Travel Caribbean

If you want to travel to the Caribbean, you have many options to choose from. Your Caribbean travel destinations include:

Antigua and Barbuda
Haiti
Aruba
Jamaica
Bahamas
Martinique
Barbados
Puerto Rico
Cayman Islands
St. Kitts and Nevis

Cuba
St. Lucia
Dominica
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Dominican Republic
Trinidad and Tobago
Grenada
Turks & Caicos Islands
Guadeloupe
Virgin Islands

Each destination offers its own experiences and exotic ambiance. Use this guide to learn about the Caribbean and what you need to know before you disembark on your trip.

The Beach, Barbados


Caribbean Weather

Most people travel to the Caribbean because of the region's amazing weather. Sunny with a steady breeze, the Caribbean provides ideal weather for hours of sunbathing and frolicking in the ocean. All islands, for the most part, offer the same climate with slight variations in weather patterns here and there (and the occasional tropical rainfall), making any island you select an ideal destination for your tropical paradise.

However, the majority of the Caribbean is within a hurricane belt. This means that during certain times of the year, the Caribbean can be hit by hurricanes. The official hurricane season in the Caribbean is June 1st to November 30th with August to October being peak months. Now even though the hurricane season is smack dab in the middle of prime summer vacation time, you need not worry. With technology today and weather tracking, it's now possible to identify when a hurricane or major storm will hit. So, if you're planning a Caribbean travel trip, find out what the current hurricane season is like and how the island of choice will fair during it.

Southern islands such as Barbados and Aruba, on the other hand, lie outside of the Caribbean hurricane belt and almost never fall victim to hurricanes. If you don't want to worry about planning your Caribbean trip around the hurricane season, the southern islands of the Caribbean are the best way to go.


Caribbean Activities


Each Caribbean destination has its own terrain and landscape, providing its own unique activities. Almost all destinations have amazing beaches, but some also have tropical rain forests and mountains. Puerto Rico, for example, has the only rainforest that's part of the U.S. National Parks system. Aruba, on the other hand, is one of the only islands that offer a non-tropical environment, offering dryer surroundings. So, depending on your Caribbean travel destination, your activities are limited to the natural makeup of the island. But in general, your activities will include sunbathing, playing in the ocean, nature hikes through the lush terrain (if available), trips into town to purchase the local merchandise, and experiencing the island nightlife.

Caribbean travel destinations are the key to a tropical getaway. With many island destinations to choose from, all offering optimal weather and relaxing activities, the Caribbean is definitely a destination to put on your list of places to visit.

 
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  • Cinty says
    Take me to the April sun in Cube... Woah oh oh!
    Wouldn't that just be fab?
    I've had a look at cruises around the Caribbean but I would be so scared of pirates! And no, not because of the movie! It'd not all that often that ships and everything get taken over but it would always be playing in the back of my mind.
    But on a lighter note... Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and St Maarten. And possibly the Bahamas. Now THAT, sounds like paradise :) Where do we sign up :p
  • Cinty says
    Oh darn, I don't want to go to the April sun in Cube!! I meant CUBA!! Golly gosh!
    • KH says
      Isn't it annoying when you don't manage to get to your posts and edit them in time! I'll come with with to the April sun in Cube...got to be better than the lack of sun we're having here!
      • KH says
        And you can't edit replies at all?? I really did mean to say 'with you'...not 'with with'!
      • Anna says
        i would like to go anytimes... just to say id been there!! but i guess i dont really wanna be taken away by the hurricanes!! so guess ill stick to the southern islands.... man just the word islands makes me want to go on holiday!!
      • New Member says
        This travel Caribbean post and the information is really good like the FLYAIRLY posts. Cayman Islands are the best among all, this post is certainly great and very helpful thanks for the share here.
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