Caribbean Vacation

The Simple Guide to Caribbean Vacations for Families

Top reasons to visit the Caribbean: The Beaches - The Underwater Adventures - The Accommodations - The Festivals - The Sunsets - The Food - The Variety of Islands - The History

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Caribbean vacation, anyone?  Have you thought about heading to the islands but keep putting it off, for one reason or another?  Want to time things just right?  Not sure if going in the winter or summer -low season or high – would be better?  Worried about what you’re really getting yourself into? 

There is no time like the present, as the saying goes, and taking a Caribbean vacation truly is a present to yourself like no other.

Why is Family Travel Important?

From the beginning of a journey to long after arriving home, travelling with family can be one of the most rewarding adventures you can have together. While travel enables families to form a stronger bond, children also benefit from new experiences and adults gain a greater appreciation for what’s around them.

Welcome to Your Tropical Paradise

The world’s cleanest and clearest waters offer tourists the opportunity to enjoy the sun and fun in a place that is warm year-round.  Some popular destinations include: Aruba, Antigua, Anguilla, The Bahamas (Nassau & Paradise Island), Bonaire, Barbados, Bermuda, Curacao, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Nevis, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, St. Croix, Tortola (British Virgin Islands), and a slew of other islands and cities on the mainland of South and Central America.

Not only are there many places to visit and experience during a Caribbean vacation, but the crowning jewel of the experience is that all the islands are within a small area and easily accessible to each other.  There are often daily ferryboats from one island to the next, providing a wide panorama of different settings for your Caribbean vacation.

Discover Why It’s Better in The Bahamas?

The best-kept secret of The Bahamas is the country’s sheer size and diversity. With 16 major islands, The Bahamas is an unmatched destination, a heart-pounding adventure across 100,000 square miles of the world’s clearest ocean.

Flying to the Bahamas is not difficult. The Bahamas has 20 international airports welcoming regularly scheduled flights from around the world. Travellers flying into Nassau have easy access to fast, connecting flights to dozens of Out Islands (also known as The Family Islands) and private charter service is readily available.

Dozens of non-stop and connecting commercial flights touch down in The Bahamas every day from major gateways in the U.S. and Canada. Plus, count on regularly scheduled non-stop flights from Panama, London and seasonal arrivals from cities across Europe.

Attractions & Activities

The activities that one can find on a Caribbean vacation are numerous.  There is shopping galore not only at regular stores as one would find in Europe or America but also open markets and bazaars. These must-visit markets will hone not only your shopping eye but your bargaining skills while at the same time enticing the senses.

Many water sports are, of course, available.  There is swimming with the pigs, fishing, snorkelling, water skiing, jet skiing, scuba diving, blue hole explorations, underwater archaeological sites to see (including a few sunken cities that have scientists baffled).  Often times your hotel will even offer free scuba lessons.

If this is just too much activity, and your idea of a Caribbean vacation is something more subdued, the islands offer some of the cleanest white-sand beaches throughout the world with plenty of sun, Sun, SUN!  To top this off, waiters will serve you some of the finest tropical drinks known to man, including Pina Coladas, Margaritas, and Nada Coladas for children and those adults who prefer non-alcoholic beverages.

If meeting someone is on your mind, the beach is a fantastic place as the tropical setting tends to make everyone happier, friendlier, and more romantic.  After watching a beautiful sunset, you can step into the nightlife! 

The Caribbean hosts some of the most exciting, energetic nightclubs in the world, featuring music of all types. Junkanoo, reggae, calypso, salsa, lambada, goa, techno, house, you name it -whatever form of music or style of dance you like, it’s here. 

What Is the Cheapest Month to Go to The Caribbean?

The cheapest time to go to the Caribbean is during the low season, which generally runs from May through August. The cheapest months are May and June. However, if you do not mind some rain showers during your vacation, you can score great deals for a Caribbean vacation.

Is the Caribbean Safe for Tourists?

Apart from a few isolated incidents in the press, tourists are rarely victims of violent crime while on vacation in the region, and most Caribbean islands are perfectly safe to visit as long as you follow common-sense precautions.

Conclusion

The year-round warm weather is ideal for relaxing and strolling along the Caribbean beaches. The Caribbean is a paradise for travellers searching for beautiful landscapes and unparalleled experiences. The mix of cultures and nationalities which make up the region give it a unique flavour.

Only beware, these tropical islands are the types of places where you just may make a friend, or ten. So, climb aboard!  Whether it is by boat or by plane, the islands welcome you.

About The Author

About The Author

Ricardo is the quintessential Real Estate Junkie, Entrepreneur and Blogger, with over 30 years of customer service experience. The bold & visionary founder of Funntripps.com and RicardoNewbold.com, he teaches busy entrepreneurs and bloggers how to successfully build and grow their business whilst having fun and living the maximized life. He enjoys spending time with his family, multi-family real estate investing and surprise get-a-way trips with his wife.

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