When traveling to the Caribbean, it is important to know which airlines fly to which islands, and where those airlines will hit the tarmac to make their landing. Below is a list of airports throughout the Caribbean, so you can start planning your island getaway.
(As with all travel, make sure to book your flights in advance and know specific airport policies before heading to the airport to set out on your Caribbean adventure.)
Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA) is located in the center of Anguilla in the capital city, The Valley.
Antigua & Barbuda
V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU) is located on Antigua's northeast coast, close to the capital of St. John's.
Lynden Pindling International Airport, Nassau (NAS) is served by a new road network in the Bahamas. The airport is west of downtown Nassau on New Providence Island, close to Cable Beach but a fair distance from the resorts of Paradise Island.
Grand Bahama International Airport (GBI) is located in the island's main city, Freeport, and close to most of the island's resorts.
Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) is set on the southern coast of Barbados, the airport is most convenient to The Crane resort and a few miles east of Bridgetown.
Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) is located on the outskirts of Belize City, which sits on the Caribbean coast.
L.F. Wade International Airport (BCA) is Bermuda's national airport that sits on the island's east end. It's not especially convenient to Hamilton but closer to the Rosewood Tucker's Point resort and the Pink Beach Club.
Pint-sized Bonaire's airport, Flamingo International Airport (BON), is on the south side of the main town of Kralendijk and close to most of the island's resorts.
The British Virgin Islands
Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport (a.k.a. Beef Island Airport), Tortola (EIS) is located on a small island connected by bridge to mainland Tortola, the airport serves as the gateway to all of the BVI, with ferry links nearby.
Owen Roberts International Airport, Grand Cayman (GCM) is located in the capital, George Town, in the heart of Grand Cayman's more-developed west end.
The tiny Gerrard Smith International Airport, Cayman Brac (CYB) has an equally small international airport.
Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia (LIR) serves Costa Rica's northwest regions, including the Caribbean coastal towns of Playa Hermosa, Playa Flamingo, Culebra, and the Santa Rosa and Guanacaste national parks.
Juan Santamaría International Airport, San Jose (SJO) is Costa Rica's main international airport, in the central capital city of San Jose.
The vast majority of international travelers to Cuba arrive through Jose Marti International Airport, Havana (HAV) located in the nation's capital city on the northwest coast.
Juan Gomez International Airport, Varadero (VRA) is the gateway to Cuba's main beach resort area, east of Havana.
Curacao International Airport (CUR) is located on the island's central coast a few miles northwest of the capital city of Willemstad and about 15 minutes by car from the famous Otrabanda district.
Douglas Charles (Melville Hall) Airport (DOM) is located on the quiet northeast coast of Dominica, the airport is about a one-hour drive from the capital, Roseau.
There are a variety of options for flying into the Dominican Republic. Here is a breakdown of available airports.
- Las Americas International Airport, Santo Domingo (SDQ) is the nation's main international airport is located in the capital city on the south coast and also serves the La Romana area.
- Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is a major tourist gateway serving the east coast resort area of Punta Cana.
- Gregorio Luperón International Airport, Puerto Plata (POP) is located on the north-central coast and serving Puerto Plata, Cabarete, and Confresi.
- La Romana International Airport (LRM) is a southeastern coastal airport in the resort town of La Romana.
- President Juan Bosch International Airport, Samana (EPS) is a small international airport providing direct access to the eco-tourism destinations of the Samana Peninsula on the northeast coast.
- Maria Montez International Airport, Barahona (BRX) serves the less-visited southwest corner of the Dominican Republic.
Miami International Airport (MIA) is a major gateway to all of South Florida as well as the Caribbean.
Marathon Airport (MTH) is a small airport on Marathon in the central Florida Keys.
Key West International Airport (EYW) is the main gateway to Key West and includes jet service.
Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) is located on the western tip of Grenada, the airport neighbors the Sandals LaSource resort and is reasonably convenient to the island's other resorts and the capital, St. George.
Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes International Airport (PTP) is located in the center of the island of Basse-Terre, the airport is also the gateway to Guadeloupe's other islands: Marie-Galante, La Desirade, and Iles des Santes.
Aeroport International Toussaint Louverture (Port-au-Prince International Airport) (PAP) is located in the capital of Haiti and the main gateway to travelers visiting all points of the island.
Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport, Roatan (RTB) is the gateway to Roatan island in the Caribbean Sea.
Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay (MBJ) is a large international airport serving Montego Bay and the entire western half of the island of Jamaica, including Negril and Falmouth.
Most Jamaica tourists don't linger in the capital of Kingston, but Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston (KIN) also serves the resort areas of Ocho Rios, Port Antonio, and the eastern half of Jamaica.
International Martinique Airport Aimé Césaire (FDF) is located just south of the capital of Fort-de-France.
The Mexican Caribbean
Cancun International Airport (CUN) is Mexico's main Caribbean resort town is served by this bustling airport, located on the mainland about 15 minutes from the Cancun Hotel Zone.
Cozumel International Airport (CZM) serves the Mexican island resort community of Cozumel, just off the coast of Playa del Carmen.
John A. Osborne (Gerald's) Airport (MNI) is a small airport providing access to the quiet island of Montserrat was established on the north tip of the island after the old airport was demolished by a volcanic eruption.
Vance W. Amory Airport (NEV) is on Nevis' north coast, close to the Oualie Beach Resort and Nisbet Beach Club but a bit of a drive to the main town, Charlestown, and other resorts like Montpelier Plantation and the Four Seasons.
Tocumen International Airport, Panama City (PTY) provides air links to the San Blas Islands and other Caribbean coastal destinations of Panama.
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean is close to the Condado, Miramar, and Isla Grande resort areas. Old San Juan is a bit further to the west. This north coast airport also serves the east end of the island, where the Rio Grande and the El Yunque rainforest are located.
Rafael Hernández International Airport, Aguadilla (BQN) serves the island's west coast.
Mercedita International Airport, Ponce (PSE) is located on Puerto Rico's south coast.
Juancho E. Irausquin Airport (SAB) is Saba's airport, on the northeast coast, isn't especially close to anything, but then again the island is tiny so nothing is very far away, either.
Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) is located in the capital of Castries on the northwest coast serves all of St. Lucia. Rugged mountain roads make for some long drives between the airport and resorts.
Tiny, tiny St. Barths welcomes jetsetters at Gustaf III Airport (SBH), just inland of Baie St. Jean.
F.D. Roosevelt Airport (EUX) is located at the center of this small Dutch Caribbean island is convenient to all points.
Robert Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) is just south of the St. Kitts capital, Basseterre, putting it about halfway between the resorts of the east coast and those on the southern end of the island.
St. Maarten/St. Martin
Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten (SXM) is a busy gateway airport not only for the Dutch and French sides of St. Maarten/Martin but also nearby islands like St. Barths.
L'Espérance Airport, St. Martin (SFG) is a small airport serving the French side of St. Maarten/Martin.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Ebenezer T. Joshua Airport, St. Vincent (SVD) is on the southern end of the main island of St. Vincent. It also features air links to the Grenadine islands of Bequia, Mustique, and beyond.
Trinidad & Tobago
Piarco International Airport (POS) serves business travelers as much as tourists. This airport in central Trinidad is about a 40-minute drive to the capital of Port of Spain.
Crowne Point International Airport, Tobago (TAB) serves the popular tourist destination of Tobago. This airport is located on the southern end of the island.
Turks & Caicos
JAGS McCartney International Airport, Grand Turk (GDT), like the island, sees relatively few tourist arrivals.
Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is the main gateway for Turks & Caicos visitors, most of whom stay on this booming tourist destination.
United States Virgin Islands
Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport, St. Croix (STX) is on the island's south-central coast about a 20-minute drive to the capital city of Christiansted.
Cyril E. King International Airport, St. Thomas (STT) is located east of bustling Charlotte Amalie. St. Thomas' airport is a gateway to St. John and the British Virgin Islands, too. Reaching your resort from the airport frequently means sitting in traffic as you drive through the capital city to your destination.