With a high season running from December through March, the Caribbean is the most popular area for sunshine holidays for Americans, Canadians, and Europeans as well. There are dozens of different islands with resorts that run from surprisingly affordable to insanely expensive. All-inclusive resorts are usually the best deal for most of us, especially those of us who like a drink or three on our vacation.
The Bahamas are a huge group of mostly-flat islands. The two below are the most popular for holidays.
Tortola is the most popular of the British Virgin Islands.
The Dominican Republic is a vacation paradise and it has more than half of the Caribbean's all-inclusive resorts.
All of Jamaica's most popular resort areas are served by Montego Bay Airport in the northwest of the island.
Americans don't need a passport and can use US dollars on a visit to Puerto Rico. The island has almost no all-inclusive resorts though.
St. Thomas is the capital of the USVI, while St. Croix and St. John are less busy and commercialized.