This year we planned a Caribbean getaway over December break. We took the boys out of school a little early and headed to St. Martin to enjoy a week of beach bliss. We fell in love with this island. Fabulous views, delicious food, beautiful beaches, smiling people. The island is split between French and Dutch sides, making it feel like a European vacay on a tropical island. So much to do from rain forests to beaches to cuisine. Highly recommend and only 4 hours direct from Newark!