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Authentic Caribbean Holidays

Are you looking for an authentic Caribbean holiday experience? If so, you have come to the right place.

Essenceofthecaribbean.com connects independent travellers like you with off-the-beaten-track and special places to stay. We have tracked down some Caribbean gems which you simply won't find in the glossy tour operator brochures.

We have hand-picked a selection of Caribbean B&Bs, small hotels, nature lodges and guest houses in Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts, St Lucia and The Bahamas - each offers warm hospitality and a true taste of the islands.

You will find that each of our properties offers unique charm and an authentic experience which reflects the 'real' Caribbean. We make our selection based on each property's style, history, design, the warmth of the host family or the surrounding environment - or a combination of all these.

Whether you are looking for a cosy Caribbean B&B in St. Kitts, a small hotel in Grenada or a nature resort in St Lucia, you will find a growing selection of options here.

You can also find out more about the many activities you can enjoy in each island. Ride the 'sugar train' in St. Kitts, glide down the rivers in Dominica or visit local communities in Jamaica, for example - away from the tour bus crowds.

Come on, experience the authentic Caribbean!

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