If you’ve narrowed down your vacation options to Hawaii or someplace in the Caribbean, it might be difficult to come to a final decision. Depending on specific logistics, such as when you plan to travel and how much time you have in addition to your vacation style, one of the idyllic tropical destinations may be a better fit than the other.
Here are some considerations and recommendations that can help you settle on your ultimate getaway location!
Distance and time
If you’re looking for a quick 3-4 day vacation and you’re on the East Coast, a flight to the Caribbean might only be a few hours away. However, reaching Hawaii takes a bit more effort– even for those located on the West Coast. If you want to get the most out of your trip to the Aloha State, you’ll need a minimum of 4-5 days set aside.
June through November is the Caribbean’s hurricane season, so if your travel plans fall between these months, Hawaii will be a much better option. You might also want to head to Hawaii during the peak Spring Break season (March and April) as the Caribbean tends to get more crowded during this period. While Hawaii’s high season is during winter, the Caribbean is typically much quieter and less busy.
Nature and Surfing: Hawaii
Hawaii is an exciting paradise for nature lovers and thrill-seekers. From stunning volcanoes to endless mountains, Hawaii has everything adventurous souls could wish for. If you want to indulge in lush, tropical landscapes or surf among world-class waves, then Hawaii is the perfect destination for you!
Calm Beaches and Historical Cities: Caribbean
While both Hawaii and the Caribbean have beautiful beaches, the Caribbean has more shores that are better suited for casual visitors looking to relax. With plenty of shallow waters, gentle waves, and of course powder-white sand, the Caribbean offers many beaches perfect for sunbathing or snorkeling.
The Caribbean is also the premier destination for history fans with its abundance of Spanish-inspired architecture and former military fortresses. The Caribbean is home to many colonial cities where you can find beautiful cobblestone streets and old landmarks from the 17th and 18th centuries.
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