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Planning a Caribbean vacation?

The Caribbean makes for a great sun-and-sand escape in winter. It’s home to more than 7,000 sunny islands, each with its own rhythm.

Sip rum punches in Jamaica, dive underneath the waters off the Bahamas or soak up the laid-back vibes of Barbados.

We know the island of St. Martin and St. Maarten particularly well!

Quick Caribbean travel information

Caribbean travel information

Number of islands: Over 700 in the Caribbean Sea

Largest Caribbean island: Cuba

Our favorite Caribbean islands: Antigua, Barbados (we got engaged here), St. Barts, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines

When to go: The best time to visit the Caribbean is between December and April (avoid the hurricane season from about August to October/November)

Currency: The United States dollar (USD) is accepted in most places

Famous people from the Caribbean: Bob Marley (reggae musician), Usain Bolt (sprinter) and Rhianna (singer)

Where to stay

How would you like to rent a Caribbean villa? You can vacay like a millionaire (or multi-millionaire). And the family memories created are, well, priceless!

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