The holidays are upon us. There’s no denying the ribbons festooning every shop window and the merry music on every station. Though this most festive time of year can be a boost to the senses and the spirit, it can also bring even the most zen-like citizen to their tinsel-bedecked knees. If the glare from your neighbors light display is getting on your nerves, why not take a deep breath and plan a little getaway? To aide in your holiday happiness, we’ve compiled a top five list of our favorite Caribbean hot spots to visit, all ideal for a last minute holiday getaway:
Jamaica, mon. Always wanted to celebrate Christmas with your toes in the sand, a la the Corona commercials? Well Jamaica is your place. A laid back lifestyle is the antithesis of a frazzled holiday season. So wash those cares away with an ice cold beverage and leave the merry making mayhem to the man in the red suit. For beautiful by owner vacation rentals in Jamaica, click HERE.
The British Virgin Islands. Nosh on tea and crumpets and enjoy the niceties of British etiquette in this quintessential spot for a winter getaway. The BVI are gorgeous anytime of year, but there’s something particularly refreshing about experiencing an island full of civility when the folks back home are racing around in a December whirl. Scenic Rentals offers 18 by owner vacation rentals throughout the BVI, ensuring that you can easily locate your dream lodging for an even dreamier price. Visit the BVI destination page for details.
Prefer your sun and sand with a cheeseburger in paradise? Then head instead to the U.S. Virgin Islands. St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas are the big three in this cluster of islands and all offer sunny spots and secret coves perfect for hiding from your inlaws. As an added bonus, the U.S. dollar is king here, so there’s no need to muddle your mind with a complicated exchange rate. But alas, no brightly colored paper currency to use as stocking stuffers for next year.
Enjoy a memorable Christmas dinner of local specialties like conch fritters when you wile away the holiday in the Bahamas. The area is beyond beautiful, the diving opportunities are vast and best of all, the Bahamas are only a short flight from the continental U.S. If Santa is sending the kids along, the family-friendly islands of the Bahamas are an ideal destination. Even better, with dozens of Bahamas vacation rentals, finding a luxurious place to lay your head will be but a momentary activity in your vacation planning. View the Bahamas vacation rentals on Scenic Rentals’ Bahamas destination page.
For a true getaway, grab your sandals and make a beeline for the sandy shores of St. Lucia. Sure it’s a little farther than some Caribbean destinations, but the moment you step off the plane into the balmy tropical air, you’ll be glad you made the effort. This friendly island is a world away from snow and stress and the smiling locals make you feel that every thing’s all right. And if it’s not, then enjoy a banana daiquiri or a locally brewed Piton beer and forget that there’s anything amiss back home. For the best in St. Lucia vacation rentals, visit the St. Lucia destination page on Scenic Rentals.
Now turn up the Jimmy Buffet and enjoy yourself! Happy trails travelers, enjoy the merry madness for a few more days!
Now through December 31, 2011, all proceeds generated on Scenicrentals.com will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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