As temperatures drop, the desire for a vacation grows. Instead of struggling to stay warm, how about escaping to the tropical Caribbean? But before you begin to plan, consider what type of traveler you are. The vast array of islands to choose from can be overwhelming but luckily, there is an ideal destination for every type of traveler! From shopaholics to adrenaline junkies, there is an island perfect for you and your ideal getaway. Read on to see which Caribbean island you should head off to!
Foodies : Travel to Barbados
With an interesting blend of cultures and talented cooks, Barbados is one of the best destinations for foodies. Embrace the unique combination of flavors from Africa, Caribbean, West India and Europe. To truly experience the authentic taste of Barbados, go to Oistins Fish Fry on a Friday night. Here, you can experience the mix of a seafood festival and a street party while sampling the best Bajan Specialty– flying fish! Savor the flavors and head over to Barbados for a taste you won’t get anywhere else!
Romance : Travel to St. Lucia
Filled with endless tropical beauty, theres no doubt why St. Lucia is known as one of the best honeymoon and romantic destinations. Picture a dreamy tropical island: beaches fringed by palm trees, lush vegetation, brightly colored parrots, and jagged mountain peaks. St. Lucia delivers that and more! And when it comes to relaxation, there are plenty of renowned resorts and spas. So whether you choose to relax at the spa or explore the beautiful views, head to St. Lucia for the ideal romantic getaway for every couple!
Family : Travel to the Bahamas
The Bahamas is filled with fun activities for every family. From water sports to horseback riding, there is no such thing as boredom in the Bahamas! To really get the best experience, head over to Atlantis in Nassau– the famous resort that has its own water park, movie theater, aquarium, and more. The whole family can roam around and ride all 17 waterslides, including the Mayan Temple, which provides a great view of sharks while sliding down! Make your family’s dream vacation come true in the Bahamas!
Music : Travel to Jamaica
Fill your ears with the sound of a new culture! Being the birthplace of Bob Marley, there is no denying the incredible music scene of Jamaica. Witness the magic of music in the dance halls of Kingston or attend a sound–system dance party to experience the local mix of reggae, dancehall music and R&B. No matter where you are in Jamaica, you will be pleasantly overwhelmed by the sounds.
Adventure : Travel to Aruba
Discover a new definition of adventure in Aruba! If you love water adventures, go kitesurfing or wreck diving. If you love land adventures, explore the ancient caves or rent an ATV to venture around Arikok National Park and end the day by taking a dip in the natural pool. If these arent adventurous enough for you, get your adrenaline rushing by skydiving! No matter what type of adventure you are looking for, Aruba is the place for you!
Shopaholics : Travel to the Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands are a shoppers dream come true! With duty–free shopping, you will save on watches, jewelry and luxury brand items. Shop around and explore the different malls, boutiques, specialty shops, but dont miss out on the craft markets! Here, you can find the most unique handcrafted merchandise, perfect for gifts. Everything you are looking for, from luxury brands to European fashion to local art, is found in the Cayman Islands. Visit the Cayman Islands to shop until you drop!
Culture : Travel to Curacao
Home to forty–two different nationalities, Curacao is a melting pot of culture. This island is full of history, which comes alive in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad. The colorful architecture and 700–year–old monuments represent the growing multicultural community of Curacao. To really get the feel of the melting pot, attend Carnival and witness the beautiful blend of cultures. Wherever you decide to go in Curacao, you will witness the rich culture and history!