With so many hotspots to choose from, which Caribbean island is the one for you? Here’s our handy guide to everything you need to know.
Kick back on paradise beaches
When you think of the Caribbean, one thing comes to mind: those postcard-perfect beaches. With their sun-bleached white sands and cloudless blue skies, there’s no doubt that the Caribbean islands have plenty to offer along their shorelines. For laidback beach bliss, head straight to the delights of Tobago, Anguilla or Turks & Caicos to soak up the turquoise waters and mellow vibes. Surfers will love Barbados, and glamour lovers will revel in the sparkling harbors of Antigua and Aruba.
Indulge in dazzling resorts and epic nightlife
If you’re looking for a little bit of glamour with your Caribbean vacation, look no further than these all-star beaches. The world-famous Bahamas promise fashionable mega resorts and all-out parties, whilst Trinidad boasts a pulsing party scene and one of the world’s greatest Carnival celebrations. Honeymooners will fall in love with the rolling hills and sparkling nature of Saint Lucia, and those looking for luxury without straying too far from American comforts should look to the Cayman Islands or the US Virgin Islands.
Get swept up in the history and culture
Of course, there’s more to the Caribbean than its beaches: there’s a whole world of culture and soul just waiting to be discovered. From the beautiful old town of San Juan in Puerto Rico to the French Gallic corner of Martinique, there’s no end of things to entice and allure all who visit. Head to Jamaica for Caribbean rhythms and soul food, and to the Dominican Republic for colonial charms. Or why not visit them all? After all, the Caribbean boasts some of the world’s best cruises!
Currencies in the Caribbean
Across the Caribbean, there are 13 different currencies in use, with the East Caribbean dollar, the US dollar and the euro being the most prevalent.
To find out which currency you need for your trip to the Caribbean, head to our page. Whichever currency you need, you can order your foreign currency online with us.Order your foreign currency
Traveling to the Caribbean
If you’re hoping to kick back and relax in style, there are a few Caribbean islands that couldn’t be easier to get to.
One US dollar is currently worth Caribbean dollars.
The beautiful Bahamas are just 50 miles off of the coast of Florida, meaning that you can fly there from Miami in less than an hour. From New York, Jamaica is just a three hour flight away, and you can be in Bermuda in two. For Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, you won’t even need a passport since they’re part of the United States!
Travelex in the Caribbean
Before you leave for your Caribbean vacation, order your currency online with us at Travelex. Have a look and see which airport you’re flying out of, because you may be able to pick up your order right from us at the airport before you jet off. Otherwise, you can check our store locator to find your nearest Travelex store or arrange to have your order delivered safely to your home.Order your currency