Choosing the best island can undoubtedly make the distinction in your trip expertise. Many vacationers assume the islands of the Caribbean are all the identical, with nice seashores, loads of solar and heat turquoise waters . . . and most islands provide loads of the above. I say most as a result of the islands of Dominica and Saba will not be on any seaside lovers record.
Aside from spending time on the seaside, most vacationers take pleasure in a specific lifestyle or actions resembling: Shopping, Gambling, Nightlife, Quiet and Secluded, Hiking, Golf, Photography and Nature, History and Archeology buffs, Snorkeling, Diving, Sailing, All Inclusives, Family Friendly Islands, and the record goes on.
Just bear in mind when spending your hard-earned cash, selecting the best Caribbean island will make sure the “perfect” Caribbean trip.
SHOPPING IN THE CARIBBEAN – You can store on any island, however in case you are on the lookout for a “shop til you drop” expertise, head to St. Thomas within the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Curacao (pronounced cure-uh-sow). Both islands have intensive shops, outlets and designer boutiques that rival any U.S. or European metropolis. Other islands that supply a wide range of procuring are Barbados, Grand Cayman, Puerto Rico and St Martin/St Maarten.
CARIBBEAN GAMBLING CASINOS – The largest playing casinos within the Caribbean are present in Aruba, The Bahamas (Cable Beach & Paradise Island), Curacao, San Juan, St Croix, and St Maarten.
Barbados and Jamaica solely have slot machines. Antigua, Belize, Bonaire, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Kitts, St Vincent and Turks & Caicos all have a lot smaller gaming operations.
CARIBBEAN NIGHTLIFE – Lots of enjoyable when the Caribbean solar goes down could be discovered on Barbados, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St Martin/St Martin, and St Thomas within the U.S. Virgin Islands.
QUIET AND SECLUSION – Travelers who’re on the lookout for a extra peaceable, secluded trip will discover it on Parrot Cay which is situated on Turks & Caicos, St Kitts, St Vincent & The Grenadines, and Virgin Gorda within the British Virgin Islands.
HIKING IN THE CARIBBEAN – Dominica – Valley of Desolation and the Boiling Lake; Dominican Republic – Pico Duarte Ascent (Caribbean’s highest peak); Grenada – Mt. Qua Qua; Guadeloupe – La Soufriere Volcano; Jamaica – Blue Mountains; Puerto Rico – El Yunque National Forest; St. Kitts – Bloody Rivers Stream; Tobago – Little Tobago Cay; Trinidad – Asa Wright Nature Center; and the US Virgin Islands – 2/3 of the island of St John is a nature protect.
GOLF – The finest Caribbean golf programs are discovered on the islands of Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Nevis, Puerto Rico, St Croix and St Thomas.
CARIBBEAN PHOTOGRAPHY AND NATURE – Dominica, Jamaica, St John, St Lucia are fantastic islands for pictures and nature lovers. In reality Dominica known as the character island of the Caribbean.
HISTORY & ARCHEOLOGY BUFFS will discover the Caribbean islands of Barbados, Curacao, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico fairly attention-grabbing.
SNORKELING – Antigua, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Curacao’s Marine Park, St Martin, The Grenadines, Tobago, St Thomas, Turks & Caicos, St Croix and St John all provide the very best snorkeling in all of the Caribbean islands.
DIVING – Caribbean diving lovers want Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Saba, The Bahamas, St Croix, Turks & Caicos, and Virgin Gorda.
SAILING – the very best crusing within the Caribbean could be discovered on Antigua, Barbados, St Martin, The Grenadines, US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands.
CARIBBEAN ALL INCLUSIVES – Both Jamaica and The Dominican Republic shouldn’t have an infrastructure that’s arrange for tourism. This is why each islands provide an abundance of all inclusive lodges and resorts. Jamaica is the biggest of the Caribbean islands, and has many factors of curiosity, nonetheless the roads are extraordinarily unhealthy. It ought to be famous that Jamaica is among the most stunning islands within the Caribbean, and vacationers ought to be cautious in selecting which a part of Jamaica to go to. English is spoken within the resort areas, nonetheless when you get into the Dominican countryside, Spanish is required.
FAMILY FRIENDLY CARIBBEAN ISLANDS – Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, St Lucia, Tobago and Turks & Caicos. Also, the Four Seasons on the island of Nevis affords an incredible child program, and all of the Hyatt Regency resorts all through the Caribbean provide household pleasant holidays.
Hopefully it will give vacationers a information to picking a Caribbean island that can match any lifestyle.