The Caribbean is an astonishing blend of panoramic views, turquoise water, white sand beaches, romance, adventure, wild music, and lively nightlife! What else is required for a perfect getaway? It welcomes the guests with open arms throughout the year but to fetch the most of it, visit anytime between December and April when the climate is a little cooler, drier and less humid. The Caribbean islands are generally safe to visit with pretty less crime. Barbados isconsidered the safest island whereas Puerto Rico’s capital of San Juan is the most dangerous one.
1. St. Lucia
What makes St. Lucia unique is its geothermal activity! Yes, it’s the only island in the world that homes a drive-in volcano. It’s blessed with natural hot springs and gurgling mud pools that are visited by tourists in great numbers to bathe and relax. Its imperative landmark is the Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton), a pair of pointy mountains on the west coast. These are the most visited and clicked mountain peak on the island. But what I like the most is that it’s the only country that is named after a woman (St. Lucy).
2. British Virgin Islands (BVI)
The best way that lets you explore the BVI is by chartering a boat, which you can do on a personal level as well as in a group. Apart from capturing the scenic views, you can also participate in various engrossing boating events. All you would feel here is tranquility on its poised palm-lined beaches, while the others bring out the ‘adventure person’ hidden inside you by offering snorkeling, hiking, swimming, sailing, and scuba diving. If Tortola is the best stop to test your taste buds with its well-renowned scrumptious street food, Anegada is the best destination for a night-stay under the stars.
3. US Virgin Islands
The US Virgin Islands like Trunk Bay and Magens Bay is better known for white powdery sand beaches, reefs, and lush hills. It lies in the territory of the US but shares the coasts with both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. You can shop your heart out as the islands are a sought after shopping destination too.Though the islands are a relatively safe vacation spot, crimes like pickpocketing and purse snatching do take place so, it’s better to beware of such stuff so as not to spoil your fun.
4. Turks and Caicos
If you can be a little spendthrift for a luxurious vacation, this is the go-to spot for you. Turks and Caicos are one of the most expensive islands in the Caribbean, not just in hotel terms but also in meals, drinks, transportation, etc. Its lesser-known existence makes it an elite island devoid of the crowd. These are capable enough to let you escape from the hustle and bustle of your daily life and rejuvenate you with the requisite luxury and privacy.
5. St. Vincent &the Grenadines
This is yet another pocket-loosening vacation spot in the Caribbean. A plethora of word strings can be attached when thought of St. Vincent like boating, white glittery sand, palm-lined bays, colonial buildings, tranquil beaches, and hillside ocean-view luxurious villas, etc. This untouched nature’s beauty lets you dive and snorkel around astounding reefs and wrecks. You can also get an opportunity to click magnificent photographs for your Instagram handle around magnificent waterfalls along the Western coast.
Antigua is the home to abundant activities like upscale duty-free shops, boutiques, sailing, and yachting. You can get easy access to its casinos as gambling is legal here. If you happen to be here, try to plan your trip in July-end, as it celebrates a 10-day celebration ‘Carnival’ from the end of July to early August. Owing to the abundant seafood wealth in its oceans, Antigua has recently become a culinary destination. Its lip-smacking dishes of the conch, salt fish, fungi, rum, and Ducana are worth trying.
With a fusion of West African and British culture, Barbados magnetizes tourists round the globe. It is considered to be one of the best and safest Caribbean islands that are perfect for a family vacation. The locals are quite polite and friendly and welcome everyone with a broad smile. The island offers a wide range of family-friendly beaches at various parts, all you need to decide the reason for stay, whether you’re in search of tranquility or liveliness, romantic walks with your love, or playing water sports.
So which one is kicking your ‘travel hormones’ to move?