Warm tropical air. Cerulean blue water. Culturally rich and vibrant celebrations of the Islands. These are a few of the things that come to mind when one thinks of the Caribbean. While many travel internationally for their holidays during the summer months, the Caribbean calls out to those with wanderlust or who just need to get away from their hectic daily grind and relax on the beach.
Caribbean in November
Although the peak travel season for the Caribbean Islands does not officially start until December, November is also an ideal time to visit. November 30th is the end of the hurricane season, and storms are usually not expected that late in the month. This is a good time to take advantage of the shoulder-season hotel rates and uncrowded beaches with weather ranging from the mid-70’s to highs in the mid-80’s Fahrenheit.
The Caribbean is a great destination for Thanksgiving for couples and families alike. Bring your beachwear, a sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures, a rain jacket just in case there is rainfall, and dressier resort wear for the evening. Definitely bring sunscreen, as you are closer to the equator and the sunrays are stronger.
The Peak Caribbean Season- December through April
With more temperate weather and extended holiday periods such as Christmas, New Years, and Spring Break, December through April is the peak travel season for travelers to visit the Caribbean. Whether you have time to visit just one island or multiple, some destinations to consider when making your travel itinerary are:
Jamaica is a Caribbean destination known for its diverse landscape and warm, charismatic people. From lush tropical rainforests to majestic mountains and spectacular coastlines, Jamaica is one of iconic Caribbean jewels that should be on everyone’s bucket list. From the resort town of Montego Bay to the natural beauty and wonder of Port Antonio, Jamaica has something for everyone.
- St. Barts
Although St. Barts was hit by Hurricane Irma, they are open for visitors once again. Christmas Village is scheduled to open in December as planned. Stroll along the decorated docks and shop while children gather around Santa Claus and participate in activities along side boats adorned with holiday lights. Visit the local artisans and vendors sell their wares in their holiday market stalls for great gifts and souvenirs to take home.
- Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos in the spring time is a wonderful place to recharge. If you plan on travelling during the Spring Break season, you will not find the partiers like you would in the Bahamas or Jamaica. The cooler spring air keeps mosquitos at bay for the most part and Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, and Sailfish are in season for sports fishermen. Also in April, Turks and Caicos has an Annual Kite Flying Competition in the Bight, Providenciales. Not only will you see the blue sky filled with colorful kites, there is also food, live local music, and an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.
Whether you plan on visiting these beautiful islands right now to take advantage of the shoulder-season or a future during the peak season (booking your resort and flights are recommended to be done months in advance during the peak season), now is a great time to book your hotels and STAjets flights for your travel to the Caribbean. Contact us today at 1.844.FLY.STA1 (1.844.359.7821) for your luxury travel without the airport crowds.