Think magnificent beaches, exotic cocktails and acres of white sand beaches… yes you are in paradise… (well… the Caribbean but there is no difference!)
These breath taking islands offer the best in affordable luxury with extravagant resorts or you can enjoy solitude with your very own beach hut, perfect for honeymoons or a romantic escape for couples.
The peak season is between December and May, however, if you are looking for a pocket friendly family holiday, the summer months would be a perfect choice, provided you don’t mind the humidity. The Caribbean offers some terrific all inclusive deals and more importantly, at a time that’s traditionally the most expensive in other well known destinations.
Cuba and the Dominican Republic are reasonably priced all year round but wherever you choose, with breath taking scenery both on land and under the sea, exotic wildlife and thrilling water sports activities to enjoy, it’s not hard to see why the Caribbean is becoming increasingly popular with holiday makers.
Cuba is a fantastic choice of destination if you are partial to perfect golden sandy beaches, incredible history and of course not forgetting the famous strong local rum! If you are into old cars, architecture and photography, this is definitely the place for you to be.
Cuba is in the middle of a revolution so if you want to see Cuba in its original glory… go sooner rather than later.
Jamaica doesn’t only offer yet more magnificent beaches. This typical Caribbean Isle hosts reggae festivals if you time your visit right and even beach parties for the ultimate in fun…with a rum! If you combine extraordinary beaches with magnificent scenery you will find yourself in Dunn’s River Fall…paradise!
Being the most fairly priced Isle in the Caribbean it’s not surprising that the Dominican Republic is the most popular destination in the Caribbean. It boasts resorts for the fun-loving but also history, culture and eco-friendly tourism for the more serene. It’s the perfect place for families to enjoy!
Unsurprisingly, first-time holiday makers and couples often book all inclusive holidays in Barbados. With a uniquely British ambience, it offers everything from big game fishing (the flying fish is the island’s emblem) to cricket on the village green. For music lovers, there is a live jazz festival in January.
Caribbean Fact file
- Flying time from UK: 8-9 hours
- Currency: Varied Local currencies but a lot accept US Dollars too so check before you go!
- Average Temperature: During the winter 15Cº and during the summer 35Cº (77Fº).
- Sunny Days a Year: +300 days.
- Top tip: Go All inclusive for the best deals as food and drinks can be expensive in resorts