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Endless Joy: Best Caribbean Christmas Roundup

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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 spending Christmas in the Caribbean 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 has always been a big deal for people of the islands. Throughout the Caribbean countries, there are several traditions that have stood the test of time. Maybe it’s time for you to see what the fuss is about. If you’re not sure where you should celebrate your Christmas holiday, here are few suggestions:

1. 12 Days of (Islands) Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a crisp island 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. The Best Places In The Caribbean To Celebrate Christmas

Not sure where you should be for Christmas? Here are the Best Places in the Caribbean to Celebrate Christmas. Top suggestions for a Christmas vacation in the Caribbean are strolling the white sand beaches in Barbados, sipping on freshly made sorrel in St. Kitts and Nevis and enjoying Christmas church services in the Cayman Islands.

3. 12 Reasons To Choose Christmas In The Caribbean

Do you where the is the best place to spend Christmas this year? The Caribbean! 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 an avocado pear in an avocado 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 Christmas in the islands. 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 here in this sunny corner of the earth, 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 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 top spots for Christmas in this part of the world, 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 island 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 Christmas cruise in the Caribbean. 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 yuletide 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.