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A week in the Caribbean:

The first word that comes to mind when someone says the Caribbean is paradise. Between the sandy beaches and local cuisine, travelers are blown away by the charm these islands have to offer. So it should be no surprise that with over 7,000 islands it can be tricky for travelers to pick the perfect destination for their getaway.

Fortunately, FlipKey’s Travel Trends data gives travelers the information they need to make the most out of their tropical escape: The top 5 spots to visit in the Caribbean are:

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Rincon, Puerto Rico
  • Negril, Jamaica
  • Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

However, just because St. Martin - St. Maarten is not on the list does not mean it is an undesirable location. It just means that travelers haven’t really discovered it yet. With less crowds of tourists to fight through you may find an even more peaceful and relaxing vacation. In case you are still unsure, FlipKey.com offers over a thousand St. Martin - St. Maarten villas to test the theory.

Once you have picked your spot, you should think about when to take your holiday in the sun. Since prices spike to around $400 a night in March and April, you should avoid traveling to the Caribbean during these months if you are on a tight budget. While the average length of stay is usually over a week, don’t be afraid to simply make it a weekend retreat, either.

Also, prices are lower around Valentine’s Day, allowing you to take your special someone on a romantic retreat. Even FlipKey’s data shows that 41% of reservation requests are for parties of two… St. Martin - St. Maarten must be a romantic hotspot. But don’t let us give it all away- check out the statistics and facts below to make the most of your Caribbean getaway!

FlipKey Travel Trends: Caribbean Infographic