Caribbean Holidays – Sunny Climate mixed in with beautiful beaches and sightseeing
The Caribbean is regarded by most as ‘the ultimate’ beach holiday destination. Gorgeous white sandy beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters surround these unique and beautiful islands. The year-round sunshine means that Caribbean holidays are in high demand no matter what time of year it is. Holidays in the Caribbean are extremely popular with water-sports enthusiasts, especially scuba divers and those who enjoy a good snorkel. The Caribbean Sea offers an abundance of tropical fishes, turtles and even sharks to fascinate even the most seasoned of sub-aqua explorer. Islands popular for diving include the Lesser Antilles’ Barbados and St Lucia as well as the West Indies’ Antigua. The Greater Antilles island of the Dominican Republic also proves popular also.
Beach image courtesy of tiarescott on Flickr
The Caribbean – Something to suit all budgets and tastes.
Although the Caribbean is often thought of as an expensive holiday destination, there are a range of holiday options that will suit all budgets. From smaller self-catering chalets and apartments through to five-star luxury resorts, the Caribbean can cater for every budget. The most expensive thing is the air-fare so booking early can help to reduce costs greatly. Whether hiring a classic car in Cuba and cruising the island or trying to gain your paddy license on a beach in Jamaica, you can be sure to find the accommodation and transport options that will make your holiday in the Caribbean affordable and unforgettable. A less explored area is the southern Caribbean around Trinidad and Tobago and also Grenada.
Palm tree image courtesy of Tony.Beeman on Flickr
The Caribbean – Steeped in history, culture and the colonial past
Evidence of colonialism and the slave trade is all around when on holiday in the Caribbean. Settled in during the 16th and 17th century and used as a trading place for slaves and latterly as the base for some of the worlds largest sugar plantations, the Caribbean bears the marks of colonialism in it’s rawest form. The grand, palatial colonial mansions and courthouses are present on most islands acting as a constant reminder of the past. The somewhat fractured start however has not dampened the spirit of the locals as they are now regarded as some of the most positive and friendly people in the world. For a very different experience try the Bahamas as the archipelago of over 1000 islands and islets are separate from the rest of the Caribbean destinations as they are situated further north towards Florida.
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