Best Caribbean Islands to Visit in December

By: Leah Shoup

The Bahamas

This destination is a quick flight from most U.S. cities, making it a convenient escape to warmer temperatures on a Caribbean Christmas vacation.

Grand Cayman

Ring in the New Year on the largest of the Cayman Islands, famous for Seven Mile Beach and its coral reefs teeming with marine life.


A haven for scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, this Caribbean island offers temperatures between 78-86°F and a low chance of rain.

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is home to some of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches, like Bavaro Beach and Dorada Beach.


Aruba is one of the hottest Caribbean islands in December, with consistently sunny weather, temperatures averaging around 82°F and pleasant trade winds.

Turks & Caicos

Travel to Turks & Caicos for luxury resorts and hotels and world-class snorkeling and diving experiences, thanks to its exceptional coral reefs.


Anguilla is known for its beaches, especially Shoal Bay East, which often ranks among the world’s best. Don’t forget its world-class dining scene!


Barbados features pristine white-sand beaches, a vibrant food scene, and warm temperatures perfect for beach time!

Saint Martin

It's the ideal time to escape North America as December signals the dry season’s start with pleasant temperatures and lower humidity.


Curaçao boasts pristine beaches, exceptional diving spots showcasing rich marine life, and a unique blend of European and Caribbean cultures.