The Caribbean has always ranked high in the bucket list of travelers loving the tropical experience in the beaches and islands with clear, cobalt blue waters, powdery sands, warm weather, a laid back ambiance, and friendly people. For those who haven’t gone there yet, it remains to be a prized destination.
As 2016 opens, you might be wondering if this can be your awaited year – the year when your fantasy of vacationing in the Caribbean might just come true. If you’ll check out World Travel Guide’s The Co-operative Travel: Top Affordable Caribbean Breaks, you might just realize how to make your dream travel come to life.
Where to Head To
Though, “no matter where you go in the Caribbean, you’ll find yourself having unforgettable experiences and a holiday that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and eager to come back and sample more of what the Caribbean has to offer,” World Travel Guide suggests three Caribbean great getaway destinations, where your dollars can go a long way:
Caribbean Destination 1: Cuba
“Independent since 1902, Cuba is a wonderful, fascinating and unique Caribbean destination, that’s home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.”
If you are a beach bum and loves culture, Cuba is something you would want to visit and experience. Aside from 300 beaches – a number are sublimely gorgeous – and the tropical weather, Cuba is steeped with unique culture and history. Stepping into its Cadillac-filled streets is like walking back in time. Being one of the most inexpensive destinations in the Caribbean region, it can be a rabbit hole in one great adventure and experience for you.
Caribbean Destination 2: Dominican Republic
“The Dominican Republic is one of the most popular Caribbean destinations among holidaymakers, and this is not surprising as it also tends to be the most affordable.”
Aside from being home to fine tropical resorts, the Dominican Republic also boast of amazing seashore, verdant tropical rain forest and stately peaks. The place also offers interesting historical attractions, such as the Santo Domingo, the first city in the New World discovered in 1496 by Bartolomeo Columbus, a brother of Christopher Columbus. This heavily populated city, an interesting blend of medieval and contemporary architecture, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Caribbean Destination 3: Barbados
“Barbados is a Caribbean destination that is enduringly popular with the British. While some of the architecture and even the recreational activities give off a very British feel, the gorgeous landscapes, beautiful beaches and sizzling sunshine will make you think of any place but home.”
It has a laidback, tranquil ambiance that is also endowed with a pulsating nightlife, exhilarating revelries and absorbing culture. There are a number of beach resorts in Barbados, including the fabulous spots in Christ Church and St James. The first British settlement in the region, the Holetown, is located in St James.
The Caribbean is known to be a destination for the swanky crowd. The Richest shares the locations that you may reconsider visiting, if you are short on “bread” in this post Caribbean: The 10 Most Expensive Locations – Antigua and Barbuda near Guatemala, Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, St. Barts, Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos, Paradise Island and Eleuthera in the Bahamas, Nevis (part of Saint Kitts and Nevis), St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Runaway Bay in Jamaica.
While the prices in January in the region can be a nightmare for modest travelers who dream big, there are many affordable options available, if you will do your research to know where to look. Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico in Cancun are three places where you may suitable options for your budget. Check for the all-inclusive resorts if all you want to do is laze around the beach, rather than explore every nook and cranny of the islands.
Regardless if where you may decide to travel, a holiday in the Caribbean will always be memorable and exciting. Immerse and bask in those amazing surroundings, culture, cuisine to deeply entrench this Caribbean holiday into your mind and heart.