Popular Accommodations in Caribbean
Highlights in Caribbean
- Pure culture in Havana
- Wreck diving in Grenada
- Mountain biking on the volcanoes of Guadeloupe
- Whale watching off Guadeloupe
Most popular in Caribbean
Vacation rentals in Caribbean
Azure blue water, endless beaches with brilliant white sand and lush tropical vegetation are the ingredients that make this dream destination in the Caribbean so attractive. How good that you have the agony of choice on the countless Caribbean islands in search of a vacation rental under palm trees. No matter whether you decide for a quarter on the spice island Grenada, a apartment in the French overseas department Guadeloupe or for an apartment on Jamaica, there is Caribbean flair everywhere. While culture lovers open their vacation rentals near the Cuban capital Cuba or in Venezuela's Caracas, nature lovers benefit from insider tips such as Barbuda or the diving paradise Bonaire.
Holidays in Caribbean
Travelers and Activities
The breathtaking island world of the Caribbean invites you to all kinds of water sports between ice-cold cocktails and impressive beaches. Especially windsurfers and kitesurfers can look forward to optimal conditions on Aruba as well as on the coasts of the Isla Margarita and Cabaretes. Divers and snorkelers, on the other hand, are in particularly good hands in Belize, where the second largest coral reef in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef, awaits with bizarre formations and all kinds of colourful sea creatures. For those who prefer a little more adventure, dive alongside experienced guides off the coast of the Bahamas with majestic sharks or explore the wrecks of sunken pirate ships from the 16th to 18th centuries. And if you're not in the mood for action-packed water sports, go hiking in the Jarabacoa Mountains in the Dominican Republic, explore the volcanic island of Guadeloupe by mountain bike or simply relax in the shade of the palm trees on the beach.
Things to know
As the Caribbean stretches along the equator, water temperatures of between 24 and 28 degrees Celsius ensure optimal bathing conditions throughout the year. However, due to the frequent storms and rain during the summer months of June to October, the optimal period for booking a vacation rental in the Caribbean is between November and May.
Only 2 percent of all islands in the Caribbean are inhabited.
Top 3 travel tips
A holiday in the Caribbean promises very special pleasures. At least when you are far away from the usual tourist restaurants. A good address are the restaurants, in which also many locals are to be found, because here you eat both well and cheaply. You must try the goat curry (Colombo), the marinated and grilled lobsters and the baked flying fish.2nd Whale Watching off Guadeloupe
If you want to get close to Moby Dick and Co, the Caribbean is an ideal holiday destination for you. In the waters around Guadeloupe and Dominica in particular, a whale watching tour takes you to particularly large populations of sperm whales that make their majestic travels. And who has a little luck, he is accompanied on his journey even by cheeky dolphins.3. Travel back in time to the 50s
If you want to combine your Caribbean holiday with a bit of culture, then a visit to Cuba's capital Havana is a must. Immerse yourself in the city, which is characterised by vintage cars from the 1950s, and explore buildings worth seeing such as the Capitol, the Revolution Museum and the Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro.