Holidays in the Caribbean are undeniably exciting, and booking yours from the great range of deals offered by SunSearch Holidays will make sure that yours is truly unforgettable. Wherever you turn here, there's a new thrill to discover, whether it's the seafood-based cuisine that you'll find almost everywhere or the festivals of art and music with their thoroughly infectious atmosphere. The Caribbean is also among the world's most popular honeymoon destinations: after all, what could be more romantic than watching the sun set over a golden, palm-fringed beach?
Barbados has been a firm favourite for holidays in the Caribbean for decades, and it's not surprising given its winning combination of fine weather, friendly people, luxury resorts and reliable weather. If you'd really like to get away from it all, the smaller islands of St Lucia and Antigua should be on your shortlist. They retain the laid-back feel that makes Caribbean holidays so memorable, but you'll find it's easier to discover quiet spots, well off the beaten track, where you can explore each island's history and culture.
For a holiday with a difference, try Mexico. You'll still enjoy the blue waters and sandy beaches you'd expect, but you can also explore the Yucatan peninsula's extraordinary Mayan ruins, built over a thousand years ago. With thousands of cheap hotel rooms and all-inclusive packages available, the Mexican Caribbean could be just what the doctor ordered. At the other end of the region, you can mix with the high rollers in the Bahamas, though look past the luxury yachts and you'll uncover a superb place for snorkelling or scuba diving.
Cuba is already changing fast, so go now if you want to see it while it's still unique. From Havana's parade of 1950s American cars to what may be the finest rum in the world, there's still nowhere else quite like it. For another option with a Spanish flavour, there's increasingly popular Puerto Rico, where you can discover superb food and toe-tapping music. Alternatively, you can go Dutch! Aruba is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but it's very different from Amsterdam, not least because of its world-class beaches.
Best Time to Go
Caribbean holidays are great at any time of the year, but it's worth taking a little time to think about when to go. Summers can be very hot in many parts of the region, so it's worth considering a winter or spring break. The weather is still fine, you'll be sure of avoiding any hurricanes and the crowds should be a little thinner. Holidays to the Caribbean from Ireland during the Christmas or New Year period can be magical affairs, while coming here at Easter could be a wonderful way to kick off your spring.
There's so much variety to choose from that you could take holidays to the Caribbean from Ireland every year and never repeat yourself. Don't worry if you take a while to decide, as there are lots of late deals and last minute offers that will get you to this magical part of the world. Whether your preference is for a romantic hideaway by a tiny, shell-covered cove or a jumping party in one of the Caribbean's renowned nightlife hotspots, book with SunSearch Holidays now and get set for the trip of a lifetime.