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Tips when travelling to the Caribbean

Caribbean Travel tips

Published: 21 December 2014

When it comes to idyllic beaches, crystal blue waters and warm weather, the Caribbean really is the place to go to. Thousands of holidaymakers and celebs travel to various Caribbean islands throughout the year making it a popular tourist destination.

The Flexicover Team highlight some key points to consider if you are lucky enough to be visiting soon:

Price

Attracting varied travellers from all around the world, the Caribbean and its islands has something for everyone, from cheaper, budget accommodation to 5 star luxury hotels and resorts. If you book early, you may be able to bag yourself a bargain. Look out for child-free places for those travelling as families, travel off-peak if you can outside of school holidays or opt for all-inclusive to save money once there. Hotels and resorts may offer free activities and excursions once you are there so look out for those too. If money is no object, then the Caribbean can offer luxury at the highest level but of course it comes with a hefty price tag! Whatever your budget, one thing remains the same, you will fall in love with the laid back island life, the tranquillity and stunning beaches.

Dining

With a region like the Caribbean, you will definitely find yourself wanting to try all the different cuisines that are available here. At times, even the price can make you suddenly lose your appetite! But there is one way you can easily eat to your heart content while saving up on your finances. In order to sample the best cuisines, travel to the local shanties on the beach for a delicious array of fresh – off – the – grill seafood meals. You can even approach the stands at the corner for budget price dahls, rotis and cakes. Additionally, weekends are an excellent time to stock up on your fresh fruits, vegetables and breads if you are staying in your own villa or hostel which allows you access to the kitchen.

Festivals

With a region like the Caribbean, you will definitely find yourself wanting to try all the different cuisines that are available here. At times, even the price can make you suddenly lose your appetite! But there is one way you can easily eat to your heart content while saving up on your finances. In order to sample the best cuisines, travel to the local shanties on the beach for a delicious array of fresh – off – the – grill seafood meals. You can even approach the stands at the corner for budget price dahls, rotis and cakes. Additionally, weekends are an excellent time to stock up on your fresh fruits, vegetables and breads if you are staying in your own villa or hostel which allows you access to the kitchen.

Clothing


If you are planning on doing nothing other than relaxing and enjoying the sun, sea and sand then travel light with just your essentials. However do check the weather forecast before you leave. The Caribbean does of course have a rainy season so ensure you have packed appropriately. If you are visiting religious places they do ask you do dress conservatively so ensure you have everything you need. The Caribbean offers breath-taking scenery and if you are planning on doing any hiking, appropriate clothes and footwear will be key. It’s best to plan your packing around your itinerary!

Now that you are well aware of your travel to the Caribbean you can begin your planning. However, no matter how perfectly you plan your trip, at times, you will face certain unplanned events which will hamper your journey. With travel insurance, especially from Flexicover, you will be well protected. So go ahead and enjoy your travel to the Caribbean for an adventure like no other!




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