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No matter the tropical fix you seek, a Caribbean vacation will undoubtedly deliver. Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, the glorious West Indies brings year-round sunshine, 28 unique island countries, and adventures for every age and desire.
Laze in pink or white sugar sands and dive world-famous treasures. Hike to towering waterfalls and secluded caves, or nap in a hammock. Shop in local markets, experience culinary gems, sail and golf.
From Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic to Aruba, St. Lucia and Bermuda, Orbitz can help you narrow it down. Our Caribbean travel guide gives you the scoop on the best time to go, top 10 attractions and insider gems.
The Caribbean features a tropical climate with sunshine year-round, making a Caribbean vacation worthwhile no matter what time of the year. The region experiences dry and wet seasons, plus much warmer months, so the best time to visit boils down to whether you prefer perfect weather or lower hotel rates.
January to May tend to be drier months, and are more popular with travelers -- especially in January. From early spring through summer, more rain and hotter temperatures (plus cool trade winds) make this an ideal time to find great deals on a Caribbean vacation. Hurricane season officially spans from June through November, and early December is the best time to go for low hotel rates and few crowds.
Eat at Scotchie’s in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios for fantastic Jamaican jerk food, plus traditional fried dough and breadfruit.
Buy some bling in St. Martin, where you’ll find some of the best deals on silver and gold in all of the duty-free Caribbean.
Do the Dolphin Cay Deep Water Swim at Atlantis and snorkel alongside a dolphin using your own water scooter.
Try The Fish Fry restaurant in Nassau near Arawak Cay for authentic Bahamian conch salad, fried fish and cold Kalik beer.
Rent a scooter in Bermuda for great exploration, with stops in Dockyard, Hamilton City, St. George and the famous Swizzel Inn.
Guests at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe - All Inclusive benefit from a calm, picturesque location and a wide range of modern conveniences and services. This elegant resort provides guests with a selection of all inclusive services, including access to the on-site... More
The All Inclusive Resort Melia Tropical sets the standard for family oriented, golf lovers, and couples that want to relax and enjoy all about the spectacular Punta Cana. The hotel offers more than 1,100 suites, all surrounded by palm trees and lush vegetation. The... More
Find balance between nature and luxury at Paradisus Punta Cana Resort, on the exquisite Bavaro Beach. Open-air architecture, native mangrove forests, soaring coconut trees, a white-sand beach and brilliant ocean views set the stage, matched by 694 opulent guest suites, 9... More
The Hotel RIU Palace Bavaro is an all-inclusive resort and hotel in Punta Cana. This luxurious, beachfront resort boasts amenities such as a sauna and spa, which offer various beauty treatments, a fitness center, three fresh water swimming pools, and a solarium terrace.... More
An oceanfront resort on a beautiful shore, Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive provides all-inclusive options for families who love variety and couples alike. With meals and drinks included at six restaurants and eleven bars, guests can relax and enjoy the... More
Steps from the powder-white sands of Bavaro Beach is the Majestic Elegance Punta Cana. The hotel attracts everyone from families to couples looking for a romantic getaway. Facilities include beach cabanas and rooftop bars with sweeping views of the beach. This tropical... More
For an adults-only getaway in the gorgeous, sunny Dominican Republic, the Excellence Punta Cana resort can't be beat. Stroll through coconut groves and lush green landscapes, and be sure to visit the delightfully isolated beach just a few meters from the hotel. Activities... More
The palatial grounds of Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort sweep guests away in contemporary luxury. A visual feast infiltrates every corner of the 554-room property, which incorporates theatrical details like beach beds, soaring ceilings and well-manicured... More
Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana – All Inclusive aims for the ultimate all-inclusive experience, pampering guests with meandering pools, a swim-up bar, beachside massage palapas and lots of diversions for adults and kids. Supervised programs for children ages 3 to 17... More
Located within the Riu resort complex, Riu Palace Punta Cana All Inclusive towers over Arena Gorda, a pristine stretch of white sand dotted by palm trees. The palatial resort beckons with 612 rooms styled with old-world furniture and earth tones, plus multiple a la carte... More
White sand, comfort and fun on Cable Beach A warm Bahamian welcome awaits you at Melia Nassau Beach Resort - All Inclusive, ideally situated on a 1,000-foot stretch of Nassau's most spectacular white-sand beach. From the moment you arrive, you'll be treated to gracious... More
The Comfort Suites Paradise Island hotel is an all-suite hotel on beautiful Paradise Island. The hotel is adjacent to the famed Atlantis Resort, where guests enjoy access, including Atlantis pools, lazy river, water slides, movie theater, casino and spa. Additionally,... More
The Riu Palace Paradise Island All-Inclusive resort sits adjacent to the famous Atlantis Resort on three miles of white sand. Dining choices are endless, from 24/7 room service and buffets, to specialty restaurants. Meals, drinks, entertainment, accommodations, taxes and... More
Housed in a grand architecture accentuated by intricate art pieces and an elegant ambience,Royal Towers Atlantis, Autograph Collection creates a luxurious haven for discerning travellers exploring the Bahamas. Royal Towers also features easy access to Mandara Spa, the... More
Breezes Bahamas all-inclusive resort is the first and only "Super-Inclusive" resort in the Bahamas. Guests feast at buffets and specialty restaurants while sipping tropical drinks -- all included. Guests ascend the rock-climbing wall, take in a show, swim in warm ocean... More
Beach Tower Atlantis, Autograph Collection offers a true Caribbean feel in a laid-back environment for vacationing families and budget conscious travelers. The hotel is the closest to the beach and many marine exhibits, as well as the Lazy River, Seagrapes... More
Over one mile of expansive, private, beautiful, white sand beach. Welcome to Grand Bahama Island's only all-inclusive resort, Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach. Renowned for its ample white sand beach and warm tropical waters, this fine resort offers 274 rooms with a Caribbean... More
Coral Towers Atlantis, Autograph Collection is a centrally located property offering contemporary and relaxed accommodations within a tropically casual atmosphere. The rooms offer one king or two queen beds with sitting areas and full balconies with water or terrace... More
The Cove Atlantis, Autograph Collection is an oasis within Atlantis on Paradise Island. The all-suite haven offers 600 suites on a breathtaking white-sand beach. Guests are treated to innovative technology, soothing interiors and exclusive access to Cain at the Cove, an... More
Situated on the online private beach in downtown Nassau, the British Colonial Hilton hotel offers a taste of the island's rich history, along with some of the most modern amenities for both business and vacation travelers. From Hilton Deluxe Rooms to Suites with separate... More
Four diamond extravagance is offered to all guests at the Marriot San Juan Resort, keeping adults entertained with champagne-style pleasure, while wowing kids with games and waterslides. An oasis among Puerto Rico's party atmosphere, the hotel features grand architecture,... More
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa, nestled in a lush hideaway between the Atlantic Ocean and El Yunque Caribbean National Forest, both pampers and impresses guests with a wide array of amenities. Guests enjoy breathtaking ocean views, rivaled only by the tropical... More
Looking to feel like a VIP for the duration of your stay? The Ritz-Carlton Suite offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.Poolside dwellers are well equipped with the hotel's pavilions, cabanas, lounge chairs and towels. Attentive servers will also bring out ice cold... More
Gran Melia Puerto Rico, located on Coco Beach, offers an idyllic location on Puerto Rico's northeastern coast. The resort features 544 oversized suites, including 131 Red Level Suites and 59 Red Level Family Suites, a world-class spa, several pools, the nearby... More
Both couples and those without children will appreciate the designated adults-only pool for some comfort and quiet.Keep your walking and dancing shoes handy whenever you leave the room, since it's easy to get carried away by the extensive San Juan nightlife. ... More
Club level rooms are excellent for guests desiring a child-free vacation.Make sure to try a signature plate of grilled chicken and beans during your visit. GeneralInterContinental San Juan LocationA backdrop of wild, tropical surroundings and a two-mile stretch of beach... More
Experience the best of Old San Juan at the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel, which seamlessly blends old world charm with modern luxury. Located just a few minutes from the airport and cruise ship docking areas, guests can start their visits with minimal delay. Guests relish... More
Enjoy the local beauty and culture of San Juan nestled within a contemporary atmosphere at Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts, perched just moments away from Puerto Rico's famous Alambique Beach. Relax with a clear conscience, as the hotel's commitment... More
Prepare to be pampered boutique-style at the Water and Beach Club Hotel, San Juan in Puerto Rico. Staff members work hard to make your stay memorable at this water-inspired resort. A favorite for special events, it offers rooftop relaxation with a swimming pool, couch... More
The beach hammocks provided by the Courtyard by Marriott staff are a unique favorite among guests. GeneralCourtyard by Marriott San Juan Isla Verde Beach Resort, Puerto Rico LocationBlue Flag award-winning Isla Verde Beach is found in Puerto Rico's San Juan, and home to... More
Situated overlooking Morning Star beach, Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts is an idyllic tropical paradise with stunning views over the Caribbean Sea. Luxurious rooms set in beachfront and garden locations blend tropical style with modern... More
The Secret Harbour Beach Resort is often rated as one of the top locations for snorkeling on the island of St. Thomas. The 200-yard stretch of beach and calm water also is ideal for swimming, kayaking and stand-up paddling. The resort features a full service dive center,... More
A vacation at the Ritz-Carton, St. Thomas is an experience to remember forever. The resort buildings, inspired by a Renaissance era palace, are almost as spectacular as the sparkling turquoise waters that splash against the property's pristine white sands beaches. The... More
Disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the real world at Caneel Bay on St. John, a luxurious but low-key resort. Relaxation is the ultimate goal at Caneel Bay which is why rooms are devoid of modern technology such as telephone and TV. Still, entertainment is plentiful,... More
A casual, friendly attitude reigns at the unpretentious, beachside Bolongo Bay Beach Resort which has frequent repeat visitors. There is an all-inclusive option, but even guests traveling "European" style are offered complimentary use of all non-motorized water sports,... More
The atmosphere at the Sand Castle on the Beach hotel is decidedly laid back. The staff makes it a point to embrace diversity and welcomes visitors from all backgrounds. A concierge stands ready to makes arrangements for a variety of water sports, including sunset cruises... More
A no-frills property, routinely complimented for its gracious staff, the Emerald Beach Resort on St. Thomas features a private beach, with breathtaking views of Lindbergh Bay. The secluded beach is perfect for snorkeling and is never crowded. A tennis court and fitness... More
Spread out among 340 acres, the Buccaneer has won dozens of travel awards during its more than 60-year history. Known as the Caribbean's most historic resort, the property features pristine beaches which provide ample space for water fun, including snorkeling, kayaking... More
Guests who love being in the middle of all the action will find the Windward Passage Hotel ideal. Located on a hillside overlooking the picturesque town of Charlotte Amalie, this hotel is within walking distance to inter-island ferries, shops, restaurants and a variety of... More
If you're over 60, or traveling with someone that is, let the hotel know and they'll arrange for you to be a privileged 'Golden Spree' guest, with exclusive perks such as complimentary dance classes and other activities. KidSuites are a new and exclusive... More
Run by the Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts brand, The Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica All Inclusive packs plenty of distinctly "local" touches. Colonial Victorian facades overlook the quintessentially-Jamaican beach at Runaway Bay, and there are no 'guest rooms' here,... More
Secrets St James Hotel Montego Bay sits out on a secluded Jamaican peninsula, with interiors decorated in a timeless British Colonial airbed canopies, candlelit tables and parlors decked out with flowers and floor-to-ceiling drapes. From the moment you're welcomed with a... More
The five-star all-inclusive Iberostar Rose Hall Beach resort offers unrivaled sea or garden views, which guests will enjoy from their private balconies. Grand sweeping staircases frame the lime-green interiors, while expansive pools cover large sections of the hotel... More