Why The Caribbean Is The Best Memorial Day Vacation Destination

Memorial Day is fast approaching, but if you haven’t yet booked your Memorial Day escape, you’ve still got time to do it. The Caribbean offers so much when it comes to Memorial Day vacations.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break to kick back, put your feet up and take some time out from your hectic life, or you’re thinking of a more adventurous vacation that’s jam-packed with action, you can find it all when you visit the Caribbean.

Memorial Day is a great time to visit the Caribbean

Memorial Day is the ideal time to head to the Caribbean. From April onwards, the weather in the Caribbean starts to improve following the winter, with temperatures heating up over the next few months. However, in May you’re still a ways away from the rainy season, which doesn’t start until September. So, if you’re thinking of booking a trip to the Caribbean, this is a great time to do it.

Thinking of booking a last minute vacation to the Caribbean this Memorial Day? Here are a few of our favorite all-inclusive destinations. Take your pick and prepare for one amazing vacation!

Six Caribbean Destinations Perfect for Memorial Day


Just off the coast of Miami, the Bahamas are only a short hop from the southern US states. Famed for their breathtaking beaches, romantic scenery and show-stopping scuba diving, the islands of the Bahamas are a great choice for your Memorial Day escape.

If you’re thinking of visiting the Exumas, don’t miss Sandals Emerald Bay. This easy-going resort is the perfect place to enjoy a calm, relaxing break in the heart of the Caribbean. Enjoy wonderful Bahamian architecture, no less than three swimming pools and even a fire pit. And if you’re a bit of a foodie, you won’t be disappointed, because this resort has 11 restaurants to choose from.

If you're thinking about heading there, you better get familiar with the best dives sites in the Bahamas.


Known as one of the world’s most romantic resorts, Sandals Grande Antigua is an unforgettable destination for your next Memorial Day escape.

If you’re looking for grandeur and luxury while you visit Antigua, you can’t go wrong at this wonderful resort. Located on one of the most incredible white sand beaches of Antigua, Dickenson Bay, Sandals Grand Antigua has it all: meandering pathways, majestic palms and cooling trade winds.


When you book an all-inclusive Caribbean break, you know you can completely relax, because absolutely everything is catered for. If this sounds like your kind of Memorial Day vacation, make sure you check out Sandals Royal Barbados. This resort has it all. And we mean that.

Not only does Sandals Royal Barbados have the first Sandals rooftop bar, but there’s also a four-lane bowling alley, barbershop for gentlemen and six fabulous restaurants to choose from, including two new additions, the American Tavern and Chi Asian. There’s even a spa where guests can unwind with relaxing treatments while visiting Barbados.

If you're into history and culture, Barbados historic landmarks and culture sites are also well worth a visit.


If you’re thinking of visiting Grenada this Memorial Day, make sure you visit our most innovative resort, located in St George’s. This impressive destination will soon have your jaw dropping, as you feast your eyes on your private plunge pool.

Around the Grenada resort, you’ll find cascading waterfalls and meandering river pools, with yet more pools in the sky and even in your living room. This exotic resort is built around Grenada’s Pink Gin Beach, which is the perfect place to enjoy an evening rum runner, strawberry daiquiri or coffee and rum cocktail as you check out those show-stopping Caribbean sunsets.

If you have the time, you could also check out Grenada's underwater sculpture park.


Want to party all night long this Memorial Day? Jamaica could be the Caribbean island for you. One of the biggest and best-known Caribbean islands, Jamaica has so much to offer. Our
flagship resort, Sandals Montego Bay, is a great place to stay when you’re exploring the island. It's also almost the best time of the year to visit Jamaica.

When you visit Montego Bay, why not enjoy one of many great water sports experiences on offer, or venture out to explore one of Jamaica’s famous hikes? Then come on home to Sandals Montego Bay and tuck into a lavish dinner at one of nine gourmet restaurants located within the resort. You could even employ one of our talented butlers to cater to your every whim while you stay with us or do something more adventurous, like finding the best snorkeling spots in Jamaica, the best caves in Jamaica, or simply a wonderful place to watch the sunset. How’s that for an epic Memorial Day break?

Just make sure you learn some of the Jamaican sayings and phrases before you back your bags.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia is one of the most exclusive Caribbean islands and a fabulous destination for Memorial Day. The island is home to volcanic beaches, authentic fishing villages and some of the best hiking trails in the region. And if you’re into scuba diving, you’ll find some of the Caribbean’s top reefs on this island.

If you’re sold on a visit to St. Lucia, you’ll need somewhere beautiful to stay. Often described as the "closest vacation to a picture-perfect postcard,” Sandals Grande St. Lucian could be just the place. This resort is known for its mesmerizing views.

It’s located on a mile-long white sand beach, from where you’ll be able to watch the sunset over the majestic volcanic mountains that this island is known for. Those mountains are famous landmarks in St. Lucia.

Whether you’re looking for romance, adventure or just a moment of calm, St. Lucia has it all.

Do we need to say more?

Have we inspired you to throw caution to the wind and book your next Memorial Day break in the Caribbean? Whether you opt for the a relaxing break in the Bahamas, try hiking in St Lucia, feast on authentic Caribbean cuisine in Jamaica or throw yourself into the deep end with a scuba diving adventure in Grenada, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

We hope you have an epic Memorial Day break and enjoy the best that the Caribbean has to offer. Now, time to make some memories!

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Kylie Morrow

About Kylie Morrow

Born on the tropical island that is Saint Lucia affords a never-ending source of inspiration. In the past 13 years, Kylie loved to work with various newspapers, magazines and blogs in the Caribbean.