The Caribbean is also surprisingly diverse, with British,
Spanish, French, American and African influences making for a
fascinating and mixed goodie bag - for example, Cuba and Jamaica,
two of the largest countries in the Caribbean, feel continents
apart from each other.
Add a seductive combination of turquoise waters and dramatic
(often volcanic) landscapes to the rich cultural heritage and a
selection of activities from diving to sailing and its no wonder
the Caribbean continues to capture the imagination.
The strange thing about a Caribbean diving holiday is that great
diving and great hotels seem to be almost mutually exclusive. On
the one hand, head south to the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and
Curacao) or north to the Cayman
Islands and you'll find some exceptional diving but the
accommodation can be disappointing. On the other hand, travel to
better known places such as Antigua, Jamaica and Barbados and
you'll stay at fantastic resorts but the diving isn't up to
scratch. Here at Original Diving, we have spent a lot of time
hunting down the places where you can have both great Caribbean
diving and great accommodation.