Planning the Perfect Caribbean Island Vacation

When you want to get away and relax, there is no better region to visit than the Caribbean. Each of the islands is a unique paradise, and there is plenty to keep you entertained. So here’s how to plan your perfect Caribbean island vacation.

Choose the Location

The location you choose is very important. The Caribbean is not one place: it’s lots of smaller islands that all have their own identities. So, you need to check out all the options and decide which one is best for you. You could opt for the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, or the Grenadines. And those are just a few of the options!

Picture via Flickr
Picture via Flickr

Consider the Accommodation Options

When you’re in the Caribbean, the main attraction is always going to be the beach: this is where you’ll find some of the best beaches in the world, so it would be crazy not to spend some time on them. As you don’t want to waste time traveling a long way from the hotel to the beach each day, you should make sure your hotel is located as close to the main beach as possible. Or if you want something a bit more interesting, why not spend your holiday on a crewed yacht? It’s an interesting experience, and you can find out about crewed yacht charter costs online. You can then spend your time moving between different islands.

Explore the Water

In the Caribbean, the waters are clear and appealing, and there are all kinds of tropical fish to be spotted. You could even take a boat tour and look out for the dolphins that populate these waters. You’ll have a wonderful opportunity to explore the sea if you decide to spend your stay on a yacht; but even if you don’t, you should make time in your schedule to explore the waters and experience the region’s marine life.

Enjoy Spa Treatments and Sports

There is always luxury on offer in the best hotels and destinations of the Caribbean. If you want to relax, you should take advantage of this. There are some great spas in this part of the world that have greatly improved in recent times. Just make sure that you know the costs involved first, or you might get a surprise when you see the bill! If relaxation is not what you’re after, you could try out the sports facilities and golf courses. There are some stunning golf courses to check out on the islands.

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Picture via i.ytimg

Sample Caribbean Dining

The food in the Caribbean is incredible. It’s one of the best things about the islands, so you need to make sure that you try it out while you’re there. You will be able to find plenty of restaurants near you. The local cuisines on the islands tend to mix different traditions from the region’s past, since settler countries like France and Spain have had an impact on the food. This is mixed with the best of the local traditions, which go back even further. Meats and spices are especially abundant, so experiment and taste as much as possible.


What’s your favourite or dream Caribbean island? Let me know in the comments below!

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Hey, I'm Camille! I quit my life to travel the world in 2013 – and I haven’t stopped since! I have visited 40+ countries as a location-independent travel/lifestyle writer and digital marketer. I like hammocks, scooters, eating, and scaring my mother trying adventure sports! I was chosen as a top travel influencer by, and have co-founded Helipad Marketing to help travel & lifestyle brands soar with killer online marketing.

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