Imagine bright blue seas dotted with luxury yachts, gemstone green forest covering miniature specks in the ocean and islands where you can hike, dive and lie on white-sand beaches all on the same day. Holidays to the Caribbean and Mexico have you swinging in hammocks over bleached out sands and waking up on white-canopied beds where waves practically lap at your feet.
We love the romance of sailing Antigua’s clear-as-glass waters, the teak wood beachfront villas at Ian Fleming’s former estate, Goldeneye, and the flushed excitement of hiking St Lucia’s volcanic cones to the summit of the Pitons. There’s natural eye candy everywhere – an archipelago of white, blue and green, cascades of waterfalls, pools and spice and that extraordinary 14-mile Providenciales barrier reef where ultramarine fish breeze beneath the sea. There’s the taste of a Hemingway daiquiri in Cuba and toes sinking into pink sands on Barbados.
Tiny jewel-like islands have you enjoying ackee and saltfish beach shack lunches on weather-beaten couches by the shore before decadent white-gloved service of Champagne and oysters beneath a scarlet sun, and lavish resorts take you on once-in-a-lifetime rides through underwater worlds and beachfront as private chefs deliver fresh caught lobster and rum punch to your terrace. There are Caribbean and Mexico holidays for every whim – places made for snorkelling, swimming and diving, exotic escapes on beaches strung together by coconut trees and endless adventure in see-through kayaks or under the roof of steamy rainforest.
Call into your local Kuoni store and, over a glass of Champagne, we’ll match you with your perfect Caribbean and Mexico holiday destination.