Caribbean holidays are the order of the day for anyone looking to escape the winter blues, with temperatures throughout the British winter time averaging anything from 20 to 26 degrees Celsius across the Caribbean.

Map of the Caribbean

Caribbean Holidays 2017/2018 - Cheap Caribbean Deals Map Barbados Antigua Dominican Republic Jamaica Saint Lucia Mexico Grenada Cancun Bahamas Tobago Cuba Puerto Rico


Paradise islands ringed by breathtaking pearly sands, gently kissed by waters that sparkle beneath a sumptuous sun, the mere mention of the Caribbean is enough to conjure images of pure bliss.

A Caribbean holiday is a journey to a veritable utopia, where the lifestyles are laidback, the scenery is epic and the atmosphere will lull you into a state of unadulterated pleasure. Whichever Caribbean holiday destination you choose you won’t be disappointed, though each retains its own distinct character.

Choose from a wide range of luxury resorts for couples and families in Cancun and the Dominican Republic, sway to the smooth reggae beats of Jamaica, be dazzled by the epic natural splendour of St. Lucia, have fun in friendly Barbados and embrace the island lifestyle of Antigua... Now really is the time to treat yourself to the paradise holiday you have always dreamed of.

Caribbean Highlights Caribbean Bays St Lucia at sundown

Key Highlights of the Caribbean

  • Diving to the depths of Barbados’ coral rich waters
  • Embracing Jamaica’s addictive, reggae-infused island lifestyle
  • Exploring the temples and cenotes of Mexico’s Mayan ruins
  • Admiring the epic views from the peak of Antigua’s Shirley Heights
  • Heading inland to explore Dominican Republic’s mountains and freshwater lakes
  • Relaxing on the pristine sands of St. Lucia’s marvellous beaches

If you would like to know more about Travelbag’s excellent tailor-made holidays to the Caribbean, call us on and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable travel experts.

Caribbean Packing Tips

Coral rich waters, refreshing cocktails and pristine beaches are what, generally, make up the Caribbean destinations. That doesn’t necessarily make for the easiest place to pack for, though, and you need to be aware of what you will need for a Caribbean holiday.

Swimwear, beach cover-up, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops and flip flops should get you sorted for the daytime on the beach. Into the evening and a sweater, long-sleeve shirts, linen pants and comfortable shoes are ideal for being comfortable and relaxed in the bars and restaurants.

We all know it is warm in the Caribbean so don’t chance your luck and make sure you are well stocked up on sunscreen and lip balm with a sun hat and sunglasses to keep you safe for the intense sun. Insect repellent is always handy and a small first aid kit can also be useful.

Whether it is the Shirley Heights in Antigua or the Chichèn Itza in Cancun, there are often day trips from your resorts so it is worth taking a day bag to carry any necessities when exploring. Finally, it doesn’t happen often, but there can be a bit of rain! Oftentimes, this only lasts for a few minutes but a light raincoat or umbrella may (or may not) come in handy.

Weather in the Caribbean

Tourism is at its peak across the Caribbean in the winter months of Europe and North America. It is a classic escape from the dull and dreary weather that we have to endure. With this in mind, December through April is the common time to go, when humidity is low, rainfall minimal and the nights refreshingly cool.

If you are looking to keep the cost down and find a quieter resort then take a look at the summer and autumn but be aware that it is slightly warmer, a lot stickier and is prone to showers and heavy downpours. Keep in mind that June to November is hurricane season.

Essential Information

  • Capital – We do a number of Caribbean holidays and the various capitals are: Mexico – Mexico City, Jamaica – Kingston, Dominican Republic – Santo Domingo, Antigua – St. John’s, Saint Lucia – Castries, Barbados – Bridgetown, Bahamas – Nassau.
  • Currency – The currencies of the various countries are: Mexico – Mexican peso, Jamaica – Jamaican dollar, Dominican Republic – Dominican peso, Antigua and Saint Lucia – East Caribbean dollar, Barbados – Barbadian dollar, Bahamas – Bahamian dollar.
  • Language – The official language of Mexico and the Dominican Republic is Spanish while Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Saint Lucia all use English as their first language.
  • Time Zone – All the countries are GMT -4 hours apart from Jamaica (-5) and Mexico (-6).


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