While indulgent unwinding in pristine nature and savoring succulent seafood overlooking tropical sorbet sunsets is given in the Caribbean Islands, here are some details to dive into beforehand to make sure this once-in-a-lifetime adventure goes smoothly.
Be Picky with Your Flight
Accessing the ivory-and-azure beaches, phenomenal hiking trails, colonial-era architecture, and epic many-tiered waterfalls of the Caribbean has never been easier, with direct flights admitted into major islands such as the Bahamas, Antigua, and Belize. However, make sure that you avoid the high season between November and April if you’re more budget conscious and take advantage of exclusive seasonal flight offers.
Get Passport Ready
Besides Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, a passport is necessary to enter the Caribbean Islands, which needs to be valid for 3 months after you depart from this captivating destination and contain at least three blank pages.
While you generally have to submit a Caribbean Visa application form, along with documents, such as an updated passport, ID, and birth certificate for minors, the citizens of certain countries like the US, Canada, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia, who have obtained a valid ESTA, are viable for the Caribbean Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) and you can also travel without a visa for Caribbean Islands via a VWP signatory carrier like interCaribbean Airways.
Other Essential Documents
These deliciously varied island havens are fully worth the arsenal of documents that travelers have to show up with, including your travel itinerary, proof of legal residence (in the country you’re applying from), proof of transit, and proof of sufficient funds.