About Us

Essence of the Caribbean is a niche tour operator offering unique holidays in the Caribbean. Our aim is to give you a real taste of the authentic Caribbean, staying in charming locally-managed accommodation and spending time with our local partners who are keen to share their specialist knowledge and passion.

You’ll stay in small hotels, B&Bs and plantation inns, hand-picked by us – each of these gems not only offer a taste of true Caribbean hospitality but also a beautiful tropical setting and sense of place.

What makes our holidays unique is the inclusion of activities and destination experiences with our local partners – each passionate about their island home and having specific knowledge of a particular subject to share with you. Options include bird-watching, nature and wellness, cooking and rum.

We currently have a choice of holidays in Barbados, Grenada, St Lucia and the Bahamas – with more destinations to follow.

We can tailor-make a holiday just for you or you can join one of our small group trips – ideal for solo travelers.

Why Book with Us

  • We are Caribbean experts specialising in ‘off-the-beaten-track experiences’.
  • We are ATOL-protected so your holiday is secured.
  • Our focus is you, our customer, to ensure that your holiday meets your requirements.
  • We use our creativity to design tailor-made itineraries to match your needs.
  • Our team is professional and dedicated to providing you with outstanding service from enquiry to return flight.