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Jan 4th, 2009, 06:07 PM
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What is the shortest nonstop direct flight to the Caribbean from NYC?

What is the shortest nonstop direct flight to the Caribbean from NYC?
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Jan 4th, 2009, 06:17 PM
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Grand Cayman: 4 hrs 8 min
Turks and Caicos: 4 hrs. 15 min
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Jan 5th, 2009, 05:55 AM
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san juan - 3 hrs 45 mins
saint maarten - 3 hrs 55 mins
st. thomas - 3 hrs 45 mins
punta cana domincan rep. - 3 hrs 45 mins
kingston jamaica - 3hrs 45 mins
montego bay jam - 3 hrs 45 mins
cancun - 4 hrs 5 mins
barbados - 4 hrs 45 mins

boy do i wish i lived somewhere with all these non-stop options!
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Jan 5th, 2009, 07:57 AM
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I believe Bermuda is the closest. Probably about an hour and a half flight.
Of course, you will need to wait until May to really enjoy the weather in Bermuda.
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Jan 5th, 2009, 08:32 AM
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Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Turks & Caicos are not technically in the Caribbean. They are in the Atlantic. This is only an issue during the winter, when the water and air temps aren't always tropically warm.

However, as you can see, there are many islands that are about 4 hours from NYC. As long as you are going to a destination in the greater Antilles or one of the islands north of Barbados, the travel time isn't that different so that it matters much.

More relevant is that if you went to St. Lucia, for example, there would be an additional hour-plus drive to get to most resorts after landing.
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Jan 5th, 2009, 10:08 AM
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Beg to differ...Turks and Caicos is fantastic and warm in the winter...low 80's air temp in January!!! ( better then the Northeast!)
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Jan 5th, 2009, 10:53 AM
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Doug, I know Bermuda is not technically in the caribbean, but it is a beautiful paradise and close enough to NYC to make it a worthwhile trip!

I forgot about the Bahamas and TC.
I know they are warmer than Bermuda, but still may be somewhat cool in Jan/Feb. Probably would be great in March!
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Jan 5th, 2009, 11:41 AM
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It is 84 degrees F, right now at 2:40 pm, on 1/5/09, sounds warm enough to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jan 5th, 2009, 04:17 PM
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well I guess if caribzack is in TC as we speak and it is that warm, then TC would be a close non stop for an any time of year trip!
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Jan 5th, 2009, 05:54 PM
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it's not the air temp in t&c that's the problem - it's the water temp. that couple of degrees cooler makes a big difference when you plan to spend hours per day snorkeling or doing other water activities. it can be a bit windy as well.

bahamas can be as low as 70's. bermuda 60's. not cold like here in maine. (-10 tomorrow) but not beach sitting/swimming weather. bahamas water even cooler than t&c.
may through dec are wonderful and of course we don't know when op plans to travel or even why she asked.
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