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Our New Destinations

We are a small specialist company, known for our local knowledge and expertise in the destinations we offer. We are delighted to be able to offer four exciting new island destinations.

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These destinations fit the profile of places we prefer to offer, those which value the natural environment and are less commercialised than other holiday destinations. This, generally, means no mass tourism, no large chain hotels, no large theme parks etc. We offer destinations where people can relax and enjoy the natural world, on land and in the ocean. Each of our four "new" destinations offer visitors lots of exciting opportunities to enjoy nature, dive or snorkel in the Caribbean Sea, or just completely relax in peace and quiet.

We are already sending visitors to these islands and we are delighted with their reactions. Unfortunately our website is not up to date ! We are building a new website. This, and other factors recently, have delayed our progress. We are aware many of our customers are keen to book new destinations. Although we have not published the usual ton of information on each island on our website - we have everything ready for visitors to these islands. Should you have an enquiry for a holiday to any of our destinations please let us know and we'll be happy to provide a holiday proposal, accompanied by several pages of information, advice and recommendations.

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St. Lucia is in the eastern Caribbean, the Caribbean Sea to the west and Atlantic Ocean to the east. This beautiful small island, just 14 miles by 27 miles, has a dramatic landscape of valleys and peaks, covered in a lush green rain forest and some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. The islands stunning scenery will take your breath away. The iconic Piton Mountains - a UNESCO heritage site - dense rainforests, majestic waterfalls, beautiful beaches and idyllic bays.

St. Lucia enjoys a tropical climate, average temperature is 28°c, moderated by northeast trade winds, warm and very comfortable all year. St. Lucia has a varied ecosystem, home to colourful and interesting flora and fauna, including several endemic bird species like the brightly coloured St. Lucia Parrot. Nature enthusiasts will love the many opportunities to explore this beautiful island. There are numerous established nature trails, like the Tet Paul Nature Trail and Des Cartier Trail, plus many organised tours, on foot and vehicle, including a fantastic "cable car" ride through the tree tops.

The ocean around the island also has a rich, thriving natural world which will captivate divers and snorkellers. The Caribbean Sea is famous for the huge number of marine species that live on, in and around the colourful coral. The Atlantic Ocean coast is visited by the larger ocean roaming species - and St. Lucia is one of the best places in the Caribbean to see whales, turtles and dolphins - the peak period for whales being November and December. There are several organised boat trips for this exciting opportunity. The diving and snorkelling on St. Lucia are superb.

The island offers visitors a relaxed and friendly nightlife. Both Castries, the capital, and the Rodney Bay area, have many excellent restaurants and bars. We offer a wide choice of accommodation on St. Lucia, in the Castries and Rodney Bay areas of the island. We have also taken care to select good quality, well priced accommodation further down the west coast between Anse Chastanet and the Edmund Forest Reserve. These hotels and resorts are ideal for those who wish to be close to the beautiful natural world of St. Lucia. They are perfect for divers and snorkellers too, as they are close to the coast where most diving and snorkelling takes place.

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Guadeloupe is called the "Butterfly Island" due to its shape. To the Carib Indians, it was the "Island of the Beautiful Waters". BBC viewers will recognise it as the fictional island of Sainte Marie in the programme 'Death in Paradise'. Guadeloupe is a group of islands. The main island, the butterfly, has Grande Terre as one wing and Basse Terre the other. The capital Pointe-à-Pitre, and Gosier, the main tourist area, are on Grande Terre - famous for its palm lined beaches. Pointe-à-Pitre has a mix of shops and outdoor markets, a lively nightlife and many historical sites like Fort Fleur d'Epé, a French garrison built in 1759. The island's French heritage is evident in the place names and island cuisine. From Gosier you can take boat trips to the other islands in the group, Marie-Galante and Les Saintes. Marie Galante can be visited on a day trip or we offer accommodation for visitors to enjoy a seriously "get away from it all" experience.

Basse Terre is a total contrast. A region of rain forest, the smouldering La Soufrière volcano and more than 180 miles of "paths" winding among waterfalls, hot springs, craters and banana fields. Guadeloupe National Park is located on Basse-Terre. Each of the islands of Guadeloupe has something different to offer. Visitors have a wide choice of size, type and style of accommodation. We offer accommodation around the islands - but we have carefully selected accommodation on Basse Terre close to the Guadeloupe National Park and the Jacques Cousteau Underwater reserve - for nature lovers, divers and snorkellers.

The Guadeloupe archipelago is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, one of only 25 Biosphere Reserves, it has one of the highest rates of biological diversity in the world. There are lots of exciting excursions available like the Soufrière Volcano, the Carbet Waterfalls, the mangrove and many more. Guadeloupe's underwater has a fantastic diversity of species due to its position, with one coast facing the Caribbean and the other facing the Atlantic Ocean. Its volcanic nature makes it as varied, exciting and interesting below the water as it is on land. Pigeon Island is the site of the Cousteau Marine Park nominated as one of the world's 10 best dives by Jacques Cousteau himself.

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Antigua is in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, famous for its 365 white beaches and warm, clear ocean. Although only 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, the island is the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands. The weather is warm and sunny all year with cooling trade winds. Temperatures average between 25°c and 28°c, the sunniest island of the eastern Caribbean. Although the beaches are ideal for a relaxing holiday, visitors have a huge choice of outdoor activities like sailing, golf, horse riding, helicopter tours, hiking, bird watching, turtle watching, eco-tours and much more.

The capital of Antigua is St. John's with two distinctive waterfront areas and a selection of shops and restaurants. A relaxed nightlife includes entertainment by steel bands, calypsonians, jazz groups, limbo dancing and moonlit cruises. Those seeking a more energetic nightlife can enjoy one of several nightclubs or one of the three casinos. The 90,000 islanders are a rich cultural mix and the island has an interesting history and heritage. Part of which is the varied and exciting cuisine, French, Italian, Creole, Caribbean, amongst others - in more than 90 bars or restaurants. In 1632, Antigua was permanently settled as a colony by the British.

Antigua's rich history and spectacular topography provide a variety of magnificent sightseeing opportunities. Most of the island's historical sites are reminders of its colonial past. Horatio Nelson arrived in 1784 to develop the British naval facilities which resulted in construction of Nelson's Dockyard, one of Antigua's finest physical assets. Perhaps because of this, sailing has become an important part of the island's character. There are many trails and tracks through the rain forest, for nature lovers to explore the beautiful, unspoiled, natural world of this tropical island. Most of the popular hikes lead to one or another of the island's many hilltop fortifications, giving visitors breathtaking views of the island. Bird watchers should note the extensive number of bird species to be found there.

The diving and snorkelling on Antigua is superb, generally in the calm, protected waters of the island's Caribbean side, perfect conditions for shallow diving and snorkelling. Antigua and Barbuda are surrounded by well-preserved coral reefs walls and shipwrecks. There is little or no current in most places, and the water temperature averages about 25°c. Snorkelling is possible from most beaches. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities like, sailing, golf, horse riding, helicopter tours, hiking, bird watching, turtle watching and eco-tours.

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Dominica is a small, dramatically beautiful, island in the Caribbean, between Martinique and Guadeloupe. Roseau, the capital, with its colourful timber houses and botanic gardens is a fine example the island's interesting historical heritage. Rouseau is also the centre of the relaxed nightlife of Dominica. There are numerous restaurants offering a variety of cuisine.

Dominica is known as the "Nature Island', due to the magnificence of its natural world, unspoilt natural beauty, above and below the waterline. It is one of the quieter, less commercial islands of the Caribbean. The island has 365 rivers, the second largest boiling lake in the world, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, hot springs and lots of sandy beaches. Much of the island is protected by the island's national parks, one of which has been given UNESCO World Heritage status. There are lots of things to do for nature lovers; trekking around the dense rain forests and visiting the various waterfalls, birdwatching, canyoning, the Emerald Pool, Kalinago territory, the Cabrits National Park, boiling lake, Titou gorge, kayaking, turtle watching, whale watching, river tubing, zip-lining and horse riding. That'll keep you busy.

Regarded as one of the top dive destinations in the Caribbean,  It is a perfect destination for people who appreciate the natural world. The ocean around the island is legally protected. The Southern end of the island is the Scotts Head Soufriere Marine Reserve, off the northern coast is the Cabrits Marine Reserve, the islands first marine reserve. The diving is superb - volcanic vents spewing bubbles and hot water, submerged volcanic craters with dramatic vertical walls, shelves of colourful coral and sponge. Cliff faces plunge into the Caribbean Sea and pinnacles rise up from the depths, close to the surface, volcanic ridges slope off into deep blue water. Dominica has the region's most colourful diving due to the variety of sponges and crinoids. The deep, cooler waters on the Atlantic side of the island attract large pelagics from time to time. Visitors can enjoy whale watching excursions.