Books inspired by Caribbean
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel
Ann and her husband quit their jobs to fulfil their dreams of sailing the Caribbean. "One of the most enjoyable travelogues in modern literature", this follows their incredible journey across 16 countries and 47 different islands. Travelscoop's Stuart loved this and said at times it felt like he was there!
Follows the case of a servant and former slave accused of murdering her employer in 1926 London. Frannie has a story to share: of her childhood on a Jamaican plantation, her apprenticeship under a debauched scientist, and the events that brought her into her employers' London home. Historical novel meets murder mystery - a powerful debut from 2019.
Beatriz Perez is a Cuban exile tasked by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro’s inner circle. Beatriz quickly becomes embroiled in the political tug of war between the two nations and faces a tough decision with everything at stake. A page-turner which brings 1960s Cuba and Florida alive in all its glorious colour.
When to visit
Think warmth, sunshine, azure blue seas and cloudless skies, mixed with a laid-back vibe. The threat of tropical storms has passed, and the heat isn't too oppressive yet.
Caribbean Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
18th February 2020 by While I'm YoungWhat to pack for a Caribbean cruise
What you need to pack for a Caribbean cruise depends, of course, on how long the cruise you’ve booked is. Mine was one week long so this Caribbean cruise packing guide is created with a seven night cruise in mind, but if your trip is shorter or longer you can easily adapt the cruise packing checklist to suit you....
4th December 2019 by PommieTravelsIs the Dominican Republic the BEST Caribbean Country?
So it’s time to book that flight to the DR. Getting ready to visit one of the most visited countries in Latin America. You’re already picturing yourself in on the resort, walking on fine white sand beaches, relaxing the day away. But… You keep wondering if somewhere would be better. Mexico? Cuba? Puerto Rico? So you decide to do a little digging and see if the Dominican Republic is the best spot to visit in the Caribbean. ...
15th July 2019 by The Wandering QuinnA full travel guide to Dominica – The nature island of the Caribbean
Dominica, ‘The Nature Island of the Caribbean’, an island with 365 Rivers, 9 Volcanos, 70,000 people and an airport with the smallest runway. Dominica is wild, it feels untouched, undiscovered. It’s not a Caribbean Island you visit to relax on a beach or in your resort. Oh no, Dominica is the island you visit for adventure, for nature, and some very friendly locals! It’s a must visit Caribbean island! I was lucky enough to spend 6 days in Dominica with the Discover Dominica Tourism...