Caribbean Easter Destinations for 2013

Caribbean Easter Destinations for 2013

The memory of the 2013 carnival is so fresh, it seems like it happened yesterday. But in reality, the Easter lent is already over and people are ready to celebrate Easter. And what better place to spend the Easter weekend than the Caribbean islands? The weather is just perfect at this time of the year, the hurricane season is far away and you might even find some irresistible last-minute offers. Plus, Easter is widely celebrated in the Caribbean, so you won't be missing the special holiday a... [ read more ]

Tips for getting ready for Carnival season

Tips for getting ready for Carnival season

Another Carnival season is about to end now and samba dancers, calypso bands and anyone with a passion for celebration, color and exuberant outfits will have a whole year to prepare for the next Carnival. Carnival is a very popular tradition in the Caribbean: and what makes Caribbean carnivals really special is that not only they are very diverse, reflecting the customs and local traditions of each Caribbean island, but they also take place at different time of the year. So unlike in the res... [ read more ]

New Year Traditions in the Caribbean

New Year Traditions in the Caribbean

Caribbeans await the New Year with just as much excitement as the rest of the world. The New Year marks the peak touristic season and this might add some extra stress, but let us not forget that the Caribbean nations are known for their laid-back culture and hot parties. Spending the New Year in the Caribbean can have numerous advantages: not only you will begin the new year in a marvelous tropical setting, but you can also get a taste of the New Year traditions in the Caribbean. Dependin... [ read more ]

Cheap Caribbean Destinations for Christmas 2012

Cheap Caribbean Destinations for Christmas 2012

So let's say you are a bit bored with all that Christmas madness this year, are in no mood to shop for the perfect tree, freeze on your roof while hanging the Christmas lights or wait for hours for that turkey to roast. Well, it doesn't have to be so, and the solution is quite simple: take your family and fly to the Caribbean. December is the peak season in the Caribbean, when you are likely to encounter the best possible weather.  Of course, vacations during this period can be a little mor... [ read more ]

Essential Guide to 2012 Trinidad and Tobago Carnival

Essential Guide to 2012 Trinidad and Tobago Carnival

With just one week till the Catholic Easter lent, the famous Carnival in Trinidad in Tobago – the biggest in the Caribbean and one of the most famous in the world – is getting ready for a new and much expected edition. Between the 20th and 21st February 2012, the streets of Port of Spain will be filled by the dancing parade bands, each trying to show off the sexiest, colourful costumes and best socca music. There are few occasions when the spirit of the Caribbean is so visible and contag... [ read more ]

New Year's Eve Party Destinations in the Caribbean

New Year’s Eve Party Destinations in the Caribbean

If you are bored of spending the New Year’s Eve in the same old restaurant or having your house trashed after a crazy party, then why not trying a new location? Somewhere far, somewhere exotic, somewhere fun! The Caribbean might just fit the description. While a far and away island will certainly bring a change of atmosphere in our life, the hot beach parties on the rhythms of reggae or calypso will be a great substitute of the usual New Year’s Eve bash. So take a look at these fantastic... [ read more ]

Most Popular Caribbean Carnivals

Most Popular Caribbean Carnivals

October is not quite carnival time in the Caribbean, but as the hurricane season is coming to an end and late autumn weather begins to make its first sun-seeking victims, I thought you might enjoy a post on one of the Caribbean’s most popular traditions: carnivals. Almost each Caribbean island has its carnival and none of the carnivals resembles the other. Unlike the other big carnivals around the world (Rio de Janeiro, Tenerife, Venice), not all the Caribbean carnivals take place around Mardi... [ read more ]