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How to choose a Caribbean Island

If you are looking to travel somewhere exotic, beautiful and utterly laid back, then there may be no better destination than the Caribbean. There are just fewer than thirty countries and more than 7,000 islands in this area, all of which are distinctively diverse from one another. So which island should you choose to visit? Let Chapman Freeborn help you decide.


St Lucia


St Lucia is an island nation of eastern Caribbean that is best known for its varied landscapes and white sandy beaches. There are two mountains on the west coast of the island, several volcanic areas, and even a patch of lush, tropical rainforest complete with waterfalls and natural pools.

If you get tired of lounging by the pool or on the beach then embark upon one of the many hikes and trails throughout the island. Perhaps you might prefer to opt for something a little less strenuous and visit St Lucia Rum Distillery for a taste of the famous island tipple.




This mid-sized island has luxurious resorts of varying sizes and adorable beaches scattered throughout its coastline. Visitors will find there are both white and pink sandy beaches that they can relax upon, and enjoy the sound of the turquoise blue waters lapping in at their feet.

For a day trip, visit Antigua’s sister island of Barbuda – a wonderfully underdeveloped island with few visitors, where you’ll feel like you have the whole place to yourself.




Barbados is one of the islands that has something to offer every single visitor to its shores. Those interested in history and culture can explore the city of Bridgetown, which dates all the way back to the 17th century, whilst those who enjoy some serious relaxation will love the impressive resorts on the island, with all different types of luxury accommodation available.




Aruba is one of the most popular of the Caribbean islands, thanks to the fact that it is well connected to many US cities. It also happens to be one of the most family-friendly spots in the region, so there are numerous high-end resorts that are geared towards families with activities on offer for those of all ages.

Away from the pristine beaches, you’ll see that Aruba is very different to the majority of the islands in this part of the world. It is one of the driest islands, and therefore has the appearance of a dessert, rather than the lush green forests that you’ll find on some of the other islands.




Bermuda is one of the islands that still has quite a strong British influence, so you’ll find many places that offer traditional afternoon tea, and cricket matches are everywhere!

Bermuda has several world-class golf courses within the island and there are many different incredible hotels and resorts to choose from. Discerning travellers love The Reefs Hotel, the Fairmont Southampton, Elbow Beach Bermuda and Cambridge Beaches, a collection of private, luxury cottages.


Travel to the Caribbean with ease and at your convenience by chartering a private jet with Chapman Freeborn. We offer our clients a wide range of air charter options and would be happy to provide you with a personalised quote based on your chosen destination and dates