The Caribbean is one of the most favourite tourist destination for travellers all over world. Although the Caribbean is often associated with luxury cruises and rich celebs, there’s no reason for the bargain-hunter to stay away. So it helps to have a good knowledge of where you want to go and what you want to experience before you book your Caribbean destination. Here are the top 10 Caribbean destinations which you should consider for your holiday this year.
10 – Cuba
Cuba is a country which almost seems to be trapped in time. Although tourism to Cuba has experienced difficulties of late, it’s still definitely worth your while to go and experience the glorious architecture, traditional foods and unique local customs.
09 – Bermuda
Bermuda is a tiny island, with huge possibilities. Snorkelling is a favourite pastime of both locals and tourists, the former of whom are extremely welcoming of visitors. Scooters are a common way to get around, and the many private coves offer unparalleled opportunities for relaxation.
08 – St Barts
St Barts often feels more akin to Paris than it does to the West Indies. Culturally diverse and effortlessly chic, the waters around this beautiful island are littered with yachts which can be chartered for unforgettable day trips on these tranquil waters.
07 – St Lucia
St Lucia is famous for its drive-in volcano – the only one of its kind in the world – which features a sulphur spring and adjoining mud baths. More than that though, St Lucia has some of the most gorgeous tropical scenery in the world.
06 – Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico may not be at the heart of the Caribbean, but this beautiful country certainly has the heart of a Caribbean island. Puerto Rico’s culture and history is rich and unique – perfect for travellers who are looking for new experiences.
05 – Jamaica
Made famous by Reggae singer Bob Marley, Jamaica is a Caribbean island with the soul of an African nation. Food, drink and music play a huge part in Jamaica’s cultural identity, and festivities are a regular occurrence.
04 – The Cayman Islands
The Cayman islands are renowned for their abundance of wildlife and sea life, and are home to an array of stunning coral reefs. Perfect for snorkelers and wildlife enthusiasts in general.
03 – Dominica
Dominica is another island which is perfect for nature lovers, as its abundance of waterfalls and hiking trails mean that there will always be a new adventure just around the next turn. The Morne Trois Pitons National Park is particularly well known for its diverse beauty.
02 – Aruba
If you’re a fan of water sports and sailing, Aruba should be your destination of choice. This beautiful island has plenty of stunning beaches and lively docks, from which boats can be chartered daily.
01 – St Martin
If fine dining is on your mind, the bountiful restaurants and lolos of St Martin will be sure to tempt you in. Not only that, but the duty free shops will prove to be an irresistible lure for any traveller looking for a bargain.
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