In at the deep end: wild swimming in the Caribbean

It’s a trend that arguably started when Captain Webb swam the English Channel in1875. Now thousands are open-water swimming the world’s rivers, lakes and oceans. Ann Hartland takes the plunge in the Caribbean Sea to cover 20 miles over five days

Antigua: Curtain Bluff

Curtain Bluff is a retro 1970s delight with top-notch facilities and a relaxed vibe, says Harriet Cooper

Seven of the best hotel lounges

A guest lounge is an underrated addition to the modern hotel, says Mark Jones, as he rounds up seven of the best

Six of the best Caribbean beaches to laze on

Secluded, sandy and sunkissed — Claire Wrathall selects six of the best Caribbean beaches to do absolutely nothing on

The joys of lying on a beach

Your holiday to do list: sunbathing, reading, snoozing or chilling? Nicholas Lezard deconstructs the art of lounging on a beach

Insider's guide: the Caribbean

Looking for winter sun inspiration? Who better to guide you than these 50 West Indies aficionados. Here, they exclusively reveal to High Life their secret Caribbean haunts

Tanya Streeter's top dives in the Caribbean

Freediver Tanya Streeter on where to dive, swim and snorkel in the Caribbean

Brian Lara in the Caribbean

The cricketing legend picks his top places to play

Seven of the best beaches in the Caribbean

From pink sandy shores to costal peaks, Francesca Syz picks the best beaches in the Caribbean

The best restaurants and bars in the Caribbean

From Antigua to Barbados, Jamaica to St Kitts, we've searched tirelessly to find you the best bars and restaurants in the Caribbean

Why Antigua is the best beach destination for children

If you want to chill with the children, Kerry Smith finds the perfect place by the white sands of Antigua

25 great reasons to visit the Caribbean

As if azure seas, soft beaches and sensational local food wasn't enough of an excuse, Kate Simon gives the lowdown on why your visit to these sun-kissed islands is long overdue

The Caribbean: shore leave

With 7,000 islands, islets, reefs and cays scattered across 2,500 miles of glistening seas, deciding where to go in the Caribbean can present something of a challenge. But Samantha Raynes has it covered