Playa Dominicus- The Lighthouse Beach in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

What to Do in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

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 [...]