The Caribbean is the perfect place for lovers of the laid-back lifestyle, where beach side relaxation is always on the agenda and sunshine is never in short supply. Every Caribbean island in this stunning region boasts its own unique charm and character, from the 365 pristine beaches of Antigua and the spectacular shorelines of Barbados, to the lush mountainous scenery of St Lucia and the lively towns and cities of Puerto Rico.
Winter is warm and sunny. This is the main tourist season. It rarely rains, and the temperature is usually between 25 and 28°C. It is not very hot, and the sea water is warm. The best conditions for visiting the Caribbean occur from November to April. Summers are too warm and humid with temperatures of over 30°C and with abundant rainfalls over some of the islands.
However, places such as Aruba are less affected by the weather conditions over the rest of the Caribbean Sea, and there is no hurricane or rainy season. In the Caribbean, you can enjoy your days however you please. Whether you’re the type of traveler who likes to delve into the local culture and immerse yourself in your unique surroundings or simply spend a day laying on the beach, playing games on the soft golden sands or swimming in the crystal blue ocean waters for which this captivating archipelago is perhaps best known.
The majority of the Caribbean Islands are covered with very dense tropical vegetation. The sight of exotic flowers in winter is hard to resist. Tropical palms grow along powder-sand white beaches, casting a tempting shadow. Although it is difficult to determine which islands have the largest tourist resources, yet we cannot miss Cuba, considered the most beautiful island in the world, as well as Jamaica and the island of Hispaniola. On some of the islands in the Caribbean there are really fascinating and worth visiting cities and villages.
Perhaps among the most interesting are Willemstad on the island of Curacao, known for its Dutch architecture, and the jewel of the Caribbean, the Cuban capital Havana, whose old town is under the auspices of UNESCO. The Caribbean Islands are best known for the wide variety of tropical fruits and fresh seafood as well as for their great wealth of alcoholic drinks and cocktails. Who has not dreamed of a cool exotic drink served with a straw and small colorful umbrella in it under the shade of tropical trees along the shore?
Talking about the best Caribbean foods and drinks, we cannot miss the Cayman Islands and Martinique, which together are considered “the most delicious” islands in the region.
Visiting the Caribbean islands, you will be pleasantly surprised by the local hospitality. The inhabitants of the Caribbean countries are among the most radiant and positive people in the world. They are natural, friendly and easy-going. No matter if you are in a restaurant, hotel or somewhere else, the good mood is everywhere.
When it comes to security and safety, the Caribbean Islands are quite diverse tourist destination. As a whole the vast majority of islands and resorts in the region are safe and quiet. In some large cities, however, the level of crime may be too high. Be cautious when traveling around Jamaica, and especially if visiting Haiti.
If you love to dive, probably the Caribbean will be much more suitable for you. The azure and transparent water is home to thousands of species of marine creatures, and the shallow coral reefs are among the most beautiful in the world. The underwater visibility in some areas can reach up to 50 meters. Among the best places for diving are the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas.