A beach vacation sounds perfect right about now, so why not daydream? Better yet, start planning a spring trip to a Caribbean island today! The only problem is choosing an island for your trip. Here are 10 of the best to consider for your next fun in the sun beach getaway.
A spring beach vacation getaway is the ultimate reward for surviving another winter. Planning one is the best way to get through the final gray February days. There is one problem though. Choosing an island can be a challenge because there are so many.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Caribbean Island
Perhaps you only have a few days for your Caribbean island adventure. Then you’re going to want to pick a destination that’s easily accessible from your local airport. New Yorkers, like me, can get to the Bahamas in just over 3 hours. That puts a weekend Caribbean beach trip within reach.
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On a budget? Then maybe you’ll want to consider a Caribbean island with a large number of all-inclusive resorts. Knowing your all-in price up front can help you manage the cost of your trip. The Dominican Republic has a large number of all-inclusive resorts at a variety of price points.
Are you a cruise lover? You’re lucky! There are so many Caribbean island routes to choose. The hardest problem you might face is deciding which shore excursions to select. The best part is you can mix it up. Spend one day on a dreamy stretch of sand, go horseback riding the next day and spend another shopping in port.
If you had a really rough time this winter, then go all out and book a 5-star luxury bucket list splurge. My favorite indulgent island is St. Barths in the French West Indies. There are a number of villa properties for rent, many with private pools. If you can wait until mid-April to go, you can take advantage of low season rates.
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