Beat the January blues with a sun-soaked trip to the Caribbean with Virgin Holidays. Relax on stunning island destinations which boast beautiful beaches, inspiring landscapes and exciting activities. To take the stress out of packing for your winter escape, we’ve put together the ultimate capsule wardrobe to ensure you holiday in style.

First up on your packing list should be a standout dress, this safe investment buy will take you from beach to bar and back again on every holiday for years to come. We love this eye-catching number from Phase Eight – the vibrant colours will flawlessly show off your tan while the maxi style and floaty fabric are perfect for warmer climes, pair with cork wedges for evenings out or wear with flat sandals for daytime adventures. Pack a fun bright bikini to wear under a sheer white kaftan on the beach and choose a few key accessories such as a gold cuff bracelet, statement necklace and a fringed duffle bag to easily switch up your look. Finally, you can’t go wrong with a striped floppy hat and a pair of retro round sunglasses to add the perfect finishing touch to your off-duty style.

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Shop the Edit: Left to right – Phase Eight Clemence maxi dressFloozie by Frost French green bikini topFloozie by Frost French green bikini bottoms, Mood Textured gold disc stretch braceletDune Metallic leather cross over strap flat sandalBeach Collection Natural two tone striped floppy hatLipsy Lace cover upNine by Savannah Miller Tan suede duffle bagThe Collection Turquoise beaded multi row chain necklaceDolce & Gabbana Gold round shape sunglassesCarvela Tan ‘Kay’ high wedge heel sandalsTripp Holiday 5 4-Wheel Medium Suitcase Ultramarine

Looking for the perfect holiday destination?  Read on for Virgin Holidays’ pick of the top five Caribbean islands to visit now.

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1) Antigua
Life’s a beach every day on this lively island which is home to 365 gorgeous beaches. With zip-line tours, island safaris and magnificent mountain lookout points, Antigua is the perfect destination for adventurers and explorers.

2) Barbados
Barbados is the star of the Caribbean, boasting stunning natural wonders and some of the world’s best beaches. Holiday with the A-listers on the ‘Platinum Coast’ or relax in the comfort of family-friendly all-inclusive resorts on this beautiful island.

3) St Lucia
Visit the pristine beaches and see breathtaking sunsets on the romantic island of St Lucia. Whether you head on a rainforest trek, enjoy the vibrant nightlight or take a tour of the cocoa plantations, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with this exotic island.

4) Grenada
Fabulous foodies will love visiting the ‘Spice Isle’ of the Caribbean, where the aromas of nutmeg, cloves and ginger fill the air and taste buds tingle with the scent of exotic cuisine. For those who love to explore, Grenada offers a host of activities from hiking in the Grand Etang Forest reserve to unmissable snorkelling trips.

5) Tobago
Discover the rich history, culture and biodiversity in Tobago, the slightly smaller sister island of Trinidad. Visit the volcanic beaches inhabited by Hawksbill turtles, relax and rejuvenate in the Nylon Pool lagoon and enjoy the spectacular underwater sights of the Buccoo reef.

Book your trip now with Virgin Holidays.