Get clued up on the Caribbean

Last updated at 12:11 21 October 2002

As the grey days and long nights of winter draw near, many of us will be day-dreaming of a Caribbean setting: sitting under a palm-tree on a white sandy beach, sipping rum and listening to the distant beats of reggae, merengue or the smack of leather on willow from a cricket match.

But which island should you choose? From Cuba to Barbados, Jamaica to the Dominican Republic, each destination has different pleasures to offer.

This is Travel has detailed guides to many of the Caribbean's myriad islands, with essential information on where to stay, what not to miss, what not to bother with, food and drink, safety and loads more.

Click on the links below to immerse yourself in Caribbean information - and if you decide to turn the day-dream into a reality, click on travelAds to browse our on-line deals.

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