Perched atop a hill in St. Lucia overlooking one of the Caribbean’s most desirable harbours lies a secluded, tropical retreat where four nights of unparalleled luxury awaits. Next, you’ll relocate to Barbados for a night ahead of your sailing across islands of desire onboard EXPLORA I, a ship redefining luxury on the ocean waves. Bask on the beaches of the Bahamas, discover the colourful, colonial towns of Martinique and St. Kitts, and explore the jungles of the Dominican Republic. No trip to this side of the world is complete without a visit to the ‘Magic City’ of Miami, where you’ll enjoy a two-night stay.
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Fly from the UK to St. Lucia.
On arrival, take your private transfer to the five-star all-inclusive Zoetry Marigot Bay St. Lucia for a four-night stay.
After your flight from St. Lucia to Barbados, take your private transfer to the 5* Hilton Barbados Resort for a one-night stay.
Take your private transfer to the port and embark EXPLORA I for your seven-night Caribbean cruise. Depart Barbados.
Embrace Martinique’s natural joie de vivre. Volcanic in origin, Gallic in heritage and Creole at heart; explore old sugar plantations, premium rum distilleries, cocoa farms and St Pierre ruins at the foothills of the still smouldering Mont Pelée. Chase the Saut du Gendarme waterfall, explore the 10 million-year-old Caravelle peninsula, roam northern beach dusky sands and visit Le Carbet made famous by the artist Gauguin. And as you slow down to contemplate the sweet concoction of the national punch, you’ll understand why the Creole and French blend makes Martinique so magical.
Formed by volcanoes, St Kitts fertile soil is so rich it turns monkeys green. Trek through miles of rainforest amongst colourful wildlife to conquer the highest peak of Mount Liamuiga so you can peer into the mile-wide crater, or bravely descend to sniff the sulphur. Experience a train ride, sailing trip, cooking class, sky safari zip-line, or creative batik fabric workshops. Visit sugarcane plantations, the Narrows between St Kitts and Nevis and the UNESCO Brimstone Hill Fortress for spectacular views of neighbouring islands. You’ll find this special island small in size yet tall in standing, as well as big on charm.
A heavenly haven of sun-dappled beaches wrapped in majestic mountains and immersed in lively Hispanic culture. Snorkel, sail, sunbathe, enrol in a local cooking class, or climb and hike through scenic trails in verdant mountains. Pick up some pace to head further offshore by speed boat or use a quad bike to explore little Latino towns, The Mangrove Forest and the caves of Los Haitises National Park. Then re-hydrate and re-vitalise with freshly cracked coconut water as you tumble into sugar-white sands stroked by crystal-clear waters.
Ocean Cay, Bahamas
Wander into the reality of a serene Bahamian dream. Alluring, exclusive and eco-friendly, an escape to this island marine reserve is possibly the world’s most coveted invite. Slowly snorkel, gently paddle board or glide over aquamarine waters by boat. Wonder at marine life and nature in its natural habitat, visit the marina, lighthouse, lagoon and pastel-hued buildings. Recline for a beachside massage, settle into a lazy lunch, sip endless rum cocktails and sink into powdery white sands cooled by the soothing sways of palm leaves. If paradise was packaged, this island might be the finest gift.
Miami, United States of America
Disembark in Miami and take your private transfer to the five-star Kimpton Epic hotel for a two-night stay.
Take your private transfer to the airport and take your return overnight flight to the UK.