Paradise Found: Winter in the Caribbean

With a seemingly endless supply of soft white sand, tempting cerulean waters and gentle tropical breezes, it’s no surprise that the Caribbean is a favorite winter hot spot. Every island is a unique paradise of pastel ports and a kaleidoscope of delightful market goods, historic fortresses and pristine beaches.

Below, we narrowed down a few of our favorite Caribbean destinations, one more beautiful than the next, but all certainly sure to cure the winter blues.

Bonaire (Kralendijk), Netherlands

Experience the immense diversity of Bonaire, just 50 miles north of Venezuela.  With a dazzling array of fish and coral reefs and spectacularly clear water, Bonaire offers some of the best dive spots in the Caribbean. Sail a magnificent Siamese junk to the unblemished oasis Klein Bonaire, an uninhabited island known for its untouched beach and exceptional snorkeling.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

With more than a quarter of the island set aside as a national park and a rainforest that is growing rather than shrinking, St. Kitts is a stunning tropical island escape. Soar through the Valley of the Giants on a thrilling zip line, hike to Sofa Rock, which is the cap of a still smoldering volcano, or simply spend the day relaxing on one of the many beaches protected by major coral reefs.

Fort-de-France, Martinique

Guests will be cheering vive la France during their time in Fort-de-France. The capital of Martinique boasts beautiful French architecture, such as the Cathédral St-Louis, several French-built forts and pristine beaches that rival those of the Riviera. All roads lead to La Savane, a serene central park overseen by a statue of Empress Josephine.

St. George’s, Grenada

Whether interested in climbing waterfalls or simply relaxing on sun-kissed beaches, guests will find that the capital of Grenada has something for everyone. From the charming colorful mix of colonial architecture set on lush vegetation to the enchanting smell of cinnamon and nutmeg, there is much to experience on this stunning island.

Sip on a refreshing cocktail and wait out the harsh winter weather in sheer relaxation as you sail from one captivating paradise to the next aboard our luxurious ships. Discover our collection of Caribbean voyages sure to deliver an unforgettable experience.