KatherineSenior Product Manager

Name
Katherine Hobbs

Place of birth
Southampton

Time at Caribtours
6 ½ years

Favourite destination
Jamaica

Favourite hotel
Jamaica Inn

Specialist area
The Caribbean & Mexico

What was your most memorable holiday?
A twin centre to Cuba and the Cayman Islands – a perfect mix of culture and sightseeing for four days in Havana, followed by amazing beaches, great food and awesome diving in Grand Cayman.

And your most forgettable?
Forgetting my passport for a long weekend in France.

Top travel tip
Don’t forget your passport! And always pack swimwear and one change of clothes in your hand luggage, just in case.

What one thing couldn’t you go on holiday without?
My PADI dive card.

Where are you planning on going for your next holiday?
The BVI to learn to sail properly.

What destination is number one on your bucket list?
The Galapagos.

Hobbies/interests
Diving, skiing, sailing.

Favourite cocktail
A Dirty Banana

What is the best thing about your job?
Getting paid to travel and stay in amazing hotels!

Most flattering celebrity you’ve ever been likened to?
I’ve been likened to Pauline Quirke…but I don’t think that was a compliment! Someone said Kate Moss once but they were clearly drunk.

What is the meaning of life?
I’m still trying to figure that one out.

Recent Blog Posts

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Saint Lucia: An insider's view...
March 3, 2015 by Katherine

Our product manager Katherine Hobbs is closer than most to the Caribbean. Whilst all of us love visiting the region and do so as often as possible, she actually grew up there and her father is still a resident of Saint Lucia. We caught up with him to talk prison break-ins and to discuss the price of bread.

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Cayman Islands - The Inside Track
June 23, 2013 by Katherine

Our product manager, Katherine Hobbs, reports back from the Cayman Islands: "Above land and under water, there's something here to lure even the most determined sun-worshiper away from their beach lounger..."

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Some of the places I’ve stayed…

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa
Luxury Holidays to Anguilla

"Overlooking a beautiful sweeping beach, CuisinArt's stylish, oceanview accommodation is complemented by an award-winning spa and five superb restaurants..."

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Meliá Nassau Beach
Luxury Holidays to the Bahamas

"A spectacular beachfront, extensive facilities and a great location close to Nassau are just a few of the reasons why this all-inclusive resort remains such a popular choice for travellers to the Bahamas."

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Coral Sands Hotel
Luxury Holidays to the Bahamas

"Life is slow and simple around here, and the 'roads' are often just sandy tracks..."

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Royal Clipper
Caribbean Cruises

"Royal Clipper is the world’s largest fully-rigged five-masted sailing ship to have been built this century and evokes all the grandeur and seafaring history of the Caribbean..."

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The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman
Luxury Holidays to the Cayman Islands

"Located on 144 beautiful acres stretching from the Caribbean Sea to the North Sound, everything about The Ritz-Carlton is grand and impressive..."

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Westin Grand Cayman Resort & Spa
Luxury Holidays to the Cayman Islands

"Seven Mile Beach is famous throughout the Caribbean and you’ll be staying right on one of its most beautiful stretches at the Westin Grand Cayman..."

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Iberostar Parque Central
Tailor-made Holidays to Cuba

"The Parque Central enjoys an unbeatable location with the city’s main attractions and vibrant nightlife just a stone’s throw away..."

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Paradisus Río de Oro
Tailor-made Holidays to Cuba

"This adult-only all-inclusive resort is a relaxing and romantic retreat, the ideal place to unwind after a tour of eastern Cuba..."

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Rosalie Bay
Adventure Holidays to Dominica

"Rosalie Bay is a testament to the vision of owners Bev and Oscar, who spent nine years building this charming eco-boutique hotel..."

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Secret Bay
Adventure Holidays to Dominica

The award-winning Secret Bay is utterly unique, combining an eco-conscious philosophy and passion for the natural world with some of the most luxurious, technologically advanced accommodation that you’ll find anywhere in the Caribbean...

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Hotel Mockingbird Hill
Luxury Holidays to Jamaica

"Hummingbirds flit amongst the trees, leaves gently rustle in the cool sea breeze, and your hillside balcony is perfectly poised to enjoy the panoramic sea views..."

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Sandy Haven
Luxury Holidays to Jamaica

Sandy Haven is a romantic and intimate boutique hotel, a stylish enclave in the heart of Negril where owner, Ann Chen, and her friendly team deliver the perfect blend of easy-going Jamaican charm, warm hospitality and elegant accommodation.

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Luxury Holidays to Mexico

Against a backdrop of heavenly white sands and sun-dappled jungle, three different resort concepts are brought together in perfect harmony...

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Esencia
Luxury Holidays to Mexico

"Formerly the private home of an Italian duchess, Esencia is the most elegant boutique retreat on the Riviera Maya..."

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Hotel Christopher
Luxury Holidays to St Barths

"Hotel Christopher delights with a fresh and understated approach, effortlessly cool and yet blissfully laid back..."

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Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort
Trinidad & Tobago

"Situated within the 750-acre Tobago Plantations Estate, the hotel offers beautifully appointed rooms, all with ocean views..."

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The Villas at Stonehaven
Trinidad & Tobago

"The most luxurious resort on Tobago, Stonehaven is perched on a hillside close to the 60-acre Grafton Caledonia Bird Sanctuary..."

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CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa
Luxury Holidays to Anguilla

"Overlooking a beautiful sweeping beach, CuisinArt's stylish, oceanview accommodation is complemented by an award-winning spa and five superb restaurants..."

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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
Luxury Holidays to Antigua

"Set on the beautiful white sands of Dickenson Bay and surrounded by tropical gardens, it’s easy to understand why this is consistently voted one of the world’s most romantic resorts..."

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The Verandah Resort & Spa
Luxury Holidays to Antigua

"This beautiful, landscaped all-inclusive resort enjoys a spectacular setting on the unspoilt north eastern coast, spread out over 30 acres and bordered by Devil's Bridge National Park..."

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Meliá Nassau Beach
Luxury Holidays to the Bahamas

"A spectacular beachfront, extensive facilities and a great location close to Nassau are just a few of the reasons why this all-inclusive resort remains such a popular choice for travellers to the Bahamas."

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Coral Sands Hotel
Luxury Holidays to the Bahamas

"Life is slow and simple around here, and the 'roads' are often just sandy tracks..."

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Bougainvillea Beach Resort
Luxury Holidays to Barbados

"Just relax amidst the beautiful landscape of lagoon pools, cascading waterfalls and lush gardens..."

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Sea Breeze Beach Hotel
Luxury Holidays to Barbados

"The all-inclusive Sea Breeze is a real gem of a hotel, where couples will find peace and privacy amongst shady pools and secluded sands..."

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Southern Palms Beach Club
Luxury Holidays to Barbados

"Set on a stunning stretch of beachfront and close to the island’s vibrant capital, this popular hotel is the perfect base to explore and enjoy the best of Barbados..."

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Royal Clipper
Caribbean Cruises

"Royal Clipper is the world’s largest fully-rigged five-masted sailing ship to have been built this century and evokes all the grandeur and seafaring history of the Caribbean..."

More

The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman
Luxury Holidays to the Cayman Islands

"Located on 144 beautiful acres stretching from the Caribbean Sea to the North Sound, everything about The Ritz-Carlton is grand and impressive..."

More

Westin Grand Cayman Resort & Spa
Luxury Holidays to the Cayman Islands

"Seven Mile Beach is famous throughout the Caribbean and you’ll be staying right on one of its most beautiful stretches at the Westin Grand Cayman..."

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Breezes Jibacoa
Tailor-made Holidays to Cuba

"This tranquil all-inclusive resort, framed by a mountainous backdrop and the beautiful Arroyo Bermejo beach, is a wonderful place to relax..."

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Iberostar Parque Central
Tailor-made Holidays to Cuba

"The Parque Central enjoys an unbeatable location with the city’s main attractions and vibrant nightlife just a stone’s throw away..."

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Paradisus Río de Oro
Tailor-made Holidays to Cuba

"This adult-only all-inclusive resort is a relaxing and romantic retreat, the ideal place to unwind after a tour of eastern Cuba..."

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Dominica Discovery
Adventure Holidays to Dominica

"A holiday to Dominica is all about experiencing the island’s unspoilt natural wonders..."

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Rosalie Bay
Adventure Holidays to Dominica

"Rosalie Bay is a testament to the vision of owners Bev and Oscar, who spent nine years building this charming eco-boutique hotel..."

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Jungle Bay Resort & Spa
Adventure Holidays to Dominica

"Hand-crafted from local materials, Jungle Bay has won multiple awards for its eco-friendly design and commitment to responsible tourism..."

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Secret Bay
Adventure Holidays to Dominica

The award-winning Secret Bay is utterly unique, combining an eco-conscious philosophy and passion for the natural world with some of the most luxurious, technologically advanced accommodation that you’ll find anywhere in the Caribbean...

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Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa
Luxury Holidays to the Dominican Republic

"On the sun-drenched south east coast of the Dominican Republic, Dreams La Romana is a world of pristine beaches and lush tropical jungle. The resort’s superb all-inclusive offering and excellent kids’ clubs make it a favourite with families, but couples will find plenty to draw them here too..."

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Occidental Grand Punta Cana
Luxury Holidays to the Dominican Republic

"Ideal for families, couples and honeymooners looking for a palm-shaded Caribbean paradise that caters to your every need without breaking the bank..."

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Paradisus Punta Cana Resort
Luxury Holidays to the Dominican Republic

"Rich in tropical vegetation and skirted by stunning white sands, this is a wonderful place to become acquainted with the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic..."

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Blue Horizons Garden Resort
Luxury Holidays to Grenada

"A peaceful garden oasis awaits at Blue Horizons. You’ll receive a genuinely warm and friendly welcome from owner, Arnold Hopkin, and his excellent team, and you’ll be treated to attentive, personal service throughout your stay..."

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Hotel Mockingbird Hill
Luxury Holidays to Jamaica

"Hummingbirds flit amongst the trees, leaves gently rustle in the cool sea breeze, and your hillside balcony is perfectly poised to enjoy the panoramic sea views..."

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Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa
Luxury Holidays to Jamaica

"This recent addition to the Jewel family is a great little all-inclusive resort that’s just perfect for couples seeking rest and rejuvenation."

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Secrets St. James
Luxury Holidays to Jamaica

"You’ll discover a wonderfully fun and sociable atmosphere at this friendly adult-only resort..."

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Sunset At The Palms Resort & Spa
Luxury Holidays to Jamaica

"The hotel’s abundant flora and fauna creates memorable sights, scents and sounds to captivate guests..."

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The Jewel Dunn's River
Luxury Holidays to Jamaica

"Exclusively for adults, you can be as active or laid-back as you like at this welcoming all-inclusive resort..."

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Sandy Haven
Luxury Holidays to Jamaica

Sandy Haven is a romantic and intimate boutique hotel, a stylish enclave in the heart of Negril where owner, Ann Chen, and her friendly team deliver the perfect blend of easy-going Jamaican charm, warm hospitality and elegant accommodation.

More

Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Luxury Holidays to Mexico

Against a backdrop of heavenly white sands and sun-dappled jungle, three different resort concepts are brought together in perfect harmony...

More

Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa
Luxury Holidays to Mexico

"Surrounded on three sides by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, this popular all-inclusive resort enjoys one of the most spectacular settings in Cancún..."

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Esencia
Luxury Holidays to Mexico

"Formerly the private home of an Italian duchess, Esencia is the most elegant boutique retreat on the Riviera Maya..."

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Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun
Luxury Holidays to Mexico

"Now Sapphire's all-inclusive package provides outstanding choice and value, and the short transfer time from the airport makes it a great option for families..."

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Bay Gardens Beach Resort
Luxury Holidays to Saint Lucia

"Bay Gardens is perfectly located on Saint Lucia’s best beach, and the many shops, bars and restaurants of Rodney Bay Village are just a short stroll away..."

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Blu Saint Lucia
Luxury Holidays to Saint Lucia

"Serenely sitting just 100 yards from a fabulous beach, this stylish hotel will treat you to the best of Saint Lucian luxury and comfort..."

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Hotel Christopher
Luxury Holidays to St Barths

"Hotel Christopher delights with a fresh and understated approach, effortlessly cool and yet blissfully laid back..."

More

Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort
Trinidad & Tobago

"Situated within the 750-acre Tobago Plantations Estate, the hotel offers beautifully appointed rooms, all with ocean views..."

More

The Villas at Stonehaven
Trinidad & Tobago

"The most luxurious resort on Tobago, Stonehaven is perched on a hillside close to the 60-acre Grafton Caledonia Bird Sanctuary..."

More

Rosewood Tucker’s Point
Bermuda

"Soft pink sands are perfectly complemented by the beautifully finished rooms and suites, elegant dining venues and facilities that are second to none..."

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The Reefs
Bermuda

"Dubbed ‘one of the world’s best places to stay’ by Condé Nast Traveller’s Gold List, The Reefs offers a perfect mix of romance and intimacy..."

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Rebecca Burgess

Head of Sales

Ed Light

Head of Commercial

Sally Stileman

Reservations Manager

Natasha Mustra-Wood

Aviation Manager

Nicola Sweeney

Product Manager - Indian Ocean & Arabia

Davinia Wright

Product Executive - Caribbean & Mexico

Fiona Ali-Williams

Travel Adviser

Helen Baker

Travel Adviser

Karen Boulton

Travel Adviser

Karen Davies

Travel Adviser

Laura Griffin

Travel Adviser

Louise Gray

Travel Adviser

Mandy Greenhalgh

Travel Adviser

Sarah Miller

Travel Adviser

Abigail David

Travel Adviser

Lianne Cooper

Operations

Manisha Vadukul

Sales

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