Accessibility, beautiful weather, pristine beaches and luxurious accommodations all factor into our ranking of some of the top tourist spots in the Caribbean. Based on those criteria and upon readers’ opinions, we’ve compiled the list below to help you plan your next getaway. No matter which one (or more) you choose, you’re sure to have an unforgettable island vacation.
St. Lucia: This island has it all–vast beaches, tall mountains, cheap bungalows and posh resorts. You can start the day with a sunrise hike through the Piton Mountains, and after that, you can soak up the sun on Reduit Beach. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at sunset on Reduit Beach for the perfect end to a perfect day.
The British Virgin Islands: Virgin Islands all inclusive vacation packages can be described in one word: posh. The Cane Garden Bay shoreline is especially beautiful, and you’ll find an air of mystery at The Baths. You’ll get a healthy dose of British refinement here, as well as the luxury that this part of the Caribbean is known for, if you book one of the many available Virgin Islands honeymoon packages.
The Cayman Islands: This is one of the most picturesque spots in the entire Caribbean, and you’ll find some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This archipelago offers great opportunities for scuba diving and snorkeling, and you’ll find it easy to stick to your travel budget.
The US Virgin Islands: Most travelers take Virgin Islands cruises in the springtime, especially at the end of April when St. Thomas holds its annual Carnival season. Enjoy the beauty of a pristine St. John beach, or take a tour of a plantation in St. Croix to get a taste of local history.
Curacao: As part of the ABC island group that also includes Bonaire and Aruba, Curacao is out of the hurricane danger zone, meaning that the weather is pleasant almost the entire year. Factor that in, along with the coral reefs that ring the island, and it’s easy to see why Curacao is a top spot for snorkeling, diving and other water pursuits.
St. Kitts & Nevis: St. Kitts derives most of its popularity from the vibrant nightlife and soft sand of Frigate Beach, but its festivals are another wonderful attraction. When you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, all it takes is a ferry ride to the neighboring island, Nevis.
There are many more great places to visit in the Caribbean–so many that we couldn’t fit them all into this article! No matter where you decide to vacation, choosing any or all of the spots on this list will surely give you the island getaway you deserve.