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Caribbean Island Hopping

It’s easy to collect and combine a few Caribbean islands that look like they are straight from a postcard on one single trip. The small Caribbean islands are relatively close by. In some case, you can even see the other Caribbean islands in the far distance from the shoreline of another. The close proximity makes island hopping relatively inexpensive and it’s just so easy.

In this Beginners Guide we will take you through all the steps of the way of Island Hopping the Caribbean!

Southern Caribbean Islands

If you’re looking for an island-hopping experience in the Caribbean that offers great weather year-round, the southern Caribbean islands are most recommended.

Doing a multi-island trip in the Southern Caribbean is perfectly suitable 365 days a year because they are located outside the hurricane belt.

You are most likely to avoid a major storm during your vacation when island hopping the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao) in the western edge of the Leeward Antilles chain. Even during Hurricane season from June through December.

Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are considered the sunniest islands of the Caribbean. It is the perfect place to visit year-round, as it has the least number of rainy days on average plus typical, more than 8 hours of sunshine per day.

That’s what you are most likely are looking for when island hopping in the Caribbean, sun-sure weather, right? The ABC islands are also one of the safest islands in the Caribbean.

St Maarten caribbean island hopping

The ABC islands

Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao offer sun, sea and sand. All three islands share the same native language of Papiamento. Widely spoken is Dutch, English and Spanish making it quite easy for visitors to communicate. Because the islands are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, they are often referred to as the Dutch Caribbean. The islands also have the traditional celebration of Carnival in common.

So far, the similarities, because they are worlds apart despite being apart just a 30-minute flight. Here’s a small sum up of their strengths and uniqueness, in alphabetical order, not the geographical order, (ACB).

Caribbean ABC islands

ABC Island Hopping Tour

Looking to travel to the Caribbean ABC islands? Caribbean Affairs offers ABC island hopping and Caribbean island tours so you can have your dream holiday. Our Caribbean vacations and tours include seeing the best sights, accommodation and guides in the Caribbean islands.

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