The Best Caribbean Destinations You Need to Visit
The Caribbean is one of the most beautiful and diverse areas on the planet. You have dozens of islands that bring together West Indian, French, Spanish and Dutch culture but put a unique twist on it that you can’t find anywhere else.
With numerous destinations to find peace, fun, or cultural exposure, the Caribbean has it all. Here are some of the best islands you need to visit at least once.
The Bahamas have been a popular destination for US tourists for a few decades now. The white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, incredibly friendly locals, and low prices are all far too appealing.
The Bahamas are also very easy to access, unlike some of the less popular islands in the region.
The British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands have always been seen as a getaway for the rich and famous. Packed with luxury hotels and some of the best natural habitats you will ever see, with over 60 islands in the chain, you can easily find a quiet spot to spend your day relaxing.
Many of these islands also have one, maybe two hotels on them, allowing you to get away from the masses and enjoy your holiday in peace.
St. Lucia is the perfect mix of natural beauty, luxury, and fun. Not only is the island jam-packed with world-class hotels and resorts, but you can explore the jungles on the island, go scuba diving, or spend the day deep-sea fishing on a boat.
St. Lucia is also a great honeymoon destination as it is an island that is often and wrongly overlooked by travelers.
The Dominican Republic is the second biggest country in the Caribbean and one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Combining Caribbean energy and a Latin-American feel makes the Dominican Republic a truly unique destination.
Not to mention that almost everything is very affordable, meaning you can travel there to live like a king or have an unforgettable holiday on a budget.
The Cayman Islands
The Caymans are the islands of choice for the elite. Many say that it is representative of South Florida but better in many ways. Luxury hotels, some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world, but without sacrificing a cozy and homely feel.
You are going to be somewhere fancy, but the locals will make you feel at home in no time. The Caymans are also much more affordable than you may think, even though the islands are generally more expensive than those around them.
Antigua might be a little tricky to get to, but it is well worth the effort. With over 350 beaches across the island, all lined with hotels and resorts, it is often regarded as one of the best places to visit for a weekend recharge or a honeymoon.
There are also numerous historical sites to visit, with boating and yachting being particularly popular with both locals and tourists.
Curacao is another incredibly unique and “different” island in the Caribbean. Instead of the usual blues and greens associated with the area, you are met with bright and vibrant Dutch-style buildings and architecture.
Willemstad is famed for its Caribbean and European flare, with hiking, snorkeling, and watersports being some of the biggest draws of the island.
Possibly the most famous of the Caribbean islands, Jamaica has been a go-to destination for decades now. The people are friendly, the food is delicious, there is culture and history, and to top it all off, it is exceptionally beautiful.
While Jamaica still struggles with some poverty and lack of infrastructure, it is still easily one of the best countries to visit in the Caribbean, even the world.
St. Martin is another island that has a mix of cultures and history. The island is half French and half Dutch, with influences from both seen in the architecture, food, and hospitality. St. Martin also has a very famous airport that many travelers rush to see.
Planes are almost at their lowest as they fly over the beach to land, with many saying they felt they could almost reach out and touch them. St. Martin is also midrange on the budget scale, making it great for students, families, and backpackers alike.