Top Caribbean Islands Christmas Destinations to Visit 

Puerto Rico

Plaza Colon Christmas - Puerto Rico


This may be the year to visit Puerto Rico for Christmas. With holiday airfare on the rise, this island nation is offering some bargain prices for lodging. In addition, there are numerous festive Christmas activities. Enjoy an authentic Puerto Rican Christmas dinner; watch a unique holiday street parade with music, singing, and dancing; or tour Old San Juan to see Christmas lights and decoration.


Celebrate New Year - Antigua


Christmas in Antigua could be a once in a lifetime experience. Enjoy all the celebrations of this festive holiday and escape the chill of the north at the same time. Christmas traditions are similar to those celebrated in the United Kingdom. A number of hotels in Antigua host fabulous Christmas dinners for their guests. And what would Christmas be without Santa? The staff in some of the hotels dress up as Father Christmas and visit with a sack full of gifts for the children.


Carols by Candlelight Christmas - Barbados


One of the highlights of the Christmas season in Barbados is the “Carols by Candlelight” held at the official residence of the Prime Minister of Barbados. The audience holds candles while enjoying Christmas carols sung by various musicians. Barbados is a very religious country so you will find lots of churches holding Christmas services.This island country offers something for everyone. In addition to soaking up the sun at the beach, if you like to be active you might enjoy windsurfing, kite surfing, or traditional surfing. For nightlife, Barbados has many bars, pubs, restaurants, and dance clubs. Maybe you enjoy horseback riding. There are a number of equestrian centers for riding horses through the sugar cane fields or on white sand beaches.

St. Lucia

Hillstone Christmas Day - St. Lucia


Peaks and valleys offering you plenty of diverse terrain for exploration characterize St. Lucia. There are high mountain peaks, hot springs, waterfalls, dozens of small isolated coves, and beaches by a warm calm sea cooled by refreshing Atlantic trade winds. Enjoy this diverse landscape with biking, horseback riding, hiking, golfing, playing tennis, snorkeling, diving, or deep-sea fishing. St. Lucia also boasts the only drive-in volcano in the world!Both Christmas day and the day after are official holidays in St. Lucia. However, if you arrive a little earlier in the month of December there is a special Christmas folk festival. This celebration has been held at the Pigeon Island National Park. Festivities include a Fiesta Night featuring Christmas music by choirs and steel bands. Music sets the ambience for a special Creole dinner and Christmas tree lighting. Other activities at the National Cultural Center include more food and drink and Santa Claus arrives to hand out gifts to children.


Bostons Bizarre Christmas Castle - Jamaica

Santa Claus and his gifts are very much a part of a Jamaica Christmas. Although in some rural areas it is said that Santa rides a cart and donkey. The Grand Market is a special Christmas celebration in Jamaica. The main streets in the bigger cities and town are closed to traffic and sellers spread their goods out along the roads. This is a place for children and their parents to buy gifts for family and friends.In Jamaica, you’ll hear Christmas carols like Silent Night and O’ Come All Ye Faithful but don’t be surprised if they are sung in reggae style! Located off the coast of Cuba, Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean. The landscape is diverse ranging from the Blue Mountains in the east to narrow coastal plains and flatlands in the south. There are hundreds of miles of coastline with enough fabulous beaches to suit anyone whether you would like peace and quiet or lively populated spots with sunbathers listening to reggae music.

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