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Caribbean Holidays Vacation Getaways

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

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.

Caribbean Hotels

The Palms Resort -roomThe Palm Resort – Holetown, Barbados
Average price: €82
Average rating: 9

Knutsford Court Hotel - roomKnutsford Court Hotel - Kingston, Jamaica
Average price: €91
Average rating: 7

Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino - roomTropicana Aruba Resort & Casino – Oranjestad, Aruba
Average price: €111
Average rating: 7

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2 responses to “Caribbean Holidays Vacation Getaways”

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  1. Mike says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Being able to travel to Caribbean with my wife is a dream that hopefully will be come true. It’s a bit pricey but I’m sure it’s worth every penny. Maybe next year April this plan will be in reality

  2. Netrate Concepts says:
    December 31st, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Encompassing more than 7,000 islands of 30 separate territories, the Caribbean can be almost anything you want when traveling. From U.S. destinations to islands within England, Spain, France the Netherlands and many independent nations planning and visiting the Caribbean can be as simple or as difficult as you would like it to be.

    Generally considered to be a sub region of North America, the entire area encompasses almost over 1 million square miles and many languages, weather patterns, cultures and experiences.

    Choosing The Right Caribbean Island For You

    Many travelers planning a trip to the Caribbean ask the question, “Which island is the best island for me to visit?”. This is somewhat of a loaded question as the area is so vast and so varied, that choosing one “right” destination can not really be done. To begin the answer to this question on a different level however, we can take a look at the most popular areas for travel within the Caribbean. These most well known and top destinations for travel in the Caribbean include:

    Puerto Rico
    Bahamas
    Aruba
    Dominican Republic
    Jamaica

    Well known and well respected for a host of reasons, just of few include such things as world famous beaches, a large number of cultural activities and events, stunning and pristine natural areas. For example, Puerto Rico has of late, become one of the most popular destinations within the Caribbean for eco tourism. The Bahamas are very large and diverse and offer great vacations from big city types in Nassau to exotic retreats such as the island of Eleuthera. Aruba is known for being home to some of the worlds most beautiful beaches. The Dominican Republic is considered one of the the greenest areas and offers vast opportunities for adventure tourism. The island of Jamaica is very well known for its world famous festivals and celebrations unlike any in the world.

    Begin Your Caribbean Adventure

    Obviously, choosing the right island to begin your journey to the Caribbean, is one which requires much thought as to which type of experience you are looking for.


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