Sand, sea and palm trees: the perfect recipe for a dream vacation. If you’ve been waiting to book that getaway to the Caribbean, the time is now. We’ve rounded up exclusive deals in these top six island destinations just for you.
The iconic twin peaks known as the Pitons are perhaps the most Instagrammed shot on this island. Second are its beaches; tucked into quiet coves, they range from talcum-powder-white to tan to volcanic black. Then there’s the rich green interior, with sheer cliffs, deep gorges, bubbling sulfur springs, exotic flowers and bird life galore. Romance rules here — after all, with such a dramatic backdrop, how could you not fall in love?
THE DEAL: Anse Chastanet Resort’s Summer Delight package offers guests every third and sixth night free for travel between July 15 and October 31.
This island nation is a winning combination of golden-sand beaches, densely forested mountains and cascading waterfalls. Beyond all that natural beauty, Jamaica offers one of the richest cultural experiences in the Caribbean, with infectious music (reggae, mento, ska) being played at bars across the island, plus outstanding cuisine (jerk foremost among them). Toss into the mix some excellent local rum (Appleton), beer (Red Stripe) and coffee (Blue Mountain) and you’ve pretty much got paradise.
THE DEAL: The all-inclusive Jewel Paradise Cove is offering 45 percent off its spa package for stays of four or more nights. Plus, each adult in your party receives a 30-minute service at Radiant Spa.
Forming the butterfly shape of Guadeloupe are its two “wings”: the main islands of Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre, separated by a narrow river. The former boasts big waves, attracting surfers, while the latter, more rugged isle is ideal for hiking. It’s also becoming a top dive destination — just off its shores is the Cousteau Underwater Park, which is part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
THE DEAL: Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf is an eco-chic stay on Grande-Terre. Book with Caradonna to get seven nights of accommodations, daily breakfast and airport transfers, plus an optional catamaran snorkeling tour and half-day hike to the top of La Soufriere volcano, for the special rate of $558 per person, based on double occupancy.