Is a private aircraft rental just what the doctor ordered? It’s no secret that vacations are essential to your physical and mental well being. In fact, science says that making a temporary escape can lower your physical and job-related stress, improve your productivity and sleep, and even prevent heart disease.
If you value scenery during your travels, the picturesque Caribbean is an automatic win. This collection of tropical islands are rich in white sandy beaches, world class cuisine, high end resorts, and miles of shimmering, crystal clear ocean as far as the eye can see.
The easy part is deciding to take a private aircraft rental one of these luscious locales. The hard part? Choosing which hot spot to visit first.
We’ve rounded up five of the best destinations in the Caribbean, based on natural beauty, accommodations, activities, and beaches.
1. Turks & Caicos
If you’re craving a Caribbean island escape that hasn’t been taken over by Instagrammers, and college students, the Turks and Caicos are the perfect beach therapy. This collection of 40 islands and cays offers three distinct personalities to suit every travel style:
Grand Turk is the cultural and historical hub and also a major port for cruise ships. It’s the same island where Christopher Columbus first docked his ship upon reaching the Western Hemisphere. But despite its bustling nature, it also offers a laid back vibe that’s conducive to relaxation. Here, you’re on island time as soon as you step foot off the plane.
The Providenciales is home to multiple high end luxury resorts and several beaches worth exploring. And, if you’re into diving, you’ll want to check out Salt Cay, which is home to one of the world’s largest living reefs.
Though the islands suffered some hurricane damage in 2017, most of the island has been largely repaired and ready to welcome travelers.
2. Cayman Islands
One of the most well-known names in the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands is a treasure trove of adventure. Divers have made this a go-to destination to explore various shipwrecks and coral reefs. Interactive swims at Stingray City are perfect for kids and parents alike, while those who want to break away from the beach can embark on the famed Mastic Trail, a 200-year old hiking trail that winds through a mangrove swamp and features the little-seen side of the island.
If you’re craving luxury, the island is also home to some of the world’s best in class brands, like the Ritz Carlton and Marriott.
The rolling hills, looming mountains, crystal waters, and more than 360 beaches have made Antigua a must-visit destination. Ideal for families, honeymooners, and couples alike, the island is a bevy of culture, cuisine, and history.
It’s a little on the touristy side, but that hasn’t stopped it from being one of the top destinations for luxury travel. Snorkeling tours, private sunset cruises, and historical sites like the old sugar plantation give you plenty of options to fill your itinerary. Or, you can choose to do nothing except bask in the sun with the water’s edge just a stone’s throw away.
The island is home to the iconic Devil’s Bridge, a product of years of crashing waves and reef formations that have created a limestone bridge. Visitors marvel at the natural blowholes caused by the surrounding sea caves that blast up water from below. You’ll also find the famous Half Moon Bay, one of the most secluded yet breathtaking beaches on the island.
4. St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Yachts and sailboats dot the waters surrounding St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The island features a classic vibe throughout that mirrors what most people think a tropical paradise should look and feel like: thatched-roof cottages, coral reefs, fragrant flowers, and pure white sand that harmonizes perfectly with turquoise waters.
The destination is made up of 32 secluded islands and cays that are nothing short of postcard-worthy. St. Vincent makes up the largest island in the chain, while smaller hideaways like Bequia and Mustique are perfect for day trips.
One thing worth noting: private jet travel is one of the only ways you can get here. Larger commercial flights can’t land on these tiny islands, which is why many travelers opt for a private air charter versus hours of boat travel.
5. St. Lucia
This volcanic island is home to the St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival and the world’s only drive through volcano. Die hard fans of the island come here to marvel at its chalk-colored beaches and isolated resorts. Others who crave adventure enjoy ziplining through its luscious rain forest and climbing The Pitons. If you’re looking for total relaxation, you’ll want to indulge in the island’s natural hot springs.
The balmy 70- to 80-degree late spring is the best time to visit this luxurious hideaway. Or, if you don’t mind paying top dollar for a resort, December through April is the island’s dry season (and also its busiest season!).
When will you take a trip to the Caribbean? At Access Jet Group, we can help you get to your destination of choice in the best possible way. Our team of professional travel experts and private jet brokers is your best source for booking air travel and making the most of your trip. Contact us today for reservations and pricing, and start dreaming of your next tropical escape!