Best Caribbean Destinations

The Caribbean is a worldwide very popular destination for travelers because of its absolutely pristine and crystal clear beaches and resorts. It is difficult to choose one island over another because they are equally beautiful but there are some differences. Let’s take a look.

Jamaica

jamaica-gorgeous-1303903__340.jpgJamaica is the third largest island and is known as the birthplace of Rastafari, Reggae music. It is surrounded by the Blue Mountains and white sand beaches. What draws visitors to Jamaica is its amazing wildlife and flora, cascading waterfalls, surfing, the best golf courses in the Caribbean, exotic birds, and very famous all-inclusive resorts.

What to do in Jamaica

Jamaica has three main tourist areas on the island. You won’t be bored in Jamaica. The island is perfect for the adventurous type. Surfing is popular on the eastern side of Port Antonio at Boston Bay Beach. You can go hiking in the Blue Mountains and try river rafting on the Rio Grande in Ocho Rios at Dunn’s River Falls & Park. Don’t forget the foaming waterfalls anchored around the mountains.

If you are looking for luxurious accommodations and beautiful beaches the western side of the island would be best for you in Negril. Negril has a Seven-Mile beach perfect for gazing at the ocean and relaxing with the waves.

For the golfers, visit Montego Bay which is located in the northwestern part of the island and is known to have the best courses in the Caribbean, particularly, White Witch Golf Course or Tyral Club.

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is known for its luscious jungles, 20 foot waves, exotic landscapes, and underground caves. The beaches vary for all types depending on if you are looking for something more tranquil or to test your surfing skills. There are beaches with calm water for the kiddos.

puerto-rico-beach-634040__340.jpgWhat to do in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s capital is San Juan which is the heart of dancing and music. There are numerous pulsating dance clubs, live music, and lounges in the Santurce neighborhood for you to dance the night away.

For those of you who want to bask in the sun and relax on the beach, visit the western beaches in Rincon. Bring your surfboard!

Forget your passport and bring your U.S. dollars, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory making travel easy! It has several casinos for you to test your luck!vacation-puerto-rico-726721__340.jpg

Puerto Rico is known to have great deals on all-inclusive packages and is admired for having year round specials. They are unique from other Caribbean islands because they don’t increase prices in the wintertime. You can bet that you will find an affordable package year round.

Dominican Republic

Known for golden beaches and sugary looking sand is Punta Cana, located in the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic. Punta Cana is another great place to travel with affordable lodging and reasonable prices throughout. It is popular for its robust amenities and perfect for the vacationers who don’t care to leave their resort.

dominican-republic-2824492__340.jpgTravelers can stay at one of the abundant all-inclusive resorts for less than $1000, including lodging, airfare, meals, and specific activities accommodated from your resort.

What to do in Punta Canadominican-republic-resort-2825981__340.jpg

For the adventure seeking traveler, visit Hoyo Azul and engage yourself in hiking. To take a break from the sun, try your swing at La Cana or Punta Espada golf courses. If your like me and can lay in the sun all day, relax at the golden beaches of Dolphin Island known for its clear water.

 

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Grenada

Grenada is a very popular Caribbean destination for Europeans. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean. It is popular for its soft sands in Grand Anse and the kaleidoscope of colors reflecting off the water at St George’s Harbor.

grenada-2711720__340.jpgWhat to do in Grenada

Grenada has the same awesome amenities as other Caribbean destinations but isn’t that popular for having numerous all-inclusive resorts or a sparkly nightlife. This feature is what allures travelers back to Grenada and makes it special.

Grenada has numerous diving spots for the underwater travel seeker. When you need a break from the CO2, visit St George or Petit Martinique and get the real Grenada experience of why it is so charming. The scents from the spice plantations fill the air in Market Square and will eagerly tempt you towards sampling rum at the River Antoine Distillery.

U.S. Virgin Islands

St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix are all part of “America’s Caribbean Paradise.” You can visit all three islands via a quick ferry ride or a boat and not have to worry about bringing a passport or hassle with any monetary exchange. Each island offers something unique from the other.virgin-islands-power-boat-1015935__340.jpg

St. Thomas is known for luxurious mega-yachts in the harbor and its rugged, hilly terrain. The storefronts lining Maine Street have high-end shopping for the travelers wanting to bring something special home. The island’s landscape is mountainous with gorgeous beaches lining the coast.

Make a visit to Sandy Hook where numerous restaurants and bars are located.

caribbean-virgin-islands-113400__340.jpgA 30-minute ferry can take you to the luxurious, undisturbed natural park lands of St. John. St. John is more quiet and perfect for honeymooners. Rent a jeep and explore the 7000 acres of uninhabited land lined with lush green palm trees and crystal clear pristine beaches. It is absolutely breath taking. St. John’s beaches are my favorite so far.

The island visited less of the three is St. Croix which is located down south. It is known for its rum distilleries and sugar plain plantations giving you the feel of the past and present. Visit the Soggy Dollar bar which is located right on the beach that you must walk through the water to get too, hence, Soggy Dollar!

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Antigua and Barbuda

antigua-1148574__340.jpgAntigua and Barbuda are neighboring islands with over hundreds of beaches surrounding them. They are known for their spectacular beaches with pink and white soft sand.

What to do in Antigua and Barbuda

Get introduced respectfully to the beauty of Antigua and take a tour on one of its attractions. Visit Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, which is a renowned yacht location and a colonel historic naval base. Relax and take pictures at Shirley antigua-beach-2485882__340.jpgHeights with its gorgeous picturesque panoramic views.

After relaxing in the sun with the sand and waves and visiting the activities on the island, check out the numerous casinos. If you like to gamble, this is your destination. Later, liven things up in the exciting night clubs, discos, and cafes.

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Each one of these best Caribbean destinations will fulfill your travel expectations. Do some research first to decide which island suites your travel plans and next, enjoy!


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2 thoughts on “Best Caribbean Destinations

  1. Love this list. I wanted to explore others Cartibean locations and this helps!!! I think we may try Puerto Rico!!!

    1. Hi Starry, I haven’t been to Puerto Rico yet either. I agree, it sounds like a lot of fun! Lots of things to do. Each island has its own unique flair. I like going somewhere that has lots of green and beautiful beaches. Unlike our lovely beach here.. lol 🙂

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