Has the crisp, cool fall air sparked you to start thinking about warm-weather destinations to visit in the next few months? If so, the Caribbean offers the perfect escape for the winter blues. Given the scenes of unfortunate damage caused by Hurricanes Irma, Maria and Jose, it’s hard to know which islands were fortunate to escape the destruction and are open for business as usual. So, Vacation decided to make your travel planning easier with our list of Caribbean islands that are ready to welcome eager tourists, including honeymooners.
The most up-to-date information about the Caribbean islands is provided by Caribbean Travel Update. And for those interested in helping the islands recover, Tourism Cares is spearheading a recovery fund for the islands that need help.
White sand beaches, turquoise blue water, swaying palm trees, tropical drinks, and sunny excursions are available on many of the islands. Let Vacation experts help you plan an amazing family vacay to the Bahamas during the holidays or spend some quality time relaxing with your significant other at a couples-only resort like the Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica. For the adventurous, go mountain biking in Castries, St. Lucia; dive to explore sunken treasures in Bridgetown, Barbados; go tubing down Balthazar River in St. George, Grenada; or take a historic journey around St. Kitts and Nevis – the oldest settlements in the Eastern Caribbean. Check out these picture-perfect places below that are eager to make your vacay dreams a reality.
- Bahamas (Nassau, Paradise Island and Exuma)
- Cayman Islands
- Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)
- Jamaica (Negril, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios)
- St. Kitts
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent
- Turks & Caicos
Avoid those winter woes and plan a solo or group getaway on a cruise ship. Between various restaurant options, immersive excursions, exciting live entertainment and dozens of amazing amenities, you set the course for your high-seas adventure. For a short cruise, we recommend a 3-day cruise to the Bahamas. If you need more vacay, consider a 5- to 7-day cruise to visit Western Caribbean ports, such as Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica and Roatán, Honduras.
Looking for something more exotic? Visit the Southern Caribbean, where some cruise ships stop in George Town, Grand Cayman; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao and Kralendijk, Bonaire.
No matter where you want to go, we’re here to offer expert advice, exciting options and top-notched recommendations to make your next vacay an amazing trip you’re gonna love!
Inspired by this article and want to speak with a Vacation travel agent about how you can plan an amazing Caribbean getaway? Let one of Vacation’s on-call travel experts connect you with a Caribbean specialist to plan your next vacay.