The Caribbean has long been associated with luxury holidays, honeymoons and once in a lifetime cruises. Travel through the region and you will find some of the world’s best beaches, an endless supply of sunshine and an endearing care free attitude. In short, paradise awaits you on every one of the Caribbean’s glorious islands.
Geographically, the region stretches from the USA’s southern tip, just off the coast of Miami, to the northern coast of South America. The islands run in parallel to the Central American coast and include Tobago, The Bahamas, St Lucia, St Kitts and Jamaica.
If there’s one thing these islands have in common it’s spectacular weather, warm waters, amazing food and a welcoming atmosphere. That being said, each island is individually charming and unique in its own special way, making the Caribbean a melting pot of cultures and influences.
Holidays to the Caribbean are an experience to cherish forever. The islands provide the perfect destination for a dream getaway. The Caribbean is a place where anything is possible. Picture postcard beaches, crimson sunsets and azure waters are just some of the characteristics of this tropical paradise.
The Caribbean has always had a reputation for throwing a good party – this is the region that gave us Reggae, Ska and Calypso after all. Planning your trip to coincide with a local island festival or national celebration is a brilliant way to experience the island’s cultural heritage first hand. You could flock to Jamaica for the country’s annual Independence Day celebrations (August 6) or a carnival, where you can expect huge sound systems and steel pan drums providing an unmistakeable party atmosphere.
Travelling with your loved ones? Family friendly holidays in the Caribbean are also well catered for. You’ll find plenty to do on any one of the region’s islands, including water sports, guided tours, beach activities, boat rides, water parks, historical monuments, sublime beauty spots and of course the chance to swim with dolphins! It doesn’t matter where you choose to visit for your Caribbean holiday; you’re guaranteed to have the time of your life. The hardest part is leaving.
One of the best things about the Caribbean is undoubtedly the weather, which is pleasant all year round. However, as the area has a tropical climate, it’s worth noting that the weather can take a turn from time to time with the odd outbreak of rain. Hurricane season typically falls between July and November, although most resorts are well versed and prepared for such occurrences. The Caribbean’s high season tends to fall between December and April when the climate drier.