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Home | Elegant Traveller | Six Instagrammable Settings in the Caribbean


Six Instagrammable Settings in the Caribbean

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Laura Jones

Capture those iconic Instagram-worthy snapshots that will be transformed into the memories of a lifetime...

Jetting off to the Caribbean? What better way to share your trip with friends and family in a modern age than social media? We've found a few of our favourite viewpoints and landmarks that promise picture-perfect photographs...

Animal Flower Cave, Barbados

Located at the northern tip of the island, this beguiling rock formation frames some of Barbados' most breathtaking ocean vistas. Coral steps lead down to the cave's opening, where daylight beams in and sea anemones linger in the pool; in fact, it's the anemone's flower-like tentacles that inspire the cave's name. Capture the perfect picture through one of the sea-view openings, before lunch at the restaurant above as you continue to soak up the Bajan sights.
Animal Flower Cave
Animal Flower Cave
To experience another enviable location, why not stay at Fairmont Royal Pavilion on Barbados' West Coast? Laze along the golden beachfront of this classic, colonial-style hotel, before joining the Manager's Cocktail Reception and dining à la carte each evening. Alternatively, embrace the eco-friendly ethos at Cobblers Cove, where fresh produce is sourced from nearby farms and décor is contributed by local artists. Invest in your wellbeing with yoga, Pilates and aerobic classes, before enjoying the English elegance of complimentary Afternoon Tea.

Martha Brae River, Jamaica

Snaking through the verdant rainforest of Jamaica, the reflective blue waters of Martha Brae River are best explored with a scenic ride by handmade bamboo raft - as enjoyed by HRH Queen Elizabeth II. As your trained 'Raft Captain' guides you upstream through the Jamaican countryside, it's impossible not to photograph the picture-perfect setting for social media, from the tropical foliage along the riverbank, to the turquoise waters - perfect for a dip!
Couple on raft along the Martha Brae River
Couple on raft along the Martha Brae River
Over 60 years old and attracting more discerning travellers than ever, Jamaica Inn is the epitome of old-school Caribbean luxury and with no televisions or clocks, you can completely switch off. Alternatively, relish genuine Jamaican hospitality at the sought-after Round Hill Hotel and Villas, a former pineapple plantation on the outskirts of Montego Bay. The Ralph Lauren-designed suites, double infinity pool and full cocktail service on the beach are only the beginning of this resort's opulent offerings.

Old Havana, Cuba

UNESCO World Heritage-listed since 1987, the rainbow façades of Cuba's historic heart have long been a popular Instagram backdrop. With a colourful 500-year history, strolling through the streets will reveal plenty of photographic gems, from classic American cars to incredible graffiti-style artwork. As the sun sets, salsa-dance your way through the city once more as it comes alive to the sound of music!
Old Havana
Old Havana
From Cuba's first shopping arcade to five-star luxury, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana occupies the ultimate city centre location, perfect for exploring Old Havana and further afield. Along with chic and elegant interiors, the hotel capitalises on the charming city views from all angles; whether you're indulging with a cocktail in the panoramic restaurant, or swimming in the rooftop pool, the vistas are breathtakingly beautiful.

The Pitons, St Lucia

For many, it's impossible to envision St Lucia without the two towering Pitons dominating the skyline. While the twin peaks provide Instagram-worthy photos from every angle, they are usually best captured at sunrise. Alternatively, why not take a private helicopter tour for a jaw-dropping aerial view?
View of the Pitons in St Lucia
View of the Pitons in St Lucia
While most luxury holidays to the Caribbean induce a state of relaxation, BodyHoliday's holistic approach is beyond belief, including stretching and strength training with mindfulness considered, while their good food philosophy serves up fresh, local cuisine across their six restaurants and bars. In low-key Labrelotte Bay, all-inclusive East Winds prides itself on personal service, where English owner Judith Milne is a regular face around the resort. From sunset cruises to chocolate-tasting, there's plenty to do, along with the option to chill out in a private beach cabana if you desire.

Tobago Cays, St Vincent & the Grenadines

With white sands blending into the crystal-clear lagoon, and stars scattering across cloudless skies by night, many venture to the Tobago Cays to capture their dream desert island photograph. It's not to be forgotten, however, that these five uninhabited islands are surrounded by immaculate coral reefs, famous for showcasing the Caribbean's best diving. Snorkel through the marine life of the two-mile Horseshoe Reef or pack your underwater camera and film your swim with the resident turtles.
Tobago Cays
Tobago Cays
On the nearby island of Mustique, adored by Britain's aristocracy, The Cotton House has blossomed from a historic sugar mill into a romantic, 17-room resort. Charming cottages and suites are nestled in acres of tropical gardens, while the iconic Great Room's weekly cocktail party is one of the island's most exclusive events. Across the water, the boutique Bequia Beach Hotel is perfect for those seeking easy-going luxury, with the spa indulging you with a range of soothing treatments, while Jack's Beach Bar is idyllic for sand-between-your-toes refreshments.

Brimstone Hill Fortress, St Kitts

High in the hills of St Kitts stands a landmark of the island's long-written history. The construction of Brimstone Hill Fortress began in 1690, but this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site remains one of the island's most staggering viewpoints. Pose alongside the impressive canons or snap the seemingly endless emerald green landscape - either of which promise to leave your Instagram followers in awe!
View from Brimstone Hill Fortress
View from Brimstone Hill Fortress
Spanning the entirety of Banana Bay, Park Hyatt St. Kitts is the island's most opulent resort, built with discerning travellers in mind. You'll find everything from a herb garden filled with aromatic spices and vegetables, to an on-property Sugar Mill, perfect for yoga and meditation. Alternatively, stay on St Kitts' twin island and perch yourself between the coconut palms at Four Seasons Resort Nevis. Laze by one of the three infinity pools, relish traditional rum tastings or tee off on the golf course; whatever your preference, you won't be disappointed.

Laura Jones

Digital Content Executive

After graduating from university, I couldn't wait to start exploring (with a very full suitcase, of course!). From my home in picturesque North Wales, my travels have taken me from the idyllic Greek Islands to the bright lights of New York, and I've always got my eye on the next destination!