If some of the more well known Caribbean islands have become just a little too crowded for your tastes, then make sure you consider a Barbuda holiday from The Co-operative Travel.
Situated around 40 kilometres north of Antigua, the island of Barbuda is said to be one of the few places in the Caribbean that remains almost untouched as it attracts a relatively small number of tourists. It covers an area of just under 68 square miles with the majority of people living in the town of Codrington.
Barbuda can be easily reached by air from Antigua in around 20 minutes and there are two scheduled flights each day. Become one of the lucky ones and indulge yourself with a package holiday or all-inclusive holiday - you'll soon find yourself slipping into the island's relaxed way of life, searching rock pools, dipping your toes into the ocean and sipping cocktails at the bar.
If you do tire of lazing on the pristine beaches, then the waters off the coast of Barbuda offer superb opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and diving. Stunning reefs and a number of submerged wrecks ensure there are plenty of adventures to be had beneath the water.
As far as accommodation goes Barbuda has a number of guest houses and hotel resorts such as the K-Club, Lighthouse Bay and Coco Point Lodge and staff at all the resorts will be able to help organise trips and activities. The island also has a number of bars, restaurants and cafes in which you can relax after a hard day at the beach!
There is an abundance of wildlife on Barbuda and in the north west of the island you'll find the Frigate Bird Sanctuary. Accessible only by boat, the area is home to over 5,000 frigate birds along with over 170 other species. Watch the sun rise over the lagoon and take in the awesome beauty of this unspoilt treasure.
If you can imagine yourself walking barefoot across stretches of the island's pink and white sands then check out Barbuda holidays available from The Co-operative Travel and make sure you find out about the late deals and last-minute holiday deals.