Palm Island ResortPalm Island, St Vincent & The Grenadines9 night stay from £2299 per personEnjoy blissful relaxation on a 135-acre paradise islandThis heavenly hideaway is a tiny island with a 1½-mile circumference, hemmed by hundreds of coconut palms and five soft white beaches. The perfect place for a relaxing, stress-free escape.Fully Inclusive, exclusive resort.Flights from Glasgow based on travel from 1 August to 9th August 2014• All meals, selected premium drinks and sparkling wine by the glass • Non-motorised watersports including snorkelling, sailing and kayaking • Fitness centre and tennis court • Occasional live evening entertainment.
CaribbeanWhy the CaribbeanoVibrant colourful people, rum, spice plantations, coral reefsoSome of the worlds best beaches and diving sitesoExquisite sailingBarbados-St Lucia-Antigua-Cuba-Mexico-Grenada-St Vincents & The Grenadines-Jamaica-Tobago-Bahamas-Dominican Republic-Bermuda-Aruba-St Kitts & Nevis-Cayman Islands-Turks & Caicos-British Virgin Island & AnguillaoFlights from:▪Glasgow ▪Edinburgh
Sandy Lane HotelSt James, Barbados7 night stay from £3882 per personWith a few billionaire residents, St. James is nicknamed the Platinum Coast. This scenic flatland hosts a few large golf courses and Paynes Bay Beach, a local favorite good for swimming. Holetown, the parish’s largest city, marks the spot where English colonists landed in 1625. There, the main drag teems with restaurants. Barbados’ highest point, Mt. Hillaby, rises due east of Holetown.The Hotel is approx. 35 minutes from the airport. Since it first opened its doors to guests in 1961 this classic hotel quickly established a deserved reputation as one of the world’s very best hotels. Boasting exceptional facilities, immaculate grounds, a magnificent spa and breathtaking golf courses, Sandy Lane is an outstanding resort for couples and families alike.Rates are based on 2 persons sharing an Ocean Room on half board basis flying from Manchester. Prices are subject to change.Please ask about connecting flights from Scotland.
Travel GuideWeatherWhile weather patterns vary from island to island in the Caribbean, the one thing that is consistent about Caribbean weather is its year-round beauty. Temperatures are almost always moderate with very little seasonal variation.Whether you seek steamy, tropical rain forests; still, glassy lagoons; or wind and waves, you can easily find weather in the Caribbean to suit your taste. Aruba, for instance, is very arid with virtually no risk of any kind of inclement weather, including hurricanes. Its land is flat and desert-like, scattered with boulders and cacti, but still boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and plenty of fresh water. Aruba's weather stays moderate, however, due to a constant ocean breeze. In contrast, Dominica has a lush, tropical, heavily precipitated forest; average rainfall in the interior can be over 300 inches per year. Essentially, prevailing conditions on most Caribbean islands fall somewhere in between Aruba's dry and Dominica's misty weather patterns, and many have more than one climate and ecosystem.CurrencyCurrency – Eastern Caribbean or US DollarAboutThe glittering white sands and warm azure waters of the Caribbean are the epitome of tropical paradise. Spend lazy days in the sun feasting on sumptuous cuisine or don a snorkel and mask to discover a spectacular underwater world of colourful reefs and shimmering marine life. Stunning scenery abounds from the rugged Blue Mountains of Jamaica to the majestic Pitons and lush rainforest of Saint Lucia. Discover the colonial roots of Bermuda and the Bahamas or delve into Cuba's colourful past whilst being seduced by the rhythm of the salsa.