Winter is fast approaching in the radar screen and all you want is escape it. You have 2 options, first, freeze all day for couple months and spend lots of money for ‘heating’ bills, second, using the same money and and head south to the best Caribbean Holiday vacation getaways! The choice is obvious, isn’t it? Let’s discover a list of great hot islands of this winter
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Dominican Republic – It might not the one your short list of a winter escape destination but one of the latest caribbean gateways favored by tourists who are budget minded. With pristine water and white sand beaches around, friendly locals, and one of the best all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbeans, the island boasts a lifestyle that is both fun and affordable for the family. One example is Punta Cana which is called the ‘Cancun’ of the Caribbean, located in the east coast, has dozens of all-inclusive resorts for every budgets. All your favorite activities at the Beach in one spot whether it is sailing, diving or just relaxing, you name it, it’s within reach.
The Bahamas – Between Florida and the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas boasts one of the best beaches including the famous ‘pink sand’ beach in Harbor island. With about 700 islands, you will be blessed with a deep-sea diving paradise. Nature lovers can discover blue holes, creeks, pine forests and hundreds of well preserved beaches. The entire archipelago will offer you one of the best fishing experience. If you are a seafood lover, the famous conch chowder and curried lobster.
Jamaica – The scenery in this has-it-all island goes from colorful coral reefs, powdery sand beaches to amazing waterfalls and gorgeous rainforest. If you enjoy meeting the locals, you will be stricken by the diversity of people from African, Chinese, Indian, British and German background with the sound of Reggae, the iconic music that permeates the Jamaican culture. Do you enjoy coffee and trekking? Don’t look further. The Blue Mountain Peak will give you both. This beautiful island deserves to be on your short list if you are also looking for a rich culinary experience.
Puerto Rico -This island boasts one of the best luxurious Hotels in the Caribbeans. It offers numerous activities such as golf, tennis, horseback riding, deep-sea fishing excursions. The nightlife offers many opportunities to meet the down-to-earth locals with rich, rhythmic sound of Salsa that will warm you up, guaranteed. It is a family-friendly destination with a nice dining and shopping tradition. El Yunque is the one of the best tropical rainforest with two waterfalls, 20 types of orchids, and dozens of species of birds and frogs including the famous coquí.
The Palm Resort – Holetown, Barbados
Average price: €82
Average rating: 9
Knutsford Court Hotel - Kingston, Jamaica
Average price: €91
Average rating: 7
Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino – Oranjestad, Aruba
Average price: €111
Average rating: 7