If you need some convincing, read our five reasons you should be spending this Thanksgiving in the Caribbean.
1. Rates are reasonable.
Thanksgiving travel falls in that sweet spot between hurricane season and high season which means you still benefit from low season rates to a prime destination.
2. No muss, no fuss.
Most destinations are tailor-made to accommodate travelers seeking a traditional feast. This means no wrestling over the last frozen turkey at the grocery store. No meal prep marathon. No slaving over a hot stove. And no meal clean up. You can enjoy turkey, fixings and deserts while barely lifting a finger!
3. There'll be big screen football.
If you think traveling for Thanksgiving means you'll have to skip out on all important games, we have news for you. Hotel ballrooms and larger restaurants set up big screen TVs for the big meal. You'll have no problem getting your game on while indulging! And for that post dinner stroll along the beach, you'll find that most beach bars will have their TVs tuned in to ensure you won't miss a play.
No, you won't be able to stretch out on the sofa...but take our words for it - hammocks on the beach are way better!
4. You'll be in paradise!
If nothing else convinced you, think about this - you'll be spending Thanksgiving in paradise. That morning, you can lie under the palm trees then hit the beach to work up an appetite for an evening of indulgence. After dinner, you'll be ready to stroll along the sand and catch a brilliant sunset.
Along the way, you can take a moment to pose for your winter holiday card photos with palm trees and turquoise waters in the backdrop. You'll be the envy of all your family.
And speaking of family...
5. The whole family can come!
If the only thing holding you back is the thought of spending one of the most family-oriented holidays away from your family, then rest assured - they can come too! Your travel agent can put together a group package or you can do most of the leg work by searching for villas, Air BnB prices, hotel deals and car rentals. Then crunch the numbers and see if this makes sense for you and your clan. You may find this the perfect time to take that family vacation you've been putting off.
All photos Caribbean Soul Trekkers