In June 2021 Australia returns to the 'Wild West Indies'; our first visit to the islands since 2015, and we are excited albeit for just 3 ODI's and 3 T20's. There may be no Test Cricket but it is nonetheless a perfect opportunity to indulge in the rum and fun as we island-hop for 3 awesome weeks, though you can hop for 1, 2, or 3 weeks if that's all you can.
Palmed beaches, open-air parties, turquoise waters, lush forests, towering waterfalls, smooth lifestyles, silky rum, and life at the game is a cricket traveller's Nirvana. We have travelled the Caribbean since 1995 to ALL 10 Test cricket hosting nations; Guyana to Jamaica and the 8 glorious Islands in-between along with St Maarten, Nevis, Tobago, Anguilla, Saba, and St Barts. 2021 will be our 7th West Indies Tour, without counting regular research visits, so are confident we know where you, the passionate cricket traveller, are going.
Until the official schedule is released we are pleased to present 4 'Sample Experiences'. Aside not knowing in which 10 nations we will play, the varying standards of hotels & availability and limited flight schedules between some islands makes 'true accuracy' nigh on impossible. The perfect schedule would see 3 ODI's played on St Kitt's and 3 T20's on Antigua, due to their proximity to each other and outstanding St Maarten, where we will go for the obligatory 'Caribbean Plane-Spotting**'. The worst schedule imaginable is 3 matches in Jamaica and 3 in Guyana, in which case the whole thing is off! :)
**The Cover Image Is From Our St Maarten Hotel. Sit Back, Relax, & Wait For Planes To Land If Not From Maho Beach Itself (Below)
Until confirmation we keep fingers crossed for St Lucia & St Vincent, or Grenada & Barbados, if not Antigua & St Kitts, or perhaps Barbados & Antigua but then Dominica has always been a favourite. It's a tough gig! Based on wishful thinking, prepare for a trip like this:
June 15 - 19 on St Maarten for 4 nights ALL INCLUSIVE on magnificent Maho Beach
June 19 - 26 on St Kitts for 3 ODI's and 7 nights on fantastic Frigate Bay
June 26 - July 3 on Antigua for 3 T20's and 7 nights ALL INCLUSIVE on very Jolly Harbour
July 3 - 7on Barbados for 4 nights on the stunning South Coast
Our Sample Experiences above, based on our 'sample itinerary', may include but not limited to:
4 - 8 Nights 4 or 5 Star Hotel (ALL-INCLUSIVE* where possible) Per Island
Inter-Island Flights^ From St Maarten - St Kitts - Antigua - Barbados
Airport Transfer To/From Each Hotel If Required
Match Tickets To All Games
Transfer To/From Each Game If Required
Two Dinners Incl. Drinks Per Island If Not All-Inclusive
Three Awesome Bent Banani Floral Shirts
One Day Trip On Each Island
One Sun Hat
One Australian Flag
One Lonely Planet Travel Guide To The Islands
Online Travel Guide Based On Our Experiences
Services Of Our Cricket Travel Experience Since 1995
* We live in a strange time with crippled travel & tourism industries, so pricing may work incredibly well in your favour, notwithstanding it will be the low-season so pricing is inviting anyway. Prices for our usual hotels will make it difficult not to pay a little extra for All-Inclusive (if available). For those unsure of the definition, ALL-Inclusive = ALL Meals, ALL Drinks, ALL day. Turn up, have an outstanding week, and leave the hotel without needing to pay for any food and beverage; yes however many Banks Beer you can stomach!
^ Based on our 'sample itinerary' you must buy your own flight from Australia to St Maarten / Barbados to Australia. From St Maarten, we will get you to St Kitts to Antigua to Barbados.
The Caribbean is an amazing region and I am still torn between wishing it is was closer to home, or whether I love it more because of the effort needed to reach the islands. As short-lived as this Experience will be, you can be sure the ODI & T20 crowds will bring the thrill and atmosphere that is far lacking at Test matches; not that that will stop us going back in 2023! While we wait for the confirmed schedule you can book and pay a £10 deposit to lock-in your place. If you have any question relating to this or other Experiences on the horizon, please feel free to drop us a line. Like many, it's easier to Whatsapp us on +44.7962.557999 or email us here.