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Routes manoeuvres: pick your perfect Caribbean island

Browse our island guides and follow our travel bloggers to help find the tropical holiday of your dreams

By Time Out in association with British Airways
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Crossing the sea like so many giant stepping stones between the southern tip of Florida and the northern coast of Venezuela, the islands of the Caribbean are the stuff of dreams. Beautiful beaches, serious partying and great food are a given, but there are also dramatic peaks, lush rainforests, absorbing historical sites and astonishing wildlife to enjoy, so which to choose? Whether you’re after a holiday with family, friends, an adventure trip, or the perfect honeymoon, there's sure to be a tropical island getaway to suit you.

The following guides to six Caribbean favourites should help pick the perfect destination and you'll be able to follow our travel bloggers live as they experience all the islands have to offer.

Barbados

Take your best friends to mix days of lazing on the beach and watching world-famous surfers attempt the world-famous Soup Bowl with dancing, ziplining, marine adventures and more.

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Dominican Republic

The diversity of the Dominican Republic ensures a wealth of affordable activities, but there’s luxury too if you know where to look and Punta Cana’s amazing beaches will keep everyone happy.

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Grenada

Whether you’re after the perfect romantic holiday or a luxurious treat, you’ll find it in the dramatic mountain ranges, rainforests, volcanic lakes and beaches of the fragrant Spice Island.

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St Kitts and Nevis

The twin islands of St Kitts and Nevis are a paradise for those after a tranquil holiday in an idyllic setting, from the tip of volcanic Mt Nevis’s 3,182ft peak to the charm of bustling Basseterre.

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Saint Lucia

Climb dramatic peaks, dip into a sulphur pool, scale a waterfall and make the most of the Atlantic rollers with a range of surf adventures at one of the Caribbean’s most photogenic honeymoon destinations.

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Tobago

Drag yourself away from Tobago’s gorgeous beaches and discover a wealth of astonishing wildlife on this most laid-back of islands, including leatherback turtles on land, tropical birds in the skies and Manta rays in the waters.

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