The Caribbean is one of the easiest destinations to reach from New York. In fact, there are flights daily to almost every island in the Caribbean. It is especially ideal for those New Yorkers who want to escape the Winter snow and cold weather and trade it for a sun-kissed powdery white sandy beach on a tropical Caribbean Island.
If you are looking for a non-stop flight, here are some of the best direct flights from New York to Caribbean Islands.
Barbados is one of the most popular Caribbean islands and offers easy access from New York from both JFK and Newark airports. The island is most famous for its celebrity visitors, white sandy beaches, Mount Gay rum, 5-star hotels and of course its luxury homes. Most of the luxury Barbados Villas are located along the West Coast which is only a 30 minutes’ drive from Grantley Adams International Airport. Our travel guide to Barbados reveals more of the Island’s points of interest
You can get to Barbados From NYC in only four and a half hours
The main destination for visitors to Turks and Caicos is the island of Providenciales. Here you will find a wide range of high end luxury villas, restaurants, shops, boutiques and some of the best beach front resorts in the Caribbean.
Many of the hotels on the island are located on the famous Grace Bay Beach. It has been voted one of the top beaches in the Caribbean on several occasions. Grace Bay offers a long stretch of perfectly white sand and is one of the nicest places to swim on island.
Arriving in Montego Bay airport you will really feel you have landed in Jamaica.
You can hear the reggae music from the moment you get off the plane and since it is home to the famous musician Bob Marley, you are guaranteed to hear a lot of reggae music. The Jamaicans are some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean and they are so happy to share their beautiful paradise with you.
Antigua is a super friendly Caribbean island offering laid back barefoot luxury.
There is nothing pretentious about the island and it offers excellent sailing opportunities for visitors. The island has some stunning beaches, excellent gourmet cuisine but equally has casual eateries. Antigua boasts incredible scenery and endless activities and you will always find some of the nicest Luxury Villas in Antigua.
This lush and romantic island is consistently being ranked as one of the best destinations in the Caribbean by Conde Nast. The island has a wonderful rich culture, lush landscape, unmatched sunsets, stunning beaches and the island is most well-known for the famous pitons.
The local Piton Beer is even named after the two iconic mountains.
When To Travel To The Caribbean?
The high season in the Caribbean falls between the months of November and April. At this time of the year you will find the weather to be lovely and sunny however since its peak season it makes the islands much busier. The air temperature on average 80 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter and 86 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. It’s the perfect time of year to escape the cold in New York and head directly to the Caribbean for endless sunshine. The Sea is also really warm and perfect for swimming. No matter which island you fly to you will find glorious weather with all day sunshine.
The Summer months or low season in the Caribbean is from April 14th through to the end of October. The summer can be a wonderful time to travel to the Caribbean, but it can be more humid from June onward. From July to November the Caribbean experiences the most rainfall however you will only ever experience short bursts of rain and the sunshine is always ready to come out soon after. The late spring and early summer are some of the best times to travel from New York to the Caribbean. Many islands offers accommodation at half the price and you can find great bargains such as free nights and special offers. The other nice reason to visit in this time is that the islands are not crowded and offer a calmer atmosphere with uncrowded beaches and restaurants making it easier to get reservations.
We don’t recommend travelling to the Caribbean during the months of September and October due to it being hurricane season, and many villas, restaurants and hotels are closed.
It has never been easier to get from New York direct to the Caribbean. No matter which time of the year you choose to travel you will find a great selection of flights all less than 5 hours journey time from New York with many being between 3 and 4 hours flying time.
It’s even easy to reach the Caribbean for a short 5-night stay or a long weekend if you don’t have enough vacation time. If you would like more information on the best Caribbean destinations with direct flights from New York please get in touch.
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About Linda Browne
Linda is the Marketing and Sales Executive for Exceptional Villas and has an in-depth knowledge of the travel industry. Linda's qualifications are in the area of business, marketing and tourism. Linda travels for much of the year inspecting all of our luxury villas; the majority of her time is spent in the Caribbean and Europe.