|Popular in||August||High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||February||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 707||Average for round-trip flights in June 2022|
|Round-trip from||C$ 304||From Toronto to Caribbean|
|One-way from||C$ 13||One-way flight from Toronto to Caribbean|
YTO - MBJ
C$ 571 - C$ 876
30 - 33 °C
28 - 152 mm
With so many paradise islands to choose from, the hardest decision for travellers booking cheap flights to the Caribbean will be which one to visit. Dropped like pearls into the Caribbean Sea, the islands are bywords for luxury, but with flights and accommodations ranging from cheap to five-star there is something for everyone.
Most popular with Canadian travellers are Aruba, known for the Divi Divi trees blown sideways by the trade winds, Saint Martin with a lively Dutch side (Sint Maarten) and a beachy French side, and Cuba, the largest island, famous for its beaches and its rich and stirring heritage.
Jamaica, laid back and lovely, is one of the most popular Caribbean islands, for good reason – it’s the birthplace of the all-inclusive resort.
The Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola (it shares it with Haiti) was described by Christopher Columbus in 1492 as “a beautiful island paradise” and not much has changed since then.
Cheap flights to the Caribbean will deliver you to other wonderful islands such as Curacao, Antigua, Bermuda, Barbados and the Bahamas. All bake gently under an endless sun, with cerulean seas and soft white-sand beaches and offer memorable vacations whatever you’re into.
Looking for flight deals for specific routes? Check out our prices for Toronto to the Caribbean.
Want some additional tips before you takeoff? Take a look at our Before You Fly guide.
Caribbean temperatures usually range between a very comfortable 24 C and 30 C year round. It might be a bit cool in the early mornings and late evenings, but it warms up quickly. It can be humid, but the cooling trade winds make the climate very comfortable. The rainy season is in the fall, and the amount of rain varies across the islands. Winters are dry, but you may encounter the occasional shower. The mountains see more rain. Hurricane season lasts from early June to late November.
Winter – from mid-December to mid-April – is the peak season for flights to the Caribbean, with the highest travel times around Christmas. Hotel rates and flights to the Caribbean are at their highest and reservations must be made in advance.
The low season generally runs from mid-April through mid-December and when most travelers can find cheap flights to the Caribbean. If you can tolerate the hot and humid summer, there are some remarkable deals to be had on flights and hotel rooms. However, many restaurants are closed for the season, and some hotels offer fewer facilities and catch up on any construction or remodelling work during the off season.
If you want to see a lot within a short period and don’t want to do much planning, taking a cruise would be the best option. Several companies provide cruises around the Caribbean that take you through many countries. Planes are the second-best option if you’re going to be island hopping. Book cheap flights to the Caribbean and enjoy great Caribbean flight deals while at it. Moreover, you can compare flights to the Caribbean and Caribbean airfare before booking through Cheapflights. Some islands have quite some distance between them, and planes get the job done easily. Ferries are the third-best option, and in some cases, the only option for reaching certain destinations. A region-wide ferry network doesn’t exist, but you’ll find ferries between Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent to the Grenadines, within the Bahamas archipelago, and Grenada to Carriacou.
For some fun in the sun and white-sand beaches, visit Maho Beach in Saint Martin. It lies just next to the airport, and you get a good view of the planes taking off and landing. There’s no shortage of history in Puerto Rico, and a tour of this region should take you through old settlements, 16th-century fortresses, cathedrals, and crashing waterfalls at El Yunque. Jardin Botanique in Guadeloupe is another must-visit if you wish to see the exotic Caribbean flora and fauna. And for a diving adventure to explore the famous Antilla Shipwreck, visit Aruba.