Custom Adventures In The Caribbean
Each one of the hikes we offer have been completed by Rob and Aidan and offer the best opportunity to see the ‘real’ islands as well as ‘bagging’ a peak or two. We include accommodation and transfers in Antigua and the islands you will visit, as well internal flights between the islands, guides for your hikes and the support of our team whilst you are in the Caribbean.
Our base island of Antigua offers the best of everything, fantastic beaches (there are said to be 365 so one for each day of the year), historical sites and of course great hiking opportunities. Although slightly smaller than the Isle of White you won’t be short of opportunities on the island for relaxation or adventure.
Unlike all the other islands we feature, Dominica wasn’t part of the sugar trade and there is no history of slavery on the island. The coast of Dominica rises steeply from the ocean on all sides and sugar cane production wasn’t feasible. There is still a native Carib community on the island, even though it has been established as a British colony since 1805.
Guadeloupe consists of many separate islands, of which the two main ones, Basse-Terre and Grand-Terre are separated by a narrow straight crossed by bridges. The Soufriere volcano on Grand-Terre erupted as recently as 1976 leading to the displacement of over 70,000 residents. Modern day Guadeloupe is home to over 400,000 people.
Only 50 kilometres away from Antigua and visible on most days, Montserrat is a world away in terms of its terrain, culture and history. With just under 5,000 residents the island is far less developed than many of the neighbouring islands and as soon as you arrive you will notice the distinctly relaxed and laidback attitude of its people.
Nevis is the sister of St Kitts and the smallest of the islands covered by Hike Caribbean. The name of the island is an abbreviation of a Spanish name which refers to the miracle of snow falling on the hills of Rome as though the clouds on the peak of the island reminded someone of miraculous snowfall in a hot climate.
Saint Kitts has a varied geography stretching from the golden sand beaches and resort hotels of the southern part of the islands, through to the mountainous, rain-forested central areas and the sweeping plateaux of the eastern side of the islands. On the western side of the island is the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Brimstone Hill.
Saint Lucia, the Southernmost island we cover at Hike Caribbean, is located between Martinique, St Vincent and Barbados. The French were the islands first permanent European settlers during the Seventeenth century and the island is named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse. The islands French and English heritage is evident through all aspects of life.