travel guide:caribbean

  • 9 Amazing Caribbean Hotels for Under $150 a Night

    If winter has you dreaming of a warm-weather getaway but your budget still hasn’t recovered from the holidays, you’ll love these Caribbean escapes, where you can soak up the sun for less than $150 a night. Let Yahoo Travel inspire you every day. Hang out with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Rock House, Jamaica (from $95/night) Perched on the craggy cliffs of Negril’s West End, this hip enclave has been welcoming the gypset crowd since the ’70s and counts Bob Marley and Bob Dylan as previous guests.

  • The Caribbean Isn’t As Safe As You Think

    The recent murder of an American tourist in Grenada may be an example of how the Caribbean creates a false sense of security with visitors.

  • Visit These Under-the-Radar Cruise Destinations Before Everyone Else

    Credit: Flickr/amira_a By Matt Meltzer There are different schools of thought when it comes to cruising: some go for the ships themselves, where you can do crazy stuff like ride water slides and dangle over the water in a giant glass orb. For others, cruising is a way to experience the local culture of four or five different countries without having to worry much about logistics. Related: Best Beaches in the Caribbean  Credit: Flickr/Kyle Simourd Progreso, Mexico Go with: Carnival, Princess This weekend beach getaway for people in the Yucatan capital of Merida is a flat port city with the largest wharf (at 4.3 miles) in Mexico. Beyond being the region’s busiest port, though, Progreso also offers visitors access to some of Mexico’s most pristine and undisturbed nature.

  • 10 Amazing Places You'd Rather Be Than Stuck Here in the Blizzard

    The Beach at Jumba Bay on Antigua. (Photo: Rosewood)

  • Best Beaches in the Caribbean

    White sand, turquoise water, jealous Facebook friends — what more could you ask for? These are the best beaches in the Caribbean.

  • Despite Terrorism and Unrest, Travel Was Up in 2015

    Despite what sometimes felt like a constant threat of terrorism in 2015, the travel sector held its own. Indeed, 1.2 billion people visited countries that were not their own last year, up 4.4 percent from the previous year, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). 

  • Zika Virus Hits U.S.: Is This the New Mosquito-Borne Illness Travelers Have to Worry About?

    Mosquitos are one of the deadliest insects on earth. (Photo: James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)

  • Yahoo Ranks: The Best Value Caribbean All-Inclusives

    Here are the most-searched Caribbean all-inclusive resorts on Yahoo, to get your vacation planning started.

  • Swimming with Pigs and Other Bucket List Trips for Animal Lovers

    Photo by iStock. Design by Lauren DeLuca for Yahoo Travel.

  • Private Island Getaways: What Will $37,000 a Night Get You?

    What do you get on a private island for $37,000 a night? Things like dinner on a sandbar and drinks on a yacht. That’s what life on the Forbes 400 list is like. So break out the fancy luggage and let’s head to three exclusive island getaways. 

  • Why Everybody's Dying to Go to This Caribbean Island

    Aruba: The current Caribbean hot spot (Photo: iStock)

  • Hotel Insider: Old-school Caribbean Luxury at Four Seasons Nevis

    The vibe: Laid-back Nevisian luxury Getting there: For most flights, you have to fly into Nevi’s big-sister island, St. Kitts, and then take a 30-minute ferry to Nevis. American Airlines offers daily flights from Miami to St. Kitts and weekly nonstop flights from Charlotte, N.C. United is starting a new weekly service from Newark, N.J., to St. Kitts on December 18. Another option for Four Seasons guests is to fly to San Juan and then connect on Tradewind Aviation shuttle to Nevis airport.

  • How to Do Grand Cayman Like a Local

    George Town isn’t the only game in town in the Caymans. (Photo: Thinkstock) You’ve soaked up the sun on Seven Mile Beach; swum with the rays at Stingray City; and dived the island’s famous North Wall. So now you think know Grand Cayman. Think again.

  • 6 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Sea Turtles

    Photo by Jody Watt/Design Pics/Corbis. Design by Erik Mace for Yahoo Travel. This month, all over the southern U.S., Central America, and the Caribbean, thousands of tiny little sea turtle hatchlings are emerging from their eggs, digging their way to the surface of the sand, and scurrying down beaches to the ocean. We’re coming toward the end of sea turtle nesting season (March through October) in the western hemisphere, and there’s good news this year: Researchers say 2015 is shaping up to be a banner year for sea turtles from the Carolinas to Florida — their numbers have rebounded after a slump year, according to the Associated Press. 

  • Your Ultimate Cirque du Soleil Fantasy Comes True at Club Med

    “Life is too short,” says 78-year-old Carol Berger. When she booked the trip, she didn’t realize the hotel had launched the new “Creactive” program, which allows kids and adults alike to train like real Cirque du Soleil performers. Acrobatic and artistic activities include flying trapeze lessons, maneuvers on the aerial silks, mask making, and makeup tutorials.

  • Caribbean Clogged: Seaweed Invasion Takes Over Beaches

    At a news conference on Tuesday, the Tobago House of Assembly declared a natural disaster and announced a $3 million budget to tackle the influx of seaweed on the island’s Atlantic coast. On July 30, Mexico’s Environment Department announced that the country would hire 4,600 temporary workers and spend about $9.1 million on cleanup efforts along the Caribbean coast, also known as the Riviera Maya.

  • Under-the-Radar Caribbean Islands Your Family Will Love

    There’s nothing quite like a Caribbean beach break with the kids to recharge the batteries, with its warm waters, gorgeous beaches, and relaxing island vibe. The island is a mere 16 miles by 3 miles, with a few smaller islands dotted around with romantic names such as Prickly Pear Cays or Dog Island.

  • Cheapest Family Vacation Ever? A Caribbean Sailboat for $42 a Day

    Sunrise in the British Virgin Islands. (Photo: JP Hellums)

  • Underrated Caribbean Destinations Where You Can Escape the Masses

    Sure ther's Aruba and Jamaica, but here are eight of the Caribbean?s most underrated destinations that are quite spectacular.

  • Turks and Caicos Switches Time Zones for More Sun

    Who wouldn’t more time in the sun here? (Thinkstock)

  • Hidden Gem Resorts in the Caribbean Where You Can Avoid the Crowds

    The Caribbean has long been a popular warm-weather destination. And as each year goes by, another island becomes “discovered” by tourists, meaning the quick appearance of megaresorts, chain restaurants, souvenir shops, and crowds. But there are a handful of spots that are still secrets. Some are tiny boutique properties that are easily overlooked, while others are luxurious resorts that are hidden among rainforests and cliffs.

  • Caribbean Blues: Mosquito Virus Is Sickening More Travelers

    Thousands of travelers to the Caribbean and nearby regions are coming home with an unwanted souvenir: a mosquito-borne virus that recently settled there. The virus, called chikungunya (chih-kihn-GOON’-yuh), causes severe, often disabling joint pain, and few U.S. doctors are prepared to recognize its signs. Since it spread from Asia and Africa in late 2013, chikungunya has infected a million people in the Caribbean, Latin America and parts of South America and Mexico.

  • Why You Need to See St. Kitts Now, Before the One Percent Takes Over

    Because if the cobalt Caribbean waters, the tucked-away beaches, the lush rainforest and the sugar-sweet locals aren’t enough to make you want to stay in St. Kitts forever, the melt-your-heart primates scampering around every turn will seal the deal. St. Kitts – the sister island of sun-drenched Nevis – lives up to its reputation as one of the most unspoiled gems in the West Indies, blessed with gorgeous seascapes, zero traffic lights and surprisingly affordable (at least for now) adventure. There’s really only one way to kick off your St. Kitts’ escape: with a little “liming” (relaxing with no worries in sight).

  • What You Need to Know About the Mosquito-Borne Disease Ravaging the Caribbean

    Chikungunya, a virulent mosquito-borne illness with no known cure is sweeping the islands. Saint Martin was the first location in the Western Hemisphere to report cases of the disease in December 2013. In recent months it has spread across the region, with over 10,000 cases on islands like Guadeloupe and Martinique.

  • Say "I do" with a View: The 10 Best Places in the World to Elope

    From classic locales like Las Vegas to historic backdrops like Florence, Italy, these are the top 10 best places to elope. The Viceroy Palm Springs can make this dream come true with its Midnight Elopement package for $4,000, which includes a ceremony, floral arrangements, and dinner for you and up to eight guests.