If you are looking to escape the winter chill this holiday season, the Caribbean is sure to be your best bet. Escape from the cold and grey days to spend some time just soaking up the sun, and making the most out of local festivals and events. Here are six destinations guaranteed to keep all travellers happy this winter season.
On any of these 6 islands, winter holiday just can't go wrong. But I'm really tempted by a Chocolate Festival in Barbados and #5 on the list is one of all time favorites. See all six for yourself.
This island is small but full of wonders. Barbados is 21 miles long and is considered one of the most developed islands in the Caribbean region.
This island offers a blend of all types of activities, from spectacular dives which will enable visitors to discover its coral reefs and the bounty of sunken ships that encircle the island, to exotic natural spots and artistic displays on land.
Thrilling festivals and performances throughout the year also make this holiday spot that much more special.
Who it is for: Basically, anyone who wants to make the most of a natural and sunny destination. The destination suits couples looking for a romantic spot (especially those looking for a place to marry or spend their honeymoon), families with children, business travellers, and active travellers looking for an adventure.
What’s on this season: There are plenty of events happening in Barbados around this time, including Christmas carols and shows, art exhibitions, and plenty of events focusing on dining. If you make it to the island at the end of January, you will be able to experience the Annual Barbados Chocolate Festival.
Flight and Accommodation info: Delta Airlines flies to the Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown, Barbados from New York (John F Kennedy International Airport) and Atlanta (Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport). There are connecting flights to these airports across the US.
Accommodation ranges from self-catering apartments to luxurious resorts, suitable for every type of budget and mood. Prices may range between USD 40 a night for a cheaper guest house to USD 1600 at some of the island’s most luxurious hotels.
The next island on the list is full of local events starting mid December. With everything else it has to offer, no wonder it's on the top list this season.