Awesome beaches, spectacular waterfalls, and clear waters inspire adventurers to experience new activities and cultures. Swim with dolphins or stingrays or sharks or even humpback whales. Most islands have their own version of carnival and many unique styles of music – reggae in Jamaica, calypso in Saint Lucia and St Kitts, or salsa in Puerto Rico.
Jamaica is a land of engaging activities, unique experiences, breathtaking landscapes and warm, welcoming people. Jamaica offers diverse destinations, from the famous Blue Hole and Dunn’s River Falls to the Blue Mountain Coffee Plantation and Negril’s Seven Mile Beach. No shortage of adrenaline pumping adventures, ziplining through the treetops, river rafting and the Mystic Mountain Bobsled. Jamaica is a country with its own soundtrack, the Bob Marley tour starts from his birthplace at Nine Mile near Ocho Rios then a drive through Fern Gully to the Bob Marley Museum near Kingston. Plan your trip to Jamaica!
Barbados is arguably the most British island in the Caribbean, where cricket is the national sport and afternoon tea is still a ritual. The beaches on the western and southern coasts are picture-perfect, while the rugged east coast attracts world-class surfers. Dubbed the culinary capital of the Caribbean, Barbados fascinates a vast array of foodies from Zagat-rated fine dining to equally tasty Caribbean street food. The Barbados Food and Rum Festival is held annually in November, designed to tantalize the taste buds and stimulate the senses. Adventurers can experience unique excursions to the magnificent limestone caves in the central uplands and visitors of all ages can marvel at the lush foliage at Andromeda Botanical Gardens and Hunte’s Garden. Experience Barbados!
The Cayman Islands is full of small escapes and big encounters, from mingling with the marine life at Stingray City to world-class diving and spectacular beaches. Experience the fascinating underwater world from the comfort of the Atlantis submarine, or the land-based Cayman Turtle Centre. The Cayman Crystal Caves is the newest attraction to be open to the public. Throughout the year there are events and activities; the Cayman Cookout festival in January; Cayfest, the Cayman Arts Festival and Mardis Gras in February; the Cayman Carnival Batabano in April and May; the Cayman Islands Fishing Tournament is also in May; and Pirate’s Week in November. Cayman Islands are waiting for you!
The true, exotic Caribbean experience is alive and thriving on Saint Lucia, with awe-inspiring scenery, thrilling activities, world-class restaurants and rejuvenating spa experiences. Saint Lucia has repeatedly been named the world’s leading honeymoon destination, renowned for the highest levels of luxury, romantic retreats and resplendent natural beauty. The waters around Saint Lucia are a paradise for novice and experienced divers alike; an aquatic wonderland filled with dazzling underwater wildlife and natural wonders. The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival each May has become the premiere jazz festival in the Caribbean. The Carnival season begins in June, culminating the second week of July. Heading upward, the Rain Forest Aerial Tram offers spectacular views of the island, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, while ziplining through the rain forest is the most exhilarating way down. Paradise awaits you!
St Kitts is a nature lovers paradise, with lush rainforests, pristine coral reefs, and a wealth of indigenous flora and fauna. You must experience the St Kitts Scenic Railway, also known as the “Sugar Train” - this train offers the unique perspective on the island as travelers ride along the old sugar railways, explore abandoned sugar plantations, communities and churches, experiencing the mesmerizing beauty of the island and warmth of the locals that wave you by through villages. Zipline through the rainforest with breathtaking views from Brimstone Hill with views of wildlife and monkeys in the trees. Sail a catamaran to Nevis, stopping to snorkel or fish the clear turquoise waters. The Sugar Train awaits, plan your visit to Saint Kitts and Nevis!
Grace Bay Beach was voted the world’s best beach in the 2018 Traveler’s Choice Awards. The island of Providenciales is the home to not only Grace Bay Beach, but also all-inclusive resorts, luxury hotels, and quiet vacation villas. There are over 70 miles of barrier reef within easy access for stunning diving. Smith’s Reef offers incredible snorkeling for aquarium-like observation of marine life – within easy access from the beach. Try renting a sea scooter to amp up your snorkeling experience! Visit the Caicos Conch Farm, the only conch farm in the world – or book a Humpback Whale eco-tour from Grand Turk. Start your Turks and Caicos Planning now!
Want to simplify your Caribbean vacation? For US citizens, you don’t need a passport to visit Puerto Rico, and there are no customs inspections. Explore historic old San Juan, stroll through the treetops of the rain forest along a 60-foot elevated walkway, hike to the top of Cerro Punta, surf the swells at Rincon Beach, or take a water ferry to Vieques for secluded beaches or the fascinating bioluminescence in Mosquito Bay. Puerto Rico is open for business, plan your vacation now!
One of the most popular Caribbean destinations, the US Virgin Islands offer low-key luxury surrounded by exceptional beauty, rich culture and history, and diverse activities. For spectacular views, climb the 99 Steps of Charlotte Amalie, the capital, that lead to Blackbeard’s Castle, a 1670’s watchtower. Hike the Reef Bay Trail, through forests past old sugar mills and pre-Columbian petroglyphs, and wind up at a beautiful, pristine beach. Marvel at the underwater wonders on a sea trek helmet dive at Coral World Ocean Park. Plan your adventure in the US Virgin Islands!
Aruba is a dream destination for aquatic recreational activities, the wreck diving capital of the Caribbean. The travel season last all year, with warm temperatures and mild weather throughout. Brilliant white sand beaches and one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the Caribbean, put Aruba as a destination worth serious consideration. Explore the Caves of Arikok National Park or tour the ruins of historic gold mines at Bushiribana and Balashi. Away from the bustle of Oranjestad, the capital city, Aruba also offers a colorful slice of paradise, relaxing over-water villas for a secluded getaway. Plan your Aruba adventure now!
Swim with Humpback Whales! Experience the Monkeyland and Coffee Plantation Safari. A must-see destination is 3-Eyes National Park, a stunning landscape of lakes within limestone caves. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo is full of history, with the National Pantheon, the Plaza de España, and the Museum of the Royal Houses. Surrounded in lush rainforest, Hoyo Azul (Blue Hole), offers a refreshing swim in a cool natural pool at the foot of 246’ limestone cliffs. For the adventure-seeker, you can zip-line more than four thousand feet over the Anamuya jungle or at Dolphin Explorer, swim with (shake hands and ride on their bellies) dolphins or nurse sharks. Learn to surf, or show off your skill at Playa Macao, one of the Dominican Republic’s most stunning beaches. Plan your excursion to the Dominican Republic now!
The British Virgin Islands is the sailing capital of the Caribbean, for its steady trade winds and beautiful beaches. The Baths on Virgin Gorda are an experience not to miss, with granite boulders creating a maze of pools and tight passages, leading to pools of crystalline waters. If you are looking to dive in the British Virgin Islands, dive the HMS Rhone, a spectacular wreck made famous in the movie “The Deep”. Plan your British Virgin Islands adventure!