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When: As a single traveller, you'll have much more freedom in deciding when you visit the Caribbean. You could try to avoid school holidays - especially Christmas and Easter - when the islands fill up with tourists. November and early December are a great time to visit. The climate is gorgeous and prices are still in their off-season lows.
Where: Don't miss the opportunity to visit Cuba! This is a fascinating and attractive island with an interesting and complex history. A visit to Cuba, comes with bragging rights and offers insights into one of the world's last surviving communist regimes.
Why: Cuba has it all - there is the decaying grandeur of Havana - its streets of colonial buildings traversed by classic cars - There are large beach resorts like Varadero and peaceful seaside towns like Baracoa, there are bustling marketplaces and sleepy countryside villages, and there are cigars, rum and vibrant jazz and reggae bars
When: Try to avoid the school holidays and catch the Caribbean in festival mode. Late February and Early March offer gorgeous climates but without the crowds. Alternatively, you could brave the midsummer heat!
Where: Trinidad and Tobago are beautiful and fascinating islands. Tobago, the smaller of the two, offers a vast number of stunning little beaches and luxury resorts whilst Trinidad more than makes up - in vibrant party spirit - for what it lacks in tourist infrastructure!
Why: With stunning beaches and excellent coral reefs, Trinidad and Tobago makes an excellent destination. There is dancing and music to be seen in the Tobago Heritage Festival in July and early August and Trinidad Carnival in the early spring offers vivid costumes, funky music and tropical dancing.
When: Couples should try to avoid European and American school holidays for a truly tranquil and romantic getaway. The sweet spot in the caribbean is in November and early December when the rainy season has come to an end and the peak season has not yet started.
Where: Barbados is an excellent destination for couples' holidays. It offers luxury resorts ranged along pristine sand beaches. It has vast plantations, peppered with crumbling colonial towns. There are gorgeous botanical gardens and a vast variety of water sports to have a go at.
Why: The Caribean Islands offer everything you could want for a relaxing holiday away with the one you love! There are tropical beaches, excellent cuisine and some truly world class resorts.
When: The Caribbean Islands are very popular destinations for family holidays at christmas and easter times. The stunning tropical climate is sure to chase away the winter blues but be sure to book well in advance as many popular resorts tend to sell out.
Where: St Lucia is an excellent destination for family holidays and boasts an excellent tourist infrastructure, well equipped for all the family to enjoy. It also boasts some of the best beaches in the Caribbean and some stunning rainforest landscapes.
Why: Families can go on hiking adventures in St Lucia's gorgeous interior. They can enjoy stunning views from its volcanic peaks and sunbathe on its pristine, sandy beaches. A number of water sports including sailing, scuba diving and deep sea fishing are available.