Top 20 ultimate island activities
1 Be jack sparrow for a day
Climb aboard St Lucia’s Brig Unicorn (tel: +758 452 8644; seaspraycruises.com), the tallship in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
2 Discover the big blue
The world’s first marked underwater trails are in Trunk Bay, St John, in the Virgin Islands.
3 Gawk at the giant fish
The world’s largest open-air aquarium at the Atlantis resort (tel: +1 888 528 7155; atlantis.com), Bahamas, is home to 50,000 exotic fish.
4 Stay spotless
Book into the Howard Hughes suite at his favourite hotel, Eden Rock (tel: +590 59 029 7999, edenrockhotel.com) on St Barts.
5 Go head first
Dive off the 60ft from the Caves (tel: +800 688 76781, islandoutpost.com) in Negril, Jamaica.
6 Get landlocked
Peter Island Resort’s (tel: +770 476 9988 peterisland.com), signature spa treatment involves burying yourself to the neck in the sand.
7 Salute the sun
Even the Dalai Lama has tried yoga at the Kariwak Village (tel: +1 868 639 8442; kariwak.com) on Tobago.
8 Order a large pinot grigio
People watch at the Caribbean’s swankiest restuarant and wine bar, Pravda (St Lawrence Gap; pravdalounge.com) on Barbados.
9 Save the world
Book a solar-powered cabin at the award-winning 3 Rivers Eco Lodge on Dominica (tel: +1 767 446 1886; 3riversdominica.com).
10 Look far out
The suites at Jade Mountain, St Lucia (tel: +1 758 459 7000; jademountainstlucia.com), have jaw-dropping views of The Pitons.
11 Feel the love
Visit Musée de la Pagerie (tel: +1 596 683 4555) on Martinique, the former home of Napoleon’s Josephine, which has their love letters on display.
12 Serenade her
The East Winds Inn, St Lucia, is the only Caribbean resort with a Steinway grand piano (tel: +1 758 452 8212; eastwinds.com).
13 Remain in theme
Sip a Killer Bee cocktail at Sunshine’s Bar on Pinney’s Beach in Nevis (tel: +1 869 469 5817), appropriately as the sun sets.
14 Get deep and meaningful
Pay a visit to the tourist submarine, Atlantis XI, in Grand Cayman (tel: +1 800 887 8571; atlantisadventures.com).
15 Let it all hang out
Party at the all-night Friday bonfire parties at Turtle Beach, St Kitts.
16 Serve it up
Book your kids/budding Andrew Murrays in for tennis lessons at Carlisle Bay (tel: +1 268 484 0000; carlisle-bay.com) on Antigua.
17 Feel the wind in your hair
Sail in any of the seemingly endless cays of the Grenadines.
18 Sleep soundly
The Cotton House (tel: +1 785 456 4777; cottonhouse.net) on Mustique has tranquil sea view cottages and rooms featuring ‘snore-stopper’ pillows.
19 Catch one in the slips
Get tickets to go see world-class cricket at the Kensington Oval, Barbados.
20 Let the children run free
Take a well-earned break on the bustling Palm Beach at Aruba.