5 Easy Tropical Escapes
There are very few things more relaxing than a tropical vacation. Warm, sunny weather, sandy beaches, the sound of the waves against the shore, the balmy, breezy nights giving you the best sleep of your life, and the exotic foods of another land all come together to give you a soothing and serene respite. Whether you are wanting to get away for a quick Spring Break trip or because the weather here isn’t quite tropical yet, these easy destinations are just the luxurious break you need.
Why it’s easy: With over 100 nonstop flights out of the U.S. every day, you are sure to find a convenient departure time taking you directly to Cancun’s airport. Once there, transportation is not a problem with many activities and restaurants within walking distance of the hotels and beaches. You can also take the bus from the Hotel Zone to just about anywhere for under a dollar. And speaking of dollars, the U.S. dollar is widely accepted at most places in Cancun meaning you don’t have to hassle with currency exchange.
Why you should go: With its famous white sandy beaches and incredible nightlife, Cancun offers something for everyone. Built specifically for tourism in 1967, Cancun boasts the one Caribbean destination with the infrastructure and modern amenities to rival any big city. With near perfect weather, it offers year-round luxury and all-inclusive accommodations. If activities are what you are after, you will love the golf courses, snorkeling and scuba diving, sport fishing and even jungle tours.
Why it’s easy: A short 2 ½ hours from Miami, this U.S. island territory is perfect for a quick getaway. U.S. citizens don’t need a passport, the U.S. dollar is the official currency and English is widely spoken.
Why you should go: If the tropical setting and white sandy beaches aren’t enough to convince you, the historic capital city of San Juan should do the trick. Steeped in Spanish culture, the pastel colored houses, monuments, and memorials characterize the rich history and timeless beauty of the city. Looking for exciting nightlife? San Juan delivers with pulsating rhythms of the dance clubs and live music.
Why it’s easy: Another quick trip (an hour and a half from Miami) means you aren’t spending one whole day of your vacation just getting there. Although the official currency is the Jamaican dollar, the U.S. dollar is widely accepted. With Jamaica’s numerous all-inclusive resorts, you don’t have to worry about planning anything, everything is at your fingertips.
Why you should go: Known as the heart of the Caribbean, Jamaica is the destination of choice for many celebrities. From the reef-lined beaches and lush rainforests to the British colonial architecture of Montego Bay, Jamaica is your vacation paradise. Climbing Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios is a once in a lifetime experience and should not be missed. The capital city, Kingston is the birthplace of reggae and home to the Bob Marley museum. Dining in Jamaica is an exciting adventure as the local cuisine if a fusion of flavors from many cultures. Don’t leave without trying something with jerk seasoning.
U.S. Virgin Islands:
Why it’s easy: As with Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands is a U.S. territory meaning English is spoken, U.S. citizens don’t need a passport and the U.S. dollar is the currency. Getting there is easy as well. There are 11 major U.S. hubs that offer nonstop flights.
Why you should go: U.S. Virgin Islands has been called America’s Caribbean Paradise. The three islands, St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas, each offer something different. St. Thomas is the luxury island with high-end stores and large yachts in the harbor. St. John’s is for honeymooners with its exquisite beaches and national parks. The largest of the three islands, St. Croix, offers a cultural and historical experience. You’ll want to visit all three for a complete vacation experience.
Why it’s easy: With a flight that is often shorter than many people’s daily commute (under an hour from Miami), it’s a no-brainer, quick getaway. The Bahamian islands are another destination that accepts the U.S. dollar and ATM’s are available on the larger islands of Nassau, Paradise Island and Freeport and those located in the casinos dispense U.S. dollars.
Why you should go: Duty-free shopping, fishing, scuba diving and amazing beaches are just some of the reasons to visit the Bahamas. Paradise Island is a reason in itself. Atlantis Resort is an amusement park of a resort and the perfect destination for couples, groups and families.
No matter where you choose to go, The Tropical Travelers can help you plan your escape. Contact us by phone at 1-800-479-0949 or visit our website to request a quote. Your tropical paradise does exist and we know where to find it.
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