The Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) was formed in 1959, as a committeee of the Caribbean Tourist Association. It was intended to promote the Caribbean region, and became an autonomous body in 1962. The Caribbean Hotel Association focused on the tourism market and aspects such as the airlines controlled access, hotel reps controlling communication with travel agencies, and wholesalers which controlled traffic and payments. At that stage, the hotels themselves were not a part of the Association’s operations.
Eventually, it was realized that in order to fix any problems, the entire Caribbean hospitality industry would have to work together, and hence the Caribbean Hotel Association developed and implemented several programs over the years.
Caribbean hotels offer acommodations that suit all tastes and budgets. They offer everything from inns and guesthouses to private villas and luxury resorts. Families have the option of self catering, or full service hotels that offer special meals, programs and activities targetted towards children. There are also resorts that cater towards singles interested in meeting other singles, and small quiet resorts for those seeking solitude, relaxation, peace and serenity.
Another growing trend is eco-tourism, with environmentally friendly resorts springing up throughout the Caribbean. Another grat option are the all-inclusive resorts, where you pay once and forget it. These are high-service activity filled vacation ersorts with something for everyone, from mom and dad, to grandma to baby Jill. Then there are resorts with a thriving nightlife, where you can party until you drop!
The high season in the Caribbean is December through to April, where the weather is at its best with little to no chance of rain. Prices during this time period are much higher, and it can be difficult to find accommodation unless you book well in advance. There is no time like the present, so if a caribbean vacation is in your future plans, the best time to book your cheap hostels reservation is now! Get ready to add some spice to your life. Your piece of paradise awaits!