Tis’ the season to be joyful. Fa la la la la la la la laaaaaaaa. Life in the Caribbean is just perfect. But do you know what tops it off? A festive Caribbean Christmas with family, friends and food. This is the time of year when flights are full and airports are busy with people travelling to spend the best time of the year with their loved ones. Children are happy at the sight of Christmas trees and lights and adults literally take the house down just to put it back up.
I have wonderful memories of the proverbial Caribbean Christmas and they are all centred around my family. Christmas is a food lover’s dream season because there seems to be endless time spent in the kitchen cooking and preparing the tastiest meals. Ham, coconut bread (also known as sweet bread), baked pork and baked chicken, home made stuffing, macaroni pie, peas and rice, sorrel, Baileys, eggnog and every other dish and beverage that lets you know it’s Christmas.
Christmas is a big deal throughout the Caribbean countries and maybe it’s time for you to see what the fuss is about. If you’re not sure where you should celebrate your Caribbean Christmas, here are few suggestions:
1. 12 Days of (Islands) Christmas
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a Caribbean Christmas with sunshine, cocktails and the beach. In a fun remake of the classic Christmas tune, Islands Magazine created the perfect Caribbean travel wish list.
2. Some Of The Best Places In The Caribbean To Celebrate Christmas
Not sure where you should be for Christmas? Here are Some of the Best Places in the Caribbean to Celebrate Christmas. I’d love to go on a Caribbean Christmas cruise and enjoy the best of each island for this festive period.
3. 12 Reasons To Choose Christmas In The Caribbean
The Caribbean is the best place to spend Christmas this year. Here is a creative list of 12 reasons why you should leave the cold and travel to the sunny side of the world. We might not have partridges in a pear tree, but you might see a parrot snacking on a pear in a pear tree.
4. Christmas & New Year in the Caribbean
A boat cruise that takes you island hopping down the island chain from Antigua to Trinidad is one way to spend your Caribbean Christmas. Use this unique opportunity to to traverse through the Caribbean sea and visit the Caribbean’s top destinations.
5. Christmas In The Caribbean? Why not!
Many people dream of a traditional white Christmas where the snow blankets everything and outside is cold. But in the Caribbean, a white Christmas is a day on a beach, frolicking in the water and enjoying every bit of the sun’s rays. Try something new and embrace a different Christmas celebration.
6. 12 Days of Christmas in the Caribbean
It’s the 12 Days of Christmas Caribbean style. You will not miss the turtle doves, swimming swans, milking maids or drumming drummers. Instead, you’ll be captivated by snorkelling, dancing, and zip lining. And when those twelve days are over, you’ll be ready to book another twelve days in paradise.
7. Nothing Beats Christmas in the Caribbean
The thought of Christmas in paradise should be more than enough to entice you to plan a holiday getaway. Although you may be tempted to spend your Caribbean Christmas getaway on the beach, there are lots of other activities that you can enjoy. Some countries have festivals, carnivals and parades to celebrate the joyous season.
8. 11 Best Places to Spend Christmas in the Caribbean
Still haven’t made up your mind about where to spend Christmas in the Caribbean? This list of 11 Caribbean Christmas spots will make your decision making process a bit more difficult. Many of the countries on the list have festivals, fairs and feasts to celebrate the season.
9. A Guide to Celebrating Christmas in the Caribbean
Are you worried that spending Christmas in the Caribbean might not mess with your family traditions? Here’s how you can enjoy the best of both worlds. When you pack your bags for that Caribbean getaway, include some decorations, music and favourite Christmas treats.
10. The Skinny: Dear Santa, Bring me a Caribbean Christmas Cruise
Maybe this is the year to create new traditions for you and your family. This writer wants Santa to bring him a Caribbean Christmas cruise. Maybe it’s time to take a break from the mad rush to clean, cook and wrap gifts and just sit back and be pampered. Sounds nice.
If you’ve decided to spend your Christmas holiday in the Caribbean, you’re in for a treat. A true Caribbean Christmas is a festive, warm, spirit filled holiday that brings everyone a bit closer today. It’s the time of the year when smiles are broader and people are happier and truly celebrate the reason for the season.
Happy Holidays from the team at Endless Caribbean. We’re wishing you the best for 2017 and we hope to see you in the Caribbean very soon.