Unsurprisingly, the Dominican Republic is the most popular islands in the Caribbean, attracting over 6.6 million international travelers per year, that’s according to a study by the CEOWORLD magazine, while Cuba (4.7 million) and Puerto Rico (3 million) placed second and third, respectively.
The 2019 rankings placed Jamaica (2.5 million) in fourth ahead of Bahamas (1.6 million) into fifth, while Aruba (1 million) ranked sixth, and Barbados (680,000) seventh.
To help you plan your trip, we’ve used data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to round up the most and the least-visited islands in the Caribbean – based on annual international tourist arrivals in 2019. So what are you waiting for?
These are the 26 most popular islands in the Caribbean:
- Dominican Republic: 6,569,000
- Cuba: 4,684,000
- Puerto Rico: 3,068,000
- Jamaica: 2,473,000
- Bahamas: 1,627,000
- Aruba: 1,071,000
- Barbados: 680,000
- Guadeloupe: 650,000
- Martinique: 537,000
- Haiti: 467,000
- Cayman Islands: 463,000
- Curacao: 432,000
- Turks & Caicos: 416,000
- Saint Lucia: 396,000
- US Virgin Islands: 381,000
- Trinidad & Tobago: 375,000
- Bermuda: 282,000
- Antigua & Barbuda: 269,000
- British Virgin Islands: 192,000
- Sint Maarten: 178,000
- Grenada: 161,000
- Saint Kitts and Nevis: 116,000
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 80,000
- Dominica: 63,000
- Anguilla: 55,000
- Montserrat: 9,000
- How many Caribbean Islands Are There?
There are more than 7,000 islands in the Caribbean and 28 island nations.
- When is the hurricane season in the Caribbean?
June 1st through November 30th with the worst part being mid-August through mid-September
- When is the best time to visit the Caribbean?
December through April
- Which Caribbean islands aren’t in the hurricane belt?
Aruba, Barbados, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Bonaire, Curaçao, Providencia Island, San Andrés, and the islands off Venezuela.
- What is the largest island in the Caribbean?
Cuba, which is 42,803 square miles.
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