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Sandals invites you to island hop where the party doesn’t stop!

27th July 2015 Print

Carnival fever is hotting up with Notting Hill Carnival just around the corner and the festival season in full swing in the Eastern Caribbean. 

Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbados are currently in the midst of their annual carnival celebrations, but visit anytime and you will discover that it’s party season all year round. If carnival fever has caught a hold of you, why not head over to the Caribbean and discover the rhythm of the islands on an island hopping adventure with Luxury Included (all-inclusive) Caribbean resort company, Sandals Resorts.

Begin the party in Saint Lucia, which is home to the colourful Saint Lucia Carnival throughout the months of June and July. Should you miss out on the J’ouvert street party and parades, the Gros Islet Street Party is a must visit and runs all year round with Calypso and Reggae rhythms pulsating through the air until the early hours. Stay close to the action at Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa, a beachfront paradise offering unspoilt views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Here, you can continue the party with nightly entertainment under the stars and relax on the beach during the day when your feet are tired from dancing – the best of both worlds!

Your next stop is Antigua, which hosts its annual carnival celebrations from the end of July to the first Tuesday in August. Visit any other time of year and you must head to Shirley Heights Lookout, which is home to the 'biggest and best' party every Sunday. Enjoy panoramic views of the island as crowds gather to watch the dramatic sunset with the sound of steel pan drums in the background. Once the sun sets, the real party begins as Soca, Reggae and Calypso rhythms take over. Just a short drive away is Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, offering a blend of authentic Caribbean and stylish Mediterranean accommodations, set along the breathtaking Dickenson Bay beach. Whether you choose to relax or carry on the party, Sandals Grande Antigua allows you to do as much or as little as you want.

Conclude your Caribbean island hopping itinerary in Barbados, which is home to the infamous Crop Over festival that begins early June and continues through to August. Even if your stay doesn’t coincide with Crop Over, the party continues all year round on this vibrant island. Stay at the new Sandals Barbados and you are in close proximity to the lively area of St. Lawrence Gap, known for its live entertainment and Caribbean beats. Head to Oistins Fish Fry on a Friday and enjoy the sounds of Bob Marley and Jamaican Ska as you tuck into fresh grilled fish. If you visit over the Easter weekend, you can experience the Oistins Fish Festival, a grand celebration of the fishing industry in Barbados – the perfect way to celebrate Bajan culture. End your island hopping party adventure in style by unwinding at Sandals Barbados, a luxurious retreat nestled on the beautiful Dover Beach.

Book it: This Caribbean island hopping tour with Sandals Resorts starts from £2,699 per person, staying at Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa and Sandals Barbados. The price includes a total of 15 nights’ accommodation (five nights per resort) on a Luxury Included (all-inclusive) basis, return flights from London Gatwick, inter-island flights and return resort transfers.

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