The days are getting shorter, darker, drearier and colder. It is of course, that miserable time of the year - winter. It's a time to reflect on the last 365 days and look forward to the next. It's the time of year you sit at your computer screen and gaze at the golden sand and enticing blue Caribbean waters as you daydream of escaping to paradise.
Well, daydream no longer, we've got the down low on where you need to go in the Caribbean in 2016.
A Caribbean island many overlook, with upscale, luxury hotels and revamped tourism attractions, Haiti is making a comeback. If you want to see the Caribbean at its rawest and most authentic, Haiti is the place to go.
2. The Cayman Islands
The gem of the Caribbean, with one of the most famous beaches in the world, the Cayman Islands is for the exclusive traveler looking for luxury, exquisite dining and pristine, powdery beaches. Venture to the Sister Islands for adventure and some of the best diving in the world.
On the Eastern coast of Central America and teetering on the Caribbean shoreline, Belize is for those hungry for adventure. With vast jungles, Mayan Ruins, wildlife parks, expansive caverns and pretty secluded beaches, in Belize, you get the best of both worlds.
4. The Exumas
Tick off 'swimming with wild pigs' on your bucket list. In the Exumas, you'll experience some of the world's most beautiful stretches of sand, azure waters and of course, friendly paddling porkers to take a selfie with.
As if you needed another reason to visit Jamaica, in late 2016, Sandals in Montego Bay are set to include 5 over-the-water bungalows to its private offshore island. Each suite will feature a private outside jacuzzi and a hammock for two hanging over the water, with steps leading right into the water. View the marine life below with glass flooring throughout the 1,600 square feet of space.
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