Caribbean calling: Four tropical destinations


December 29, 2023

The decorations are down, the guests are gone — and the gray season is upon us. While we’re generally blessed with mild winters here in the Carolinas, January and February can be downright depressing. Thankfully, it’s high season in the tropics. And with more than a dozen nonstop flights from Charlotte to Caribbean destinations, escaping the wintertime blues is a cinch. From a mega-resort in the Bahamas to a boutique getaway in St. Lucia — along with exploring the rich heritage and diverse landscape of Puerto Rico — we highlight three distinct locales, plus one popular attraction in Jamaica. Even if you’re not able to get away just yet, give yourself something to look forward to this spring or summer — a tropical island getaway is always a good idea.

Cover for travel story to St. Lucia showing blue water and a resort
Cover for Bahamas travel story with a pair of chairs on the beach.
Cover image for Puerto Rico travel story with brightly colored buildings along a street
Cover image for travel essay about Puerto Rico's Dunn's River Falls.

Featured image: St. Lucia. Photograph courtesy Saint Lucia Tourism Authority.

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