The best Caribbean holiday destinations for culture vultures

The Caribbean is made up of over 7,000 islands, all packed with culture. A wide range of ethnicities and different languages spoken means that it’s one of the most culturally diverse places to visit. Let’s take a look at where to visit on your next holiday.

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Trinidad and Tobago Carnival

The huge carnival occurs each year on the Monday and Tuesday just before Ash Wednesday. It is a celebration full of colour and music, with dancing and costumes galore. If you’d like to join in with the parade, you can purchase a costume from one of the many bands who have their outfits on display. Otherwise, you can just enjoy the atmosphere from the sidelines. The carnival goes on for hours, so expect to dance your socks off.

Havana, Cuba

Havana is the largest city in the Caribbean and is a perfect mix of the old and new. The architecture is a thing of awe, and you can’t escape the rich history the city has to offer. Visit the beautiful Catedral de San Cristóbal or relax on the beach – the choice is yours.

Brimstone Hill Fortress, St Kitts

If you want a subtle reminder of home, this UNESCO World Heritage Site may be the place to go. Designed by British engineers, the construction of this historical site took over 100 years and was eventually completed in the 1790s. With exceptional views of neighbouring islands and even a working scenic railway, you can be sure to take a slice of culture home with you.

Ponce, Puerto Rico

Where better to learn about Caribbean culture than a city that is famous for its museums. Ponce is also home to Cruceta del Vigia, an impressive concrete cross which is ten storeys high. It was built to commemorate a lookout post and is situated close to the Serralles Castle, a mansion housing a sugar cane museum which has amazing panoramic views.

Relax and enjoy the view

Not only will your trip be packed full of culture, you could also get access to some of the best all inclusive Caribbean resorts, as highlighted here: The mix of rich history and flawless luxury that some of these resorts offer make a culture packed trip feel even more exclusive.

Whether you’re looking to learn or just to relax, the Caribbean has it all.