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4 of the Best Islands in the Caribbean

Several things are guaranteed on a Caribbean beach vacation, such as emerald oceans, swaying palms, and a slow pace of life. So, there is never the wrong time to visit the Caribbean islands. Therefore, immerse yourself in the island culture while it is more appealing and feasible than ever. However, there’s a lot to consider when choosing the appropriate island paradise for you, like the language they speak, types of accommodations, and what you must do to enter the country. Here are the four ideal islands of the Caribbean.

  1. St. Lucia

St. Lucia’s dense jungle covers rocky peaks looking down over mesmerizing black-sandy beaches, making it a far cry from your traditional Caribbean experience. The port town of Soufriere is an excellent starting place for exploring the island’s hiking trails, climbing Gros Piton, and soaking in the hot springs, all with a panoramic view of St. Lucia and several nearby islands.

 

On your visit, set your sights on Anse Mamin. This is a beautiful stretch of black sand on the western coast framed by the enchanting peak of Jade Mountain. Even though it is so close to the tremendously photogenic Jade Mountain Resort, it is open to everyone around. Emerald-colored rocks and charming palm trees beautifully surround the resort. Additionally, if you get hungry out on your beach stroll, the hotel has an excellent burger bar on the beach open to the public as well. It is easy to see why St. Lucia is one of the best Caribbean islands.

  1. The British Virgin Islands

If you enjoy a good beach vacation, the British Virgin Islands is your place. There are 20 national parks around its 60 or more islands, but The Baths National Park stands out above them all. There are ancient boulders, pristine beaches, rock climbing and hiking opportunities along the Virgin Gorda. But, Saba Rock was formerly run by pirates, making it another fantastic off-the-grid adventure. It’s only a 10-minute ferry ride from Virgin Gorda, but try to swim there if you feel adventurous.

  1. Punta Cana

Punta Cana is a popular destination for a reason. This island is one of the Caribbean’s most available and affordable resorts. This is not your typical Caribbean destination, where you take multiple forms of transportation to make it to your slice of paradise. The entire area is unbelievably gorgeous, complete with soft white sand and pretty much any tropical experience you desire. To top it off, it’s only a 20-minute drive from the airport.

The type of housing you choose during your stay influences your mood. Whether luxurious, laid-back, adventurous or romantic, know what you want out of the trip before deciding. Snorkeling, workshops, windsurfing, kayaking, and fabulous restaurants are just a few things you can look forward to on your journey.

  1. Turks and Caicos

Grace Bay, just a 20-minute ride from the airport, bends for 12 miles of stunning white beaches. Even though it is one of the top destinations in the Caribbean, it is not overcrowded. Just a short journey from Grace Bay Beach is the world’s third-largest coral reef system. A captivating 14 miles of barrier reef on Provo’s north side makes the ideal spot for you to snorkel and dive. On your way there, stop at the nature reserve of Little Water Cay, known as Iguana Island. However, if you are looking for something more relaxing, the Chalk Sound in Provo is unmatched for kayaking because of its peaceful stretch of water.

All these adventures will make you hungry for some of the local favorites. So head over to the Fish Fry on Thursday nights for fresh fish, lobster, grilled corn, and reggae beneath the stars. Since you feel generous, rent a dog at Potcake Place, only for a day. This rescue center is full of cute, loving pups for a feel-good experience.

Playing in crystal clear water, adventure water excursions and some of the best food is what you will find here. These are some best islands the Caribbean has to offer. So if you want to spend your time in a literal paradise, you cannot go wrong with any of these choices.

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