Tropical birds chattering amid lush rainforest foliage. Palm fronds rustling overhead, disturbed by gentle trade winds. Foamy waves shushing against a sandy shoreline. Do you hear that? Paradise is calling.
If you’re ready for a dreamy Caribbean escape, AAA partner Travel Impressions can help. With the company’s portfolio of more than 250,000 hotels, resorts and villas, and 35,000 excursions to some 1,300 destinations around the globe, the options for an unforgettable vacation are practically endless.
Need inspiration? These five Caribbean vacations come with plenty of sun and fun.
Scattered across 500 miles of turquoise waters just 50 miles from the coast of Florida, the more than 700 islands and cays that make up the Bahamas beckon with sugar-sand beaches and laid-back charm. Among the places to play: bustling Nassau, with its 2.5-mile stretch of Cable Beach; Paradise Island, home to the world’s largest open-air marine habitat; Grand Bahama Island, where Lucayan National Park boasts a 6-mile underwater cave system; and the more secluded Out Islands, where getting away from it all is the reason to go.
Must-do excursions: Take a guided walking tour of Nassau to learn about the city’s rich history. Glide over Nassau Harbor on a glass-bottom boat tour and feed the fish in the famous Sea Garden. Sip and savor island-made rum on a guided distillery tour in Nassau while you discover the history behind the distillery’s roots and smell the rum as it ages.
Favorite stays: The AAA Four Diamond Grand Hyatt Baha Mar sits along the white sands of New Providence Island and features an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and the Caribbean’s largest upscale casino. Just across the water, Atlantis, Paradise Island features five distinct resorts, a 141-acre water park and a marine habitat with 14 lagoons and 50,000 aquatic animals including dolphins, sharks, rays, sea turtles and more.