10 Reasons to Visit the Caribbean Now

Caribbean beaches

Marriott International is inviting travelers to discover 10 reasons whytraveling to the Caribbean
The Caribbean is very much open for business and traveling there is actually a form of philanthropy that will help the region thrive.today is as exciting and memorable as ever.

Premium Ocean View Suite at The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club.

Premium Ocean View Suite at The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club.

 

1. Rooms With a View

From comfortable family friendly rooms to an all-inclusive, adult’s-only resort, the Caribbean guarantees to be an alluring getaway for everyone.

A spectacular 26-square-mile slice of paradise, fronting three miles of white-sand beaches along the Caribbean, The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is the ultimate in luxury for guests traveling with friends, family, or colleagues. The resort features island-inspired guest rooms and suites, each featuring a spacious layout and private balcony with ocean, garden or hotel views.

 

Bonaire is commonly ranked as one of the top dive destinations in the world.

Bonaire is commonly ranked as one of the top dive destinations in the world.

2. Scuba Diving Paradise

Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire, located minutes away from the best beaches and popular dive sites is an ideal accommodation choice for scuba diving aficionados visiting the island. As a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center, the hotel caters to divers of every skill level and any age – from kids to technical divers.

Visitors can explore over 100 dive sites, in this scuba diving paradise hosting more than 470 fish species.

 

 

                                                   3. Gastronomy

Local fish ceviche with plantain chips.

Local fish ceviche with plantain chips.

The Ritz-Carlton Aruba’s dinner on the beach is a unique and unforgettable experience of the senses. The resort’s chef creates a memorable evening with a curated menu customized to each guest’s desire.

At the Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino, travelers can delight their palate with one of the best Creole restaurants in Santo Domingo. El Conuco features authentic Dominican cuisine such as a tasty sancocho and mangú with salchichón.

Each year the Cayman Cookout at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman welcomes an elite roster of talented chefs, wine and spirit experts and culinary influencers each year. The annual gathering is set amidst the magnificent Seven Mile Beach and is hosted by world-renowned Chef Eric Ripert and his friends, including Anthony Bourdain and José Andrés. The tenth annual Cayman Cookout will take place this January.

St. Kitts

St. Kitts


4. Island-Hopping Adventures 

The St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino offers guests a daily ferry service between St. Kitts and Nevis, easily accessible from the hotel’s beach in Frigate Bay. The 45-minute ride presents guests with beautiful views of both islands.

Across the channel on St. Kitts, few find reason to leave the self-contained family-friendly destination. Visitors are encouraged to rent a car and spend a day exploring the Georgian architecture of Basseterre or relaxing aboard the coastline-hugging St. Kitts Scenic Railway.

 

                                                                           5. The People

Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas

As the cold months approach visitors are invited to enjoy the alluring winter sun that only the Caribbean can promise. As travelers, the best way to support the people of the islands is by traveling to the Caribbean.

At the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas guests and families are welcomed by the exceptionally friendly staff and the unique Bahamian spirit. This paradise is all about the people, its culture, values and entertainment.

The Atlantis hotel is a portal to a truly Bahamian experience. From championship seaside golf, to tennis matches on the harbor, to inimitable experiences with marine life, there is no shortage of things to discover at Atlantis.

 

Christopher Columbus Statue, Plaza Santo Domingo.

Christopher Columbus Statue, Plaza Santo Domingo

6. Colonial Architecture

History’s stamp on the Caribbean is endlessly rich and fascinating. Many of the islands preserve fortified remnants from the European colonial era. The Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo, the oldest European settlement in the Americas, has more than 300 historical sites to discover.

Located in the heart of business, shopping and entertainment, the JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo offers guests a premier location with unparalleled service.

The hotel concierge can book a variety of activities, ranging from an iconic downtown city tour to an exclusive catamaran trip visiting an ecological reserve.

 

Aruba’s Bushiribana Gold Mine Ruins.

Aruba’s Bushiribana Gold Mine Ruins.

7. Exploration and Adventure 

For the adventurous tourist, Barbados is a small island that can be discovered on foot. Barbados is just a short stroll away from Coconut Beach. Guests can explore the Barbados Golf Club and Barbados Museum and Historical Society near the South Barbados hotel.

In Aruba, visitors can get up close and personal with the island’s top attractions such as the lighthouse, the Ayo Rock Formation and Arikok National Park.

Guests can enjoy and discover the island of Aruba with comfort from Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club – a memorable family vacation resort boasting unmatched views of the Palm Beach coastline, spacious and modern villas and an array of top-rated amenities.

                                                      8. Romance Redefined

The Westin Grand Cayman Governor's Ballroom at Sunset

The Westin Grand Cayman Governor’s Ballroom at Sunset

The Caribbean welcomes all couples who wish to make their special day an extraordinary celebration of happiness. Couples will be swept away with the imaginary soft sand blanket under their feet and the sound of crashing waves providing the perfect backdrop for that special day. The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa is the ideal setting to host the most romantic tropical celebrations.

The AAA 4-Diamond resort features a 5,600 sq. ft. Governor’s Ballroom plus additional spectacular outdoor venues for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions and alfresco dinners.

 

9. Emotional Connection

Marriott Rewards members can donate their Rewards points to help communities affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria. They can give to one of Marriott’s featured organizations and support a variety of emergency services to help families recover and rebuild. Such services include: cash contributions, in-kind donations, and employee volunteerism.

Another way travelers can help is through the MI Disaster Relief Fund established to support the company’s efforts to assist communities, especially affected associates during times of disasters. Currently the fund is focused on helping communities impacted by the natural disasters that have struck the Caribbean and Latin American regions.

 

 

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