The Caribbean is more diverse, adventurous, exciting, vibrant, and energetic than any other region on the planet. This region has some of the best islands in the world and offers unique and memorable experiences to all its visitors. Here are seven of the most prominent Caribbean islands that you should absolutely consider visiting.
Located in the northern Bahamas at about 180 miles east of South Florida, this small group of islands consists of Great Abaco and Little Abaco, as well as several smaller barrier cays. The islands are world-famous for their beaches, deep sea fishing, golfing, boating, and breathtaking seascapes. They are also home to a number of historic towns that offer excellent accommodations to their guests.
The Caribbean island country of Saint Lucia was previously known as Iyonola and Hewanorra. Today, it is a lush, unspoiled paradise that attracts vacationers from all over the world. The island is especially famous among music aficionados as it is the location of the internationally renowned annual St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. Adrenaline junkies also have a soft spot from this Caribbean country as it’s home to The Pitons, two mountainous volcanic plugs that offer excellent climbing activities or the famous zip lines through Chassin rain forest. Last but not least, we should mention the fabulous beaches, which attract honeymooners by the number.
Nicknamed the Friendly Island, Saint Martin is a small Caribbean island at approximately 190 miles east of Puerto Rico. The island is divided between the French Republic and the Kingdom of the Netherlands and offers its visitors the opportunity to experience two different European cultures with one single trip. The beaches are lovely while the sumptuous secluded covers are an ideal spot for relaxing, sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling. The local cuisine is a mixture of three different culinary cultures and is outstanding while the nightlife is vibrant. Furthermore, accommodations are easy to find, as there is a myriad of villa rentals that you can get for a bargain.
Home to reggae, luxury resorts, and ivory-colored sandy beaches, Jamaica is beyond any doubt one of the most famous Caribbean countries. It’s home to a plethora of natural landmarks that will leave you speechless, as well as numerous tourist sites such as museums, historic buildings, monuments, entertainment venues, and more. The local food is tasty while the coffee and rum are exquisite.
Antigua is one of the two islands that form the Caribbean country of Antigua and Barbuda. Apart from being home to lush green hills and mesmerizing beaches, the island is also the location of Nelson’s Dockyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and marina with astounding vistas. The dockyard was once the residence of the famous British Royal Navy officer, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson. The site will allow you to travel back in time and take a break from all your daily worries while you enjoy a glass of first-grade rum.
Turks and Caicos
There is no greater place to escape from your hectic lifestyle than the islands of Turks and Caicos. Situated in the Lucayan Archipelago of the Atlantic Ocean, both islands are nearly abandoned and are home to blinding-white beaches that meet azure blue waters with colorful coral reefs. The atmosphere is light-hearted and will enable you to recharge your batteries and forget about your daily routine. The capital city of Cockburn Town lies on the island of Grand Turk, which is unequivocally the cultural and historical nucleus of the islands. It was at this spot that Christopher Columbus first docked in the Western Hemisphere, and we are certain you would like to explore it after you spend a few hours at the beach. Finally, you should know that there are multiple villa rentals that you can choose from to make your stay cozy and pleasant.
Puerto Rico is one of the prized jewels of the Caribbean region. It is a historic center and tourist hotspot that welcomes thousands of visitors on a yearly basis. The capital city of San Juan is home to shimmering beaches, spectacular Baroque churches, and the famous Fort of San Cristóbal, which was built by the Spanish during the 18th century. The island is favored by surfers as it has some of the wildest surf spots not only in the Caribbean but in the world as a whole.
Now that you have seven potential destinations for your upcoming vacation, start scouting for more details to choose the one that will best suit your needs. Also, don’t forget to check the different luxury villas that you can rent during your stay.