CARIBBEAN & MEXICO OVERVIEW

One thing’s for sure, there’s nothing subtle about the Caribbean; as soon as you arrive you’ll be struck by bold colours from the azure seas, white beaches and green forests to bright beach bars and dark rum. Even the food is colourful, with a mixture of exotic fruits and spices that are as much a feast for the eyes as for the palate.

And it’s the bright, lively and vibrant culture that travellers seek when visiting the Caribbean not forgetting the beaches, weather and activities on offer. With some 7,000 islands in the Caribbean, of which less than ten per cent are inhabited, you suddenly realise they are as different as they are similar. All the epitome of paradise with movie-set beauty, coconut-treeclad mountains, valleys of sugar cane and beach resorts a plenty, how are you ever going to choose?

Sit back, relax and get into the Caribbean pace of life.

Our PURE LUXURY experts have selected the best range of luxury hotels and resorts across the Caribbean & Mexico, featuring; Barbados, Antigua, Anguilla, Saint Lucia, Bahamas and Mexico.

ABOUT CARIBBEAN & MEXICO

GMT: –4 hours (Caribbean)
–5 hours (Mexico)
FLIGHT TIME: 9 hours to Barbados, Antigua, Saint Lucia, Jamaica
10 hours to Bahamas
11 hours to Mexico
CURRENCY: Antigua, Saint Lucia - Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Bahamas - Bahamian Dollar
Barbados - Barbadian Dollar
Jamaica - Jamaican Dollar
Mexico - Mexican Peso
CLIMATE: These islands offer a temperate climate all year around 30°C, usually tempered by a gentle breeze. Expect months around May to November to be hotter and more humid with regular tropical showers.

CARIBBEAN & MEXICO

INSPIRATIONAL COLLABORATION

DESIGNER DETAILS BY CHARLOTTE HUDDERS

I have family living in the Caribbean, and they talk most about the vibrant local culture, and it being full of smiley happy people! The incredible colours you find here take you to another world; with white sand beaches adjacent to lush green vegetation and sparkling blue seas. The colours used throughout traditional dress is incredible too – exotic print designs on dresses and head scarves.

CULINARY CUES BY NIGEL HAWORTH

Calypso food, thinking tropical, lots of dishes cooked in coconut milk, hot and spicy Cajun meat dishes, goat is an obvious favourite. Roast plantain, simple but delicious. There’s baked fish on open fires - soul food stews like Pepper Pot. Wild vanilla, soursop, papaya, pineapples, wild cherry, star fruit and fat mangoes grow in the lush vegetation of the Caribbean islands.

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