Caribbean Vacation: Where and When to Go to the Caribbean

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I am sure that all of us, at least once in our life, have dreamed of being on a Caribbean beach. The Caribbean is regarded as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, known for its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and long stretches of coconut palms. Not to mention the smiles of the locals, the music and the delicious cuisine, thanks to all this I am sure that the Caribbean will steal your heart.

The islands that make up the archipelago are many, each has its own characteristics, offers different types of beaches and it is impossible to say which one it is. the right destination to go to the Caribbean. Much depends on your preferences and the reason for the trip, there are those perfect for a honeymoon or an all-inclusive holiday, but also those most suitable for a traveling trip.



In this article, we try to shed some light on this paradise, let's see where the Caribbean is, when to go and which island to choose.

Where the Caribbean is located

With the term Caribbean a vast area of ​​the Americas is identified, precisely between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, which includes all the countries bathed by the Caribbean Sea. This region includes the archipelago of the Great and Small Antilles and the coast of some continental countries of Central and South America, such as Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Cost Rica etc.

When to go to the Caribbean

The Caribbean has a tropical climate, pleasant all year round, but characterized by two seasons. The dry season which runs from December to mid-April and the wet season, from May to November.

The best time for a Caribbean vacation is during the dry season, when temperatures are mild and rainfall is scarce. On the other hand there is the fact that this period coincides with the high season, so you will find greater crowding and higher prices. However, it is still the best time to leave the cold winter and bask in the sun on a tropical beach.



From May to November, the climate is more sultry and rainfall and humidity increase. Fortunately, in the Caribbean, the rains do not last all day and a sufficient number of hours of sunshine and blue skies are ensured.

The period from late August to October is the one most at risk from hurricanes, however there are some islands less exposed than others, such as Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, usually more sheltered.

As we said, the Caribbean area is so vast and the climate varies from island to island, so there are areas that are perfect even during our summer.

Where to go in the Caribbean

Let's see some of the best places to vacation in the Caribbean.

Aruba

Aruba is a small island in the Caribbean Sea, located 20 km off the coast of Venezuela. Its strong point is certainly the climate, the average temperature throughout the year is 28 ° C, it rains very little and is off the hurricane route. So any time is good to visit Aruba, even during the summer.

Aruba is known for its white sand beaches and transparent sea with incredible colors. The island is perfect for enjoying a few days of pure relaxation, but despite being quite small Aruba has a lot to offer: hiking, diving, windsurfing, golf courses and casinos.

It is a destination recommended for everyone, often chosen for honeymooners, and is the ideal seaside destination after a stay in North America.

The best resort in Aruba to spend your honeymoon is the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, located directly on Eagle beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean and in a great location for getting around the island.



Aruba is very windy, but it is a bearable wind which is also nice, given the great heat.

Bahamas

The archipelago of the Bahamas is one of the most famous tropical paradises of the Caribbean Sea, consisting of 700 islands, of which only 30 are inhabited. Many see the Bahamas as a destination suitable only for billionaires in search of luxury, this is especially true for New Providence, the main island where intercontinental flights land.

If extreme luxury and worldly life are not for you, you should choose one of the so-called "out islands", among these the perfect island for those looking for a relaxing holiday is Exuma, where the strong point is definitely the sea ​​and wonderful beaches.

There are no direct flights from Spain to the Bahamas, usually a stopover is nearby Miami, I therefore recommend a few days stopover to visit the beautiful city of Florida and perhaps the archipelago of the Keys.

Anguilla

Anguilla is a small island, the northernmost of the British and Leeward one of the most exclusive destinations to go to in the Caribbean. Anguilla is certainly a fairly expensive destination, with luxurious resorts, ideal for a honeymoon, to combine with a city in the United States, such as Miami or New York.

Jamaica

Jamaica is an extraordinary island that is part of the Greater Antilles archipelago, it is one of the best destinations to go to in the Caribbean, for lovers of fun and relaxation. When it comes to Jamaica one cannot but think of Bob Marley, but the island is not only reggae and dreadlocks, it is also a perfect destination for all lovers of nature and tropical beaches lapped by crystal clear waters.



If you choose Jamaica as the ideal destination for a Caribbean holiday, do not miss: the capital Kingston, the enchanting Port Antonio, the waterfalls of Ocho Rios and the beaches of Montego Bay and Negril.

Dominican Republic

Known as Santo Domingo, which is actually the name of its capital, the Dominican Republic, along with Haiti, is part of the Hispaniola island.

Especially known for its white beaches and crystal clear sea, it is often considered one of the ideal destinations to go to the Caribbean in a luxury all-inclusive resort. In reality, the country offers much more: a variety of local fauna, nature excursions and a rich history to be discovered.

Santo Domingo is the perfect destination during our winter. If you choose a holiday of relaxation and beautiful sea, the best area to stay in the Dominican Republic is Bayahibe, especially at Long live Dominicus Beach, great location on a beautiful beach, the right choice even for a honeymoon.

Cuba

Cuba is the largest and most touristic island in the area, the best destination to go to the Caribbean for a road trip to discover its wonderful cities, such as Havana, Vinales and Trinidad and its dream beaches. A trip to Cuba is something unique, the charm of its history and culture emerges from every part of the island, with posters and slogans to praise the revolution!

If you prefer a relaxing all-inclusive holiday Varadero it is the one for you, here you do not breathe the authentic Cuban atmosphere, but the beaches and the sea are magnificent.

August is usually not recommended to visit Cuba, but the high humidity and some sporadic showers will not prevent you from a pleasant tour of the island.

Mexico and Riviera Maya

Are you looking for white beaches, turquoise sea, natural parks and ancient ruins? Then the right place to go to the Caribbean is Mexico and in particular the Riviera Maya.

Here too the same is true of Cuba, despite the high humidity, it is possible to visit this area of ​​Mexico even in August. Definitely don't miss the area of Tulum and the beautiful Isla Mujeres, here I saw the most beautiful sunsets ever.

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