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16 Nonstop Flights to the Caribbean from the U.S. That You Didn’t Know Existed

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Maximize your vacation time with any of these nonstop routes to the Caribbean. Each U.S. hub is listed in alphabetical order, so find your origin city and match it with a nonstop flight to the Caribbean. We even list a solid hotel option, so all that’s left is to pack your carry-on and go.

Atlanta to St. Lucia

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This year-round, direct flight to the Caribbean gets you to St. Lucia in under five hours.

Carrier: Delta

Seasonality: Daily, year-round

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Baltimore to San Juan, Puerto Rico

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The best part about this direct flight to the Caribbean is that you don’t need a passport if you’re a U.S. citizen.

Carrier: Southwest

Seasonality: Daily, year-round

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Boston to Aruba

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On this direct flight to the Caribbean from Boston, you even have the option of booking the airline’s luxe Mint service.

Carrier: JetBlue

Seasonality: Daily, year-round

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Charlotte to Curacao

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Head to this hidden gem in the Caribbean with a nonstop flight from North Carolina.

Carrier: American Airlines

Seasonality: Weekly (Saturdays), year-round 

Check Prices for Papagayo Beach Resort in Curaçao, Caribbean

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Chicago to Belize City, Belize

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In just over four hours you can get from this Midwestern hub to the perfect jumping-off point to explore Belize’s beaches and jungles.

Carrier: United

Seasonality: Daily during December, three times per week in January and February, and once per week (Saturday) in March, April, and October

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Cleveland to Cancun, Mexico

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Travel to Mexico’s Caribbean coast quickly from Cleveland aboard this no-frills low-cost carrier.

Carrier: Spirit

Seasonality: Four times per week, year-round

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Dallas to St. Kitts

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Another lesser-visited island chain is St. Kitts and Nevis. Luckily, there are a few nonstop routes from major U.S. hubs, including Dallas.

Carrier: American Airlines

Seasonality: Weekly (Saturdays), from end of May to mid-August

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Denver to Panama City, Panama

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This six-hour nonstop flight takes you from the Mile-High City to the relatively non-touristy Panama.

Carrier: Copa Airlines

Seasonality: Four times per week year-round, except for September and October (three times per week)

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Detroit to Montego Bay, Jamaica

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The nonstop flight from Detroit to Jamaica takes just over four hours and typically has competitive pricing.

Carrier: Delta

Seasonality: Daily from mid-December to March/April and weekly (Saturday) flights in May, June, July, August, and November

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Fort Lauderdale to Turks and Caicos

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Grace Bay and the crystal-clear waters of Turks and Caicos are only a nonstop flight away from Fort Lauderdale with Southwest Airlines.

Carrier: Southwest

Seasonality: Daily, year-round

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Houston to Trinidad & Tobago

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Outside of peak travel dates, the direct route to this little-known Caribbean island is typically pretty affordable.

Carrier: United

Seasonality: Daily, year-round

Check Prices for Blue Waters Inn in Speyside, Tobago

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Miami to St. Vincent

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Less than 80,000 visitors travel to St. Vincent and the 32 islands of the Grenadines every year. Good news is, you can visit this Caribbean hidden gem via a nonstop flight from Miami.

Carrier: American

Seasonality: Twice weekly (Wednesday and Saturday), year-round

Check Prices for Bequia Beach Hotel Luxury Resort & Spa in Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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New York to Guyana

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Relatively unknown to tourists, this coastal country in South America is considered a part of the Anglophone Caribbean. Starting in April 2020, there will be a nonstop route from New York’s JFK airport.

Carrier: JetBlue

Seasonality: Daily, year-round 

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New York to Guadeloupe

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You can now fly nonstop to this French Caribbean Island from the East Coast via JFK airport.

Carrier: JetBlue

Seasonality: Three flights per week (Mondays Wednesdays, and Saturdays) from February to April

Check Prices for Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal Guadeloupe in Deshaies, Guadeloupe

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Newark to Barbados

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Head to the region’s only coral island (yes, that means white sand beaches) via a nonstop from the New York City area.

Carrier: JetBlue

Seasonality: Weekly (Saturday), year-round

Check Prices for Hilton Barbados Resort in Bridgetown, Barbados

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Washington, D.C. to Grand Cayman

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Fly from D.C.’s Dulles airport nonstop to the Cayman Islands, popular for its resorts, beaches, and even crystal caves.

Carrier: United

Seasonality: Weekly (Saturday) from February to mid-August, and November; daily in mid-December and January

Check Prices for Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman in Seven Mile Beach

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