Soft, warm sand beneath your feet, warm sun on your skin, and light tropical breezes brushing through the palms above…these are just a few of the many reasons you should consider booking your last-minute holiday in one of these stunning Caribbean destinations!
As far as ocean views, palm trees, and incredible food go, is it. Its French influence is found in its sense of style, gourmet restaurants, and exclusive boutiques. Celebrities flock there to explore what many agree is among the most gorgeous of Caribbean islands. Breathtaking mountains, scenic uncrowded beaches, and deep blue bays are an everyday occurrence in this unique island paradise.
The Dominican Republic has a distinctly laid-back, Latin vibe, with a happening nightlife to boot. History buffs will enjoy a visit to Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the New World, and with 1000 miles of stunning shoreline to explore; there truly is something for everyone. Northern coastal beaches are a draw for surfers and kite boarders, and Samana is a budding ecotourism destination. Punta Canais lovely, and Boca Chicaoffers calm waters ideal for children.
St. Martin has an average temperature of 26 and is home to some of the Caribbean’s best beaches: think soft white sand and bright turquoise water, as seen from your luxury villa.
St. Martin is halfFrench, half Dutch, and both are prominent, but there’s also a strong Caribbean feel, so don’t think you won’t hear reggae. The island’s mouthwatering food has its French and Creole influences to thank, among the 110 other nationalitiesthat call St. Martin home.
Anguilla is a magnificent, off-the-beaten-track destination located just across the water from Saint-Martin, and its beaches are said to be among the world’s best. Meads Bay and Rendezvous Bay are the cream of the crop. Feel like some oceanside horseback riding? Head to Cove Bay. Feel like some delicious food? Between the abundantly available lobster, BBQ ribs, red snapper, and rum punch, you can’t go wrong. Book your vacation rental in Anguilla to get a taste!
Fly into Cancun and find the86-mile Yucatán Peninsulacoastline stretching ahead as you enter the Riviera Maya. The cliff top ruins are among the best-preserved sites and offer stunning ocean views. Tulum is a favorite destination for yogis and surfers and has also become a foodie draw, thanks to the fresh daily catch of mahi-mahi and octopus. Laid back Playa del Carmen is popular, as is Akumal for the sight of hundreds of endangered sea turtles laying their eggs.
While it’s fantastic beaches are beyond compare, Barbados also has a vibrant nightlife, a lush, wild, inland worth a hike, and perfect beaches for both pro surfers and slow swims. It is also known for its impeccable golf courses, and historic homes. Carlisle Bay is known for its local shipwrecks and abundant wildlife, which attracts scuba divers and snorkelers. Whatever you do, don’t pass up a taste of Barbados’ world-famous rum!