiful village of Bayahibe, stop by a local baseball stadium and learn how Dominicans have become the best baseball players in the world. There’s also a treat for the taste buds with fresh and juicy tropical fruits and organic cocoa.

Day 15

Exploring from Santo Domingo and return flight to the UK

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After bidding farewell to Braemar we have some time on the island to further explore Santo Domingo before our flight back to the UK in the late afternoon. A local guide will take us through ‘La Capital’. We will pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas, and the birthplace of a fervent Catholic faith. We visit the National Pantheon, followed by a walk across the ‘Alcazar de Colon’ museum and come across the Presidential Palace.

Day 16

Land back in the UK

At the time of writing, we are scheduled to land at Gatwick around 10.00. Home in time for Christmas!

From (GBP)£3,150

Departure dates for your selected tour

9th Dec 2020 - 24th Dec 2020 (15 Nights)

Travel Details

Flights with British Airways to and from London Gatwick to Barbados, 2020 dates return from the Dominican Republic. Flight upgrades and/or domestic add on flights available, please ask for a competitive quote.

All Caribbean fly-cruises begin with an overnight hotel stay in Barbados.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Barbados

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

We depart from London Gatwick and arriving late afternoon in Bridgetown, Barbados. We transfer by coach to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Accra Beach Hotel & Spa

P.O. Box 73W

 Rockley

Christ Church

 BB15139 Barbados  

www.accrabeachhotel.com

Transfer Time = 30m

Day 2

Walking & Sightseeing on Barbados

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

After checking out of our hotel we start our day with a visit to Welchman Hall Gully, an area of collapsed caves and one of the island’s few remaining sites of indigenous plants. Our next stop is the Andromeda Gardens where we see many tropical plants, the regular winners at the Chelsea Flower Show. 

Our lunch stop is at the Sunbury Plantation House which gives an intriguing insight into the life of the early sugar cane planters. They do delicious flying fish sandwiches. Time permitting we may also visit a rum distillery before boarding Braemar for our first night on board.

Day 3

Walking & Sightseeing from Kingstown

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

A 40 minute drive into St Vincent’s hinterland brings us to the Vermont Valley, our start point for the nature trail through the St Vincent Parrot Reserve. A local guide will keep an eye open for the parrot, of which there are 700 on the island, and give an insight into the island’s ecology, flora and fauna.


On returning to St Vincent town we have time to look around. If you are feeling peckish, hunt out some of the national dish – roasted breadfruit and fried jackfish

Day 4

Cruising to Aruba

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a day at sea, being a good opportunity to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities. There is usually a range of activities available on board – you may choose to join a fitness class or visit the on-board gym, attend one of the on board lectures, treat yourself to a treatment in the spa or just simply relax in one of the lounges with a coffee, a book from the library or to reflect on our journey so far.

Day 5

Walking & Sightseeing on Aruba

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We come ashore in Oranjestad and travel to the Arikok National Park for a tour with the local rangers. The park’s desert-like terrain is full of giant cactus and its east side runs along a jagged coast. The rangers can adapt the walks to our group’s needs, but the walk will probably be around 4-5 miles and involve small amounts of ascent and descent.

Day 6

Cruising to Cuba

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have another day at sea to relax and enjoy the comforts of Braemar as we cross the Caribbean towards Cuba.

Day 7

Walking & Sightseeing in Santiago de Cuba

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We explore the historical centre and outskirts of Santiago by coach and on foot with a local guide. We see the Parque Cespedes surrounded by colonial villas, the Moncada Barracks, which Castro attacked in an attempt to start the Cuban Revolution and El Morro Fort protecting the bay. We’ll see the guard change in Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, honouring Jose Marti, the nineteenth century Cuban freedom fighter… and a lot more… there’s a lot of history in this city.

Day 8

Cruising around Cuba

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a day at sea to enjoy the comforts of Braemar as we sail around in the Cuban capital.

Day 9

Arrival in Havana

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We arrive in Havana late afternoon. We may have the chance to go ashore this evening after dinner.

Day 10

Exploring Havana

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

This morning a local guide will take us on a walking tour of the Cuban capital, which will include a visit to a rum factory and to the Museum of the Revolution. After lunch we’ll hop into some classic American cars to be driven around greater Havana, including the seaside drive of the Malecón, the Plaza de la Revolución with its memorial to Che Guevara and the Castillo del Morro at the entrance to the harbour. We’ll finish with a cocktail at the Hotel Nacional for a touch of 1930s glamour. Quite a day.

Day 11

Cruising to Jamaica

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a day at sea to relax and enjoy the comforts on Braemar as we continue our partial circumnavigation of Cuba on the way to Jamaica.

Day 12

Excursion from Falmouth

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Falmouth lies on the north coast of Jamaica. On coming ashore we meet up with our local guide and transport from Barrett Adventures who give us a great afternoon climbing up the Mayfield Falls. You’ll get wet, but you’ll have a lot of fun. If anyone doesn’t want to get in the water, there is an alternative trail beside the falls.

Day 13

Cruising to the Dominican Republic

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have another day to relax aboard Braemar as we head east towards the Dominican Republic.

Day 14

Walking on Santo Domingo

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we are going on an excursion to the real Dominican countryside and hop in our open air safari truck. We begin our adventure with a walk through a sugar cane plantation where we visit a small village and learn about the traditional ways of living and working in the field. We continue our journey to the beautiful village of Bayahibe, stop by a local baseball stadium and learn how Dominicans have become the best baseball players in the world. There’s also a treat for the taste buds with fresh and juicy tropical fruits and organic cocoa.

Day 15

Exploring from Santo Domingo and return flight to the UK

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After bidding farewell to Braemar we have some time on the island to further explore Santo Domingo before our flight back to the UK in the late afternoon. A local guide will take us through ‘La Capital’. We will pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas, and the birthplace of a fervent Catholic faith. We visit the National Pantheon, followed by a walk across the ‘Alcazar de Colon’ museum and come across the Presidential Palace.

Day 16

Land back in the UK

At the time of writing, we are scheduled to land at Gatwick around 10.00. Home in time for Christmas!

From (GBP)£3,150

Departure dates for your selected tour

9th Dec 2020 - 24th Dec 2020 (15 Nights)

Travel Details

Flights with British Airways to and from London Gatwick to Barbados, 2020 dates return from the Dominican Republic. Flight upgrades and/or domestic add on flights available, please ask for a competitive quote.

All Caribbean fly-cruises begin with an overnight hotel stay in Barbados.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Santo Domingo

Meals

Dinner

Departure from London Heathrow via Madrid to Santo Domingo. On arrival in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic late morning you will be transferred by coach to the Hodelpa Nicolas De Ovando Hotel. After checking in there should be time for an initial stroll around this ‘first city’ of the New World. Dinner will be taken at the hotel.

Transfer Time = 30m

Day 2

Countryside experience near Santo Domingo and boarding Braemar

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Before boarding Braemar we go on an excursion to the real Dominican countryside and hop in our open air safari truck. We begin our adventure with a walk through a sugar cane plantation where we visit a small village and learn about the traditional ways of living and working in the fields. We continue our journey to the beautiful village of Bayahibe, stop by a local baseball stadium and learn how Dominicans have become the best baseball players in the world. There’s also a treat for the taste buds with fresh and juicy tropical fruits and organic cocoa.

Day 3

Walking & Sightseeing in Santo Domingo

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Before leaving Santo Domingo we have a walking tour of the city with a local guide. We will pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas, and the birthplace of a fervent Catholic faith. Visit the National Pantheon, followed by a walk across the ‘Alcazar de Colon’ museum and come across the Presidential Palace. We plan to board Braemar in the early afternoon again.

Day 4

Cruising to Colombia

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a day at sea, being a good opportunity to relax and enjoy the Christmas Day at sea. The ship is decorated in a festive way and the crew always rise to the occasion. Besides special Christmas events there is usually a range of activities available on board – you may choose to join a fitness class or visit the onboard gym, attend one of the on board lectures, treat yourself to a treatment in the spa or just simply relax in one of the lounges with a coffee, a book from the library or to reflect on our journey so far.

Day 5

Walking & Sightseeing in Cartagena de Indias

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Cartagena is an exquisitely beautiful city, one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the Americas. In the old walled town the narrow streets are a riot of colourful colonial buildings with lush greenery bursting from the balconies. With a local guide, we visit the La Popa Monastery for 360º degree views over the city and the sea, San Felipe Fortress, and in the ‘Ciudad Vieja’ the Church of San Pedro Claver and the handicraft zone of Bovedas. This is not a city you are likely to forget!

Day 6

Cruising to the southern Caribbean

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

A further day at sea as we cross the Caribbean towards Kralendijk on Bonaire.

Day 7

Exploring Bonaire

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

From Kralendijk where we come ashore we drive up into the hilly interior with our local guide. From the Millennium Cross where there are great views across the island we descend the Seru Largu trail, mostly on dirt tracks, passing kunukus (small farms) as well as Brazil, saddle and mesquite trees on the way. Our guide is great at pointing out birds and explaining the use of medicinal plants. At the bottom of the trail you can complete a circular walk back up the hill, or take the coach. After lunch on the ship we can swim or visit Kralendijk’s excellent craft market

6-8km (4-5 miles), 130m descent (optional 130m ascent), 2 ½ –3 hours

Day 8

Exploring Curaçao

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Curaçao has a dry climate and the landscape is somewhat barren. However, many plants have adapted to life on the island, and there is interesting and colourful wildlife as well. On arrival in Willemstad a coach will take us to Caracas Bay – we walk around the bay viewing the historical remains, including the old Quarantine Hospital and the Dutch Colonial Fort. After lunch by the bay we return to the ship, then have the afternoon to explore the very attractive and interesting city of Willemstad - it has 750 historic buildings including the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere.

Day 9

Cruising towards Sint Maarten

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have another day to relax aboard Braemar as we head northeast towards Philipsburg in Sint Maarten.

Day 10

Walking on Sint Maarten

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We come ashore in Philipsburg from where a coach and guide take us to Anse Marcel. From here we walk around the northern tip of the island along the ‘Sentier des Froussards’. There are very attractive views throughout the walk, and a stop at the Petites Cayes beach half way around is very pleasant. We will see red gum trees, tamarinds, frangipani trees and several species of cacti such as ‘tête à l’anglais’, an endangered species.

3km (2 miles), 100m ascent & descent, 2 hours

Day 11

Walking on Basseterre

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We come ashore at Basseterre on St Kitts. We have a half day excursion with a local guide to the Valley of the Giants, so called because of the huge rainforest trees which grow there. During our two hour hike we have the opportunity to climb to a ridge from where there are fabulous views over the rainforest. We also make a stop at Romney Manor, home of the Caribelle Batik Factory, which has wonderfully landscaped gardens overlooking the Caribbean coast.

Day 12

Walking on Tortola

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today Braemar docks in Road Town on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. At the time of writing, following the disruption caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017, our itinerary is subject to change. Our current intention is to visit the Botanic Garden, then walk with our local guide in the Sage Mountain area. This is a forest walk on the edge of a former plantation. We then continue to Cane Garden Bay for a swim, before having the rest of the afternoon available to sightsee in Road Town.

Day 13

Walking on Antigua

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Our local guide Dassa will accompany us to the summit of Signal Hill for excellent views over the south side of the island. After the walk there will be free time in St John’s for sightseeing or visiting the beach.

Day 14

Walking from Castries St Lucia

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

From Castries where we come ashore we drive to the Dauphin area, one of the first places to be settled on the island. Our walk takes us along an unpaved track to interesting rock formations and petroglyphs. After a short walk along the beach to look at the sargassum seaweed in the ocean, we continue uphill past farms to meet our coach. A buffet lunch is included today at Greenwood Terrace gardens where there are 300 fruits and flowering trees.

7km, (4 miles), 200m ascent & descent, 2 – 2 ½ hours

Day 15

Walking from St George’s

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we explore Grenada’s southern peninsulas. We start with a short drive past colourful local houses to the Tower Estate, where we visit the gardens containing exotic trees, and also an organic vegetable garden. From here we continue to La Sagesse Beach for a short walk. This is an idyllic Caribbean beach – waves lapping the white sands overhung by palm trees. After a picnic and a swim we return to the capital St George’s for free time.

Day 16

Exploring Barbados

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We start our day with a visit to Welchman Hall Gully, an area of collapsed caves and one of the island’s few remaining sites of indigenous plants. Our next stop is the Andromeda Gardens where we see many tropical plants, regular winners at the Chelsea Flower Show. Our lunch stop is at the Sunbury Plantation House which gives an intriguing insight into the life of the early sugar cane planters. You can try flying fish sandwiches here. Time permitting, we may also visit a rum distillery before returning for our last night on Braemar.

Day 17

Exploring Bridgetown & return flight to the UK

Meals

Breakfast

After bidding farewell to Braemar we have some time on the island to further explore Bridgetown before our flight back to the UK in late afternoon. We normally visit the Parliament building and it may also be possible to arrange a visit to Kennington Oval Cricket Ground, home of the West Indies Cricket team. In the afternoon we transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK.

Day 18

Land in the UK

At the time of writing, we are scheduled to land in Gatwick around 05.30.

From (GBP)£3,399

Departure dates for your selected tour

22nd Dec 2020 - 8th Jan 2021 (17 Nights)

6th Jan 2021 - 23rd Jan 2021 (17 Nights)

3rd Feb 2021 - 20th Feb 2021 (17 Nights)

17th Feb 2021 - 6th Mar 2021 (17 Nights)

Travel Details

Flights with British Airways to and from London Gatwick to Barbados, 2020 dates return from the Dominican Republic. Flight upgrades and/or domestic add on flights available, please ask for a competitive quote.

All Caribbean fly-cruises begin with an overnight hotel stay in Barbados.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each nights' accommodation for each departure date.

Accra Beach Hotel & Spa

We're awaiting further details on the accommodation on this holiday, please contact us for more information. 

Braemar (Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines)

Capable of comfortably accommodating up to 929 passengers, Braemar has a un-crowded, intimate feel, with friendly staff. Large windows bathe the ship's public areas in natural light and provide spectacular views. One of the focal points on Braemar is the beautifully painted, five-deck-high Atrium area, while the cascading outside decks at the stern really enhance the ship's elegant profile and offer stunning vistas no matter which outside deck you're on.

Refreshed with new fixtures, décor and furnishings during her extensive refit in late 2017, there are updated restaurants, bars and lounges offering sumptuous cuisine, and fantastic daily entertainment. From the grand Neptune Lounge, which hosts lectures and live shows, and the Coral Club, with its resident bands and large dance floor, to the welcoming Morning Light Pub and the intimate Observatory Lounge, there's a venue to suit every occasion on board Braemar. Spend time at the fully-equipped Fitness Centre, indulge yourself at the Atlantis Spa, relax in the pools or Jacuzzi or feel the sea breeze on a walk around the ship's open promenade.

On board facilities also include two swimming pools, a fitness centre including a sauna, steam room and beauty salon, two sun decks, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, small casino, library, coffee shop, internet room and restaurants. The ship has a medical centre, a boutique, a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries, and there is also a self service laundrette and ironing room on board.

All guest cabins are are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar) and tea and coffee making facilities as standard. Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade.

Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. Braemar operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board. The voltage on board the Braemar is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug).

Payment on board is in Sterling, and a credit account system is operated on board allowing purchases to be charged to your account which must be settled at the end of your cruise.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This Grade 4 moderate holiday includes full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain and is likely to include an element of sightseeing as well. Half day walking will probably include about 3 hours of walking, with full days having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to about 600m. See the 'Proposed Itinerary' section for more information.

Walks & Excursions

The described walks assume that the weather will be good and that the ship will keep to the planned schedule. We may have to change the walks if the ship’s schedule changes or there is poor weather.

Local Transport Costs

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.

Optional Excursions

A range of local excursions and activities may be available to book at your destination through a local operator. We have no involvement in such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by us. Your contract will be with the local activity supplier and we accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Fred Olsen Paying On Board

The currency on board ship is sterling. A credit account system is operated onboard allowing bar drinks, wine in restaurants, laundry charges, purchases from the shop and any other incidental expenses to be automatically charged to your account. You will be required to register a debit or credit card at check-in against which to charge your onboard account. At the time of writing there is no charge for payment by credit or debit card. Onboard accounts can be settled in cash, however, a debit or credit card must still be registered at check-in to secure the on-board account balance.

The following credit cards are accepted: Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa. Fred. Olsen also accepts Visa debit cards but is unable to accept American Express, Solo, and Electron, travel agent debit cards or traveller’s cheque cards.

The ship operates a Bureau de Change onboard, where currency can be purchased or sold subject to local currency restrictions. All major currencies are stocked based on the cruise destinations with no commission charge and competitive rates.

Entrance Fees

Whilst sightseeing plays a part in our itinerary, no entrances to museums or monuments are planned, and therefore no entrance fees are included in the price of the holiday.

Currency in Trinidad

The currency in Trinidad & Tobago is the Dollar (TT$). US Dollars are also accepted in many locations.

Currency in St Lucia

St Lucia uses the Eastern Caribbean Dollar. US Dollars are also widely accepted. 
You can obtain these before you depart the UK from selected outlets such as the Post Office or Thomas Cook (order online), or you can change Sterling locally. If you also have US dollars you can take these with you. US dollars are accepted on the island in many of the bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, supermarkets etc, although you will receive your change in Eastern Caribbean Dollars. The EC dollar is linked to the US dollar at the current rate of 1USD = 2.7ECD (correct as of spring 2015). Travellers’ cheques can only be cashed at banks and can be a very slow process, so we suggest that you might want to avoid these. The Bay Gardens Inn accepts major credit cards.

Country Currency

The currency in the Dominican Republic is Dominican Peso 

Country Currency

Tourists are required to use the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC).  CUCs are exchangeable at the airport, banks or CADECA exchange offices.

US dollar notes and coins are not accepted as currency in Cuba.  Tourists are required to use CUC notes and coins, which are pegged to the US dollar in value. Sterling or other currency can be exchanged for CUC at the airport, in banks or CADECA exchange offices in most Cuban towns.  Surplus Convertible Pesos can also be changed back into sterling at airports, or into euro at banks and CADECA.  Many hotels do not change sterling although they accept euro.

To avoid time-consuming visits to banks, it is suggested that you change most of the currency needed for the whole trip either at the airport on arrival, or at Vinales CADECA after the first day’s walk. Many clients have found that about CUC$300- 350 (equivalent to US$ 300-350) per person is a realistic amount.  To avoid double currency transaction charges, sterling seems the most practical choice of currency to take.  Cash is the easiest option, but there are now cash machines in some towns and airports, and these accept most UK credit and debit cards. Before travelling to Cuba, you should check with your card provider that your cards are valid for use in Cuba. Cards issued by US banks are not accepted. Also note commission charges on ATM transactions can be expensive.

If you opt for cash, obviously concealed body belts and hotel safes (when available) are good choices! Notes should be clean (no writing on them or tears) and of £10, £20 or £50 value.

It is prohibited to enter or leave Cuba carrying Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) currency. Please make sure you have spent or exchanged any remaining CUC prior to passing through immigration when you leave Cuba.   You can do this at the CADECA exchange office at the airport, but we recommend you do this before reaching the airport as queues can be long and only a maximum of CUC300 will be exchanged into another currency. Any drinks, snacks, duty free and souvenirs will now need to be paid using a credit card or cash (GBP, CAD, AUD, USD, EUR etc.).


Currency in Barbados

Barbados Dollar (BBD). US Dollars are also widely accepted. Credit cards are widely accepted in shops and restaurants and there are ATM facilities available throughout the main centres on the island.

Currency in Antigua

Eastern Caribbean Dollar. US Dollars are also widely accepted.

Currency in Belize

Belize uses Belize dollars. US dollars are also accepted as currency.

Tipping

Fred. Olsen operates a system whereby the recommended level of gratuities will be automatically added to guests’ onboard accounts at the end of the cruise. Ramblers Cruise & Walk Holidays include the tips for the dining room waiters but £2.50 per guest per day will be added to all onboard accounts for cabin stewards. Anyone wishing to vary the amount given can do so via reception and guests are free to remove the charge from their onboard account and tip the relevant staff in the traditional ‘envelope & cash’ method if they prefer.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader makes the world of difference to your holiday and ours are as passionate about discovering the world on foot as you are. They're resourceful, organised and widely travelled. They will handle all the local administration and other needs that might arise to ensure that you don't have to worry about planning your days and you can enjoy your holiday. Although leading group holidays, they won't forget that every group is made up of individuals. Each tour leader has their own individual style, talents and professional backgrounds and all are trained, qualified, experienced and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting and inspiring as possible.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day. This will be your opportunity to discuss the details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. If you have concerns on clothing or equipment, this can be discussed then also. If you do not wish to join the organised group programme, please let the leader know.

Local Guides

To enhance your experience, as well as your tour leader, each holiday will be accompanied in some centres by a well qualified and knowledgeable English-speaking local guide.

Your Travel Details

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements?

If you wish to organise your own flights from a non-UK or provincial airport or travel by rail or car to your holiday destination, 'land only' reductions are often available. Please contact us for details.

Before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us first - especially if doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended date of travel. If you do intend to join your holiday locally please do tell us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you are joining and leaving your holiday overseas we assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making their own independent travel arrangements, if you wish to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time, you may be able to be included on the group's transfer. Please contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details. 

Please note that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your flight number, arrival time and departure point so that the group leader is able to meet up with you.

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

For all those booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.

Personal Details Check

To ensure that we can accurately administer your holiday arrangements, please confirm that the personal details we hold for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to properly manage your holiday booking. You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website www.ramblersholidays.co.uk, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 331133. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.

Passports and Visas

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport. Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country.

Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements.

General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.

Fred Olsen Holiday and Passport Info

Please ensure your passport has at least 6 months’ validity from the date you return from the cruise and have enough spare pages to accept immigration stamps/visas. Ramblers Walking Holidays will not be held responsible for any guest refused entry to a country/countries for non-compliance with the above, and passage will be refused to any guest at point of embarkation with insufficient passport validity. We would suggest a minimum of four clear pages excluding pages required for any visas you are required to apply for in advance of sailing. It is also a requirement of all immigration authorities that your passport is not damaged in any way or has no missing pages - we strongly recommend you check the condition of your passport prior to travel.

Meals

So, what’s on the menu? One certainty is that no one on board the ship will ever go hungry. All meals are included, and you start the day with breakfast, a buffet arrangement where you can choose from fresh fruits, cereals, yoghurts, a full English breakfast, cheeses, cold cuts, breads, pastries, fresh juices and unlimited tea or coffee.

We’ll take our lunches on board on cruising days and the choice is yours: sample the ample buffet in the restaurant, see what’s on offer in the informal café or choose an alfresco poolside affair. When we’re out for the day we’ll be provided with a packed lunch.

Dinner is a sumptuous five course feast. The choices are many, and the food is excellent. The menus are varied and mouth-watering, freshly cooked by award-winning chefs. Special diets such as fat-free, vegetarian and gluten-free meals can be catered for. Dinner is taken in a stylish restaurant with smiling courteous waiting staff creating a wonderful atmosphere for your evening meal. We are booked for dinner at 6.15pm to allow you plenty of time to also enjoy the evening entertainment if you wish. Wine can be pre-ordered from the Maître’d, over the interactive intranet in your cabin, or at the table.

If this is not enough, there is also morning coffee, afternoon tea and extensive late-night suppers to indulge in! We’ll also have an exclusive drinks party for our group one evening in addition to the Captain’s welcome and farewell parties and a traditional afternoon tea with waiter service on one of our sea days.

Complimentary tea and coffee can be found aboard the ship throughout the day, usually in the informal café. Other drinks must be purchased but the prices are very reasonable. No alcoholic drinks purchased ashore may be taken aboard the ship for consumption during the cruise.

If you have any special dietary requirements such as diabetic, gluten/wheat-free, dairy-free/soya, vegetarian, vegan, or low fat please advise us at the time of booking or no later than 14 weeks prior to departure.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks. 

Footwear As Hand Luggage

We recommend that you either wear your walking boots or shoes or pack them and some waterproofs in your hand luggage as in the unlikely event that your hold luggage is delayed, you will still be able to participate in the holiday programme.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Cruising Attire

Daywear

Daytime wear is casual with comfortable shoes for walking around deck. A lightweight jacket or coat is recommended for the early evening when the sun sets. You may also like to take a towel and swimwear as Black Watch has two small swimming pools and Jacuzzis. Towels are provided at the poolside should you forget your own. During the day casual wear is allowed in the restaurant but not swimwear.

Evening attire

During your cruise, there will be formal and smart casual evenings. On formal evenings, gentlemen are encouraged to wear ‘black tie’, although a dark suit and tie will suffice, with ladies elegantly dressed in cocktail or evening dress. On smart casual evenings, men can wear open-necked shirts, chinos and dark coloured jeans, and women dress or trousers and a top.

Caribbean Climate

The Caribbean has a typical tropical climate with high temperatures and plenty of rainfall, which is why the islands are so lush. There is little seasonal variation in temperature due to the islands location near the equator, but the seasons are determined by the amount of rainfall, and consist of rainy (generally June to October/November), and dry (generally December to May) seasons. 

During the wet season, rainfall is usually in the form of short, but heavy, bursts with a high increase in humidity, while the dry season’s rain showers are generally lighter and the humidity is not so intense. Daytime temperatures can reach up to 30°C all year round. 

With high temperatures and humidity, you will want to dress for comfort. Light cotton t-shirts, shorts, skirts and trousers are ideal for the day, especially ones that are quick drying so you can rinse them out to use again (saves on packing too!). For the evenings, smart casual attire is fine. 

The Caribbean can occasionally experience short, sharp, heavy periods of rain that can occur without warning, leaving trails wet and streams higher than normal. When this happens, for some trails we may need to change the plan at short notice or, for more straightforward trails, it has been very useful in the past to don water/aqua-shoes for short sections where lying water is higher than boot level.  These shoes can also be useful in and around rocky areas like waterfalls, for people with sensitive feet when getting in and out of water. It is also useful to carry a small, |light towel|. You may feel that waterproof trousers are not needed.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity on Board

The voltage on board is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug).

Water To Go

An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter such as a Water-to-go bottle available from www.watertogo.eu. Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website at www.watertogo.eu and enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

The Map Shop

Maps and guidebooks relating to your the areas you will be walking in may be brought before your holiday from The Map Shop at www.themapshop.co.uk

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before departure. Advice on vaccinations is available from your GP.

Staying Healthy Onboard

Although most cruises experience calm seas, there is always the possibility of heavy weather. It is possible in these circumstances that some clients may be susceptible to sea-sickness. You may wish to consider packing some travel motion sickness medication which can greatly reduce any symptoms. Please liaise with your local pharmacist or doctor for advice regarding particular medication.

Whilst none of the walks is difficult you need to be comfortable walking over uneven and occasionally steep ground to enjoy them to the full.

Network and Centre website at www.travelhealthpro.org.uk, the NHS Fit for Travel website at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk and the Foreign Office Travel Advice website at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or a local travel health clinic.

Diarrhoea & Boiled Water

Don’t forget to exercise caution with what you eat to avoid upset stomachs and stay away from unpeeled fruit and vegetables, salad and do not have ice in your drinks. Hot, fresh cooked food, where possible, is best. 

Hand washing facilities may be poor or unavailable when travelling, we therefore strongly advise you to carry antibacterial sanitizing gel and / or hand wipes at all times and use to them regularly.

Drinking or cleaning teeth in un-boiled water is not recommended.  Bottled pure water is inexpensive and widely available in shops, at hotels, and on the coach. Make sure you only buy sealed bottles.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

We cannot stress enough the importance of good quality, comprehensive cruise insurance. Insurance is a mandatory requirement for all customers travelling on board. If for any reason you are yet to do so, please contact Ramblers Walking Holidays.

We do not insist that you insure with us, but we require that you are adequately insured for the nature of your holiday. You will be unable to participate in our local walking and other activity programmes without being able to demonstrate that you have valid travel insurance. Your Ramblers Cruise & Walk leader will ask for this information locally and you will not be able to join our walking and activity programme without this information.

Please ensure that as a minimum your travel insurance policy covers you for travel to your holiday destinations (country and geographical region) and for medical expenses, mountain rescue (including helicopter rescue) and emergency repatriation to your home country in the event of illness or injury. Your policy should also provide adequate cover for the activities, included and optional, you are likely to participate in during your holiday. It is vital that you have disclosed all pre-existing medical conditions to your insurer. Please see our brochure or website for further advice regarding holiday insurance.

Whoever you insure with, please ensure that you take full details, and ideally the policy itself, with you on holiday and provide our tour leader with your insurer's name, the policy number and emergency assistance contact numbers.

Please note that it is very difficult to obtain travel insurance once your holiday arrangements have started.

Extra Insurance

Cuban law requires all foreign nationals arriving in Cuba to be able to produce proof they have valid travel insurance including medical insurance and cover for evacuation by air ambulance for the duration of their intended stay. All visitors should have a photocopy of their full policy, not just a cover note, available for inspection by authorities on arrival at Havana Airport. Spot checks will be made at immigration. Anybody unable to produce the documents will be required to purchase a Cuban policy.

Any clients not holding a policy purchased through RWH Travel Ltd should specifically confirm that travel to Cuba is covered by the policy as cover issued by insurance companies based in the United States will not be valid in Cuba.

Safety Onboard

Naturally, the safety and comfort of our guests and crew is always our highest priority. We would therefore like to reassure you that when in certain ‘hot spots’ around the world, additional and robust security measures are put in place. Whereas you will appreciate that we cannot divulge these plans we would like to pre-advise that additional safety drills will take place prior to reaching these waters and it may be necessary to close the portholes of lower deck cabins whilst in areas considered to be at a higher threat level. We thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding.

Cultural Awareness

Fred Olsen Plastic Policy

The use of single-use plastics on board Fred Olsen ships has been stopped wherever possible, including the banning of plastic straws, cocktail sticks, stirrers, cutlery and take away coffee cups. In addition, their officers and crew always consider how they can reduce the use of plastic further. All waste is collected, sorted and discharged by the ship’s staff following strict environmental regulatory requirements. This waste is subsequently landed ashore to approved recycling and receiving operators. The only waste that is discharged at sea is commuted food waste and wastewater.

Responsible Travel

We're committed to ethical tourism in all our destinations. Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate environment. We feel that the most important starting point to protect the environment is to be out in it. For more details visit our website.

The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust

Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel’s profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Please do provide us with a mobile phone contact number. We will only use this to contact you with important information relating to your holiday arrangements. 

Do keep your mobile phones switched on and readily available when travelling to the airport or if delayed in transit so that we can contact you with any last minute information relating to your travel arrangements.  

As a matter of courtesy, please switch off your mobile phone during walks, or endeavour to minimise its use. Please also try to minimise the use of mobile devices during group meals.

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Trinidad & Tobago

  • Capital

    Port-of-Spain

  • Currency

    Trinidad and Tobago Dollar

  • Language

    English

  • Time Difference

    UTC -04:00

  • Flight duration

    9.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No visa required for a stay of up to three months

Average weather

  • January

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 61mm

  • February

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 42mm

  • March

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 44mm

  • April

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 44mm

  • May

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 87mm

  • June

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 187mm

  • July

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 217mm

  • August

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 203mm

  • September

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 178mm

  • October

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 197mm

  • November

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 183mm

  • December

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 147mm

Cuba

  • Capital

    Havana

  • Currency

    Cuban Peso

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Time Difference

    UTC -04:00

  • Flight duration

    9hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 36mm

  • February

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 35mm

  • March

    24°C

    Avg. Rain: 39mm

  • April

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 55mm

  • May

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 137mm

  • June

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 143mm

  • July

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 99mm

  • August

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 131mm

  • September

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 157mm

  • October

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 169mm

  • November

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 63mm

  • December

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 36mm

Antigua

  • Capital

    Saint John's

  • Currency

    Eastern Caribbean Dollar

  • Language

    English

  • Time Difference

    UTC -04:00

  • Flight duration

    8.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 30mm

  • February

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 20mm

  • March

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 30mm

  • April

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 30mm

  • May

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 60mm

  • June

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 70mm

  • July

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 80mm

  • August

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 80mm

  • September

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 90mm

  • October

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 110mm

  • November

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 90mm

  • December

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 50mm

Barbados

  • Capital

    Bridgetown

  • Currency

    Barbadian Dollar

  • Language

    English

  • Time Difference

    UTC -04:00

  • Flight duration

    9hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 72mm

  • February

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 47mm

  • March

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 34mm

  • April

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 53mm

  • May

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 67mm

  • June

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 99mm

  • July

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 130mm

  • August

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 153mm

  • September

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 166mm

  • October

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 178mm

  • November

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 163mm

  • December

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 107mm

Dominican Republic

  • Capital

    Santo Domingo

  • Currency

    Dominican Peso

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Time Difference

    UTC -04:00

  • Flight duration

    8.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 74mm

  • February

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 65mm

  • March

    24°C

    Avg. Rain: 66mm

  • April

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 97mm

  • May

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 170mm

  • June

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 118mm

  • July

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 102mm

  • August

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 122mm

  • September

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 131mm

  • October

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 151mm

  • November

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 144mm

  • December

    24°C

    Avg. Rain: 110mm

St Lucia

  • Capital

    Castries

  • Currency

    Eastern Caribbean Dollar

  • Language

    English

  • Time Difference

    UTC -04:00

  • Flight duration

    8.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No visa required for a stay of up to six weeks

Average weather

  • January

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 86mm

  • February

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 73mm

  • March

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 54mm

  • April

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 58mm

  • May

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 89mm

  • June

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 139mm

  • July

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 191mm

  • August

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 194mm

  • September

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 214mm

  • October

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 227mm

  • November

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 202mm

  • December

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 120mm

Jamaica

  • Capital

    Kingston

  • Currency

    Jamaican Dollar

  • Language

    English

  • Time Difference

    UTC -05:00

  • Flight duration

    9.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    24°C

    Avg. Rain: 68mm

  • February

    24°C

    Avg. Rain: 54mm

  • March

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 47mm

  • April

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 67mm

  • May

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 148mm

  • June

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 129mm

  • July

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 81mm

  • August

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 128mm

  • September

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 152mm

  • October

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 221mm

  • November

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 148mm

  • December

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 93mm

Mexico

  • Capital

    Mexico City

  • Currency

    Mexican Peso

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Time Difference

    UTC -05:00, UTC -06:00, UTC -07:00

  • Flight duration

    11hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No visa required for a stay of up to 180 days

Average weather

  • January

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 27mm

  • February

    17°C

    Avg. Rain: 20mm

  • March

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 17mm

  • April

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 25mm

  • May

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 55mm

  • June

    24°C

    Avg. Rain: 142mm

  • July

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 167mm

  • August

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 166mm

  • September

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 172mm

  • October

    21°C

    Avg. Rain: 90mm

  • November

    19°C

    Avg. Rain: 36mm

  • December

    17°C

    Avg. Rain: 28mm

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