Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Travel

Playa Dominicus- The Lighthouse Beach in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

We had seen the striped lighthouse on the beach from the boat on the way to Isla Saona- a stout navy blue and white cylinder with what looked like a terracotta roof. At the time, we were preoccupied with the gloriousness of the flying fish jetting out of the water and soaring alongside us, but… Continue reading Playa Dominicus- The Lighthouse Beach in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

Caribbean, Guadeloupe, Travel

A Day at St. Anne’s Beach In Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is one of my fave Caribbean islands, there's no denying it. Brightly coloured buildings, a relaxed but carnivalesque vibe, and some of the most glorious beaches I've ever laid eyes on; it's frankly just downright marvellous. There are GOOD TIMES to be had here! I visited St Anne on my last day in Guadeloupe,… Continue reading A Day at St. Anne’s Beach In Guadeloupe

Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean, Travel

The Telephone Box Beach in Antigua (Where to find it and what to do while you’re there)

Hands up who else remembers the days of telephone boxes!? In England these red-painted booths are iconic, and as an almost thirty-year-old I look back with a fond nostalgia to the days of scrabbling around for 20p to make a call before you got the bus home from school. Ah, the good old days, when… Continue reading The Telephone Box Beach in Antigua (Where to find it and what to do while you’re there)

Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean, Travel

Welcome to Antigua and Barbuda! (Arriving in the City of St Johns)

What a place this is, you guys!! Antigua and Barbuda is part of the British Commonwealth, with old Queen Liz as head of state, but with its own Prime Minister who governs the islands independently of the UK. Like almost every Caribbean state or nation, its history is completely intertwined with the slave trade, and… Continue reading Welcome to Antigua and Barbuda! (Arriving in the City of St Johns)

Caribbean, Guadeloupe, Travel

What to Do in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

The small city of Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe is a beautiful, brightly coloured riot of colour, filled with amazing smells and sounds to match. As an overseas territory of France, the culture here is a mixture of French and Caribbean, and when I began tentatively winding my way up and down the quiet streets of the… Continue reading What to Do in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Caribbean, St Kitts and Nevis, Travel

What to do in Saint Kitts

The tiny island nation of St Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies (technically it's made up of two main islands, hence the name), is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Lush green volcanic hills, turquoise sea, and some of the friendliest people you could ever hope to meet, all combined to… Continue reading What to do in Saint Kitts

Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Travel

The Paradise Island of Isla Catalina

We docked in the water just offshore of the tiny island of Isla Catalina one day in April, not long before we were due to start our crossing back across the Atlantic to Europe. Just like 90% of all our other days in the history of our three months in the Caribbean, the sun was… Continue reading The Paradise Island of Isla Catalina