Another year and more unrest with the aviation industry workforce. It seems like every holiday period, baggage handlers, flight attendants or airport workers decide to take industrial action against their employers and who suffers? We the paying public.
If you’re traveling to the Mediterranean resorts, there are a host of countries you need to fly through and anyone can disrupt your travel plans. Even if you decide not to fly and travel by car, in the UK we have the added problem of crossing the English Channel by ferry or in the Channel Tunnel.
If you want a great chance to get away from your vacation whatever time of year you plan to go, why not consider a Caribbean island vacation? If you live in the UK, once you’re airborne and leave UK airspace, you’ll fly across the Atlantic for around eight hours to your destination. The next country you cross will probably be the island you have booked for your Caribbean vacation or holiday.
You should also consider an all-inclusive vacation, as some Caribbean islands can be expensive at restaurants for food and drinks, though not all. The Caribbean describes more than 7,000 islands and evokes images of pirates and reggae music. Although the pirates are long gone, reggae music is prevalent in different forms throughout the Caribbean islands.
700 of the 7,000 Caribbean islands are inhabited. Most are surrounded by crystal clear waters with pristine white sand beaches. Some of the islands are volcanic and most have extraordinary reefs that are ideal for exploring the wide range of tropical marine life.
If you venture into the interior of some of the islands, you will find waterfalls cascading down beautiful valleys, and everywhere you will find the most unusual and exotic flowers and plants, including a wide range of wildlife.
Most of the locals who work in the tourist trade throughout the islands speak English along with their own mother tongue. The cultures of the Caribbean are diverse and the atmosphere throughout the islands is relaxed and cheerful thanks to the local people who are welcoming and friendly.
These Caribbean islands are the main places where you can book vacations with the main tour operators:
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Martin, Saint Barthélemy, Saba, Saint Eustatius, Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Virgin Islands.