ALL POSTS TAGGED "[Caribbean]"

The thought of fleeing anywhere warm right now is particularly appealing since the damn groundhog saw his shadow and we’re stuck with 6 more weeks of winter. Admit it: Whether you were let down by Snowmageddon, brushed off record-breaking snow like the Midwest, or got pummeled by storms (sorry, Boston), you’d rather be at the beach right now.

The fact that it is Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day weekend is not lost on us, but if you were a major slacker with your plans, spend the extra time with your honey — or meet a new one — on a beach somewhere. These flights were priced from Travel Channel headquarters in DC, but visit SkySkanner.com (or your preferred search engine) to find the cheapest last-minute flights for you.

Miami

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Miami, $287
Sunny and 73 degrees, trapezing along Lincoln Road, and late-night Cuban sandwiches … need we go on? It also just happened to be named our Sexiest Beach for 2015 by Sports Illustrated model Nina Agdal. Sold.

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It’s 5 o’clock Friday, and we’re guessing that you’d rather be just about anywhere than your cubicle — like a Caribbean island, for instance. Once reality sinks in, don’t abandon the daydream just because it’s smack dab in the middle of hurricane season. All Caribbean islands are not created equal, after all — nor are their chances of being struck by a storm.

Travel insiders have long known that the “Dutch ABCs” — Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao — are your safest bets during the fall, since they are situated in the Southern Caribbean, far from the hurricane belt. Better yet, if you book now, you’re likely to find great deals, as the summer crowds are long gone and have left lower prices. Read on to find out which Netherlands territory will live up to your island fantasy.

Aruba

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TravelChannel.com celebrated all things fun in the sun and on the beach this week for our first annual Beach Week. We kicked things off with our annual Best Beach Awards and we asked you to vote for the Best Overall Beach. The winner will be revealed tomorrow, March 3, on TravelChannel.com. READ MORE

Photography by Guana Island

Part of the British Virgin Islands, this lesser known getaway comprises 8 white sand beaches and a nature preserve abundant with hiking paths.
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Photography by Jumby Bay

You’ll have to navigate Jumby Bay by bicycle — there are no cars on this exclusive private island, just 2 miles north of Antigua. More »

Courtesy of The Crane Residential Resort

Hmm, from which of the Crane Resort’s many pools should you marvel at the piercing blue sky and sea of Crane Beach? The lagoon pools? The infinity pools? Or the plunge pools? More »

Photography by Courtesy of Kerzner International

Photography by Neil Rabinowitz / Corbis / Aurora Photos

Santa Claus had nothing to do with the christening of this sparkling blue cove in St. Thomas. More »

Photography by Logan Mock-Bunting / Aurora Photos

It doesn’t get more luxurious than laying your head to rest in a villa designed by Oscar de la Renta. More »

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