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10 Best Caribbean Destinations

The Caribbean is a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy the sun, sea and sand, however there are so many places to visit in the Caribbean it can be a little overwhelming to choose the best place for you. We at Tripadvisor, has done all the leg work and research for you and our team of experts has put together a list of the best Caribbean vacation spots for your next trip. Get your bags packed because you are going to want to visit these places.

Caribbean Destinations Rock

1. Dominica

Known for its lush natural beauty Dominica has natural hot springs and tropical rainforests. Coming from a cold country, Dominica is the perfect Caribbean spot to warm up. Book a tour and enjoy a ride to the steam covered boiling lakes. But not worry, there are pools, that are not as hot as you may think and you can enjoy a natural relaxing spa day at one of their outdoor hot springs.


2. Curacao

Beautiful People places and things will surround you in Curacao. Best for a Euro Caribbean experience, Curacao is also known for ‘city’ life, as its capital shows off dutch architecture, trendy restaurants and a rich arts scene. Sun, sea and sand is always a factor with Caribbean islands, Curacao offers more, especially to the art lovers amount us as their shops and galleries line the picturesque streets making this a lovely Caribbean Destination.

Curacao – The Dutch Caribbean Island

3. Antigua

Perfect for diverse beaches as this little island has over 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. If warmth, and the sun, sea and sand of the Caribbean is what you are craving Antigua is the best island for a trip. Home of the Sandals hotel, water sports, and the athletic scene can be found here or the seclusion of pink crystal sandy beaches. Take your pick Antigua, has got it all.

Antigua – Sandals Hotel view

4. Barbados

Everything you want and more, Barbados has a myriad of activities to cater to your appetite for spontaneity, structure and everything in between. Great for cuisine and rum you haven’t lived until you’ve tried the Bajan flying fish and couch dish which is made from corn meal and okra. You can also Tour the Mount Gay Rum Distillery and hear the story of Barbados rum industry predating 1703. If that is too much thinking for you, just relax on the beach with a bottle of rum.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5. St Barts

If all you want to do is relax and be pampered, St Barts is the Caribbean vacation spot for you. their hotels has over the top luxury and can meet your every need. They are fully equipped with spa’s, cuisine and staff to help you enjoy your stay. St. Barts is the ultimate Caribbean destination for endless beach-going, eating, drinking and shopping.

St Barts

6. Bimini, Bahamas

The perfect spot for a tranquil getaway, this westernmost Bahamas district comprises of a chain of islands. Miles of pristine beaches, this historically significant place is noted to be Ernest Hemingway’s favourite escape, some even believe it to be the remnants of the Lost City of Atlantis. It is uniquely beautiful and will make an awesome Caribbean destination for vacation.

Bimini, Bahamas

7. Puerto Rico

Known for its music and dance this cute island has over 36 nature reserves. Perfect for those who are itching to get their hiking boots on and take a walk through this picturesque Caribbean island. Pull up a towel and relax on the beach, this island rich with cultural history makes this very easy. There are lots of experiences and memories to be made here with zip lining, rock climbing, rappelling, snorkelling, scuba diving and more. Also enjoy the local markets, art museums and live musical performances. This is truly a rocking island.

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

8. Martinique

The ultimate hot spot for French tourists, Martinique provides a slice of Europe with a Caribbean twist. From fine dining french restaurants to rugged steep hills, narrow streets, quaint shops and cafes. This destination can get you going with its breathtaking volcanic Mont Pelee and beaches. There are also lots of opportunities to explore the colourful cultural life.

Mount Pelée volcano, Martinique

9. North and Middle Caicos

This very exciting island boasts of deserted sandy beaches and sea cliffs with the most stunning rock formations. This is definitely the spot for memories, with the mesmerizing wave crashes and opportunities to soak up the sun. There are also trail passes, close to the cliffs, beaches and salt marshes. Definitely, the Caribbean spot to be if you enjoy striking seascapes.


10. Tobago

Tobago is a picturesque island, with lush rainforests, sparkling waters and untouched beaches. The ultimate Caribbean spot to spend your vacation days soaking up the sun while lying on the pristine beaches or if you are a history buff, you can peruse the islands historical sites or visit the market which boasts of handmade souvenirs, and local snacks.

Pigeon Point, Tobago

We at Tripadvisor, hope you enjoyed our list of Caribbean Vacation destinations. Visit our main site at to book your next Caribbean trip today, and comment to this post with a picture and let us know if you’ve visited one of these Caribbean islands.

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