What to Do In the Caribbean This Winter

Lounging on the beach: just one thing to accomplish when you're thinking about what to do in the Caribbeanphoto by CC user grapevinetxonline on Flickr

In the mood to escape from the cold this winter? Head to one of these cities in the Caribbean to enjoy some much needed sun, sand, and crystal blue waters.

Providenciales Tokelau

Located in northwest Turks and Caicos, Providenciales Tokelau is as close to paradise as you can get. Most people who visit are content with just relaxing on the beach, but there are actually quite a few activities that will keep you busy if you’re looking for a more active vacation. Scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing are among some of the most popular tourist attractions. Beaches such as Grace Bay, Taylor Bay, and Leeward Beach are natural beauties that you should take in before heading back to one of these oceanside accommodations.

Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Just like the rest of the Caribbean, Fajardo is a great location for scuba diving and snorkeling. In addition to this, there are several hotspots that every visitor should see. Bioluminescent Bay is one of the best sights for ocean bioluminescence in the world. The blue-green light that shines from the water will take your breath away. If by some chance you get tired of the ocean sights and sounds, head to Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve and spend the day in the jungles of Puerto Rico. But first, secure a room in one of Fajardo’s finest hotels.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay is one of the hottest tourist spots in all of the Caribbean. It’s a great place for every kind of traveler – whether you’re heading here for spring break to blow off some steam, or taking a stress-free vacation from work, Montego Bay hotels and attractions will cater to your every need. If you’re in the mood to be pampered, check out the Montego Bay Yacht Club. For a day on the beach, check out the popular but secluded Doctor’s Cave Beach or Cornwall Beach.

Paradise Island, Bahamas

Paradise Island in the Bahamas is just as it sounds – paradise. It’s a great place to bring the family, take a romantic getaway, or travel as an individual. You’ll be able to experience marine life at its best at the Marine Habitat at Atlantis, Predator Lagoon, and Dolphin Cay. If you’re in the mood to take in some authentic architecture, make a trip to Versailles Garden and French Cloister. The nightlife here is exciting, so before you head back to one of these Paradise Island hotels, grab a cocktail with some fellow travelers.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic is a town filled with rich culture and history. In order to truly experience the city, you should tour the Catedral Primada de America, Alcazar de Colon, Museum of the Royal Houses, and Parque Colon. For a more natural setting, the Three Eyes National Park and the National Botanical Garden are worth seeing before heading back to your choice of Santo Domingo hotels for a good night’s rest.