Coco Point Beach, Barbuda. Photograph by Sean Drakes/ Blue Mango

Summer splash

There’s lots to do in the Caribbean on those lazy, hazy days of summer. Simon Lee samples some of the best fun of the long school holidays.

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Tintamarre: Unlikely Island

Tiny Tintamarre is the haunt of beach-loving daytrippers. But, there's more to the little island off the coast of St Martin.

Jamaica`s Cockpit Country is home to globally-important biodiversity but could be devastated by bauxite mining. Photograph courtesy Birdlife International/Susan Koenig

Caribbean birds: on a wing and a prayer

Bird life in the Caribbean seems to be flourishing, but some species are threatened. James Fuller goes birdwatching in search of them.

Dispensing the medicine: Kassav in action Guadeloupe. Photograph by Phillipe Giraud

Kassav: Doctor Zouk

The music of the French Caribbean has been sweeping the world, with the band Kassav in the forefront. Lorraine O'Connor traces their progress.

The Battle of the Saintes

The Battle of the Saintes

Rachel Rogers relives the greatest naval battle ever fought in the Caribbean.

Janluk Stanislas (centre) on the set. Photograph courtesy Daniel Goudrouffe

Marooned?

Guadeloupean Jean-Claude Flamand’s Nèg Maron launches a new wave in French Caribbean cinema.

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