Why You Should Be Planning (And Booking) Your Summer Travel Already

by Khaila Gentle

The official start of spring is just a week away, but some wanderlusters are already dreaming of the summer months – and with good reason, too. If you’re hoping to beat the crowds, snag some deals, or simply ease the stress of last-minute planning, scheduling your overseas summer adventures sooner rather than later is definitely the way to go. Here’s more on why you should already be locking in those summer travel plans.

The Benefits of Booking Early

According to Cheapair, the best time to buy a cheap international flight to most regions in the world in 2023 is “early.” A study done by the travel company on international airfare this year examined the best ways to save money and beat overtourism, and the solution that they found was resounding.

As the world fully opens up again, more and more people are looking forward to international travel. This increase in demand, combined with higher fuel prices makes for even higher international airfare. As a result, shopping early is the best way to get the best rates.

Bask in Some Caribbean Sun this Summer

Nassau, Bahamas. Photo by Duarte Dellarole

Of all the travel destinations, says Cheapair, the Caribbean is one of the best places to consider for summer travel in 2023. That’s because, while prices are up, they’ve increased far less than in other regions. While the best time to buy flights is 10 months before your travel date, according to the company, you can still put together a relatively affordable trip with “a little bit of advance planning”

When it comes to booking a stay in the Caribbean, the prime window is anywhere between two and ten months from your travel date.

Travel Tip: You can usually find the cheapest flights to the Caribbean on Tuesdays.

More than just affordable summer travel, though, the Caribbean is set to be serving up some incomparable and memorable experiences this year. The land of vibrant cultures, eclectic food, and lively carnivals, the Caribbean region is one of the fastest recovering regions post pandemic. And with its ease of accessibility, world class hospitality, and diverse experiences, it makes for some pretty unforgettable summer travel moments.

Summer Travel Idea: A Sojourn in Belize

Photo by Monica Gallardo Photography

Shimmering turquoise and cobalt seas, lush green mountains, pristine white sand beaches: it’s the trademark scenery of a typical Caribbean vacation. And Belize has all that and then some. Geographically in Central America but culturally and historically Caribbean, the nation once known as Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret is the embodiment of the phrase “big things come in small packages.”

Its two most popular islands, Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, offer the vacation of a lifetime for the faithful beach bum. Meanwhile, mainland districts like Cayo and Stann Creek offer jungle adventures and exploration in places that feel and look like they could inspire countless fantasy stories.

Where to Stay: Grand Caribe Belize 

Grand Caribe Resort in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

If you’re hoping for a quintessential beach vacation this summer, consider Grand Caribe on Belize’s Ambergris Caye. This luxurious beach resort combines lush landscaping, white sandy beaches, 6 magnificent pools, excellent dining, and luxury condo-style accommodations to make for the ultimate dream getaway. And, even if you’re hoping to experience what Belize has to offer in terms of inland adventures, Grand Caribe has a diverse list of tours to choose from.

Regardless of what summer in the tropics looks like to you, Belize is sure to deliver. And, it will leave you itching to return soon.  Summer in Belize is set to be one for the books. Will you be there? Start booking your summer travel today!

Featured Photo by Grand Caribe Resort.

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