reasons to visit the Caribbean
What are the main tourist attractions in the Caribbean? Which islands should I visit? Why opt for a Caribbean cruise? If we had to give three good reasons to visit the Caribbean, here are the ones that really stick out.Find out more
Four unmissable ports of call in the Caribbean
Whether you're interested in diving, discovering natural areas and gorgeous beaches or exploring towns where Latin and creole cultures have peacefully coexisted and intermingled over several centuries, you're sure to find your perfect spot in the Caribbean. Here's our shortlist of unmissable destinations.Find out more
3 reasons to visit the Caribbean
What are the main tourist attractions in the Caribbean? Which islands should I visit? Why opt for a Caribbean cruise? If we had to give three good reasons to visit the Caribbean, here are the ones that really stick out.
To discover the incredible seabeds
Visiting the Caribbean by boat is the best way to explore the islands spread between Florida and South America. Diving and snorkelling excursions will allow you to admire the remarkable coral reefs and the numerous endemic species in the clear, calm and shallow waters. You can peacefully explore the seabed, even as a beginner. On diving excursions, it's not unusual to encounter rays and sea turtles, particularly in Saint Barthélemy in the French Antilles. Like in the Tobago Cays, multicoloured fish such as parrotfish and squirrelfish mix with barracudas, crabs, lobsters and octopuses in a breathtaking display.
To enjoy the paradisical beaches
With fine, white sand and palms and coconut trees with fronds that tickle the surface of the crystalline water, the Caribbean's beaches are as pretty as a picture. Travellers who opt for a Caribbean cruise can also enjoy and the ultimate relaxation granted by the magnificent bays. From a private beach on the island of Mayreau to the long stretches of white sand on Bequia island in the Grenadines to Grand Anse, one of the archipelago's most beautiful beaches, there is no shortage of idyllic ocean panoramas, enchanting calls and unforgettable memories.
To visit the outstanding natural areas
Head to Les Saintes to discover Mire Hill with its botanic garden which offers a gorgeous view out over the Bay of les Saintes, Grand Îlet, a paradise for turtles and seabirds and the Pain de Sucre peninsula, a rock formation made from a flow of molten basalt rock. Visit Soufrière on the island of Saint Lucia to see the iconic Les Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose volcanic plugs are the source of the rejuvenating hot sulphur springs.
Four unmissable ports of call in the Caribbean
Whether you're interested in diving, discovering natural areas and gorgeous beaches or exploring towns where Latin and creole cultures have peacefully coexisted and intermingled over several centuries, you're sure to find your perfect spot in the Caribbean. Here's our shortlist of unmissable destinations.
Discover the Grenadines archipelago
A Caribbean gem with a sweet name to match, the Grenadines are a string of islands that extend across the cobalt blue water. Holidaying in the heart of the Grenadines means lazy beach days and leisurely island hopping. During your cruise, you will discover Mayreau, the smallest inhabited island in the archipelago with its beautifully preserved coastline, and the elegant town of Saint George's, nestled in a sheltered bay in Grenada. In the south, long stretches of white sand fringed with coconut palms entice swimmers and divers eager to discover the amazing seabeds. Whether you're a keen diver or looking for a peaceful getaway, the Grenadines archipelago offers a myriad of isolated bays protected by a coral reef, frequented by multicoloured fish and sea turtles.
Wax lyrical about Saint Lucia
With its picture-perfect landscapes, this small, English-speaking island hides a wealth of luxuriant, wild landscapes. The, fine sandy beaches, crystalline waters, hidden waterfalls and twin pitons — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — are just a few of the natural wonders the island of Saint Lucia has to offer. But what really makes it stand out from its Caribbean neighbours is its famous La Soufrière volcano. Here, the dense rainforest that covers the island gives way to a lunar-esque, sulphurous landscape where clouds of smoke seeping from the ground hint at the majestic volcano's continuous activity.
Escape to les Saintes - Guadeloupe
Made up of nine tiny islets, the Saintes archipelago was first discovered by Christopher Columbus and now sparks the imaginations of visitors with its breathtaking panoramas. Ranked the third most beautiful bay in the world and famed throughout the Antilles, Les Saintes Bay — formerly frequented by pirates and bandits — is now a highly sought-after mooring. Discover the rich and diverse seabed beneath the clear waters on an unforgettable diving excursion and get lost in the horizon as you watch the colourful saintoise fishing boats take to the seas.