Caribbean Vacations: FAQ and Their Answers

DSC06802, Petit St. Vincent (PSV), Winward Island, The Grenadines, Caribbean“DSC06802, Petit St. Vincent (PSV), Winward Island, The Grenadines, Caribbean” by lyng883 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Have you always dreamed of vacationing in the warm, sunny, and tropical Caribbean? If so, it is time to make that dream of yours become a reality. If this would be your first time visiting the Caribbean, keep reading on for some helpful answers to some of the questions that first time travelers (just like you) have.

Question: Where in the Caribbean should I vacation?

Answer: This decision isn’t one that you should let someone else make for you; it is a decision that you should make on your own. It might be a hard decision to make because you have a lot of great choices. On that same note, you might be interested to hear that popular vacation destinations for romantic getaways, honeymoons, and family vacations include the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.

Question: When should I travel?

Answer: This is another question that should depend on your personal preferences. On that same note, the Caribbean is just like any other vacation destination in the fact that it does have its peak travel seasons. Typically, you will pay more and find more crowds when you travel from December to April. If you don’t mind the crowds, you will typically find the best weather during these months. If you are looking for less crowds and better discounts, travel from April to December might be within your best interest. During these months, the weather might not be perfect but it will still be better than what you are used to in the United States.

Caribbean, the Caribbean Sea, more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs, and cays - the West Indies“Caribbean, the Caribbean Sea, more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs, and cays – the West Indies” by Nouhailler is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Question: Where should I stay?

Answer: Once again (are you noticing a theme) where you stay should be based on your own personal preferences. With that said, know that most travelers like you were pleased with their decision to go all inclusive. When you stay at an all inclusive resort, you get an all inclusive travel package. Unlike staying at a traditional hotel or resort, the cost of your trip includes a lot more than just your room. For example, your stay should include onsite entertainment, meals, snacks, drinks, tips, as well as qualifying airport transfers. Moreover, it is important to note that these resorts are setup so that everything you need or want is right onsite and within your reach.

Question: What type of activities can you enjoy on Caribbean vacations?

Answer: The better question would be “what can’t you do on a Caribbean vacation.” Honestly, there is so much for you to do and see. Say you opt for an all inclusive resort stay. Your resort might have a spa, golf course, rock climbing wall, an ocean with tons of beach activities, tennis courts, basketball courts, and more! With that said, you can also enjoy a ton of offsite activities as well. In addition to sightseeing by yourself, you have the option to schedule a sightseeing tour with a guide and these tours can have you traveling by boat, bike, ATV, horseback, or on foot!

Caribbean near Tulum“Caribbean near Tulum” by mdanys is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Question: How far in advance should I plan my trip?

Answer: It is recommended that you book your travel plans at least two months before your anticipated travel date. However, there are benefits to booking even earlier. Despite what we often believe, you don’t have to wait until the last minute to get the best travel deals and discounts. In fact, many all inclusive resorts have “Book Now, Save Later” deals that enable you to get some of their best deals of the year by booking your trip anywhere from two months to six months in advance! It is also important to remember, that a valid passport is needed for travel, so be sure to give yours enough time to arrive.

Question: How should I go about booking my travel plans?

Answer: You might be most familiar with third party travel websites because we see their advertisements on the internet and their commercials on television. You can book Caribbean vacations through these websites, but there are benefits to going directly to the source. So lets say that you decide to stay at a Breezes resort, you want to visit and so forth. Despite what you might have been told in the past, hotels and resorts themselves tend to offer just as good of deals as those third party travel websites. In fact, you can sometimes find better deals.

Author Resource:-> Plan your Caribbean vacation today by visiting

By: Sarah Avery

Back To Top