Terrific Places to Go to Get the Sun in the Winter
Winter is 1 of the best times to visit the Caribbean, with tropical temperatures, low humidity and cool nights.
Hurricane season has typically run its course by December, which times perfectly with snowfall in the US. Once you have decided to escape the cold and head to Caribbean, the next decision is which island is for you.
The region consists of more than 7,000 individual islands each offering their own Winter paradise. Take your pick from swaying palm trees, soft sands and tropical forests and cool down amongst coral reefs.
Below are some of the best Caribbean islands to visit this Winter.
Cuba is overflowing with color that is certain to wash away the Winter blues.
The island has some amazing beaches for lazing the day away, one of the finest being Playa Sirena. It’s not just the Sun and flawless white sands that give the island its appeal, though.
The cities serve a captivating contrast of crumbling buildings, 50’s American cars and intoxicating music.
All this without mentioning the warmth that radiates from the people themselves. Dance the night away to a salsa band in Havana, wash it down with some rum and you may never want to leave.
Jamaica is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a loud and lively interpretation of the Winter season.
Legendary for its Rastafari culture and reggae tunes, the laid-back lifestyle is spiced up by its delicious cuisine. A plate of authentic jerk chicken will give you the kick you need to explore.
Fuel your adventurous spirit by diving in the Blue Lagoon, bobsledding through mountains or hiking in the Blue Mountains. If the rum keeps you up at night, the home-grown Organic coffee beans, said to be some of the finest coffee in the world, will help you through the day.
Antigua is 1 of the quieter Caribbean islands, but it has just as many glorious Sun-drenched beaches to welcome the Winter traveler.
The locals will tell you that it has 365 beaches, 1 for each day of the year and amongst them are undoubtedly some of the best in the Caribbean.
If you dream of the perfect postcard location then its reef-filled waters will certainly hit the mark.
If you want to get out on the water you’re in luck; the island has a long tradition of sailing. Take a day away from the beach and sail around the whole island.
If you want to find an even smaller, quieter version, then its sister island Barbuda is sleepy but with equally outstanding shores.
This glamorous Caribbean destination combines home comforts with exotic extravagance.
As with all of the Caribbean jewels, Barbados has no shortage of super beaches. The west coast’s waters are calm for a relaxing dip as the water laps the shore, whereas the surf is usually up in the south if you want to catch some waves.
Head inland for plantation houses botanic gardens and never-ending fields of sugarcane.
The Bajans are a friendly, dynamic people who bustle around the island making it as welcoming as the Winter Sun.
St. Kitts is certainly a good choice with an enormous quantity of sugarcane plantations.
The island has been adding a little sweetness to our treats for over 350 years and has one of the longest histories in the Caribbean.
Travel the St Kitts Railway along a narrow gauge previously used for transporting sugarcane for a scenic tour around the island.
Hike up Mount Liamuiga, a 3792 dormant stratovolcano, and admire the luscious green hills from the Top.
For those conscious about their carbon footprint, you will be pleased to hear that St Kitts is a leader for eco-tourism and has many projects aimed at conserving bio-diversity.
St Vincent and The Grenadines
The Grenadines are actually an archipelago in themselves comprising of 32 islands and cays, St Vincent is the largest.
The area offers a quieter pace of life than some of the larger islands and a taste of the real Caribbean.
Brought to fame by The Pirates of The Caribbean for their diverse landscapes of towering volcanoes, secluded coves and glistening sands, there is definitely treasure to be found.
With many glorious islands to choose from, charter a boat and island hop until you find your favorite. A
ll of the Grenadines promise the piece of private Winter Wun you need to get you through the rest of the Winter and come away with a great tan.
Have a terrific Winter holiday in the Sun