Caribbean Island Destinations within Easy Reach of the United States

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Blue Sky Luxury Concierge specializes in VIP concierge services in the Caribbean and beyond. They can help you connect you to your travel destination in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Antigua, Anguilla, Belize, Turks and Caicos, St. Lucia, Nevis and St. Kitts and other destinations. All of these locations are within easy reach of the continental United States. Below is an overview of how to get to these tropical vacation destinations.

Getting to the U.S. Virgin Islands

There are two major airports in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix. Non-stop and connecting flights from the continental United States to St. Thomas and St. Croix are available from several major cities, including Miami (2.5 to 3 hours), Charlotte (3.20 hours), Atlanta (2.5 hours), New York (3.5 hours), Houston (8 hours) and San Francisco (10 hours). Some flights also make connections in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Inter-island flights in the U.S. Virgin Islands are available as well.

Getting to the British Virgin Islands

The main airport in the British Virgin Islands is the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport. Flights from the United States to the British Virgin Islands connect through another Caribbean airport, such as St. Thomas, Antigua, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts or St. Maarten.

Getting to the Bahamas

There are regular flights from Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and other East Coast hubs to the Bahamas. The majority of flights arrive in Nassau or Freeport, where passengers can connect to another flight if they plan to visit the Out Islands. The Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau is the Bahamas’ number-one entry point, followed by the Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport.

Getting to Antigua

Antigua’s main airport is the V.C. Bird International Airport, located bout 5 miles east of St John’s. Several U.S. airlines fly directly to Antigua from various North American gateway cities, such as from New York City (4.5 hours), Charlotte (4.10 hours), Atlanta (4.25 hours) and Miami (3.20 hours).

Getting to Anguilla

There are no direct flight from the continental United States to Anguilla. The easiest way to get to Anguilla is to fly to neighboring St. Maarten to the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). From there, there is regular ferry service to Anguilla. Ferries run approximately every 45 minutes, and the trip takes about 25 minutes.

Getting to Belize

With daily flights from many cities across North America, getting to Belize is easier than one would think. Airlines all land at the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) in Ladyville, located just minutes from Belize City. Flights are available from, for example, Los Angeles (4.5 hours), Dallas (3 hours), Miami (2 hours) and Charlotte (3.5 hours).

Getting to Turks and Caicos

Almost all visitors to the Turks and Caicos Islands arrive by either plane on Providenciales, or by cruise ship to Grand Turk. All scheduled international flights into the Turks and Caicos arrive at Providenciales International Airport (PLS). The remaining inhabited islands have domestic airports. There are currently flights offered from many major United States cities. Flights are available from Charlotte, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Atlanta, Boston, New York and Newark. The average flight time from these destinations is about 3-4 hours.

Getting to Nevis and St. Kitts

Travellers from North America can fly to the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) on St. Kitts from several U.S. cities. Non-stop flights are available from New York (4 hours), Newark (4 hours), Charlotte (4 hours), Atlanta (4 hours) and Miami (2.5 hours). Nevis is accessible from St. Kitts via a ferry. Small cruise ships and ferries dock at Charlestown, from where it is easy to get a taxi to reach other island destinations. Guests flying directly into Nevis will arrive at the Vance W. Amory International Airport. Tradewind Aviation, for example, flies direct from Puerto Rico to Nevis. Another option is to fly to Antigua and fly with Tradewind Aviation to Nevis.

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