I think it’s fair to say that no one really needs an excuse to want to visit the Caribbean, right? 🙂 The Caribbean have long since appealed to travellers across the globe and are becoming increasingly accessible to lots more people which is definitely a great think. Now, you’ve decided you want to go to … Continue Reading

Due to some confusion or the other (or perhaps it was rum punch related), I managed to miss the complimentary St James Club catamaran trip (St James Club is where I stayed in Antigua) but despite this, I knew I had to see Antigua by boat properly. Thankfully, there are a lot of options available here … Continue Reading

After leaving the Interpretation Centre in Antigua (see the first part of this post to find out more about what it is and why it’s important), we headed for Shirley Heights. Shirley Heights is famed in Antigua for it’s sunday parties and beautiful sunsets (seriously, you can even see the island of Montserrat from up here) and so … Continue Reading

As nice as a resort might be, after chilling out for the first couple of days, I was itching to head out and see more of Antigua. Oh, and there was also the fact that the Caribbean Challenge with Thomas Cook Airlines (which Lloyd and I were taking part in – with Lloyd being in Barbados) involved showing off different … Continue Reading

A trip to Antigua would be incomplete without a little visit to St John’s – the capital of the island. I visited outside of the main hours most visitors on the island tend to visit – unintentionally I might add, I just happened to have rented a car and subsequently decided to make the most … Continue Reading

There are not many Abbeys where you can fill up on delicious rum, get wolf-whistled in the forest gullies and learn how to play croquet so a trip to St. Nicholas Abbey in Barbados definitely makes for a mandatory addition to your Bajan itinerary! The home of rum, Barbados has a range of distilleries that still produce … Continue Reading

One of the very first things I was told as soon as I arrived on the Thomas Cook Airlines flight into Antigua was to visit Shirley Heights. I didn’t know much about it but Lloyd who had been before assured me that that there were two main reasons I had to visit Shirley Heights. 1.) It … Continue Reading

Look, there’s no beating around the bush, I’m in LOVE with this country! It’s an island that is as charming as it is beautiful, especially with all the best things to do in Barbados.  There really is so much to do on this wonderful Caribbean Island so don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just a … Continue Reading

Oistins Fish Fry has become somewhat of an institution in Barbados, especially on a Friday night. I can’t say I had heard too much about Oistins before arriving in the Caribbean but as soon as I touched that Bajan soil I somehow managed to hear about it everywhere… and for very good reason! After spending an … Continue Reading

First things first, get yourself down to Antigua! HOW TO GET THERE Once you’re in Antigua, head on down to Stingray city. It’s fairly popular, in fact, I think it’s the first thing I saw at immigration onece I got off my Thomas Cook Airlines flight from the UK (the ads for it anyway). You’ll … Continue Reading

Before I headed out to Antigua with Thomas Cook Airlines, I’d heard rumours of how beautiful the beaches in Antigua are and how amazing it was for snorkelling so after a relaxing day exploring St James Club, I knew the very first activity I wanted to get up to was snorkelling! I arrived bright and … Continue Reading

I arrived in Antigua at around 5.30pm and after a couple of hours of getting through immigrations, customs and weaving through the island in a taxi, I finally arrived at what I would be calling home for the next week – St James Club. By the time I got in, it was too dark to take … Continue Reading

Recently, I had an amazing opportunity to join the Calabaza Sailing crew on the most spectacular tour of Barbados while visiting the Island with Thomas Cook Airlines. As you can imagine I was so excited that I woke up at the crack of dawn to charge, re-charge… pack, re-pack my GoPro for what was going to … Continue Reading

Most visitors to Barbados (me included) stay on the west coast of this stunning and pristine Caribbean island and rightly so. Its tranquil waters, beautiful sandy beaches and the opportunity to swim with sea turtles is most definitely a big draw that I can never question. After spending a good few days exploring this area, I … Continue Reading