With more than seven thousand islands from which to choose, deciding where you want to go on your Caribbean vacation can be perplexing. But the good news is that there is a Caribbean island which offers exactly what you are looking for.
For world-class diving, the top destinations are Bonaire, Grand Cayman, St. Croix, Virgin Gorda, and Turks and Caicos. For snorkeling, you can’t beat St. John, St. Croix, and Antigua. Windsurfers appreciate the trade winds which blow across Aruba and Curacao. For sailing, the Grenadines and British Virgin Islands offer the most options. For golfers, Jamaica has some world-class PGA championship courses.
Great destinations for couples include Bermuda with its terrific pubs and restaurants and its sophisticated resorts. If you are seeking a getaway in nature, then consider the idyllic lovers’ paradise of St. Lucia, with its luxurious resorts perched on cliffs overlooking the sea and its scenic vistas reminiscent of the South Pacific. If you are looking for a wild time, consider an all inclusive hedonistic type resort in Jamaica! With several top-notch clothing optional, play-all-day and party-all-night, all inclusive resorts Jamaica’s party scene is notorious throughout the Caribbean. You can even get a free wedding including minister, witnesses, champagne, music, decorations, prenuptials supper and postnuptials breakfast all included when you book a three-day honeymoon!
Hedonistic-type Caribbean hotels also offer special activities for singles with parties every night, sports and games every day all for one basic fee! Singles who are more sedate prefer Bermuda, Curacao, or Grand Cayman which are convenient and safe for solo travelers but perhaps don’t have as much nightlife as Jamaica. Singles looking for solitude prefer the Grenadines, where it is still possible to find a secluded beach which you can call your own. Some Caribbean destinations do not always welcome gay and lesbian travelers. However, the French and Dutch Caribbean islands tend to be the most tolerant and gays tend to gravitate to those places such as Puerto Rico where discrimination is prohibited by law. San Juan has the Caribbean’s top gay nightlife.
For family Caribbean vacations you can’t beat the Bahamas, with its complete resorts catering to family recreational activities such as water sports, boating, and daily scheduled and supervised kids’ activities. Aruba, with its friendly natives and lots of off resort adventure options, is also a top notch family destination. Aruba’s Palm Beach has become popular with families because of its gentle surf and its wide variety of water sports. Families who want to get off the beaten path might consider St. Kitts and Nevis which with its old forts, its haunted plantations, and it vintage railroad offers lots of exciting adventures to discover and explore. Barbados’ Gold Coast is famous for its vast expanses of exquisite sandy beaches on turquoise waters, home to fabulous luxury resorts which emphasize family activities.