Quick Guide to
Caribbean Travel

Quick Guide to the Caribbean Islands Travel | SuperTravelMama.com

Caribbean travel is on almost everyone's bucket list.

Sunshine. Warm weather year-round. Lush, tropical greenery. What's not to love?

The only question is which island to choose!

There are websites devoted to single islands, so this page is just a general overview of the entire region. Below, you can click on the name of the island you are interested in to get even more location specific details.

There are more than 700 islands that make up the Caribbean travel zone. The weather is nearly perfect from December through April, as it is located in the tropical to subtropical zone.

Generally, the Caribbean is considered a part of North America, however, each island has it's own history and culture that is dependent on who the early inhabitants were.

Many islands were colonized by European countries, and those influences can still be seen and felt today.

Caribbean Travel Weather

Each island in the Caribbean has its own climate, depending on distance from the Equator and elevation.

In general, the months with the best weather for visiting the Caribbean are December through April. The average high temperature ranges from 79°F (26°C) to 88°F (31°C).

The average rainfall during those months is between 1-5 inches (2.5-12.7cm).

Hurricane season for the Caribbean runs from June to November, but the worst ones have typically hit in August and September.

The island of Antigua

Why Choose Caribbean Travel?

Not only do the Caribbean islands offer an incredible climate, (especially for those of us looking to escape winter weather at home!), but they are home to some of the most fun activities you can do on vacation.

For those who love water sports, scuba diving and snorkeling are some of the most popular activities in which travelers engage. The reefs, the different fish, the shipwrecks - all are waiting to be explored just beneath the water's surface.

Of course, many people love the Caribbean golf courses, and I suppose I can't blame them. If you are a golf aficionado, there can't be a more scenic and idyllic location to play.  

Given it's tropical climate, the nature on the Caribbean islands makes for some gorgeous outdoor activities like hiking, ziplining, and waterfall exploring.

For something unique for all you animal-lovers out there, you can swim with pigs in the Bahamas! This activity rose in popularity after being featured on the show "The Bachelor" but I'm guessing most of your friends haven't tried it yet!

Islands of the Caribbean

Anguilla

Antigua & Barbuda

Aruba

The Bahamas

Barbados

Bermuda

British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands

Cuba

Curaçao

Dominican Republic

Grenada

Haiti

Jamaica

Martinique

Puerto Rico

St Barthélemy (St Barts)

St Kitts & Nevis

St Lucia

St Martin/Sint Maarten

St Vincent & the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos Islands

US Virgin Islands

Best Caribbean Islands for Families

For families with younger children, you'll probably want to pick an island that has a direct flight option like Jamaica, Puerto Rico, or The Bahamas. Otherwise, you'll be catching another flight and/or ferry to get to your final destination.

If your children are older or teenagers, you might want to consider the Dominican Republic, the Cayman Islands, or the (British or US) Virgin Islands. These destinations have plenty of activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, and water sports to keep kids busy.

Snorkeling with stingrays in Grand Cayman

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