07 August 2019
Blessed with almost year-round sunshine, spectacular beaches and crystal-clear seas, together with a laidback vibe where nothing is ever too much trouble, the Caribbean is as close to paradise on earth as it gets. While away sun-dappled days relaxing with a good book and your favourite cocktail, or exploring tropical rainforests and atmospheric plantations; the Caribbean has so much to offer for all types of traveller.
After a truly luxurious flight with Virgin Atlantic, enjoy a sun-kissed holiday on one of these seven stunning Caribbean island gems.
Home to no fewer than 365 stunning swathes of sand, Antigua is a beach lover’s idea of heaven. Jet off to this world-class sailing destination and discover sapphire seas and white-sand beaches, all edged by miles of lush rainforest. For divers, there are masses of fascinating shipwrecks and reefs to explore, whilst history buffs won’t want to miss the UNESCO-listed Nelson’s Dockyard.
Fly direct to Antigua from London Gatwick
Barbados is home to vibrant resorts and sublime swathes of tranquil white-sand beaches, meaning you can enjoy the best of both worlds during your holiday. Soak up the vibe in the capital of Bridgetown, stroll through Farley Hill National Park or enjoy the cricket at the Kensington Oval. For a different side to the island, head to Harrison’s Cave and delve underground into a labyrinth of passageways and coves, and explore this fascinating subterranean part of the world on a moving tramway.
Fly direct to Barbados from London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Manchester
With its distinctive revolutionary past, fascinating sightseeing and blissful beaches, Cuba offers a truly unique Caribbean holiday. Swim in waterfalls, explore the buzzing capital of Havana and uncover some of the world’s most exceptional natural beauty on this intriguing and beautiful island.
Fly direct to Havana from London Gatwick until May 2020 and then from London Heathrow effective June 2020
Home to some of the Caribbean’s top surfing spots, glorious sandy beaches, cascading waterfalls, and exotic flora and fauna, tropical Grenada is a truly idyllic island. Known as the ‘Island of Spice’, gorgeous Grenada will take your breath away, whether you’re swimming with turtles, snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters or hiking through the dramatic volcanic scenery. Grenada is regarded as the wreck diving capital of the Caribbean, with 22 sites to discover and explore, and it’s also the home of the Caribbean’s oldest rum distillery.
Fly to Grenada from London Gatwick
Home to white-sand beaches, plentiful coffee plantations and a chilled-out vibe, Jamaica is a must-visit if you’re looking for a quintessential Caribbean holiday experience. Head off the beaten track and visit Dunn's River Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, visit The Bob Marley Museum, swing through the jungle on a thrilling canopy tour or submerge yourself in the natural radioactive mineral bath at Milk River Spa. You can do all of this in laidback Jamaica and so much more besides.
Fly direct to Montego Bay from London Gatwick
With white sandy beaches, emerald-green seas and an incredible mountain skyline, St. Lucia is the perfect choice for a blissful escape. Stunning St. Lucia is also one of the Caribbean’s top spots for whale and dolphin watching, and a hike to the two iconic peaks of the dramatic Piton mountains will offer one of the most breath-taking views that you’re ever likely to experience.
Fly direct to St. Lucia from London Gatwick (Until June 2020)
At just 26 miles long and 10 miles wide, the island of Tobago may be small but there’s no end when it comes to exploring this beautiful Caribbean gem. With a rainforest that’s been protected for over 300 years, seriously stunning beaches and diving that’s second to none, Tobago is proof that good things come in small packages.
Fly to Tobago from London Gatwick
With a range of cabin options available, there’s something to cater for the needs and budgets of every type of traveller.
In Virgin Economy, you can choose from three types of fares – Delight, Classic and Light, all of which include delicious food, complimentary drinks, an amenity kit and Virgin's award-winning inflight entertainment system.
Fly Premium and enjoy superior service and gloriously comfortable leather seats with those all-important extra few inches of space. You’ll also enjoy dedicated check-in and bag drop, a welcome glass of Champagne while you settle in, a workspace with in-seat laptop power and a tasty meal served on china crockery with stainless steel cutlery.
For the ultimate way to travel to the Caribbean, opt for Virgin’s Upper Class. It all begins with the complimentary chauffeur service*, where you’ll be whisked to and from the airport at both ends of your journey. Once at the airport, speed through Virgin Atlantic’s private security channel, straight to the exclusive Clubhouse, where you can relax and unwind before boarding your flight.
*Terms and conditions apply
Are you ready to discover the colourful Caribbean with Virgin Atlantic? Contact your Travel Counsellor to book your paradise escape with Virgin Atlantic and take advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.