Visiting the Caribbean - Quick Guide to this Cruise Holiday Destination

Date: 13th June 2018
Author: Helen Cator

If you are planning a trip to the Caribbean a cruise holiday is a great way to visit some of the region’s 700 different islands and you can’t beat a winter cruise to get away from the cold British weather and make the most of the sunshine.

Between December and April is the best time to visit although the weather is great all year round. Maybe best to avoid the hurricane season which runs from August to October but otherwise the Caribbean is an amazing cruise destination.

With sandy white beaches, palm trees and endless miles of coastline to enjoy, the Caribbean is a wonderful place to kick back, relax and put your feet up while you enjoy a cocktail or two in the sunshine.

There are many different islands to choose from so shop around when looking for a cruise holiday to make sure they go to the islands which interest you the most, rather than just the traditional tourist destinations.

It’s also worth looking at potential shore excursions in advance to see just what you can experience while on holiday. Here is a quick guide to some of the major islands and what to expect from the Caribbean:


This island offers an amazing choice of beaches to enjoy with more than 35 to choose from, including Shoal Bay East and Maundays Bay, which are among the most popular. If you are looking for a delightful, relaxing beach vacation then be sure to pick a cruise which heads here.

It’s also renowned for hosting many five star high end restaurants so for stunning beaches and fine dining, you can’t go wrong with Anguilla.


Aruba is renowned for its amazing white sandy beaches with clear water, including Eagle, Palm, and Manchebo beaches so for a real sunbathers delight, head over to Aruba.

Dominican Republic

This region features several of the top 25 beaches in the whole of the Caribbean according to Tripadvisor, with golden sand stretching for miles so make sure to check them out.


Barbados can rival many of the metropolitan cities when it comes to offering an amazing range of impressive restaurants and dining options.

Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman in a particular is renowned for the best food in the Caribbean including barbecue on the roadside and fish on the seafront. There are international chefs and amazing street food so this is definitely one for the food lovers.

Wherever you find yourself in the Caribbean you can be sure of a warm welcome, sunny beaches and amazing food so once you have decided which islands to visit, and booked your cruise, make sure you book your car parking for the holiday so you can relax knowing your car is in safe hands while you enjoy white sands. Call us today at Penguin Parking.

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