With thousands of islands to pick from, it’s hard to figure out which Caribbean locations you should visit first. Which are the most relaxing? Which are the most fun? Which Caribbean islands are the best Caribbean islands?
Drawing on reviews and opinions from the many tourists we’ve got in contact with, here are our top picks (in no particular order) for the best Caribbean destinations.
A popular tax haven, Anguilla is a naturally beautiful island with white, powdery sand beaches that stretch for miles. Anguilla is also one of the most popular Caribbean beach locations because of its pristine waters and welcoming attitude of Anguillan people.
Anguilla’s annual summer festival is the island’s seasonal attraction, while the warm and dry temperatures (hottest between July and October) make swimming and sunbathing enjoyable at any time during the year.
Part of the Turks and Caicos tropical islands, Providenciales is one of the world’s top beach destinations, having also been awarded the prize for number one Caribbean location by TripAdvisor.
Diving, snorkeling and kayaking are just some of the favorite activities of tourists that come to the stunning Caribbean location. Providenciales has miles of coral reef that is easily accessible from the shore, which will make for an as-good-as-it-gets snorkeling experience for you and your friends.
3. Isla de Vieques
This island’s part of the sea is home to a bioluminescent microorganism that makes the water look like a fantastical sci-fi lagoon. Its neon-like color makes it perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Gliding along in boats or kayaks is also a great way to enjoy the majestic beauty of the island.
The playful feral horses that gallop along the dunes, as well as the 300-year-old ceiba tree that’s keeping watch over the area, are just bonus attractions that will help make your Caribbean island experience unforgettable.
4. Grand Cayman
Part of the Cayman Islands, the Grand Cayman is a location that is both busy and quiet. The farther away from its busy docks you go, the more peace you will find – making this location perfect for both fun and relaxation. Closer to town, visitors can find some of the best massage and spa services anywhere in the Caribbean.
5. Virgin Gorda
Part of the British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda is the perfect location for a relaxed vacation. As tourists point out, everything seems to be happening slightly slower in this area, the island’s laid-back pace being the perfect excuse to take your time and relax.
Common activities on the island are snorkeling in Devil’s Bay, exploring the stone ruins of an old Copper Mine, or hanging out in the hammock at Mad Dog while slowly sipping a delicious cocktail.
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