Caribbean holidays: Escape to the colourful Caribbean
So much more than sun, and sand - should you need it!
Caribbean beaches are the benchmark for all the world's finest beaches. The image of a white sand Caribbean beach, sandwiched between emerald waters and serene palm trees is an image that every beach lover has etched into their minds, and the real thing simply blows your wildest dreams out of the water. But the beauty of a Caribbean holiday certainly doesn't begin and end at the seaside, there is a whole world to explore.
There are over 700 islands split into 25 territories making up the Caribbean, so the only hardship in taking a Caribbean holiday is deciding which one to explore. Almost every one of the Caribbean islands has its own ambience, which makes the decision even harder. The youthful atmosphere and constant entertainment of the Dominical Republic contrasts with the almost stationary pace of traditional life in St Kitts and Nevis, whilst the music and Caribbean food famous in Jamaica and the Bahamas seems very different to the Caribbean food emanating from Puerto Rico or Guadeloupe.
Top Five Caribbean Holiday Destinations
Caribbean Holidays in the BahamasThe Bahamas are one of the most popular destinations for a Caribbean holiday for many reasons. The incredibly clear waters of the sea as well as the enormous stretches of coral reefs mean scuba diving thrives in the Bahamas.
Caribbean Holidays in Puerto RicoThe sensational mix of cultures, as well as the exotic white beaches, attract thousands of laid back tourists each year, to eat, dance and relax in real style. Throughout the year, festivals and events provide captivating entertainment.
Caribbean Holidays in JamaicaJamaica is known for the three R's - Reggae, Rastas and Rum! Golf is also taking off in a big way in Jamaica, ensuring, along with the beaches, history and nature, that every member of the family is entertained.
Caribbean Holidays in the Dominican RepublicThe Dominican Republic is still little known to British tourists, but the staggering landscapes, pure white beaches and exotic wildlife will mean that a Caribbean holiday to the Dominican Republic will stay in the memory for life.
Caribbean Holidays in St Kitts and NevisFor those that really wish to completely relax, swinging in a hammock between two palm trees with the soft sound of the sea in your ears, the sun on your face and a cool beer in hand. Nothing could be more peaceful, relaxing or enviable!
With 9-10 hours of glorious sunshine daily throughout the year, it is amazing how much you can fit into a day on a Caribbean holiday. Walking through virgin forests, exploring British Colonial forts from the 17th century, white water rafting, horse riding, golf and of course, any number of water sports in the warm, crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. The evenings are no less exciting. Whether you are tucking into some famed Caribbean food, of which the seafood is certainly not to be ignored, dancing the night away to the always lively beats of Caribbean music or simply watching the sun setting over the sea with your loved one, the balmy evenings are an absolute pleasure to experience on a Caribbean holiday.
If the thought of waking up in your very own Caribbean house, looking out over the sea and really enjoying the very best of life seems too much to resist, the choice of houses to rent in the Caribbean available on HomeAway.co.uk will really excite you. With no commissions raising your rental rate, your perfect Caribbean holiday is well within reach. And by taking a self catering holiday rental, you can ensure the flexibility and freedom to really experience genuine Caribbean food, music and lifestyles, not to mention the Caribbean beaches.