CRICKET IN THE CARIBBEAN

The Cricket Buzz

Get ready to enjoy sun-kissed beaches, glamour and high-drama sporting history in 2015, when the English and West Indies Cricket Teams meet in the Caribbean for 3 action-filled test matches.

Whenever the England Team travel to the West Indies on an International Tour, crowds are guaranteed passionate and determined play from both sides. Outstanding catches. Sneaky bowling. Supersonic hits. Truly, the sporting enthusiasts dream. In 2015, you can experience the cricket buzz and all 3 test matches within the most desirable 3-island radius; Barbados, Grenada and Antigua.

West Indies Cricket – A Brief History

As early as the 18th century Cricket has been referenced in the West Indies, but it was in 1806 that the first club was born (St Anne’s in Barbados). Within a few decades this fast-paced pursuit had established itself as a way of life across a few of the islands, with its popularity increasing ever since.  Some of the most legendary plays in the cricket world are from the West Indies, and the islands are commonly considered the “Jewel in the Crown” for international cricket tours.

The atmosphere may be laid back, but the West Indies team are renowned for their lightning speed. Their creative and passionate cricket sums up their way of life and the Caribbean’s intrinsic culture to a tee.

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West Indies Fixtures 2015

England’s West Indies Cricket Tour of 2015 will take in three legendary cricket venues in the Caribbean. Each stadium, boasts an exciting cricketing history and has tested many of the world’s greatest players. When planning your visit to the Caribbean, make sure to make a note of the dates below, so as to encompass as much or as little excitement as you can handle!

WHAT: First Test
WHERE: Antigua (Sir Vivian Richards Stadium)
WHEN: 13th – 17th April 2015

WHAT: Second Test
WHERE: Grenada (Grenada National Stadium)
WHEN: 21st – 25th April 2015

WHAT: Third Test
WHERE: Barbados (Kensington Oval)
WHEN: 1st – 5th May 2015

What Countries Are In The West Indies?

The islands of the Caribbean are like a string of undiscovered diamonds, sparkling in a tropical sea. Each is spectacular in its own right but they come together with their culture, hospitality and completely enviable way of life. Although the Caribbean is commonly known to the well-travelled, the term West Indies Countries has become overshadowed.

The West Indies comprises of 3 main physiographic regions including:

The Greater Antilles

  • Cuba
  • Jamaica
  • Haiti
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Puerto Rico

The Lesser Antilles

The North American Continental/South American Shelf

  • The Bahamas
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Aruba
  • Curacao
  • Bonaire

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Caribbean Cricket And Luxury Villa Rental

The Caribbean has long been synonymous with luxury. Whether that’s in its exquisite beaches, endless vistas, fine hospitality, unbeatable service or its outstanding villas. While the Windies Cricket proves an ideal excursion for the sport-inclined, it makes the experience so much more enjoyable for other guests if your ‘base camp’ is a luxury villa which also has access to activities away from the stadiums.

For a sporting holiday that is more than just stumps and wickets, Luxury Villa Rental and a more encompassing holiday could be just the ticket. With plenty of excitements, adventures and relaxation spots ready and waiting, you’ll benefit from from your dream getaway as well as being a spectator at the captivating test matches.

With each guest comes a unique and bespoke set of requirements, which is why we provide a variety of villa options for different tastes and budgets. Our Luxury Travel Specialists are always at the end of the phone to offer advice and suggestions for your luxury sporting holiday, so don’t hesitate in getting in touch.

 

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