Caribbean Expressions provides a wide range of luxury, tailor-made holidays to Caribbean islands featuring the most characterful and most exclusive luxury hotels and resorts in the Caribbean.With Caribbean Expressions you benefit from our twenty-five years’ experience in constructing luxury, tailor-made holidays. Our bespoke luxury Caribbean holidays are about relaxation, comfort and good service, idyllic surroundings coupled with the opportunity to glimpse the flavour and colour of local life. Click on the tabs above to find out more about us, our holidays and the islands of the Caribbean.
A Caribbean Expression holiday is tailor-made according to your exact requirements. The basis of our truly bespoke holidays lies in the wide range and diversity of islands and hotel accommodation that we have selected to offer you. Reflecting the charm and character of the Caribbean islands, our hotels provide the very best quality of accommodation, service and facilities in the Caribbean. There is a choice to suit a range of budgets as well as special interests, from honeymooners to families, from sailing enthusiasts to spa treatment devotees.Our islandsFrom the better-known and much-loved islands such as Barbados, Jamaica, Antigua and St Lucia to the less well-known such as Nevis, Anguilla, Grenada and the Virgin Islands plus the French-speaking islands of Guadeloupe, St Martin and St Barts, Caribbean Expressions offers you a choice of islands of amazingly varied scenery and charm.Multi-island combinationsThis is what we really enjoy and where our knowledge of the Caribbean and our skill as a tour operator come to the fore. Remember that we know the islands and have done a variety of island-hopping combinations ourselves. Popular combinations might be Tobago, Barbados and St Lucia or Barbados, the Grenadines and Grenada or Antigua Anguilla and Nevis. Just let us your plans and we will execute them for you.Our hotelsOur hotels are the very best on each island in the Caribbean. They have been chosen by us because they have something of intrinsic value for our clients. Our hotels include sophisticated Carlisle Bay on Antigua, genteel Coral Reef Club on Barbados, charming Cotton House on Mustique, fragrant Round Hill on Jamaica and the impeccable Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands. Each description in this holiday guide is a personal description which conveys the character of each one whilst providing indispensable facts. Flexible board basisWe offer you a range of meal choices from room only, where you pay extra either to us in advance or direct to the hotel for the meals you eat, to all-inclusive, where all meals and drinks by the glass are included. Some hotels opt for one or other arrangement, others offer you a choice. On Barbados many of the hotels offer a dine around option if you book half-board for your entire stay, which allows you to exchange your dinner at the hotel for a dinner at a local restaurant. Families often find the full board or all-inclusive arrangement excellent value for money, whilst people who want to dine out and about more might find a room only or a bed and breakfast arrangement more to their liking.Scheduled flightsWe have worked with British Airways for many years and include their scheduled flights in our basic holiday prices. Virgin Atlantic is also offered on applicable routes. Premium cabins: We offer you advantageous prices for flying in the premium cabins with all our airlines. With British Airways there is a choice of Club on all routes, FIRST on Barbados and World Traveller Plus is available on Barbados, St Lucia,Grenada, Tobago, Grand Cayman and Nassau. Virgin Atlantic offer Upper Class and Premium Economy on all their routes to the Caribbean. The best possible supplement for these services can be provided by calling us.Private chartersFor many people, a private charter is the best way to island hop in the Caribbean. In a region of small islands, private aircraft are plentiful and have become the way to travel around. For certain destinations, we include private charters automatically in the holiday price, but on a shared basis, meaning that you may travel on the aircraft with the maximum number the plane holds, usually up to 5 or 8 passengers. However, if you want the privacy of your own plane, then Caribbean Expressions will arrange this for you in advance. The most frequently used routes for private charters are between Barbados and Mustique or between Antigua and Anguilla, Nevis and St Barts. Private charters are possible between most Caribbean islands - just ask us for a price.Transfer arrangementsCaribbean Expressions has arranged for you to have private taxi transfers arranged by us or by the hotel. If the hotel makes the arrangements it is possible that you will share the taxi, which on many islands is a mini-bus or space wagon type vehicle seating up to 7 passengers, with other hotel guests arriving on the same flight. Sometimes these vehicles are air-conditioned.Chauffeur-driven transfers in the UKCaribbean Expressions can offer you the services of a chauffeur-driven transfer from your home to the airport. The cost varies according to the distance to the airport. Contact us for details.Secure support here and abroadWe offer you comfort and security by making all your holiday arrangements for you without compromising your individuality. You are provided with an emergency contact number here in the UK and usually also a local contact number of an agent on a particular island but we do not always employ ‘meet and greet’ representatives on purpose in order to maintain a feeling of independence. Our clients want discreet help and to this end we have arranged for someone to be available to will visit you at your hotel during your stay on the following islands: St Lucia, Antigua, Nevis, Barbados, Grenada.Automatic concierge serviceCaribbean Expressions extends its bespoke service to helping ensure that the detail is right when you get to your destination. We are happy to make advance reservations for you, perhaps for a table at the Cliff on Barbados or a deep-sea fishing trip. Just let us know and we will do our best to help. This is and always has been an integral part of the all-encompassing service we offer, long before the term 'concierge service' started to be used to describe just what we have always done, naturally and free of charge.
Caribbean Expressions is an independent specialist tour operator which was established in 1989 and offers tailor-made holidays to the Caribbean, providing personal service with a professional approach. We pride ourselves on interpreting your demands and requirements to provide you with the holiday that you want, ensuring a successful match between client and holiday.Personal and professional serviceWe personally know the majority of the hotels that we feature, and we put together our holidays with our clients in mind. Contact with Caribbean Expressions means contact with the people who know the holidays, who will share their knowledge and experience with you – our team of Caribbean travel consultants know the islands very well, and operate a concierge service that helps you to explore every aspect of special interest or activity that fits with your holiday. All aspects of your holiday are personalised, from the itinerary to your holiday confirmation and documentation which provides you with information that is relevant to you. From the point of initial contact with us, you will deal with the same sales consultant, who will handle all aspects of your booking and ticketing. We approach your holiday in a way that offers you the arrangements you want, not to slot you in to pre-existing arrangements. This might mean juggling dates, securing the last available room at a hotel or tailoring a complex itinerary involving numerous components. Your holiday is as individually fashioned and tailor-made as you want it to be.How we price your holidayAll prices mentioned on our website and in our brochure are simply guides, as there are many variations that might affect the price including exchange rates, flight costs and special offers. To find out exact prices for the holiday that you are interested in, contact us for a tailor-made quotation.All our holiday arrangements have been designed to afford you maximum flexibility and freedom of choice. We include all travel arrangements as well as many nights' hotel accommodation as you want, in as many different places.Our Price GuaranteeWe guarantee that once you have made a firm booking with a deposit payment, there will be no increases in the price of your holiday due to currency movements. If, for any reason, there have been changes in the price of the holiday you want, you will be advised at the time of booking.Full Financial ProtectionFull financial protection is offered when you book a holiday with us. Our air holidays are ATOL protected, and we are a member of the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited to protect non-flight packages. We are also members of ABTA and AITO (the Association of Independent Tour Operators), an organisation of some of Britain’s best specialist tour operators.
Islands of the CaribbeanThink of the Caribbean, and you can’t help but picture palm-fringed beaches and gin-clear seas, rum punch cocktails and steel drum bands. The Caribbean is the perfect destination for a luxury holiday, offering sunshine, culture, activities and wonderful hotels. From Antigua to Martinique,
from the British
Virgin Islands to the Cayman Islands,
the Caribbean is studded with some of the most indulgent and exclusive
private-island hotels and beach resorts on earth. For most visitors,
that’s more than enough: getting away from the beach means going out for
a snorkel or hopping out on a windsurfer. Who can blame them? Sifted by
the steady, gentle Tradewinds, with excellent coral reefs and an
abundance of marine life, the Caribbean is a watersports Promised Land.
However, dig a little deeper, and the Caribbean is a fascinating,
diverse holiday destination in its own right, suffused in history, with
each island boasting its own unique character and personality. From the
forts of Jamaica and
churches of Barbados to the
sizzling carnivals of Cuba and Trinidad, the Caribbean resounds with
echoes of its colonial past, with an architecture and attitude to match.
Hire a car and you’ll stumble across cricket games, church choirs and
beach bars with spontaneous parties – whilst being a fabulous place just
to fly and flop, the Caribbean is also wonderfully rewarding to
explore. Geographically, the islands vary dramatically. As a general
rule, the low-lying coral islands – the Bahamas, Turks &
Caicos, and the islands of the Venezuelan coast – have the best
bone-white beaches and swimming, but are less interesting inland.
Volcanic islands by contrast – for example, the Windward Islands such as
St Lucia, St
Vincent and Grenada – are
more dramatic, covered in steep, tangled forest plunging dramatically
into the sea, with classic crescent bays and palm-tree beaches,
brilliant for birdwatching and hiking, mountain-biking and
nature-trails.Gems of the CaribbeanSheltered sailing in the British Virgin Islands; hiking in St Lucia up the famous Piton mountains, as well as Jump Up parties every
Friday; hundreds of flat, sandy islands in the Bahamas; exploring the
parishes of Barbados; the forested slopes of Jamaica’s Blue Mountains,
as well its vibrant reggae scene; French colonial architecture on St Bartelemy, St Martin and Guadeloupe; private island resorts in the Grenadines; the national cricket pitch of tiny Nevis; the long white beaches and turquoise seas of Anguilla; mountain
biking and white-water rafting on the Dominican Republic; assisting
scientists with turtle conservation in the Cayman Islands.
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Find out more about the Caribbean
Antigua and Barbados are the main international gateways from the UK but flights from the UK also serve Grenada, St Lucia, Tobago, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, Nassau, Grand Cayman and San Juan. CurrencyVarious, including the East Caribbean Dollar (£1 = $4.34), the Euro (£1 = Euro 1.17) on Guadeloupe, with US Dollars (£1 = $1.61) almost universally accepted throughout SizeSome 7,000 islands, reefs and cays stretching 2,500 miles from Venezuela to Cuba Population36 million Average temperatureAlmost constant 27 degrees
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