Island records: Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh discovers Jamaica

As filming for the long-awaited Trainspotting sequel gets under way, its provocateur author, Irvine Welsh, heads to Jamaica in search of the culture and music that influenced his youth

Five hotels for fashion lovers

Bed down in style at these haute hotels around the world

Simon Reeve: four unexpected sights from my Caribbean adventure

With a new TV series chronicling his journey through the Caribbean airing on BBC Two, adventurer and presenter Simon Reeve shares four surprising places he discovered along the way

Five of the best places to taste rum in the Caribbean

Ian Burrell, creator of London's RumFest, picks five great distilleries in the Caribbean to taste the local spirit

Five of the best surf spots in the Caribbean

Whether you're a total kook or can carve waves in your sleep, Ianthe Butt lists five of the best surf spots in the Caribbean

Insider's guide to Port Antonio, Jamaica

Five of the best beaches, bars, restaurants and hotels in Port Antonio, Jamaica, by music industry veteran Jon Baker

Jamaica fashion

Port Antonio, once a haven for travellers in the 70s, is on the rise again. About time, says Ianthe Butt, while stylist Laury Smith sends summer's coolest looks down a flamin' hot catwalk

Unlikely trend: Clarks shoes in Jamaica

Clarks may be synonymous with shopping with your mum for school shoes in the UK, but a new book reveals they're a street style must-have in Jamaica

Jamaica with The Jolly Boys

Once an outpost of international glamour, Port Antonio is now getting its groove back. The Jolly Boys, one of the island’s oldest bands, were there at the start. Patrick Neate joins them for rum, reggae and reminiscences

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

Usain Bolt's best places to run in Jamaica

The fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt reveals his best runs in Jamaica. By Olivia Palamountain

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

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

Jamaica: Montego Bay

British Airways’ new destination of Montego Bay is famed for its resorts, but Chris Leadbeater finds more than sun and surf to keep the family entertained in this pristine corner of Jamaica

Five ways to see the Caribbean

Be transported to the Caribbean with our sensory tour of the islands. James Henderson savours the tastes of St Lucia, the sounds of Jamaica, the feel of the Bahamas, the scents of Tobago and the sights of St Kitts

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