Stunning Caribbean Destinations You Won’t Have Thought Of

Guadeloupe used under Creative Commons from Josian

Guadeloupe used under Creative Commons from Josian

When it comes to year-round sunshine, crystal clear waters and idyllic scenery, you really can’t beat the islands of the Caribbean. Seen by many as the ultimate holiday destination, the Caribbean offers everything from great food to great culture.

Though many of the islands are popular with tourists, it is still possible to get away from the crowds and discover your own little piece of paradise. If you’re planning a Caribbean getaway this year, have a look at these destinations for a holiday with a true tropical twist.


Located in the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, Guadeloupe is one of the most beautiful of the Caribbean islands. Actually part of France, the currency of Guadeloupe is the Euro – handy if you’ve got some coins left over from your last holiday.

Comprising of two main islands, Guadeloupe is surrounded by white sandy beaches and secluded coves. Venture into the interior for some dramatic tropical scenery or visit the capital Basse-Terre to experience Caribbean culture with a distinctive European flavour.

Turks and Caicos

A British overseas territory, Turks and Caicos is an archipelago lying between The Bahamas to the north and Hispaniola to the south. Made up of 40 islands and cays, only eight of which are inhabited, the Turks and Caicos Islands make an ideal destination for families, couples and individual travellers.

The hottest time of year to visit is June-October with temperatures averaging around 29-32˚C. With the temperature rarely falling below 23˚C, the climate couldn’t be more different from the British mainland.


Like Guadeloupe, Martinique is an overseas territory of France. Volcanic in origin, Martinique is great for anyone looking to combine a Caribbean beach holiday with a bit of adventure.

Activities from hiking in the lush rainforest to snorkelling in the clear blue sea are on offer along the coast and in the interior countryside.


Plage du Carbet, Martinique by Guerinf

The Dominican Republic

Located on Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles, The Dominican Republic shares its island home with the neighbouring country of Haiti. Known for being an unspoilt Caribbean paradise, The Dominican Republic has one of the most vibrant cultures in the region with French, Spanish, British and local influences all leaving their mark.

Perfect for golf enthusiasts, sun worshippers and nature lovers, the island really has something for everyone. Although it’s one of the most visited in the Caribbean, it’s still possible to get away from it all and discover the secret paradise of the island for yourself.

Of all the holiday regions in the world, few have as much to offer as the Caribbean. For some of the best hotels and locations, visit the Club Med website and then get ready to pack your bags and get going.