When people think Caribbean, assumptions abound about what travel is like. All inclusive resorts. Packaged tours. Little cultural experiences outside the walls of these mega-resorts. Basically the opposite of independent travel, which is what we’re all about at BootsnAll.
Traveling to the Caribbean doesn’t have to be like that though. There are plenty of other options to have an indie travel experience on most all Caribbean islands, and it all starts with accommodations.
You don’t have to stay in a resort. You
There are plenty of travelers out there who would be happy spending 10 days on any of the popular islands in the Caribbean, soaking up the sun, sipping cocktails and eating incredible food. But there are also other types of travelers who don’t mind a day or two on the beach, but they definitely want to see interesting places as well.
While the majority of travelers visit the Caribbean during the high season – December to March – which also
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean Island and a self-governing commonwealth of the USA. Aside from being home to some lovely islands, Puerto Rico also offers history, forts and the only tropical forest in the USA. Five days in Puerto Rico is enough to get to know the place and explore a little more than just San Juan.
The best time to visit San Juan is from mid-April to June when the crowds are gone and the rainfall is
The Bahamas is an archipelago make up of about 2000 islands. And while most tourists come here on a package holiday or choose a cruise to visit the islands – and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that -, there are also tourists who are not looking just for sun, sand and fun…they also want to explore the archipelago. Five days in The Bahamas are not enough to visit more than two or three locations. While there are ferries
Two words: Spring Break! The Bahamas fills with students taking advantage of the lovely weather. It’s crowded, it’s expensive, it’s crazy…avoid it if you don’t like that sort of thing for your vacation. But the weather is nice and you can get a lovely tan. Or escape the beach and visit the historical sites.
The temperature starts to go up but the chance of precipitation is still low. No need for a jacket at night now, but make sure
St. Valentine’s Day can be a good excuse to head to The Bahamas in February. A romantic escape is a lovely way to spend time with your loved one. Or if you just want to stay away from the colder climates , The Bahamas is an ideal choice. Soak up the sun, go snorkeling, explore the sights and play tennis.
Remember the weather in January? Well, it’s the same in February. It feels like early summer, with mild temperatures