The Caribbean Islands are the most beautiful vacation destination in the world. With its idyllic beaches, turquoise sea and warm weather, The Caribbean are a true paradise on Earth. There are around 7,000 islands of which the Caribbean is made of, and 26 of them are actual countries.
Since there are so many to choose from and seeing them all would lead you to bankruptcy, here are the best islands for a perfect vacation in the Caribbean.
This island is breathtaking because of its numerous attractions. For example, you can start with Harrison’s cave, which is a cavern of crystallized limestone that took thousands of years to form. This cave contains waterfalls, deep pools, streams, and cascades. Another beautiful attraction is the Flower Forest in central Barbados. Here, you will find colorful orchids and beautiful palms among other plants on 53 acres of land. Each step within the Flower Forest allows you to see some of the most beautiful flowers in the world.
- Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is a Spanish term that means the Rich Port. Indeed, this American territory is rich in cultural diversity, breathtaking landscapes, and unique cuisines. For example, you can start with El Morro, which is 400 years old. This fort protected Puerto Rico’s capital from invasions during colonial times. Kayaking through mangrove trees is also possible on Vieques Island. Walking through the Rio Camuy Cave Park is another breathtaking experience. This cave system happens to be the third-largest one worldwide.
Jamaica is the home of musical legends such as Bob Marley and the Wailers. It is a nation of positive vibes and beautiful people. It is also the home of incredible beaches such as the Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay. It has crystal blue waters and spectacular white sand. Some people even say that the waters here have healing powers. You can also go for hikes, or you can climb mountains. You will see waterfalls, exotic plants, lush rain-forests, and breathtaking waterfalls during these activities. Furthermore, the Dolphin Cove is one of the most popular attractions in Jamaica with three locations in Lucea, Ocho Rios, and the Half Moon.
- St. Lucia
This island country lies northwest of another tropical paradise known as Barbados. Snorkeling is among the best activities you could do on this island. The Anse Chastanet reef holds a treasure of sea creatures that you could view up close as you snorkel. Some of them include colored sponges, frogfish, and barracudas. You can get a remarkable view of the Pitons from here. The Pitons are towering towers formed by volcanic activity 250,000 years old.
- The British Virgin Islands
Technically, the Virgin Islands is a British overseas territory consisting of 54 cays and islands. More than 825,000 people visit it annually with 440, 000 of them being cruise ship passengers. They love this island. Some of its attractions include the labyrinth of tunnels and grottoes in the south of Gorda. Moreover, Anegada Island has over 300 shipwrecks that you could explore.
The best activity that goes on in the British Virgin Islands is sailing and who wouldn’t love to sail the Caribbean? You can chart a yacht and then sail between the major islands of this territory. You will experience warm temperatures, calm waters, clear skies, and underwater visibility. November, October, and May are the best months to go sailing in the British Virgin Islands. These times are ideal because they will help you avoid spring break, exorbitant prices during the high season, and the hurricane season.