Choosing the right island can definitely make a difference in your vacation experience. Many travelers consider the beaches of the Caribbean islands to be equal to the abundant sun and warm turquoise waters. . . And most of the islands offer the above amount. I say this because Dominica and the Saba Islands are not on the list of beach lovers.
In addition to spending time on the beach, most vacationers enjoy a specific lifestyle or activities such as: shopping, gambling, nightlife, tranquility and solitude, hiking, golf, photography and nature, history and archeology buff, snorkeling, diving, sailing, all can Friendly islands, and the list goes on.
Just remember that when you spend your hard-earned money, choosing the right Caribbean island will ensure a “perfect” Caribbean vacation.
Caribbean Shopping – You can shop on any island, but if you’re looking for a “drop off trail shop” experience, you’re also looking for St. Thomas or Curacao (pronounced healing-uh-wild) in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Both islands have huge stores, shops and designer boutiques that compete with any US or European city. Other islands that offer different types of shopping are Barbados, Grand Cayman, Puerto Rico and St. Martin / St. Martin.
Caribbean Gambling Casinos – Caribbean’s largest gambling casino is found in Aruba, The Bahamas (Cable Beach and Paradise Island), Curacao, San Juan, St. Crois and St. Martin.
There are only slot machines in Barbados and Jamaica. Antigua, Belize, Bonaire, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Kitts, St. Vincent and the Turks and Caicos all have very few gaming operations.
Caribbean Nightlife – Lots of fun in the US Virgin Islands in Barbados, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Martin / St. Martin and St. Thomas.
Quet and Division – Travelers looking for a more peaceful, secluded vacation will find this parrot and parrot in Kaikos, St. Kitts, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.
Caribbean hiking – Dominica – secluded valleys and boiling lakes; Dominican Republic – Pico Duarte Ascent (Caribbean’s highest peak); Grenada – Mountain Koya Koya; Guadeloupe – Volcano in La Soufe; Jamaica – Blue Mountains; Puerto Rico – El Eunice National Forest; St. Kitts – bloody river flow; Tobago – Little Tobago K; Trinidad – Asa Wright Nature Center; And the U.S. Virgin Islands – 2/3 of the nature of St. John’s Island is preserved.
GLF – The best Caribbean golf courses are available in Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Nevis, Puerto Rico, St. Crix and St. Thomas Island.
Caribbean Photography and Nature – Dominica, Jamaica, St. John’s, St. Lucia is a great island for photography and nature lovers. Dominica is actually called the nature island of the Caribbean.
History and Archeology Buffes will find the Caribbean islands of Barbados, Curaco, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico quite interesting.
Snorkeling – Antigua, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Curacasor Marine Park, St. Martin, The Grenadines, Tobago, St. Thomas, Turks and Caicos, St. Croix and St. John all offer the best snorkeling in the Caribbean.
Diving – Caribbean diving enthusiasts prefer Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Saba, Bahamas, St. Crix, Turks and Caicos, and the Virgin Gorda.
Sailing – The best Caribbean ship is available in Antigua, Barbados, St. Martin, The Grenadines, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.
The Caribbean includes everything – both Jamaica and the Dominican Republic have no infrastructure set up for tourism. This is why both islands offer an abundance of all-inclusive hotels and resorts. Jamaica is the largest of the Caribbean islands and has a lot of interest, but the roads are extremely bad. It should be noted that Jamaica is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, and travelers should be careful about which part of Jamaica to visit. English is spoken in the resort area, but once you are in the Dominican countryside, you need Spanish.
Family-friendly Caribbean islands – Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Tobago and Turks and Caicos. Also, Four Seasons on Nevis Island provides a great kids program and offers family friendly vacations all over the Caribbean at Hyatt Regency Resort.
Hopefully it will provide travelers with a guide to choose a Caribbean island that will suit any lifestyle.