These are the things that matter to us and why we offer something different to other Caribbean holidays.
Variety – We know some people want to go to the Caribbean to sit on the beach and do little else. But we don’t understand why you would confine yourself to one island when you can see another one on the horizon! We want to give you that opportunity to experience the landscapes and cultures of some very different islands during your holiday.
Activity – We already said it but, for us, a Caribbean holiday which isn’t just sitting on a beach. Walking is not only a great way to exercise (and we all need a bit of that) but also to truly experience the natural beauty of the islands and see the ‘real’ Caribbean. Although our focus and passion is hiking, we love to arrange other adventures on each island, whether your passion is yoga, diving, cycling, trial running or birdwatching.
Luxury – We want adventure, but we also know you want to come back somewhere truly luxurious and special to rest your weary feat. Most of our featured hotels are 4* and above, small to medium size boutique style and slightly off the beaten track – there are no big chains. That said, we all have a budget so we have some smaller, quirkier more basic alternatives.
Sustainability – There is a lot of talk about sustainability in the travel industry and everyone wants to claim they are. What you can’t argue with though is that walking is the most environmentally friendly way to explore your surroundings – certainly better than being shipped around by ferry and minibus (yes that means you cruise ship tourists!).
Moreover, Hike Caribbean’s hotel partners all have strong environment credentials and we work with local business on the islands to support the local island economies – that is why we chose them. For example, we work with small local hiking companies and guides both to help support them and to make sure the rainforests and landscapes or enjoyed and not over developed.