When the winter winds start to howl, which sun-soaked Caribbean island will you escape to?
To help decide which Island is best for you, we have chosen 4 of the most gorgeous destinations in the Caribbean. They will definitely have you forgetting about the snow piling up in your driveway this winter.
Barbados makes for a great family vacation – it’s safe, friendly and there is a lot to see and do. It is an island that is safe to explore on its own and offers a huge selection of high-quality hotels and resorts. The calm and serene waters of the Platinum Coast are perfect for splashing in and the island comes to life with colorful festivals and celebrations. It’s also a superb place to enjoy watersports – with plenty of waterskiing and jetskiing outfitters along the beach.
Saint Lawrence Gap is also one of the most enjoyable neighborhoods to visit in Barbados. It is home to beautiful beaches with powdery white sand, friendly pubs and bars and lots of great restaurants and dance clubs. Another great destination for dining and nightlife is 2nd Street in Holetown, in the parish of St. James.
Take a trip to Oistins, a lovely coastal area where tourists join the local villagers at the Friday Night Fish Fry. The beaches in Oistins are on the flight path of many jets landing at the Grantley Adams International Airport, so you can watch as the planes swoop overhead.
(Photo credit: Visit Jamaica)
You’ll fall in love with the laid back reggae vibes of Jamaica. Feast on a plate of spicy jerk and wash it down with a Red Stripe beer while watching the sunset at a beachside bar. There’s nothing quite like the chilled out nightlife and the unique art and culture of Jamaica.
This tiny island nation is known for Bob Marley, but when you stay there you will discover that it has so much more to offer. Pack your hiking boots and make the journey to the top of Blue Mountain Peak for views that will take your breath away.
(Photo Credit: Jade Mountain)
Hiking in the Pitons, chilling out at the marina in Marigot Bay, touring an old plantation in Soufriere, chartering a sailboat to take you to a hidden beach… there are just some of the fantastic adventures you can have on St. Lucia.
This island is also known for having the highest number of endemic birds in the Eastern Caribbean – so it is a dream destination for birdwatchers.
Turks & Caico
Hidden at the southern tip of the Bahamian Archipelago is Turks & Caicos, a sparsely populated string of sand cays and colourful coral reefs. It is popular as a high-end luxury relaxation tourism destination, with plenty of gorgeous spas designed for ultimate tranquility.
The pace of life here is wonderfully slow and peaceful and it is also a hotspot for diving enthusiasts, as the underwater life is diverse and dazzling.
So, where do you want to fly when the snow starts to fall?