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

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

St. Lucia Caribbean white sand beach.

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

Carrier: Delta

Seasonality: Daily, year-round

Baltimore to San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Felipe del Morro Puerto Rico.

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

Boston to Aruba

Oranjestad Aruba Caribbean.

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

Charlotte to Curacao


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

Carrier: American Airlines

Seasonality: Weekly (Saturdays), year-round 

Chicago to Belize City, Belize

belize city_belize_island_caribbean.

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

Cleveland to Cancun, Mexico

aerial view of Cancun Mexico.

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

Dallas to St. Kitts

nevis peak from swimming pool st. kitts, caribbean.

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

Denver to Panama City, Panama

panama city palm trees panama.

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)

Detroit to Montego Bay, Jamaica

panoramic view of montego bay jamaica caribbean.

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

Fort Lauderdale to Turks and Caicos

sunset over grace bay turks and caicos.

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

Houston to Trinidad & Tobago

beautiful beach tobago island caribbean.

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

Carrier: United

Seasonality: Daily, year-round

Miami to St. Vincent

st. vincent beach caribbean.

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

New York to Guyana


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 

New York to Guadeloupe

anse champagne beach guadeloupe caribbean.

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

Newark to Barbados

colorful homes barbados caribbean

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

Washington, D.C. to Grand Cayman

7 mile beach grand cayman caribbean.

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

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By Ashley Rossi

Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She's lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She's always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.

Ashley's stories have been featured online on USA Today, Business Insider, TripAdvisor, Huffington Post, Jetsetter, and Yahoo! Travel, as well as other publications.

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