Destination of the Week: The Caribbean

C&IT's Destination of the Week is the Caribbean, with an itinerary for a lavish four-day incentive in the Dominican Republic while Antigua and St Lucia go head-to-head.

Destination of the Week: The Caribbean
Destination of the Week: The Caribbean

The kingpin of five-star incentives is back thanks to a rip-roaring 2015 that saw more than ten new openings and multimillion-pound venue refurbishments come to fruition.

The unveiling of the luxury New Moon Palace Jamaica Grande and the completion of Sandals Barbados' £43m renovation further solidified the two islands as long-time favourites for seasoned travellers, but it is their Caribbean cousins that are ready to steal the limelight in 2016.

With likes of St Lucia, Antigua and Dominican Republic offering an abundance of five-star hotels, high-octane activities and sumptuous dining experiences, there has never been a better time to book the Caribbean.

Caribbean in depth

C&IT suggests a four-day sample itinerary for incentive planners on Caribbean island gem the Dominican Republic.

See Dominican Republic incentive itinerary

Antigua and St Lucia are primed to become the next incentive stars, but which of the Caribbean islands takes your fancy?

Check out Antigua vs St Lucia

Mercedes-Benz USA took 400 of its top-selling dealers to St Lucia last year for its annual incentive trip.

Read about Mercedes-Benz's Caribbean incentive

Two senior event planners weigh in on their favourite Caribbean getaways and which island has the best on offer for an unforgettable incentive.

See Caribbean: Buyer verdicts

Latest news:

In Pictures: Sandals Resorts fam trip to the Caribbean

Sandals Barbados opens after £43m refurb

Sandals relaunches its largest conference hotel in Jamaica

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