The Caribbean and its allure to tourists

What is the allure of the Caribbean to tourists from around the world? Learn why visiting the Caribbean should be on your bucket list and the best time to visit.

  • hugh-whyte-SBOHLtENzEY-unsplash

The Caribbean is made up of over 700 islands and 30 territories that are situated within or near the Caribbean Sea, located east of Central America. It attracted over 32 million visitors in 2019, and even more are predicted to visit in 2022. But why is the Caribbean so appealing to tourists?

Why do tourists love the Caribbean so much?

The Caribbean is a well-known and thriving tourism hotbed due to its tropical climate, white sandy beaches and azure blue waters. Some of the most popular islands to visit among tourists include Barbados, St Lucia, Dominica and Antigua. These islands are all situated on the east side of the region on the outskirts of the Caribbean Sea.

The islands are so alluring to tourists because of the scenery, which looks as though it was plucked straight from paradise. And when you’re not on a beach, there are plenty of restaurants, bars and casinos. But with many slot machines found online, you can save the gaming for back at home.

When is the best time to visit the Caribbean?

The best weather can be experienced in the winter months, but if you want to avoid the heavy tourist footfall, consider visiting in May when the weather is a little cooler and before hurricane season usually hits.

What Caribbean island has the best weather?

Anguilla usually has the best weather out of all the Caribbean islands. The island is flat and receives many hours of sunshine during the tourist months. Although Barbados experiences some hurricanes and storms, it is statistically less prone to them than other nearby islands.

What is the most beautiful Caribbean island?

There are lots of stunning Caribbean islands that are worth visiting, but many consider St Lucia to be the most beautiful of them all. This is partly because the island has two UNESCO World Heritage Pitons. These are two beautiful mountain peaks standing tall on the coastline above deep blue waters.

What are the most expensive Caribbean islands?

Latest surveys by travel experts state that the most expensive islands in the Caribbean are Anguilla and St Barthelemy. A holiday in the Caribbean is not known to be cheap. But expect to pay a little more if you’re staying on either of these islands.

What months are hurricane season in the Caribbean?

The US National Weather Service states that the Caribbean’s hurricane season begins in June and ends in November, although it peaks around August. You may want to avoid visiting at these times to prevent getting caught up in a natural disaster.

Is the Caribbean at risk of climate change?

The Caribbean is at serious risk of climate change. Despite little contribution to greenhouse gasses, this part of the world could be underwater by the year 2100. Unless drastic changes occur, we will be one of the last generations to be able to visit the Caribbean.

Funding provided by the 11th EDF Regional Private Sector Development Programme Direct Support Grants Programme.
The views expressed on this website are those of the the authors and do not reflect those of the Direct Support Grants Programme.