Welcome to the Caribbean - a land of spirited locals and spicy food, multi-coloured beach bars, white sand and the distant sound of music. If you want to get the most out of your time here the trick is not to resist its easy-going pace, just pull on a pair of flip flops and go with it. Relaxation is the order of the day and you’ll have no trouble getting accustomed to the agenda. The beaches are spotless, the marine life is vibrant and the cities are full of character. Be careful not to spend too much time in the resort or you’ll miss the real essence of your surroundings. The beauty of the Caribbean is in the time-warped streets of Havana, the bustling market stalls in Nassau and the smoky jerk chicken shacks that line Jamaica's roadsides. There’s nowhere else on earth quite like it.