Cold weather is great for the holidays, but nothing’s better than soaking up some sunshine in the middle of winter. Among the best places for your relaxing post-holiday vacation are the gorgeous and diverse Caribbean islands, from the sandy, white beaches of Barbados to the colorful culture of Jamaica.
Despite Hurricanes Irma and Maria, most Caribbean islands saw no major damage; the western and southern locales were spared completely. This means visitors can expect the same great food, accommodations, attractions and natural beauty that make the region one of the world’s most popular destinations.
To date, plenty of tropical hot spots are ready and waiting to welcome you: Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks & Caicos. (Be sure to look for accommodations and restaurants with AAA Diamond ratings.)