Geographically speaking, the Caribbean is a region whose islands and coasts are washed by the Caribbean Sea — that is, east of Central America and north of South America. But it’s more than just a place. The Caribbean is a state of mind. When we hear the word “Caribbean,” our imagination instantly takes us to palm-tree-lined beaches, dazzling sunshine and warm, calm seas. And along with that idyllic imagery, there’s a Caribbean feeling we get. Peace of mind, absolute relaxation, joy … In a word, that feeling is happiness. We call it Caribbeanness. Here’s what we mean.
The best beaches in the Caribbean
The feeling of Caribbeanness begins with the best-known characteristics of the Caribbean: its legendary beaches. It is no secret that this special part of the world is home to many of the best beaches in the world. Each one is perfect, each one is different, from Bávaro Beach (one of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic) through Eagle Beach in Aruba, Seven Mile Beach in Cayman Islands or North Beach in Mexico. Additionally, these wonderful beaches do not settle for being incredibly beautiful but also offer alternatives for every taste. If you want to stretch out or some quiet time on a towel, you can do it. If you are a confirmed thrill seeker who loves to take advantages of your vacations to find adventures, you will have an array of aquatic activities at your fingertips. What’s more, have you thought about taking advantage of scuba diving in the Caribbean? It is one of the best places in the world to start exploring the underwater world.
The Caribbean’s endless summer
In addition, the Caribbean has an added advantage and is that the best time to travel to the Caribbean coincides with winter – from November to March. As a result, just at that time when the cold begins to sneak into the cities and the days are getting shorter, there is a place in the world where the sun will warm your skin and you’ll see that the “endless summer” isn’t just a fantasy.
Caribbean flavors: Mexican cuisine, rum, tropical fruits
Another characteristic of Caribbeanness? That special, only-in-the-Caribbean feeling that is only is the incredible flavor that you’ll find in its unique cuisine. Mexican cuisine, of course, needs no introduction: tacos, tequila and micheladas are the staples of a cuisine scene that virtually everyone loves the world over. But thanks to its diverse mix of cultures, the Caribbean is full of flavors that have enriched the area for centuries. It is a paradise of tropical fruits and the birthplace of the best rums in the world.
Last but certainly not least, there is another thing in the Caribbean that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. This is, of course, the wonderful character of its people. The places bathed by the Caribbean Sea have always had a special way to live, to spread their joy, to enjoy what they have – and to share it all with visitors. And that feeling is positively infectious. Everyone who visits the Caribbean falls in love with not just the place, but the people, too.
Discover Caribbeanness for yourself
How can you experience Caribbeanness for yourself? Barceló Hotel Group is your gateway to this amazing feeling. These all inclusive Caribbean hotels and resorts are designed to give you feelings of joy, relaxation and discovery at every turn, from exciting activities and experiences to suites with all the comforts of home – but with a Caribbean twist. We want to celebrate Caribbeanness with you – so we have created a campaign that offers discounts of up to 40 percent at Caribbean hotels.