It seems that all Brits want to do this summer is kick back, unwind and enjoy the sun, sea and sand in a faraway paradise, as the Caribbean came out as top of the list for a summer vacation destination in a recent British Airways poll.
"The thought of relaxing on a stunning beach, in the warm and friendly Caribbean is a real draw as the summer weather continues to be a bit of a let down."
The respondents also chose ‘relaxing beach vacation' for their favourite type of holiday this summer over 'romantic city-breaks', 'fun-filled family getaways' and 'an all-action adventure trip'.
And it’s no surprise that places such as Barbados, St Lucia and Antigua, with its 365 beaches, are popular holiday hotspots as the UK summer is proving unpredictable with very few sunny days interrupted by long spells of cold and wet weather.
Followers of the airline on Facebook listed South Africa, Florida, London and holidays in the Maldives in their top five after the Caribbean.
Claire Bentley, British Airways Holidays Managing Director, said: "The thought of relaxing on a stunning beach, in the warm and friendly Caribbean is a real draw as the summer weather continues to be a bit of a let down.
“Equally, South Africa is a real dream destination with Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Garden route all top attractions, while Florida is proving as popular as ever as an all-round destination with fantastic beaches, great attractions and weather,” she added.