8 Tropical Destinations You Can Visit Now
Updated: Oct 26
Travel is gradually returning, and even though international travel opportunities for Americans are rather limited right now, there are still some great places you can go if you're looking for some sun, sand, and relaxation. Here are some great tropical destinations that Americans can visit now!
Whatever you're looking for in an island vacation, you'll find it in Jamaica, whether you're looking for an active adventure or a relaxing getaway - or, maybe a bit of both! You may want to enjoy Negril's legendary seven-mile beach, go tubing and zip-lining near Ocho Rios, up your game with golf opportunities throughout Jamaica, or go snorkeling at Montego Bay.
Requirements: Negative COVID-19 test (max 10 days prior to travel) and Travel Authorization form
Antigua has been and remains one of the Caribbean's premier destinations, and famously has enough beaches that you could visit a different one each day for a whole year! Considered one of the Caribbean's most romantic island, Antigua boasts white sand beaches and calm waters ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Requirements: Negative COVID-19 test (max 7 days prior to travel) and Traveler Accommodation form
There’s just something magical about Mexico. Incredible beaches, intriguing history, stunning nature, and world-class resorts make Mexico an extraordinary destination. Explore unique history and culture, sample delicious cuisine, and enjoy the beautiful variety of beaches, watersports, and natural adventures on both coasts of the country.
Requirements: Travel Health form
Barbados offers a great variety of activities, with everything from sand and surf to land sports and activities to nightlife and entertainment. Barbados is a great destination for surfers and body boarders, as well as seekers of wildlife, especially at the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. The capital of Bridgetown is home to colonial-era architecture, and the mostly flat island is known for its beautiful beaches, botanical gardens, and Harrison’s Cave formation.
Requirements: Negative COVID-19 test (max 72 hours prior to travel or upon arrival) and Immigration and Customs form
This rugged Central American country, situated between Panama to the south and Nicaragua to the north, offers vacationers a perfect blend of culture and natural wonders. From the pounding surf of the Pacific to the west, to the lush mangroves and tropical lowlands of the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica offers a natural wonderland ripe for exploration.
Requirements: Health Pass questionnaire and Medical Insurance coverage required
The Eastern Caribbean island of Saint Lucia is home to volcanic beaches and reef-diving sites on its coast, and rainforests, hot springs, and waterfalls on land. The island’s most well-known landmark is the Pitons, beautiful twin tapered peaks, a remnant of an ancient volcanic eruption. The beautiful beaches, lush landscape, and dramatic mountains prompt some to call Saint Lucia the “Hawaii of the Caribbean.”
Requirements: Negative COVID-19 test (max 7 days prior to travel) and Pre-Arrival Registration form
Dubbed the “Spice Isle” due to its production of nutmeg, Grenada is also home to amazing beaches, majestic waterfalls and world’s first underwater sculpture park, making it a great destination for those seeking water sports, scuba diving, and nature experiences. It’s also the site of the capital, St. George’s, which is full of colorful homes, Georgian buildings, and early 18th century Fort George overlooking Carnage Harbour.
Requirements: Negative COVID-19 test (max 7 days prior to travel) and Travel Health form
Home to the world’s most active volcanoes, the only royal palace in the U.S. and the welcoming aloha spirit—Hawaii is like no place on earth. Discover the glimmering ocean, emerald valleys and golden sands; get lost in the spiritual beauty of the hula and find out how the warmth of Hawaii’s people wonderfully complement the islands’ perfect temperatures.
Requirements: Negative COVID-19 test (max 72 hours prior to travel) and Travel Health form, or 14 day quarantine upon arrival