Mention the Caribbean and you’ll stir up wistful desert island-style daydreams of powder-soft sands, gently rustling palms and twinkling blue seas – not to mention those cheeky rum cocktails. Talk about paradise found.
The Caribbean has long held a fascination with everyone from bucket-and-spade holidaymakers to romantic honeymooning couples. Perhaps it’s the lashings of scorching sunshine that does it, which turns everything it touches to shimmering gold. It could be those picture postcard beaches – so perfect they look like something straight out of a Hollywood blockbuster. You can almost see Daniel Craig himself stepping out of those twinkling azure waters. Or perhaps it’s a little bit of everything: the laid-back lifestyle, the climate, the scenery, the away-from-it-all paradise.
But if you thought holidaying in the Caribbean couldn’t get any better, think again.
If you’re looking to up the ante and discover a new side of paradise, Caribbean cruises will be right up your street. It’s everything you have come to love about the Caribbean, and then some.
Picture this: you wake up to a new destination every day, which is just as breathtaking as the last but with its own characteristic Caribbean stamp. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the ship moors, and sip a frothy cappuccino as you watch the port creep closer. Then it’s time to pack a bag and head out to explore the wonders of this new-found destination. Amble through the local markets, pick up a souvenir or two, gaze at colonial ruins or flop back on a deserted beach… the choice is yours.
Happily, paradise has one more trick up its sleeve. However achingly beautiful this corner of the world might be, it doesn’t have to cost the earth. Try cheap cruises Thomas Cook out for size – you’ll find plenty of low-cost cruise getaways through this holiday behemoth, from last-minute deals to early bird discounts on next year’s holidays. It all helps to make things that little bit easier and bring your dream holiday one step closer.
However you get there, why not make 2013 the year you discover paradise?