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The 26 Most Popular Islands In The Caribbean, 2019: Who goes where?

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:

  1. Dominican Republic: 6,569,000
  2. Cuba: 4,684,000
  3. Puerto Rico: 3,068,000
  4. Jamaica: 2,473,000
  5. Bahamas: 1,627,000
  6. Aruba: 1,071,000
  7. Barbados: 680,000
  8. Guadeloupe: 650,000
  9. Martinique: 537,000
  10. Haiti: 467,000
  11. Cayman Islands: 463,000
  12. Curacao: 432,000
  13. Turks & Caicos: 416,000
  14. Saint Lucia: 396,000
  15. US Virgin Islands: 381,000
  16. Trinidad & Tobago: 375,000
  17. Bermuda: 282,000
  18. Antigua & Barbuda: 269,000
  19. British Virgin Islands: 192,000
  20. Sint Maarten: 178,000
  21. Grenada: 161,000
  22. Saint Kitts and Nevis: 116,000
  23. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 80,000
  24. Dominica: 63,000
  25. Anguilla: 55,000
  26. 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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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a media and technology executive, macro-economist, strategic thinker, chair, and chief executive officer of the CEOWORLD magazine, one of the world’s most influential and recognized global news publications. Under Dr. Amarendra's leadership, CEOWORLD magazine has become the world's most iconic news organization, whose rigorous reporting and unsurpassed storytelling connect with millions of business leaders daily. Additionally, he serves as the chair and founding member of the CEOWORLD magazine’s Inclusion Advisory Board.

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He received his Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School, Paris, France. He also received his Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris, France, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his master’s degree in Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States.

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