Travel challenge: Half term in the Caribbean


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Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week's holiday in the Caribbean during February half term. Prices quoted are for two adults and two children, including all-inclusive accommodation, transfers and flights from Gatwick on Sunday 12 February 2012.

Hayes & Jarvis

£4,895: Grand Pineapple Beach Resort, Antigua

Includes BA flights and accommodation at the Grand Pineapple Beach Resort in Antigua. "An interactive, family-friendly resort on a secluded sandy beach, 30 minutes from the capital, St John's," says Katie Parsons of Hayes & Jarvis. "It caters for everyone with four restaurants, three bars, two pools and a wide range of land and watersports." (0844 415 1918;

British Airways Holidays

£5,199: Almond Beach Village, Barbados

Includes BA flights and accommodation at the Almond Beach Village in Barbados. "Almond Beach has a great kids' club with activities tailored by age group, from newborns to teens," says Richard Evershed of BA Holidays. "There are also playgrounds, children's pools and games centres, all supervised by trained staff." (0844 493 0758;

Virgin Holidays

£3,885: Breezes Trelawny Resort and Spa, Jamaica

Includes Virgin Atlantic flights to Montego Bay and accommodation at the Breezes Trelawny Resort and Spa in Jamaica. "With a fantastic array of facilities including watersports, tennis, four pools and mini-golf, there's plenty to keep everyone entertained at this hotel," says Hayley Brown of Virgin Holidays. (0844 557 3859;