The Best Places in the Caribbean to Visit this Spring

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Spring is a time of rejuvenation. A time to jump-start your life after a harsh winter. What better way to do this than to treat yourself to a holiday in the Caribbean? The islands of the Caribbean have long been a popular vacation destination for people from all over the world. Honeymooners, families, friends and even retirees flock to these stunning islands to enjoy the fantastic weather, beautiful beaches, ocean breeze and great cuisine. It offers something for everyone, including great airfare rates from various airports across the country.

There are more than 700 islands in the Caribbean that are separated into different countries, regions and territories. Each and every one of them has their very own charm, culture and attractions. One things that they all have in common are the beaches, which are some of the most beautiful in the world. This makes it difficult to decide where to spend you Caribbean vacation. Here are the best places in the Caribbean to visit this spring.

Cayman Islands

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Many people think of the Cayman Islands as a world offshore financial haven, but this British Overseas Territory has a lot to offer anyone that visits thanks to its stunning beaches, excellent scuba diving and colourful festivals. Visit the island in the spring and you can join in on the fun at Batabano, aka Cayman Carnival. This is the most vibrant festival in the country, complete with a parade, steel drums and food. Book your tickets today and immerse yourself in this fantastic festival. In between the festivities, visit Stingray City, the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and Boatswain’s Beach, which is home to only commercial Green Sea Turtle farm in the world. Let’s not forget about Seven Mile Beach, the Cayman Islands’ most magnificent stretch and where most of the best resorts, villas and restaurants can be found.

Saint Lucia

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Famous for its iconic twin Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton), Saint Lucia is one of the most scenic countries in the Caribbean. Its mountains can be seen from afar, especially its tallest Mount Gimie, which is surrounded by tropical rainforest. Still, most people visit these islands for its beaches, with Pigeon Island having some of the most magnificent ones. It is also the island where you can enjoy the St. Lucia Jazz Festival. The five-day festival is held at different venues around the island, including the Sandals Grande St. Lucian. It is a world famous event that has had many acclaimed performers, including Diana Ross, Herbie Hancock, Amy Winehouse, Natalie Cole and Angie Stone, amongst others.

Jamaica

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Jamaica is the fourth largest island in the Caribbean and one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world. It is home to the seventh-largest natural harbour in the world, the Blue Mountains and the famous Dunn’s River Falls. It is also a country of rich culture, known for its music and food. What many don’t know is that Jamaica also has a fashion scene and every year it hosts Caribbean Fashion Week. The event happens in Kingston and features the top designers across the entire region. The closest resort area to Kingston is Ocho Rios, which is home to Dolphin Cove, Fern Gully and a Beaches Resorts.

Places to Stay While on Your Spring Caribbean Vacation

A great way to make your spring visit in the Caribbean that much more extraordinary is to book a luxurious private villa. Exceptional Villas has a fantastic portfolio with some of the most exclusive villas in the Caribbean. Many of these are set right on some of the region’s most magnificent beaches, while others are set on a hill overlooking the sea. Renting a villa is definitely something to look into, as it will give you complete privacy and the feeling that you are in your very own tropical paradise home.

 

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