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 are a list of airports throughout the Caribbean, each linked to specific sites 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!)
- Lynden Pindling International Airport, Nassau (NAS) (Website): Served by a new road network, 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) (More Info): Located in the island's main city, Freeport, and close to most of the island's resorts.
Bermuda: L.F. Wade International Airport (BCA) (Website): Bermuda's national airport 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.
British Virgin Islands: Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport (a.k.a. Beef Island Airport), Tortola (EIS) (More Info): 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): Located in the capital, George Town, in the heart of Grand Cayman's more-developed west end.
- Gerrard Smith International Airport, Cayman Brac (CYB): Tiny Cayman Brac 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 Flamongo, Culebra, and the Santa Rosa and Guancaste national parks.
- Juan Santamaría International Airport, San Jose (SJO): Costa Rica's main international airport, in the central capital city of San Jose.
- Jose Marti International Airport, Havana (HAV): The vast majority of international travelers to Cuba arrive through this airport in the nation's capital city on the northwest coast.
- Juan Gomez International Airport, Varadero (VRA): The gateway to Cuba's main beach resort area, east of Havana.
Curacao: Curacao International Airport (CUR) (Website): 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.
- Las Americas International Airport, Santo Domingo (SDQ): 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): Major tourist gateway serving the east coast resort area of Punta Cana.
- Gregorio Luperón International Airport, Puerto Plata (POP): Located on the north-central coast and serving Puerto Plata, Cabarete, and Confresi.
- La Romana International Airport (LRM): Southeastern coastal airport in the resort town of La Romana.
- President Juan Bosch International Airport, Samana (EPS): 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 Republci.
- Miami International Airport (MIA) (Website): Major gateway to all of south Florida as well as the Caribbean.
- Marathon Airport (MTH) (More Info): Small airport on Marathon in the central Florida Keys.
- Key West International Airport (EYW) (Website): Main gateway to Key West includes jet service.
Grenada: Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) (Website): 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: Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes International Airport (PTP) (Website): 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.
Haiti: Aeroport International Toussaint Louverture (Port-au-Prince International Airport)(PAP): Located in the Haitian capital and the main gateway to travelers visiting all points of the island.
Honduras: Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport, Roatan (RTB): Gateway to Roatan island in the Caribbean Sea.
- Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay (MBJ) (Website): Large international airport serving Montego Bay and the entire western half of the island of Jamaica, including Negril and Falmouth.
- Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston (KIN) (Website): Most Jamaica tourists don't linger in the capital of Kingston, but the airport also serves the resort areas of Ocho Rios, POrt Antonio, and the eastern half of Jamaica.
- Cancun International Airport (CUN) (Website): 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) (More Info): Airport serving the Mexican island resort community of Cozumel, just off the coast of Playa del Carmen.
Montserrat: John A. Osborne (Gerald's) Airport (MNI) (More Info): 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.
Nevis: Vance W. Amory Airport (NEV) (More Info): Nevis' airport is on the 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.
- Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) (Website): 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 Rio Grande and the El Yunque rainforest are located.
- Rafael Hernández International Airport, Aguadilla (BQN) (Website): Serves the island's west coast.
- Mercedita International Airport, Ponce (PSE): Located on Puerto Rico's south coast.
Saba: Juancho E. Irausquin Airport (SAB) (More Info): 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.
Saint Lucia: Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) (Website): Airport 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.
St. Kitts: Robert Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) (More Info): St. Kitts airport is just south of the capital, Basseterre, putting it about halfway between the resorts of the east coast and those on the southern end of the island.
- Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten (SXM) (Website): Busy gateway airport not only for the Dutch and French sides of St. Maarten/Martin but also nearby islands like St. Barts.
- L'Espérance Airport, St. Martin (SFG) (More Info): Small airport serving the French side of St. Maarten/Martin.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Ebenezer T. Joshua Airport, St. Vincent (SVD) (More Info): Airport on the southern end of the main island of St. Vincent also features air links to the Grenadine islands of Bequia, Mustique, and beyond.
- Piarco International Airport (POS) (Website): Serving 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) (Website): Serving the popular tourist destination of Tobago, this airport is located on the southern end of the island.
- JAGS McCartney International Airport, Grand Turk (GDT) (More Info): Grand Turk airport, like the island, sees relatively few tourist arrivals.
- Providenciales International Airport (PLS) (Website): The Provo airport is the main gateway for Turks & Caicos visitors, most of whom stay on this booming tourist destination.
- Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport, St. Croix (STX): St. Croix's international airport 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): 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.