Do you need to thaw out from the long, cold winter? Heck, even if you live in a relatively temperate climate, there’s nothing quite like a whimsical escape to a tropical island. The Caribbean has something for everyone, whether you want to party all night or just curl up with a trashy novel (paging Mr. Grey…) under one of those umbrella gimmicks on a deserted beach.
Fun for the Whole Family: Atlantis
No doubt you’ve been mesmerized, even taunted, by the slick, intoxicating commercials for Atlantis in the Bahamas’ Paradise Island. (Note: your kids probably have too.) What better place to take the whole family than a resort with its own enormous water park, for crying out loud?
Plus, there are tiers of accommodations for almost every budget and DubLi members get up to 7.5% Cashback when they book from Expedia. Sure, you might get nickel-and-dimed, but it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that your kids will talk about for years.
Single, Ready to Mingle: Cancún
Spring break 2015, wooo-hoooo! Could the greatest Caribbean destination for singles be anywhere but Cancún?
Ok, so if you’re into keg stands, body shots, beach raves and running wild in the streets, Cancún is probably the only vacation spot to concern yourself with from mid-March to early April.
Along with the essential party til’ dawn atmosphere long hailed by “students” who have made college a career, Cancún features some of the cheapest direct flights and room rates in the Caribbean (up to 11% Cashback through Priceline) for a perfect spring getaway.
Paradise the Affordable Way: Punta Cana
For sun-worshippers who don’t mind sharing their sugary sand beaches and aqua-blue water with hordes of mostly well-behaved tourists, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, is one of the most popular Caribbean destinations.
A vast number of affordable all-inclusive accommodations along its 21 miles of beaches are the hallmark of Punta Cana, referred to by some as the “Cancún of the Dominican Republic.” For great getaway deals to Punta Cana, go to CheapCaribbean.com and get up to 7.4% Cashback.
Choose Your Own Adventure: St. Maarten and St. Martin
This tropical destination is really two islands in one. The Dutch side – Sint Maarten – features lively nightlife and more crowds in large part because of its busy port, where all the cruise ship denizens disembark to sunbathe (read: turn red) and snap up all the duty-free items they can fit into their suitcases.
For a taste of Europe, explore the French side, Saint Martin, which is more evocative of the French Riviera than a Caribbean island with its sidewalk cafes, fashionable boutiques, cosmopolitan ambience and, yes, nude beaches. Gasp! Get up to 7.4% Cashback from CheapCaribbean.com when you book a vacation package to St. Maarten and St. Martin.
Honeymooners’ Delight: Saint Lucia
You don’t have to trek all the way to Bora Bora in the remote South Pacific to experience the ultimate in island luxury for your honeymoon or romantic interlude.
Picturesque Saint Lucia (earn up to 11% Cashback on hotels from Priceline) is nestled in the eastern Caribbean on the boundary of the Atlantic Ocean, and the place to go is near the town of Soufrière on the Southwest Coast. Hey, even Superman thinks this place is totally romantic.
Explore stunning views of St. Lucia’s incredible signature mountains, the Gros and Petit Pitons, when you book at incredible hotels like Jade Mountain Resort, an architectural marvel that features stunning infinity pools in your room. Ladera, Anse Chastanet and Sugar Beach are three more great resorts in the area that provide luxurious solitude, along with access to incredible beaches and a variety of water sports.
So what the heck are you waiting for? Get out of the cold and gear up to experience your piece of Caribbean paradise this spring.