Dream stands and pure joie de vivre
Palm-fringed bays with crystal clear water, dense jungle and majestic waterfalls await you on Caribbean holidays. Whether Cuba, the Bahamas, Saint Lucia or the Dominican Republic - each country is able to enchant with its unique charm. Experience the Caribbean while island hopping to feel the impressive diversity. Your round trip will be crowned with culinary delights and the warm hospitality of the inhabitants. Look forward to a carefree and unforgettable time in paradise.
The Caribbean - even the name of the region sounds like paradisiacal bays, tropical islands and a summery warm climate. Enjoy relaxing hours on some of the most beautiful beaches on earth, experience the varied flora and fauna while island hopping and the pastel-coloured colonial buildings in Nassau or Havana.
Punta Cana is located in the east of the Dominican Republic and is considered one of the most popular resorts in the Caribbean, with gorgeous beaches and hotels to suit every budget - from charming boutique hotels to luxury accommodation.
Travel back in time in Cuba's vibrant capital. Stroll through the picturesque old town with its colourful colonial architecture, whose historic centre has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow in Hemingway's footsteps and enjoy the unique flair of Havana and let yourself be carried away by the warmth and joie de vivre of the Cubans.
The Blue Mountains are located in the east of Jamaica. The rugged mountain region forms the highest peak of Jamaica and one of the highest elevations of the entire Caribbean with the 7,400 feet high Blue Mountain Peak. In addition to breathtaking hiking trails, you'll also find coffee plantations to visit and sample the signature Blue Mountain coffee.
Quite rightly, Marigot Bay on the west coast of Saint Lucia has been voted one of the most beautiful bays in the Caribbean several times. The picturesque bay is lined with palm trees and the adjacent mangrove forest invites you to roam in nature. Less
Numerous paradisiacal bays in the Caribbean invite you to a diving holiday in addition to sunbathing and swimming. Experience the fascinating underwater world of unique diving destinations, such as the island paradise of Bonaire.
The Caribbean has a humid tropical climate with few temperature fluctuations throughout the year and only small climatic differences between the individual islands and countries. Therefore, the region offers itself as a year-round travel destination. The best time to travel to the Caribbean is from mid-November to May.
The countries of the Caribbean have their own national currency. However, the US dollar (USD) is usually accepted everywhere. In some regions, like the French Antilles, you can even pay with the euro (EUR).
Spanish is spoken in most countries of the Caribbean. In addition, English, French and Dutch are official languages of some countries. Forms of Creole or Caribbean languages can also be found.
For a trip to the Caribbean, standard vaccinations should be complete and up to date. These include vaccinations against tetanus (tetanus), diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), measles and basic immunization against poliomyelitis/polio. Depending on the style of travel, vaccinations against hepatitis A and B, typhoid and rabies may be advisable. On some islands there is also a risk of malaria and yellow fever. Please consult a doctor with knowledge of travel medicine before starting your trip.
For a holiday in the Caribbean, light and airy clothing is recommended due to the high temperatures. Depending on the planned activities, swimwear and hiking boots belong on the packing list.