Your Perfect Island Escape
Do you have a vision in your head of paradise? Most people picture a white sand beach, swaying palm trees, translucent blue sea, a drink in hand, the gentle sound of the breeze, a welcome break from the heat of the sun.
Is this the image you have?
The Caribbean sums up that image perfectly, and the great news is that this paradise region of the world is even more easily accessible than it has ever been before, even if you choose to go on one of the many luxury vacations in the Caribbean!
Of course, we know that the Caribbean islands are an archipelago which sits between north and south America. The islands are lapped by the waters of the Caribbean Sea and the West Indies. This gives you an idea of how deliciously serene and beautiful the scene is, but which island will you choose?
You have a big choice in front of you!
The Bahamas is one of the most popular choices around, and when you do a little research into why, you’ll see it for yourself! Some top class golf courses await visitors, and because the islands sit just off the south-eastern coast of Florida, this is perhaps one of the easiest destinations to visit, because you can do a twin-centre break on the mainland of the USA, before venturing over to the Caribbean for an island getaway!
Just below the Bahamas you will find the Turks and Caicos Islands, which are certainly idyllic. Despite the fact these islands aren’t as well visited as some of the more popular islands, they are certainly beautiful and perfect for anyone who wants to kick back and totally relax in beautiful surroundings.
How about the Cayman Islands in the Greater Antilles group? This destination is close to Cuba, so perhaps you could venture to both islands and experience more in the way of Caribbean vibe? Of course, Cuba is a very popular destination , and one which is extremely well visited. Whether you venture to the city of Havana, or you choose one of the resorts, such as all inclusive Varadero, you’re certainly going to enjoy the colourful and party atmosphere of this stunning island.
The Dominican Republic is a very green and natural island to visit, and this is an ideal choice for those who like to get out and about and explore the landscape. Whether you want to chill on a beach, or you want to trek into the rainforest, there is an experience here for you. Haiti sits just next door, and is a very beautiful island, despite the earlier destruction that the island has experienced from adverse weather.
Just like Cuba, Jamaica is one of the most popular islands to visit, and honeymooners and those who are about to get married flock here in their droves. The party atmosphere, the beautiful scenery, and the welcoming people make up a fantastic vacation destination. Of course, there is history too, as well as delicious food!
How about Puerto Rico? Or maybe Anguilla? Antigua and Barbuda has a beach for every single day of the year, with 365 to choose from! The British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands are paradise in themselves, and Saint Kitts and Nevis is another honeymoon destination and a great choice for golfers again.
There’s more! The Windward Island group includes Barbados, Grenada, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Grenadine, and Trinidad and Tobago. These are all stunning islands , with each being subtly different from the others. Of course, we’re missing three others, namely Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.
The best way to choose which island you want to venture to is to sit down and really think about the types of activities you want to enjoy. If you want to be active, then somewhere like the Dominican could be for you, or Saint Lucia perhaps. If you want to kick back and relax only, then you have a massive choice, but somewhere like the US Virgin Islands or the Cayman Islands could be a great option.
If you know the sorts of activities you want to try then you can make sure that you get the opportunity to do them by indulging in a little research. There are far worse ways to spend a day then sitting in front of the laptop with beautiful images of beaches and islands popping up! If you can do this, you will know exactly where to go, and you won’t miss out on any of the good stuff. Of course, if you can’t narrow your choice down then how about checking out more than one island? You could island hop, and if you plan your vacation well enough this is perfectly do-able. There are more opportunities to do this nowadays than ever before, and many ferries which move from island to island if you can schedule in your break accordingly.
Of course, the main function of the Caribbean for many visitors is to simply relax completely, and if that’s your aim, you will find it easy from the get-go. The chance to kick back and relax, with stunning scenery everywhere you turn, and luxury treatment at your beck and call is something that you certainly shouldn’t miss out on.
So, without further ado, what are you waiting for? The paradise of the Caribbean is calling you!