5 Amazing Places in the Carribean to Escape Winter

5 Amazing Places in the Carribean to Escape Winter

Let’s get down to basics. If you live in the northern tier of states or northern Europe, winter can be brutal and long. So we have to ask the question, would you rather deal with this for 4 or 5 months straight?

blizzard photo
Photo by sidewalk flying

Or would you rather go someplace like this,

Beautiful sexy surfer girl in bikini on the beach at sunset

We thought you would rather visit a beach in the Carribean.

I was fortunate to have been a pilot for a major airline most of my adult life so I did get to escape the grip of winter on a regular basis. Because I was based in MSP my poor family didn’t get to see the sun as often as I did. Flying to the Carribean was a real treat during the long winter months. The trips were mostly one day long so we did get to sleep in our own bed every night too. We had augmented crews so we didn’t even have to sit in the seat for the whole day either. I enjoyed talking to the passengers about thier vacations. You would get great advice from the people who just visited a destination. You get to hear the good things and the bad. To be honest, there are places I wouldn’t pay to visit after listening to some of the passengers.

Here are 5 places that we think you should consider for your winter escape.

Union Island, the Grenadines

union island the grenadines

The Grenadines are located in the southern Carribean just west of Barbados. There are 32 islands that make up the Grenadines. You can get there by air or by cruise ship. Being so far south you are guaranteed warm weather.  Don’t think the weather can be cool in the Carribean? I was in the Bahamas the only time that they had recorded snow flurries. Another time I was flying into Grand Cayman Island and the wind was blowing so hard out of the north that it nearly exceeded the  crosswind limit on the east west runway there. You know a north wind is not warm air blowing in.

Here are some links if you are interested in visiting St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The main tourism site: Tourism Board

Here is a link to cruises that visit St. Vincent. Cruises

Here is a link to a list of airlines that serve St. Vincent: Airlines

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Meet the Dan behind Dan330. He started a Pinterest account in December 2011 while off on a leave from his day job as a captain on an Airbus A330. While traveling the world, Dan practiced his longtime hobby of photography and developed his eye for natural beauty and appreciation of great photography. Continuing his love of exploration and great pictures, Dan added Pinterest to his daily routine; especially during the long Minnesota winters. His eye for great photography was recognized by the Pinterest community and in just under one year, Dan330 had attracted over one million followers. Dan and his wife Laurie have three children, seven grandchildren and two grand puppies. When not pinning, Dan loves to travel and participate in just about any outdoor activity. There are a few exceptions to this, but to find out what they are you have to go to the Dan330 board dedicated to “Things he won’t do”.