Holidays to the Caribbean promise sun sea and sand at a whole new level! Days are spent on the by the glimmering blue sea, feeling the warm sand between your toes, as the sounds of the island waft past on the breeze. But before you chill out with a rum punch in hand, why not stop off in some of America’s most exciting cities for a few days first soaking up amazing culture, making the most of the fantastic shopping, and revelling in thrilling nightlife? A multi centre holiday to the Caribbean offers you the chance to get the best of both worlds as you combine a city break with a beach break.
Our travel expert Amanda has put together her suggestions for the best Caribbean multi centre holidays for 2023.
New York & Antigua
A New York and Antigua holiday perfectly combines the buzz of a city break with a relaxed beach holiday. This holiday of a lifetime, combines, the world’s best city break location, New York City with one of the best Caribbean beach holiday locations, Antigua.
Your holiday to America begins in the city that never sleeps, New York! There is something for everyone to enjoy on the famous avenues of The Big Apple. Lose yourself in the electric energy of the world’s leading metropolis for art, fashion, cuisine and theatre. Visit the famous sites of New York, feel the excitement of Times Square, sail by the Statue of Liberty on the Staten Island Ferry, take a bike ride through Central Park, climb the Rockefeller Center for the real view of New York’s magical skyline, take a stroll across the famous Brooklyn Bridge, sip on cocktails in fabulous rooftop bars, grab a Broadway show or simply shop til you drop on 5th avenue!
When you feel like you’ve seen as much as you can squeeze in, fly over to Antigua, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of New York for idyllic island life under the Caribbean sun.
Holidays in Antigua are spent relaxing on the island’s beautiful beaches, taking part in water sports, glorious catamaran boat trips through the glistening blue waters of the Caribbean and lapping up the luxury of the fabulous all-inclusive resorts dotted throughout the islands coastline. This picture postcard Caribbean island is pretty small, so hire a car and you can explore the whole island in a day. Discover the 365 beaches Antigua boasts, climb Shirley Heights where you get the best views out over the island and where you can witness stunning sunrises and sunsets and of course every Sunday evening on the island there’s no other place to be as locals and tourists as you enjoy a true Caribbean style party.
Check out our fantastic New York and Antigua holiday deals and call our travel experts to find out more.
Las Vegas & Mexico
Las Vegas and Mexico is one of the most popular city break and beach holiday combinations. Spend a thrilling few nights experiencing all that Sin City has to offer before swapping the neon lights of Las Vegas for the white sandy beaches and glittering blue waters of Mexico.
Las Vegas truly offers a holiday experience like no other. Stroll down the famous Las Vegas Strip checking out each iconic hotel and casino you pass, everywhere you look you’ll see a famous name – the MGM Grand, the Mirage, Caesars Palace, The Bellagio, Planet Hollywood, The Venetian, The New York, New York, the list is endless! ‘Bigger is better’ is the name of the game in Las Vegas as each casino tries to outshine all its rivals guaranteeing extravagance you won’t see anywhere else everywhere you turn! The party never stops in Vegas as each evening there are endless entertainment options to enjoy, from wild club parties, to live music shows to the bright lights of Freemont Street.
Away from the strip Las Vegas is also the perfect point from which to take a day trip to the breath-taking Grand Canyon or Hoover Dam.
After a few nights in Las Vegas you fly down to Mexico where it’s time to chill out and soak up some sun! Mexico is one of the most popular beach holiday destinations in North America and its reputation is well deserved. Mexico holidays offer sunshine, luxury and total relaxation. The coastline is dotted with luxury resorts for you to chose from. If you are still in the party spirit from Vegas, stay in Cancun, known for its vibrant and energetic nightlife, with a great selection clubs, bars and cocktail lounges to try out during your holiday. Alternatively, venture further down the coast where you will find resorts nestled into more secluded spots with private beaches. Wherever you chose you will find luxury all inclusive resorts where you can lay by the pool before cooling off with a drink from the swim up bars, visit private beaches and try out numerous water sports or treat yourself to rejuvenating treatments in the spa.
Check out our fantastic Las Vegas and Mexico holiday deals and call our travel experts to find out more.
Boston & St Lucia
Boston, one of the oldest city’s in America is a place full of history waiting to be explored. One of the most popular things to do in Boston is to head to Boston Common, the oldest park in America and from there set out on the famous Freedom Trail to learn all about the city’s revolutionary past including infamous Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party.
Boston isn’t all about its past though. The city is also home to the world renowned university town of Cambridge, where the attractive grounds of Harvard lie. Shoppers will rejoice when they discover Newbury Street, which can be found in the centre of the city. The area offers some of the best shopping in the state. Elsewhere, sports fans should head to the iconic Fenway Park to see the Boston Red Sox in action!
Following your city break in Boston, it’s time to put your feet up and hit the beach on the dreamy Caribbean island of St Lucia. Enjoy the change of pace as you relax on St Lucia’s pristine beaches, cocktail in hand as warm, gentle Caribbean breezes embrace you. St Lucia has some of the most luxurious resorts in the Caribbean, with stunning private beaches were you can soak up the sun as the sounds and smells of Caribbean music and food wafts through the air.
One of Saint Lucia’s most renowned areas of natural beauty are the Piton Peaks. If you’re up to the challenge you can climb them and be rewarded for your efforts with dazzling views of the island and the surrounding shimmering waters.
Check out our fantastic Boston & St Lucia holiday deals and call our travel experts to find out more.
Miami & Barbados
This multi centre holiday to the Caribbean combines the dynamic and vibrant city of Miami with Barbados, often regarded as one of the liveliest of the Caribbean islands.
Located at the southern tip of the Sunshine State, holidays to Miami sizzle under the Florida sun. Miami is famous for its Art Deco architecture, Little Havana and South Beach, the ‘American Riviera’. When you think of a holiday to Miami, imagine sunbathing under the basking heat on one of the city’s beautiful beaches, world class shopping options, colourful culture and architecture like no other and Cuban and Latin American inspired parties that go on late into the night!
The party spirit continues upon arrival on the Caribbean island of Barbados where a carnival atmosphere and vibrant social scene awaits, among the lush surroundings of tropical beaches. You’ll have a number of luxury resorts to choose from for your Barbados holiday. No matter which you chose, you’ll be stepping out onto white sand between your toes, a rum punch in your hand and the warm Bajan sun shining down on you.
Sampling authentic Bajan cuisine is a must, and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to excellent restaurants, food stalls and casual eateries. Friday nights on the island head to Oistin’s Fish Shop for a real Caribbean party and be sure to pay a visit to a traditional Barbados rum shops where you can sample different types of rums and have a chat and a game of dominos with locals.
Check out our fantastic Miami & Barbados holiday deals and call our travel experts to find out more.
Montréal and Dominican Republic
One of our favourite twin-centre destinations has to be Montréal and Dominican Republic. Canada has so much to offer, from fantastic natural beauties to vibrant and cultural cities, making it a perfect combination with the tropical atmosphere you’ll find in the Dominican Republic.
The largest city in Canada’s Quebec region, situated on the banks of the St Lawrence River, Montréal was formed by the blend of French and British influences that gave rise to exuberant creativity, reflected in the festive fizz of endless cultural goings-on. Place Jacques-Cartier, next to City Hall, and Place d’Armes, which faces the Notre Dame Basilica — a place of worship renowned for its breathtaking interiors — are absolute must-see spots in Old Montréal. The quays of the Old Port whose star attraction is the Montréal Science Centre, offer a host of activities, including the highly popular river excursions. The Botanical Garden, second-largest in the world, provides a lush green setting for the Insectarium. Mid-river, Parc Jean-Drapeau, home to the popular amusement park La Ronde and the Casino, attracts visitors looking for good times.
The second part of the trip leaves nothing to be desired! A visit to the Dominican Republic is all about fun and sun. A laid-back, relaxed vibe runs throughout the island, from the local bars, restaurants and beaches to the resort hot spots. We highly recommend a visit to Santo Domingo as one of the best things to do on a visit to the Dominican Republic. The historic centre has amazing architecture, world-class museums and unique old-world charm.
Water sports are very popular and one of the top things to do in the Dominican Republic, with all those beautiful beaches and azure blue waters it’s no wonder! Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP), snorkelling, sea kayaking and diving are popular. There are some well-populated reefs around the island with sharks, rays, tropical fish, and lots of other colourful marine life to be discovered.
Orlando, Miami & Mexico
Known as the ‘sunshine state’ thanks to the year-round warm climate and miles of beautiful beaches, Florida is a popular destination for a multi-centre holiday. Start your holiday in Orlando, and experience the world-famous attractions, the exhilarating rides and the amazing entertainment in the Theme Park Capital of the World. You’ll then head to the bright lights and beautiful beaches of America’s favourite holiday destination, Miami, before heading to the Caribbean to finish off your holiday in style in Mexico.
Orlando is a city jam-packed with theme parks and activities that will keep you entertained all day long. Universal Orlando Resort has three thrilling theme parks, Volcano Bay, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios for you to explore and test your nerves out on thrilling roller coasters. A visit to Walt Disney World is also a must do on your holiday to Orlando. Catch up with your favourite Disney characters, splash about in the waterparks and of course witness the iconic firework display at Cinderella’s castle.
From Orlando, travel south to continue your Florida holiday in Miami, famous for its Art Deco architecture, Latino vibe and South Beach, the “American Riviera”. There is so much to see and do in Miami. Explore Little Havana, home to a large Cuban community. Hang out with the trendsetters and enjoy some shopping in Coconut Grove, or join the sun lovers on one of Miami’s famous white sandy beaches.
After all those thrills, its time to head to Mexico to relax under the Caribbean sun. Cancun is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Mexico, as it boasts a 22km strip that has white sandy beaches on one side and shopping malls and a vibrant night life on the other. As you travel further down the coast, the resorts you can chose to stay in tend to be in more secluded and quiet, with shimmering pools and splendid private beaches where you can take a dip in the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea.
Check out our fantastic Orlando, Miami & Mexico holiday deals and call our travel experts to find out more.
Planning a trip to the Caribbean? Whether it’s a romantic couples getaway or the family holiday of a lifetime, American Holidays travel experts have a great selection of Caribbean holiday offers and our travel experts are on hand to help tailor make the perfect multi centre Caribbean holiday for you. Call us now for more information.