For those who live in the Northern Hemisphere know that this is your chance to flock towards brighter and warmer places to soften the blow from the winter winds. Why not bring the whole family with you? Here we have created a list of the best Caribbean destinations to visit with your family for the Holiday Season!!
Puerto Rico plays a large part in history for the Spanish culture since Christopher Columbus’s 2nd voyage claimed this territory from the indigenous Taino people in 1493. With waves of different cultures trying to discover more of the Western World, Puerto Rico has always been on the pathway through and that’s why there is such a beautiful blend of them in all the people here. San Juan is the capital and most populous city of the island and is where you will find tons of historical monuments such as the ‘Fuerte San Felipe del Morro’ and ‘Castillo de San Cristobal’ that were built to protect the city of Old San Juan from land attacks. Speaking of Old San Juan, an infamous, quaint, and vibrant grounds of it’s previous life that has been beautifully restored and is worth the walk through. With tons of clear, calm beaches to swim in, shops to explore, and mouthwatering food to dine on, Puerto Rico is hand down one of the best places when it comes to family travels and there’s something for everyone!
Whether you’re thinking about Spring Break or a regular Summer family vacation, the Bahamas is probably one of those destinations that almost everyone thinks of but still shows to be relevant to this day. With roughly about 700 islands altogether, the Bahamas can easily rule as number one when it comes to beach vacations because of the millions of visitors each year, duty free shops, scuba diving, and fishing activities, all on top of their picturesque beaches that are found on many computer backgrounds. Families usually come here solely for the infamous Atlantis Bahamas mega resort that is an outrageous waterpark on top of many other amenities for all ages.
Ironically, the remarkable island of Aruba and her sister islands, Bonaire and Curacao, were originally nicknamed the ‘Useless Islands’ in 1513 by the Spaniards. Other than swimming and enjoying the crystalline, divine bays, a popular activity to indulge in is scuba diving because the waters have hidden treasures and coral reefs to explore. If family vacation this year is for scheduling in some time for some adventure and for relaxing times, Aruba is hard to be beat.
‘America’s Caribbean Paradise’ is the preferred name of the United States’ very own Virgin Islands that embodies an incredible amount of culture of both Creole and Spanish descent. All the islands, St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix, are all accessible to each other and are unique in their own fashion but stand equally as beautiful. St. Thomas is the most visited island with many luxurious shops and yachts anchored in the harbor and has a reputation of their wild annual Carnival celebration. While just a 30-minute ferry ride away, St. John appeals to the honeymooners and a much more relaxing Caribbean vibe. St. Croix being the least visited island, still stays important because of its sugar plantations and rum distilleries. Come explore the triad of the U.S. Virgin Islands that will add so much personality and flavor to your family vacations.
Just like many of it’s Caribbean counterparts, Turks & Caicos is known for its turquoise blue waters and extraordinary, fine white sands. With two groups of tropical islands together, the exploration is endless from Grand Turk’s Turks & Caicos National Museum to the Salt Cay’s coral reef that is one of the world’s largest. Their main reputation gears more towards a secluded getaway but again there are many reasons why to bring the family here. Not to mention that along with their increased amounts of visitors, more chain restaurants and seaside adventures to have been setting up shop. Overall, these Caribbean islands are enriched with culture and history that have something for everyone so why not bring your family here to soak in the sunny days and salty airs in this paradise.
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