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5 Caribbean Islands for the Perfect Holiday Vacation | Leisure

5 Caribbean Islands for the Perfect Holiday Vacation | Leisure

During holidays, going on trips is an exciting affair. Not only do you add countless memories and gain experiences but also get to bond with your family and friends. If you too are excited about having a family trip over the holidays but don’t have a particular place in mind, consider the Caribbean Islands. The Caribbean archipelago offers a number of beaches with crystal-clear waters, pearly sands, and an electric atmosphere - perfect for an amazing bonding experience with family. Continuing the discussion, here are five exotic Caribbean islands that are ideal for holiday vacations.

1. Bahamas

The Bahamas archipelago has more than 700 islands, each sharing warm, clear waters, friendly locals, and diverse wildlife. When planning a trip in the Bahamas, there is no dearth of unique places that capture one’s imagination. While the pink-sand beaches of Exuma promise an intimate interaction with your loved ones, far emancipated from the world, the Out Islands offer unspoiled sandy stretches of pearl-white sand. Anywhere you go in the Bahamas, be it Nassau, Paradise Island, or Harbor Island, the environment is rife with flashy resorts, water parks, groomed beaches, casinos, and countless dining options.

2. Cayman Islands

The Caymans are known for their highest standard of living and promote a comprehensive roster of gourmet restaurants, scuba diving spots, yoga studios, trendy boutiques, world-renowned Seven Mile Beach, and of course the Stingray City. Made up of three islands - Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman and Little Cayman, you can easily find some of the most beautiful beaches and superb diving hubs here. By planning a holiday trip to the Caymans, you also get to experience colorful wildlife and marine life from curious monkeys and colorful birds to gentle stingrays.

3. Jamaica

It is said that people who visit Jamaica once, often return to the place over and over. Reason? Everything about Jamaica is charismatic, be it its glowing landscape, sugar-soft sand beaches, lush rainforests, gourmet restaurants, intoxicating reggae music, vibrant nightlife or water sports. Being the third-largest Caribbean island, Jamaica is blessed with more than 700 miles of white and gold-sand coastlines. Even the locals, are friendly and laid back; therefore, you feel more than welcome when touring a rum or coffee farm, visiting Bob Marley’s hometown or snorkeling on a secluded white-sand beach. When planning a trip to Jamaica, be sure to include travel to Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay and Treasure Beach.

4. Aruba

Aruba, also known as “the happy island”, is a small Caribbean Dutch island off the coast of Venezuela. The island is a true visual delight with its blond beaches covered with flawless white sand that glows in the sun and tangled fofoti trees that sway playfully in the breezy trade winds. In addition, there are various beachside luxury resorts that allow you to rest while enjoying stunning ocean views. Venues such as the Eagle Beach and Oranjestad promise world-class dining and casinos, warm, friendly locals and endless watersports - just a few reasons why you need to put this One Happy Island in your travel itinerary.

5. Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a small yet beautiful Caribbean island and offers picturesque landscape including waterfalls, lush-green mountains, and the EI Yunque tropical rainforest. Given the island’s small size, you’ll be surprised by the exceedingly malleable wonders that are on offer here. The island features an extensive portfolio of funky beach bars, swanky resorts, and casinos, complete with a vibrant nightlife and electric party atmosphere. Since most beaches here in Puerto Rico face west, you are always in for perfect sunset views. For others, you can indulge in activities such as snorkeling and diving in the bioluminescent bays ( they actually glow in the dark) or play soccer on the dazzling white-sand beaches. You can also spend your vacation exploring the history and culture, dreamy Spanish architecture and scrumptious food of San Juan.

Wrapping up

Everyone loves holidays. While the air begins to chill with extended bouts of snowfall, each one of us gets ready to celebrate a spooky Halloween, satisfying Thanksgiving, and exciting Christmas. The holiday season is also an opportune time to venture outside and explore destinations that promise endless adventures and picturesque memories. Caribbean islands let you choose from a variety of destinations, each one unique and more exciting than other - so that you can have your perfect holiday vacation with family and loved ones.

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